Up to $89,094/annually
St. Paul, MN
This position will be responsible to aid in the performance of statewide cultural resources contract management, consultation, project management, training, and liaison activities related to a variety of federal undertakings (FHWA, FTA, Corps, and others), as well as MnDOT funded state projects and permit reviews. This work involves working collaboratively with other Cultural Resources Unit (CRU) Project Managers or completing reviews individually for assigned projects to ensure compliance with federal and state historic preservation laws, rules, procedures, and policies that must be satisfied for transportation projects throughout the state. The position will aid in project intake from project proposers, initiation of consultation with other agencies and interested parties, including tribes; coordination with consultants to preform preliminary records and background search; determinations of eligibility and finding of effects for historic properties; and preparation of project specific agreements. Other duties may include occasional fieldwork on small-scale projects and aiding with CRU GIS products, mapping, and management. There may be occasional travel with possible overnight stays.
WHY WORK FOR US
We offer excellent employee benefits, such as low-cost health and dental insurance, and affordable dependent coverage. Other benefits include:
- 12 paid holidays per year
- Earn up to 29 paid vacation days a year
- Earn 13 days paid sick time
- Defined pension plan
- Paid life insurance
- Short & long-term disability available
- Paid parental leave available
- Telework may be considered
- Training opportunities
- And more!
Must meet the federal requirements for an archaeologist as outlined in 36 CFR 61: the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards. These include:
Must have a graduate degree in archaeology, anthropology, or closely related field, plus:
- At least one year of full-time professional experience or equivalent specialized training in archaeological research, administration, or management
- At least four months of supervised field and analytical experience in general North American archaeology
- Demonstrated ability to carry research to completion.
NOTE: a professional in prehistoric archaeology shall have at least one year of full-time professional experience at a supervisory level in the study of archaeological resources of the prehistoric period. A professional in historic archaeology shall have at least one year of full-time professional experience at a supervisory level in the study of archaeological resources of the historic period.
In addition to meeting the federal requirements, applicants must meet the following requirements:
Two (2) years of actual field experience conducting archaeological surveys, and demonstrable experience identifying and evaluating archaeological sites (for either precontact or historic sites; both is preferred) for eligibility to the National Register of Historic Places along with writing reports and completing inventory forms on the results. This work could either have been as a Principal Investigator or other supervisory level.
AND experience must demonstrate:
- Knowledge and experience working with Section 106 and other applicable portions of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, and the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Identification and Evaluation of Historic Properties.
- Experience effectively communicate the Section 106 process, evaluations, determinations and findings to others.
- Experience reviewing and monitoring archaeological work and archaeological monitoring in order to recognize the quality of the work and to recommend appropriate levels of work to satisfy the SHPO/THPO, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, and other interested parties.
- Valid Class D driver’s license.
APPLY ONLINE BY 3/29/2023:
- Go to www.mn.gov/careers
- Click “Search open positions”
- Enter the Job Opening ID “63824” in the Keywords search box and click “>>”
- Click on the Job Title to view the job posting
- Click “Apply for Job”
- When prompted for your Referral Source, please list: Other – Archaeology website
Only applicants received on mn.gov/careers will be considered.
CONTACT FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Lena Garcia, MnDOT Recruitment Specialist