STATE JOB TITLE: ARCHEOLOGIST
POSITION NUMBER: 22125432
OPEN: 12/8/16 CLOSE: 01/16/17
SALARY: $35,554 GRADE: C119
CLASS CODE: B067C
LOCATION: Arkansas Historic Preservation/Little Rock
Functional Job Title: Archeologist
Class Summary: The Archeologist works under administrative direction, and reviews federal undertakings for compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended. This position is governed by federal and state laws, regulations, and agency policy.
Examples of Work:
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 archeological surveys be conducted to identify and assess impacts on historic properties. Critiques archeological 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, archeological research firms, and state and federal archeologists.
Works with the National Register staff of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program to evaluate historic properties for archeological significance.
Assists in developing goals, procedures, and priorities for the archeology section of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Plan.
Works with the Historic Research Assistant in the maintenance of archeological data. Catalogs archeological reports and plots new archeological sites on topographic maps.
Participates in the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program's public education outreach program. Makes presentation on archeology and historic preservation to professional associations, school groups, historic preservation organizations, clubs, and community groups.
Performs related responsibilities as required or assigned.
Working Relationships: The Archeologist has regular contact with federal agencies, state agencies, city and county governments, planning and development agencies, engineering and consulting firms, Native Americas, historic preservation organizations, archeological research firms, and state and federal archeologists.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of the archeology of the southeastern United States for both the prehistoric and historic periods.
Knowledge of theories, methods, and practices in archeology.
Knowledge and ability to conduct and supervise archeological surveys and excavations, laboratory analysis, and prepare archeological reports.
Knowledge of federal and state historic preservation laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.
Knowledge and ability to assess the significance of archeological sites, evaluate potential impacts, and provide mitigated options.
Skill and ability to deal with constituents, meet deadlines, and communicate orally and in writing.
Ability to use computers, surveying instruments, and photography equipment.
Minimum Qualifications (Applicants must meet or exceedThe 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 archeology and five years experience in archeology; OR a master's degree in anthropology, archeology, or related field and two years experience in archeology.
Special Requirements: Occasional in-state travel and exposure to the elements is required. A pre-employment criminal background check is required.
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