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Posted: 09/18/2019

Florida Division of Historical Resources
Bureau of Historic Preservation

The Division of Historical Resources (DHR) serves as the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) for the state of Florida and is part of the Florida Department of State. DHR consists of two bureaus: the Bureau of Historic Preservation (BHP) and the Bureau of Archaeological Research. This position is within BHP’s Compliance Review Section, which is responsible for reviewing development and government projects in accordance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations. The section actively consults with government agencies and contractors to ensure cultural resources are adequately identified and evaluated to assess project effects. The section also coordinates measures to avoid, minimize, or mitigate adverse effects to significant cultural resources.

Historic Preservationist/ Archaeologist
Professional Opportunity
Tallahassee, FL
$32,696.82 - $39,492.48
Open Until

Minimum Qualifications:

Masters degree in archaeology or anthropology.

1 year of experience working with federal, state, and/or local historic preservation laws and regulations.

1 year of experience conducting archaeological fieldwork consistent with state and federal reporting standards and regulations.

Experience writing and/or reviewing archaeological and historical survey reports.


Knowledge of Floridas archaeological and historical resources.

Experience of Geographic Information Systems and ArcView software or similar programs.

Knowledge of the National Register of Historic Places criteria for evaluating historic properties.

Duties and Responsibilities:

This position is responsible for reviewing cultural resource identification and evaluation survey reports involving prehistoric and historic archaeological resources, as well as resources representing Florida's architectural and engineering resources.

Review cultural resources identification and evaluation survey reports involving prehistoric and historic archaeological resources, as well as resources representing Florida's architectural and engineering resources in accordance with federal, state or local preservation laws and their implementing regulations and prepare appropriate review response correspondence.

Provides routine technical assistance and information regarding the Compliance and Review program to federal, state, and local agencies, private consultants and the general public particularly as it relates to the survey review process.

Participates in consultation meetings with representatives of projects to discuss appropriate survey requirements, requests for additional information, and the overall Compliance and Review program and processes.

Maintains project files in an orderly manner and completes the Compliance and Review database (project log) files in a timely manner.

Performs other related duties as required.


Knowledge of archaeological and historical survey methodology

Knowledge and experience with archaeological and historical report standards and regulations

Knowledge and experience working with historic preservation compliance and review laws and procedures

Knowledge and experience working with cultural resource compliance review laws and regulatory procedures

Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems & ArcView software or other similar programs

Experience in writing or reviewing archaeological and historical survey reports

How to apply
For additional information and to apply, please visit:
Jason Aldridge
Phone: 8502456344

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