Archaeologist I/II (PCN 10-5105)
$1,991.25 – $2,293.50 Biweekly
4/5/2021 5:00 PM Alaska
Parks and Outdoor Recreation
Position Open To
Alaska Residents Only
The Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation is recruiting for an Archaeologist I/II located in Anchorage, Alaska.
This position is open to Alaska Residents Only.
What you will be doing:
The Office of History and Archaeology is recruiting for one Flex Archaeologist I/II position in the Archaeological Survey Unit. The position will conduct cultural resource investigations on behalf of the State to ensure compliance with the Alaska Historic Preservation Act, the National Historic Preservation Act, and the associated federal and state regulations and guidelines for public constructionand other projects. Duties include field work, technical research, laboratory analysis and processing, Alaska Heritage Resource Survey data entry, and report writing.
Mission and Culture:
The mission of the Department of Natural Resources is to “develop, conserve and maximize the use of Alaska’s natural resources consistent with the public interest.” One of the Department of Natural Resources’ focus areas is to “ensure sufficient data acquisition and assessment of land and resources to foster responsible and community development and public safety. The mission of the Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation is to “provide outdoor recreation opportunities and conserve and interpret natural, cultural, and historic resources for the use, enjoyment, and welfare of the people.” The Office of History and Archaeology’s contribution to the Department’s mission is to provide a historic preservation program to encourage the preservation and protection of the historic, prehistoric and archaeological resources of Alaska
The incumbent’s primaryresponsibilities involve conducting literature research, field investigations,and laboratory processing and analysis, creating or updating AHRS site records,and report writing. Literature research includes but is not limited to agency files and library and archival records. Field investigations occur throughout Alaska in urban, rural, and remote locations, often under adverse weather and other environmental conditions. Laboratory analysis and report writing are conducted in the Office and at the Office’s laboratory.
The position involves active participation in projects to preserve Alaska’s heritage resources. Theposition offers general opportunities to gain experience in all aspects of historic preservation, as well as learning or improving one’s knowledge of the diverse archaeological and historic resources of the State of Alaska. As part of the larger Office program, the incumbent will gain or improve their knowledge of heritage preservation in Alaska.
The duty station for the position is Anchorage, typically in State facilities. Filed work includes traveling to and conducting field investigations in cities, towns, communities, and remote locations throughout Alaska. Many of the duties of this job can be carried out at home during pandemic workplace restrictions.
Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
We are looking for a motivated individual who has demonstrated some or all of the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience. All of the following traits must be documented in your cover letter and applicant profile. If you do not have experience with one or more of the traits listed below simply say so.
Considerable knowledge of archaeological research practices and procedures.
Considerable knowledge of archaeological excavation documentation and recording methods, including mapping and photography.
Considerable knowledge of state and federal laws, regulations, and standards applicable to archaeological programs.
Considerable knowledge of writing standards for professional report writing and publication.
Must possess a valid driver’s license.
Archaeologist I Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in archaeology or anthropology, and two field seasons, of at least two months duration each, in archaeology.
Substitution: One year of graduate study at an accredited university in anthropology or archaeology may be substituted for one season of field experience.
Archaeologist II Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree from an accredited college in archaeology, or anthropology with course emphasis in archaeology, including or supplemented by two field seasons experience, of at least two months duration each, in archaeology site location, identification and excavation. One field season must have been as a team supervisor.
Substitution: Two years of professional archaeological research which included field experience, beyond the specified bachelor’s degree, may be substituted for the required master’s degree.