Archaeologist (Environmental Planner 4) 06179
$5,494.00 – $7,207.00 Monthly
Thurston County – Tumwater, WA
Full Time – Permanent
Parks and Recreation Commission
Washington State Parks is governed by a board of seven volunteer citizens appointed by the Governor. Commission members serve staggered six-year terms, setting public policy and guiding the agency. The Washington state park system includes more than 100 developed parks, recreation programs, trails, boating safety and winter recreation.
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission cares for Washington’s most treasured lands, waters and historic places. State parks connect all Washingtonians to their diverse natural and cultural heritage and provide memorable recreational and educational experiences that enhance their lives.
Washington’s state parks will be cherished destinations with natural, cultural, recreational, artistic and interpretive experiences that all Washingtonians enjoy, appreciate and proudly support.
Washington State Parks employs more than 700 permanent staff and more than 350 seasonal and temporary staff throughout the state. The headquarters office is located in Tumwater, and region offices are located in Burlington, East Wenatchee and Tumwater.
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is currently seeking a full-time, Archaeologist(Environmental Planner 4). This position will be based out of Wenatchee, Spokane, or the Tri-Cities.
The duty station for this position is in Eastern Washington. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, employees are working a combination of in-office and teleworking based on the position and business needs. Once the restrictions are lifted, this position may be available for continued partial telework opportunities, depending on business needs and supervisor approval.
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If you have questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the manager listed in the “Supplemental Information” section of this publication.
This posting will remain open until filled. It is in the candidate’s best interest to apply before June 1st, 2022 when a first review of applicants will be completed. The hiring authority reserves the right to fill this position at any time after that date without notice.Duties
This position is a senior level archaeologist implementing agency mission, goals, and policies for the management and protection of cultural resources. This includes identification, evaluation, and protection of over 900 cultural resources throughout the state with a focus on our eastern region. This position provides technical leadership on cultural resource management to State Parks and other federal, state, local, and non-governmental organizations as well as working statewide with groups external to State Parks regarding constantly changing interpretations to laws, policies, and program needs. This position will be stationed in the Eastern Region but will routinely collaborate with cultural resource and project planning personnel located at HQs (Tumwater) and other regional offices.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
- Responsible for new initiatives, major modifications to existing laws, policies, and program planning needs regarding archaeology. This includes:
- RCW/WAC regarding archaeology.
- Appropriate treatment plans to avoid adverse effects to cultural resources on lands under Parks’ stewardship.
- Coordinating partnerships with Indian Tribal Governments regarding cultural resources.
- Representing Parks’ interests regarding the identification and recovery of disturbed human remains.
- Developing procedures and verifying the appropriate application of Governor’s Executive Order 21-02, agency Cultural Resources Management Policy and federal, state, and local regulations for conservation and protection of these resources.
- The position develops agency procedures and sets priorities for the conservation of cultural resources within State Parks.
- Research archives, libraries, and other regional repositories to prepare background histories for reports and technical documents.
- Provides support for generating and maintaining program records.
- Coordinates cultural resource-related permitting of capital projects.
- Conducts formal consultation with WA State’s Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservations (DAHP) and Native American Tribes.
- Master’s degree in Anthropology with a specialty in Archaeology, Cultural Resource Management, or a closely related field.
- Four (4) years of professional work experience in archaeology and/or cultural resource management that includes at least three (3) years of archaeology fieldwork, cultural resource data collection and management, collecting archaeology filed data with GPS unit, analyzing spatial data, making maps using GIS software, and maintaining databases and project files.
- Full understanding of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, and Governor’s Executive Order 21-02 (Download PDF reader) as it affects cultural resources.
- Must meet Secretary of Interior Archaeology Qualifications Standards. (Download PDF reader)
- A valid (unrestricted except for corrective lenses) driver’s license.
- Experience working with tribes for Section 106 and/or Governor’s Executive Order 21-02 (formerly 05-05) compliance.
- Experience with construction monitoring, survey and excavation.
- Experience with developing archaeology and monitoring work plans.
- Experience obtaining state and federal permits to conduct archaeology fieldwork.
- Experience managing several cultural resource projects concurrently.
- Experience doing archaeology work in Washington state or the Pacific Northwest.
JOB RELATED COMPETENCIES:
- Excellent written and oral communication skills including technical report preparation.
- Capable of working independently with a diverse, multi-disciplinary team.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Pursuant to Emergency Proclamation 21-14(Download PDF reader), all Washington State Parks employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the time of hire. As a condition of employment, the successful candidate will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 Vaccination as part of the hire process for all positions within our agency. If you have questions about this requirement, please contact the recruitment team at HR.Recruitment@parks.wa.gov. Please note, a medical or religious accommodation may be requested, once an offer of employment is made. Supplemental Information
HOW TO APPLY:
To ensure consideration, please complete the online job application and profile at www.careers.wa.gov. Use reference number 06179 when searching for the job announcement.
You must attach or embed in your application the following:
- Letter of Interest specifically addressing the qualifications listed in this announcement.
- Current resume in chronological order.
- Five professional references.
**All requested materials must be submitted. Incomplete or late application materials will not be accepted. Failure to follow application process may disqualify you from further consideration.**
The information provided in your application must support your selected answers in the application questions. Answers will be verified and documentation may be required. Responses not supported in your application will disqualify you for consideration of employment from this recruitment.This position is included in the non-supervisory bargaining unit represented by the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE). For more information: https://wfse.org/
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion –
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is committed to creating an equitable, hospitable, appreciative, safe, and inclusive park environment – one that embraces and values the full spectrum of all community members’ contributions. The Commission makes this commitment because:
- Diversity strengthens the workforce in competence and ability.
- Celebrating diversity appreciates and values individual differences.
- Diversity serves an increasingly heterogeneous society.
- Diversity helps ensure the relevance of a state park system, its mission, properties, and programs to all people of this state today and in the future.
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strengthens our ability and commitment to serve all citizens.
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating and sustaining a working environment that includes, welcomes, and respects diverse identities of race, culture, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, and more. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam veterans and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are invited to apply. Persons desiring any accommodations in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the human resources office at (360) 902-8565. Applicants who are deaf or hearing impaired may call through the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.
For information about this position, please contact Jennifer Wilson at Jennifer.Wilson@parks.wa.gov or (360) 787-6511.
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