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Archaeologist
Agency: Department of Arkansas Heritage (DAH)
Office: Arkansas Historic Preservation Program
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Date Posted: 12/13/2018
Posting Expires: None
Summary
The Archaeologist is responsible for reviewing federal undertakings for compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, providing technical assistance on archaeology and historic preservation laws, and participating in the agency's National Register and public education outreach programs. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Typical Functions
Supervises a staff by interviewing, recommending for hire, training or providing training, making work assignments, and evaluating the performance of incumbentsReviews federally funded, licensed, permitted, and assisted undertakings for compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, and evaluates project proposals, permit applications, agency planning documents, and Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements for potential impacts on historic properties. Conducts and requests archaeological 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, and prepares archaeological data recovery plans, memoranda of agreement, and programmatic agreements. Consults with Native Americans and other interested parties on the excavation and repatriation of human remains and grave associated objects as per the Arkansas burial law (Act 53 of 1991) and the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) and develops agency guidelines and permitting procedures for the excavation of human remains in Arkansas. 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. Analyzes and interprets federal regulations and requirements for impact upon the agency's review and compliance program, recommends implementation/application procedures to the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO), and serves on the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program planning committee and other environmental review committees, as needed. Develops goals, procedures, and priorities for the archaeology section of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Plan, makes revisions to the Arkansas standards for archaeological fieldwork and report writing, and participates in the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program's public education outreach program. Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Occasional in-state travel and exposure to the weather and terrain elements are required.
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of the archaeology of the southeastern United States for both the prehistoric andhistoric periods. Knowledge of theories, methods, and practices in archaeology. Knowledge and ability to conduct and supervise archaeological surveys and excavations,laboratory analysis, and prepare archaeological reports. Knowledge of federal and state historic preservation laws, regulations, policies, andprocedures. Knowledge and ability to assess the significance of archaeological sites, evaluate potentialimpacts, and provide mitigative options. Ability to deal with constituents, meet deadlines, and communicate orally and in writing. Ability to use computers, surveying instruments, and photography equipment.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education of a bachelor's degree in anthropology, archaeology, or a related field; plus four years of experience in archaeology. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Preferred Qualifications
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Agency Specific Information
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This is a full time position with the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage in Little Rock. This position has a salary of $40,340 per year, and offers a full benefit package including paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health and life insurance and retirement. For more information about us please visit us on the web at www.arkansaspreservation.com

Job Duties:
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.

Required Qualifications:
The formal education of a bachelor's degree in anthropology, archaeology, or a related field; plus four years of experience in archaeology.

Preferred Qualifications:
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in anthropology with specialization in the sub field 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.

Special Requirements:
Occasional in-state travel and exposure to the elements is required.
A pre-employment criminal background check is required as is
A valid Arkansas Drivers License.
This position is also subject to drug screening.

The Work History section of the application must be completed in its entirety. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Thank you for your interest.




Job Details
Position No.: 22125432
Class Code: B067C
Grade: GS08
Salary Range: $45,010.00 - $45,010.00 per year
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Job Type: Full Time
Location Information
Job City: Little Rock
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Contact Information
Contact name: Debbie Biggs or Jamie Harrison
Phone: 501-324-9150
Email: debbie.biggs@arkansas.gov or jamie.harrison@arkans
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