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Posted: 12/20/2011

Employer
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
State Parks

State Parks and Historic Sites for the state of Texas


Position
Archeologist II
12-15-100
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
Presidio, TX
Details
$3,687.83/Mo.
 
  • General Position Description:Under the direction of the Big Bend Ranch State Park Superintendent, the Archeologist conducts archeological surveys and reviews park projects for potential impacts to cultural resources, especially archeological sites in the Big Bend Ranch area which includes Ft. Leaton State Historic Site, Barton Warnock Visitor Center, Big Bend Ranch State Park and Chinati Mountains State Natural Area. This position also serves as an assistant to the Region I Cultural Resource Specialist conducting archeological surveys and reviewing park projects for other parks in Region I as assigned. Responsible for ensuring agency compliance with state and federal antiquities laws, including the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) Code, the Antiquities Code of Texas and the National Historic Preservation Act. Ensures all park construction projects are reviewed using the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's resources review process. This position has stop-work authority over all activities that may affect cultural resources integrity. Monitors archeological sites for potential damage from natural or manmade forces. Performs mitigation work necessary to comply with the THC on all resource sites. Leads public tours to archeological sites and conducts other interpretive presentations for park visitors, as coordinated with park and regional interpretive staff. Performs additional duties as assigned. Complies with all agency, Division and Branch rules, regulations and procedures.
  • Working Conditions:(1) Required to work in a public park with overnight camping and day use; (2) Required to work 40 hours per week, includes flexible schedules with hours other than 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and days off other than Saturdays, Sundays and holidays; (3) Required to perform work outdoors, occasionally in adverse weather conditions; (4) Required to work in a remote desert wilderness setting; (5) Required to travel with possible overnight stays; (6) Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles; (7) Must conform to agency work rules, dress and grooming standards and safety programs.
  • Minimum Qualifications:
    • Education:Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree. Preferred Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in Anthropology or Archeology.
    • Experience:Three years experience conducting archeological fieldwork, especially archeological survey. Preferred Experience: (1) Experience in Archeological Survey supervision; Project Management or Cultural Resources Management in a park environment; (2) Experience in writing professional monographs or reports on archeological or cultural resources issues.
    • License/Certifications: Must possess or be able to obtain, within 30 days of employment, a valid class "C" Texas driver's license. NOTE: Retention of position contingent upon obtaining and maintaining required license.
  • Selection Criteria:
    • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:(1) Knowledge of prehistoric and historic archeology, gained through academic training and field experience; (2) Knowledge of prehistoric and historic material culture; (3) Knowledge of artifact identification and analysis techniques; (4) Knowledge of Texas prehistoric and historic archeology, especially of the Big Bend region; (5) Knowledge and experience with state and federal antiquities laws; (6) Knowledge of historic architecture; (7) Knowledge of natural resources protection and stewardship practices; (8) Knowledge of environmental assessment and impact statements; (9) Skill in archeological survey techniques including site identification and archeological field recording; (10) Skill in archeological site testing and significance assessments; (11) Skill in managing several projects simultaneously; (12) Skill in meeting deadlines; (13) Skill in making independent, sound, timely decisions; (14) Skill using standard office equipment; (15) Skill in using MS Word, Excel and Outlook; (16) Skill in archeological/technical report writing; (17) Skill in effective verbal and written communication; (18) Skill in establishing and maintaining effective work relationships with co-workers and work-related contacts; (19) Ability to apply cultural
    • Additional Requirements: (1) Resumes are accepted, but will not serve in lieu of a completed State of Texas Application for Employment; (2) Skills demonstration may be requested at time of interview; (3) Miscellaneous information such as training certificates and copy of driver's license are NOT required; (4) A PHOTOCOPY of an official college transcript(s) issued from the registrar MUST be submitted with application. The transcript may be "issued to student" and does not need to be sealed and sent to TPWD. The transcript may be faxed, scanned, or mailed with application; (5) Texas Parks and Wildlife requires a Consent for criminal background check form from all applicants completed at time of application. The form may be found on our website: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/jobs.
OPen until
01/16/2012

How to apply
Additional Requirements: (1) Resumes are accepted, but will not serve in lieu of a completed State of Texas Application for Employment; (2) Skills demonstration may be requested at time of interview; (3) Miscellaneous information such as training certificates and copy of driver's license are NOT required; (4) A PHOTOCOPY of an official college transcript(s) issued from the registrar MUST be submitted with application. The transcript may be "issued to student" and does not need to be sealed and sent to TPWD. The transcript may be faxed, scanned, or mailed with application; (5) Texas Parks and Wildlife requires a Consent for criminal background check form from all applicants completed at time of application. The form may be found on our website: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/jobs. FORWARD APPLICATION TO: TPWD- Big Bend Ranch-Sauceda, PO Box 2319, Presidio, TX 79845, Attn: Barrett Durst. An Equal Opportunity Employer Employment, Recruitment and Retention Branch 4200 Smith School Road Austin, TX 78744
Barrett Durst
Phone: 432-229-3416
ADDRESS
Big Bend Ranch-Sauceda, PO Box 2319,
Presidio, TX 79845

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