Topic ID #42640 - posted 9/4/2020 11:27 AM

Three (3) Contract Archaeologist Positions -- Stone County Conservation District/Arkansas-NRCS



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Through an agreement with the Stone County Conservation District, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)’s Arkansas State Office is seeking three archaeologists/cultural resources management specialists.  These positions will train at the NRCS Technical Service Center in Lonoke, AR for approximately six weeks.  After completion of training, selected candidates will be assigned to their individual duty station in Harrison (Boone County), Helena (Phillips County), or Star City (Lincoln County), Arkansas. 

Arkansas NRCS helps producers conserve natural resources and provides services to all private landowners who are interested in restoring and enhancing our landscape through a unique partnership with landowners, conservation districts, state and local governments, and rural and urban citizens.  We are committed to providing high quality technical assistance, conservation planning, and program information support to private land users.

Applicants will cultural resources surveys in a variety of settings and generate summaries of findings for completed surveys and other associated paperwork for Arkansas NRCS conservation projects among other duties.  Occasional overnight travel may be required for this position.

Qualifications:

  • ·        A Bachelor’s Degree (4- year course of study) or higher degree from an accredited college or university that included 3 semester hours in the following course areas: 1.) history of archaeology; 2.) archaeology of a major geographic area such as North America; 3.) Regional Archaeology, archaeological cultures or sites in a specific part of major geographical area to acquire or develop a foundation for a regional specialization; 5.) archaeological field school AND 6 semester hours of related course work in: 1.) geography, geology, or cultural geography; 2.) history, historiography, or historical archaeology; 3.) environmental studies; 4.) scientific writing; and 5.) surveying; AND archaeological field school; and,
  • ·         Appropriate technical experience that includes activities, such as leading a crew on archaeological activities including assisting with or drafting portions of cultural resource management plans or assisting with the management of cultural resources projects; conducting historical and archaeological investigations, site condition assessments, and preservation treatments; prepared reports on historical and archaeological investigations; prepared Section 106 compliance documentation for submittal to the State Historic Preservation Office or other relevant consultation partners; surveying and monitoring archaeological sites or other cultural resources; and interpreting and summarizing technical archaeological data and information in written reports; or,
  • ·         Successful completion of at least 2 years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a master’s degree or equivalent degree from an accredited education institution that is concentrated in a field that is directly related to the work of this position in archaeology, anthropology, or other directly related subject matter.  Combination of education and experience can be accepted as well.

Preference will be given to those candidates who are listed in the Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA) or meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards for Archaeology.  Due to heavy reliance on these systems and software, preferred candidates will also have experience with ArcGIS and GPS devices.

Hourly wage is $25.35 or approximately $52,905.00 yearly, with the potential for substantial overtime at time and a half.  Benefits include: Health insurance is available for purchase through the State of Arkansas system, and paid leave.

Send resumes/CVs to christopher.null@usda.gov and christopher.smallwood@usda.gov by September 28, 2020 for consideration for one of these positions.  In the text of your email, please list, in order of preference, for which location(s) you would like to be considered.






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