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Posted: 03/31/2016

State of Hawaii Historic Preservation
Department of Land & Natural Resources

The State Historic Preservation Division of DLNR works to preserve and sustain reminders of earlier times which link the past to the present. SHPD’s three branches, History and Culture, Archaeology, and Architecture, strive to accomplish this goal through a number of different activities. The division’s statewide Inventory of Historic Properties contains information on more than 38,000 historic sites in Hawai`i. Reviews of development projects are the primary means of lessening the effects of change on our historic and cultural assets. The Burial Sites Program, the Certified Local Government Program, the Historic Preservation Program, maintenance of the Hawai`i and National Register of Historic Places, SHPD’s Information and Education Program, and Inter-agency Archaeological Services, are designed to promote the use and maintenance of historic properties for the education, inspiration, pleasure and enrichment of Hawai`i’s citizens and visitors.

Historic Preservation Archaeologist IV
Professional Opportunity
Kapolei, HI

This position is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the Oahu Archeological Section; responsible for providing guidance and supervision to other Archaeologist positions; taking lead roles on complex projects; representing the Department at public meetings; coordinating and completing reviews under Chapter 6E and National Historic Preservation Act, Section 106; properly documenting, in writing, all decisions, recommendations, and investigations; maintaining case files; and performing other duties as assigned.

LEGAL AUTHORIZATION TO WORK REQUIREMENT: The State of Hawaii requires all persons seeking employment with the government of the State shall be citizens, nationals, or permanent resident aliens of the United States, or eligible under federal law for unrestricted employment in the United States.
Recommended Qualifications:
Knowledge of: State and Federal burial and historic preservation laws, rules and regulations; archaeological field standards and the ability to independently identify adherence to these standards; familiar with Microsoft Office, GIS, and ArcView.
Skills/Abilities to: Interpret and apply laws and regulations; possess leadership skills which include ability to direct all review work for assigned island and establish positive working relationships with government and private entities; participate fully in rough terrain work which includes working in dusty, hot and confined areas; determine appropriate archaeological methods and procedures and implement them; prepare correspondence and reports; identify and evaluate Hawaiian archaeological resources; coordinate work with other professionals on staff and other government agencies; and deal effectively with government entities and the general public.
Education Requirements: Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Archaeology or Anthropology.
Excess work experience as described below may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis provided that the knowledge, skills and abilities are comparable to those acquired in six (6) years of successful study while completing a college or university curriculum leading to a master's degree. To be acceptable, the experience must have been of such scope, level and quality as to assure the possession is comparable in knowledge, skills and abilities.
Experience Requirements: Three (3) years of work experience in Pacific archaeology reviewing various archaeological reports for compliance with State and Federal law and/or conducting archaeological field work. Supervisory experience is preferred.
Quality of Experience: Possession of the required number of years of experience will not in itself be accepted as proof of qualification for a position. The applicant's overall experience must have been of such scope and level of responsibility as to conclusively demonstrate that he/she has the ability to perform the duties of the position for which he/she is being considered.
License Requirement: Applicants must possess a valid license, type 3 or higher, to drive in the State of Hawaii.
Physical/Mental Requirements: Applicants must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position effectively and safely, with or without reasonable accommodation. Qualified applicants with disabilities who can perform the essential functions of the advertised position are encouraged to apply. The State of Hawaii is committed to making reasonable accommodations on a case-by-case basis. Applicants seeking reasonable accommodation should be ready to discuss the accommodation sought so that a determination can be made that such accommodation is reasonable and would not cause the employer undue hardship.

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How to apply
Please visit: http://dhrd.hawaii.gov/job-seekers/non-civil-service-job-opportunities/ Find the Historic Preservation Archaeology IV position and select. Fill out the application and mail to the below. Submit applications to: Department of Land and Natural Resources Personnel Office Attn: Mr. Kelvin Ogata 1151 Punchbowl Street, Room 231 Honolulu, HI 96813
Alexis Caramonte
Phone: 808-692-8015
Fax: 808-692-8020
601 Kamokila Blvd. Rm.555
Kapolei, HI 96707

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