Archaeologist(Job Id 18198)
Location Rapid City Post Date 01/10/2022
Agency Education Close Date 02/07/2022
Employment Type Permanent Employee
Salary 19.70-19.70 US
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Job ID: 18198
Agency: Department of Education
Location: Rapid City
Salary: $19.70 per hour
Pay Grade: GH
Closing Date: 2/7/2022
This is a Full-Time 40 Hours Weekly position with the Department of Education. For more information on the Department of Education, please visit https://doe.sd.gov/.
This work requires frequent overnight travel. Applicants must be in physical condition for strenuous outdoor work conditions typical of archaeological survey and excavation, such as hiking long distances over rough terrain, carrying heavy equipment, hand excavation by trowel and shovel, transporting 50lb of soil in buckets, and screening. Applicant should be prepared to work in a variety of weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold, rain, and snow. During the winter and other periods of severe inclement weather, the position also requires lab and desk work, such as preparing sections of technical reports, cataloging artifacts or photographs, picking processed soil, conducting research, and identifying artifacts and other materials. The Center promotes a team environment on all projects and applicants must be able to work with a variety of personalities and communicate verbally in a clear manner.
The archaeologist in this position works for the Assistant State Archaeologist/Contracts Manager, generally on projects in the Archaeological Research Center’s contracts program. The archaeologist would 1) conduct Class I, II, and III archaeological field surveys, testing, monitoring, and site evaluations; 2) conduct lab work including artifact cataloging and analysis and photo cataloging; 3) conduct background research such as record searches and courthouse documentation; and 4) prepare Class I, II, and III technical reports, or contribute to larger reports as necessary. The archaeologist works closely with all Archaeological Research Center staff, project clients, state and federal agency representatives, Tribal Historic Preservation Office personnel, private landowners, and other public entities to complete projects on time and within budget.
The position is located at the Archaeological Research Center in Rapid City. Rapid City is a community of about 70,000 people located at the eastern edge of the Black Hills. Many destination sites such as Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Monument, Wind Cave National Park, Badlands National Park, and Black Hills National Forest are nearby. There are multiple recreation opportunities, including hunting, fishing, boating, cycling, hiking, climbing, snow skiing, seven local golf courses open year round, and water sports. The city has numerous parks and many miles of walking/biking trails. There are also many other attractions, such as the Black Hills Symphony, Journey Museum, Museum of Geology and Paleontology, Rush professional hockey, and the Dahl Fine Arts Center. More information is available at http://www.visitrapidcity.com and http://www.blackhillsbadlands.com.
The Archaeological Research Center is a program of the South Dakota State Historical Society and is the Office of the State Archaeologist. It serves as a regional collection repository, with more than 8000 collections, a large comparative collection, a research library, and the state archaeological site and report databases. Archaeologists from the Center have provided cultural resource consulting services to hundreds of clients in the region since 1973, authoring more than 2,500 project reports. The Center has a permanent staff of 15 plus a varying number of seasonal assistants.
Employment with the State of South Dakota includes access to employer-sponsored health insurance, life insurance, and flexible benefits for both the employee and their eligible family members. The State of South Dakota sponsors an employee assistance program (EAP) at no cost to eligible employees and their spouses, dependents, and household members. In addition to health benefits, state employees are automatically enrolled in the South Dakota Retirement System, a cost-sharing, public employee retirement system. These benefits are funded through both member and employer contributions under a 401(a) plan.
Questionnaire: Applicants will be required to answer a series of job-related questions when applying for this position.
Licenses and Certifications: –
A valid driver’s license is required to operate state vehicles.
The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
A bachelor’s degree in anthropology, archaeology, or cultural resource management, or equivalent experience. They also need to have practical field and lab experience through a certified field school or equivalent training. A strong proficiency in writing, especially of technical survey or evaluation reports, is desired. While not required, previous experience leading a crew is preferred. Background and experience in Northern Plains prehistoric and historic artifact identification and analysis is also preferred.
ArcGIS and ArcPad;
handheld GPS technology;
Microsoft Office suite;
plains archaeology, including South Dakota or surrounding states is preferred;
state and federal historic preservation laws, rules, and guidelines;
prehistoric and historic artifact identification and analysis.
follow directions for conducting transect surveys in the field over rough terrain and long distances;
identify historic and prehistoric artifacts, features, and site boundaries in the field;
take detailed field notes and apply those notes to report preparation;
document sites and artifacts in the field using a digital camera and creating sketches;
catalog artifacts and photographs in the lab;
conduct historic record searches at county courthouses;
conduct archaeological site and survey record searches in ARCMap;
operate a vehicle for long periods of time and/or in rough terrain;
prepare short, technical reports or segments of large, technical reports;
apply National Register criteria to recommend and justify whether a site is significant or not;
communicate effectively and clearly with other staff members, clients, landowners, or other necessary personnel;
work both independently and as a team player in a setting that includes a variety of personalities and often under difficult conditions;
collaborate closely with staff archaeologists, senior staff, and support staff to meet various project needs.
closely follow instructions and ask questions as needed;
work responsibly with minimal supervision;
follow safety guidelines;
complete assigned work in a timely manner and within budget;
make informed and timely decisions regarding documentation and testing of identified cultural resources, especially under adverse conditions;
be flexible and adaptable to ever-changing project needs, assignments, and deadlines;
commit to completing a project under adverse conditions;
contribute to technical reports;
understand and follow administrative requirements established by the State for all employees.
Official or unofficial transcripts showing relevant degree and coursework. A sample of original writing related to an archaeological report. A CV or Resume that must include the supervisor for each job within the last three years, a current phone number for that person, and the reason why you left. CV or Resume must also include 3 professional references with current phone numbers and who they work for; one reference must be a supervisor from within the last 2 years.
VETERANS’ PREFERENCE ELIGIBLE
The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9. The State of South Dakota as an employer will be using E-Verify to complete employment eligibility verification upon hire.
The State of South Dakota offers employer paid health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at https://bhr.sd.gov/job-seekers/work-for-state-government/. This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.
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You must apply online, emailed resumes or submissions will not be accepted.
South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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