Topic ID #41639 - posted 10/8/2019 6:06 PM

Utah SHPO Compliance Archaeologist


Interested in a job where you get to review archaeological work from around Utah while continuing to support and improve agencies' compliance with cultural resources law? The Utah Division of State History and the State Historic Preservation Office is looking to hire a Compliance Archaeologist.
SALARY:$20.82 - $31.25 Hourly
CLOSING DATE:10/14/19 11:59 PM

Principle Duties
As the Compliance Archaeologist you will typically:
  • Conduct reviews of cultural resource projects under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and UCA 9-8-404.
  • Provide written and/or oral comments on cultural resource survey reports, archaeological site forms, and other documents.
  • Develop, negotiate, and track Memoranda of Agreements and Programmatic Agreements.
  • Assist in the preparation and review of National Register of Historic Places nominations for archaeological sites.
  • Support archaeological records staff through diligent review of submitted materials and other duties as needed.
  • Conduct in-person and online trainings for agency and consultants in regards to the various aspects of cultural resources compliance and assist them in their use of UDSH's online project submission portal.
  • Support other Division events, workshops, and fieldwork as the opportunity and interest arises.
Ideal Candidate
The ideal person for this position will possess:
  • A deep understanding of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and the state-equivalent, UCA 9-8-404.
  • A working knowledge of Utah archaeology and history, cultural resources compliance law and other related regulations.
  • A willingness to work collaboratively with agency personnel to find the best and most legal path forward on proposed projects.
  • The ability to plan, organize, and prioritize time and workload in order to accomplish tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Good verbal, writing, customer service, and communication skills.
  • A Principle Investigator Permit from the Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office within six (6) months of hire.
Preference may be give to those with a Graduate Degree in Archaeology or a closely allied field.

Why You Should Join Our Team
We offer a rich benefits package with 11 paid holidays per year. Annual leave starting at 4 hours per pay period and increasing over time. In addition, 4 hours of sick leave per pay period as well as medical, dental, vision, life insurance Eco-pass for UTA allowing free travel on Bus, Trax, and FrontRunner along with many other employee incentives and bonuses. Please click HERE to be taken to a page where you may explore all of those possibilities, including a benefits calculator where you can see an actual dollar comparison.

The Agency
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