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Posted: 02/28/2011

Virginia Department of Historic Resources
Office of Review and Compliance

Historian/Archaeologist & Preservationist III
Vacancy #00061
Professional Opportunity
Richmond, VA
$$40,959 - $52,981 (potential $80,829)

Responsibilities: Conducts reviews of federal and state projects based upon substantive

analysis and provides written comments regarding the projectís effects on archaeological

resources. Requests additional information, makes recommendations for further identification

efforts, provides opinions on the consistency of survey programs and eligibility decisions with

relevant federal and state regulations and guidelines, makes assessment of effect, requests

consideration of alternatives, and recommends treatment with appropriate consideration of the

public benefit, agency and state initiatives and larger preservation issues. Makes site

inspections to interpret specific treatment problems and to identify solutions. Promotes

appropriate treatment measures for federal and state-owned property by providing technical

assistance and guidance on preservation technology and procedures. Also interacts with

landowners, affected Tribes, and other stakeholders at local levels. Provides training

workshops in statutory requirements for historic resources and/or available preservation tools.

Qualifications: Applicants must meet the Secretary Of the Interior's Professional

Qualifications Standards in Archaeology and should have a strong working knowledge of the

methods, theories, laws and ethics of archaeology. Considerable knowledge of and experience

in applying the Secretary of the Interiorís Standards and Guidelines for Archeological

Documentation. Proven ability in planning, conducting, and assessing archaeological surveys

and treatment plans; demonstrated contributions to the study of archaeology in publications,

National Register nominations and/or CRM reports. Knowledge of and ability to conduct and

evaluate archaeological survey and mitigation projects. Comprehensive knowledge of the

historic and prehistoric archaeology of Virginia and/or the Mid-Atlantic Region; archaeological

resource protection and project management principles, methods, and techniques; applicable

state and federal laws, regulations and guidelines; and, agency programs. Demonstrated

experience in CRM and the Section 106 review process; experience in working as part of an

interdisciplinary team; ability to instruct/guide others positively. Graduation from an accredited

college or university, with major area of study in archaeology, anthropology, historic

preservation or related field. Advanced degree or equivalent experience as demonstrated

through previous employment and/or training is desired. Ability to apply technical, legal and

cultural knowledge and planning principles to complex archaeological projects; communicate

effectively both orally and in writing; negotiate effectively; provide technical assistance related

to program area; and, to work effectively and exercise good judgment under stressful


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How to apply
This is a re-posting of this position previous applicants are encouraged to re-apply. To be considered for this position you must complete a state application through the on-line employment system at https://jobs.agencies.virginia.gov by 5:00 p.m. on March 11, 2011. Resumes may be attached but may not substitute for the online state application.
Julie Langan
Phone: (804) 367-2323

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