Supervises a staff by interviewing, recommending for hire, training or providing training, making work assignments, and evaluating the performance of incumbents.
Reviews federally funded, licensed, permitted, and assisted undertakings for compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended. Evaluates project proposals, permit applications, agency planning documents, Environmental Assessments, and Environmental Impact Statements for potential impacts on historic properties. Requests archaeological surveys be conducted to identify and assess impacts on historic properties. Critiques archaeological scopes-of-work, data recovery plans, and reports of investigation for adequacy of fieldwork. Writes letters and reviews on a daily basis.
Makes site inspections throughout the state, and monitors Section 106 review projects as needed.
Provides technical assistance to federal and state agencies, city and county governments, planning and development agencies, engineering and consulting firms, Native Americans, historic preservation organizations, archaeological research firms, and state and federal archaeologists.
Works with the National Register staff of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program to evaluate historic properties for archaeological significance.
Assists in developing goals, procedures, and priorities for the archaeology section of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Plan.
Works with the Historic Research Assistant in the maintenance of archaeological data. Catalogs archaeological reports and plots new archaeological sites on topographic maps.
Participates in the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program's public education outreach program. Makes presentation on archaeology and historic preservation to professional associations, school groups, historic preservation organizations, clubs, and community groups.
Performs related responsibilities as required or assigned.
The formal education of a bachelor's degree in anthropology, archaeology, or a related field; plus three years of experience in archaeology.
PREFERRED: The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in anthropology with specialization in the subfield of archaeology and five years experience in archaeology; OR a master's degree in anthropology, archaeology, or related field and two years experience in archaeology. Two years supervisory experience is also preferred.
Occasional in-state travel and exposure to the elements is required. A pre-employment criminal background check is required.