Assistant State Archaeologist
This listing closes on 9/19/2022 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada).
$41,429.00 – $72,500.00 Annually
Wake County, NC
Dept of Natural and Cultural Resources
Closing date and time
9/19/2022 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Historical Resources / Office of State Archaeology
$41,429 – $57,658
Description of Work
Assistant State Archaeologist description imageSalary Grade: NC11
Recruitment Range: $41,429 – $57,658
Location of position:
109 E. Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
Learn about the Division: The Division of Historical Resources | NC DNCR (ncdcr.gov)
Learn about the Section: https://archaeology.ncdcr.gov
Learn about our employee perks/benefits: https://oshr.nc.gov/state-employee-resources/benefits
Primary Purpose of the Position:
The Archaeologist II is a Raleigh-based position that provides professional, technical, and administrative archaeological services within the Office of State Archaeology (OSA) — one of four programs within the Division of Historical Resources of the North Carolina Office of Archives and History. The OSA serves North Carolina’s citizens through programs that identify and protect archaeological resources on land and beneath state waters, and is tasked with maintaining information on the more than 55,000 archaeological sites that have been recorded across the state. In coordination with staff from the State Historic Preservation Office (HPO), OSA staff perform environmental review of projects that have the potential to adversely affect significant archaeological sites in North Carolina.
Duties include but are not limited to:
Environmental Review: Environmental Review of development projects in a nine (9) county area of the North Carolina Eastern Piedmont, and additional areas as directed, in a manner consistent with federal and/or state compliance review regulations. Includes review of National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) nominations and proposed local landmark designations within Certified Local Government areas
Geophysics: Develop and lead the OSA’s Terrestrial Geophysics Unit by inventorying and maintaining geophysical and remote sensing equipment (e.g., GPR, GPS, Total Station, metal detectors, etc.,) and associated software; conducting fieldwork and research projects using geophysical equipment and authoring technical reports; assisting with the development of policies and procedures related to OSA’s use of geophysical and remote sensing equipment; training other OSA staff on equipment; and updating the remote sensing field methodology and report writing portions of the OSA’s archaeological investigation standards and guidelines
Other assigned duties may include but are not limited to: participating in public outreach events, conducting archaeological field investigations, and assisting with the development of regional contexts that synthesize archaeological data
Incumbent should have exceptional organizational skills, and communication and diplomacy skills
The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources’ (DNCR) vision is to be the leader in using the state’s natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. Our mission is to improve quality of life by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature throughout North Carolina. The Department works to stimulate learning, inspire creativity, preserve the state’s history, conserve the state’s natural heritage, encourage recreation and cultural tourism, and promote economic development. Our goal is to promote equity and inclusion among our employees and our programming to reflect and celebrate our state’s diverse population, culture, and history by expanding engagement with diverse individuals and communities. We encourage you to apply to become a part of our team. Learn more about our agency: WWW.NCDCR.GOV.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must provide the information on the application form. Any information omitted from the application form, listed as general statements, listed under the text resume section, or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit.
Knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations for the identification, evaluation, and protection of archaeological resources;
Knowledge and understanding of the cultural resource regulatory compliance review procedures;
Knowledge of archaeological method and theory;
Knowledge of North Carolina prehistory and history, including regional cultural sequences and a wide variety of artifact types;
Knowledge of archaeological field and laboratory methods;
Knowledge and proficiency with Maritime geophysical and remote sensing equipment
Proficiency with personal computer operating systems, particularly with word-processing, spreadsheet, and database management programs;
Proficiency with digital mapping hardware/software (i.e., ESRI ArcGIS, handheld GPS unit);
The ability to walk through rough and uneven terrain and work in unfavorable weather conditions including exposure to noise, dust, animals, and insects;
The ability to safely lift 30 lbs. of heavy objects using various mechanical devices and use of industrial shop equipment; and
Must have a valid North Carolina Driver’s License or be able to obtain one within 30 days of employment.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Master’s degree or higher in North American archaeology, anthropology, or a closely related field from an appropriately accredited institution and four years of archaeological experience;
Bachelor’s degree in North American archaeology, anthropology, or a closely related field from an appropriately accredited institution and six years of archaeological experience.