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GA SHPO Senior Archaeologist, State of Georgia/Department of Community Affairs/Historic Preservation Division (Atlanta, GA)
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Contributed By: Jennifer Dixon

Submit a cover letter, resume, and state application at the link provided.

Requisition ID: NAT00PV
Number of Openings: 1
Advertised Salary: $50,000-$58,000
Shift: Day Job
Posting End Date: Feb 26, 2023

Overview of Job:

The Senior Archaeologist is a supervisory position responsible for coordinating the Archaeology side of the Environmental Review Program within the Georgia Historic Preservation Division’s State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). The position is responsible for the consideration and protection of archaeological properties, which may be affected by State and Federal projects, providing archaeological and employee oversight, and helping to guide proactive research, documentation, and survey efforts throughout the state of Georgia. The position also serves as liaison with other Archaeology Program partners throughout the state, the Historic Preservation Division Director, and other federal, state, and Tribal agency officials on project and statewide archaeology-related issues. This position must meet the Secretary of the Interior’s professional qualification standards for archaeology.

Primary Duties include:

• Oversee the review and documentation of federal and state projects under current preservation laws and to assess impacts to archaeological resources to ensure they are given due consideration during planning and implementation of projects.
• Consult with federal and state agencies, federally recognized tribal partners, and other interested parties on archaeological and cultural resource eligibility for the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) and any effects that may occur to archaeological resources because of project or program implementation.
• Formulate and provide written recommendations to agencies establishing the SHPO’s opinion of appropriate mitigation measures for archaeological resources that will be adversely affected by a federal undertaking or state projects.
• Assists federal and state agencies, Tribal Historic Preservation Officers, as well as other preservation partners, in efforts to resolve complex problems related to the protection and preservation of archaeological resources and associated archaeological materials.
• Determine staffing needs of the program and effectively allocate resources to achieve goals and objectives.
• Assign activities and projects to staff and ensure that statutory deadlines and quality standards are met.
• Oversee the review of nominations to the National Register of Historic Places for properties with archaeological significance. Provide information as needed to facilitate the listing of archaeological properties to the National Register.
• Participate in statewide cultural resources planning with federal, state, and tribal partners.
• Prepare and deliver content for workshops, webinars, videos, publications, etc. as needed concerning archaeological resources and the functions of the GA SHPO to educate the public and the GA SHPO’s partners.
• Organize, analyze, and synthesize data and information and draft guidance related to archaeological resources for use by the public and professional archaeologists.

Minimum Qualifications:

A candidate must:
Meet the minimum requirements defined in the Code of Federal Regulations, 36 CFR part 61 for qualified archaeologist. The minimum professional qualifications in archeology are a graduate degree in archeology, anthropology, or closely related field plus:
o At least one year of full-time professional experience or equivalent specialized training in archeological research, administration, or management.
o At least four months of supervised field and analytic experience in general North American archeology, and
o Demonstrated ability to carry research to completion

A candidate must have:
• Experience with evaluating archaeological resources for eligibility for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.
• Experience completing archaeological reports and projects such as archaeological resource surveys, testing, data recovery reports.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with other cultural resource professionals as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with the public both orally and in writing.
• Familiarity with and ability to comprehend and apply complex theoretical considerations and new developments in the technical literature of archeology and related scientific disciplines.
• Knowledge of the pre and post contact cultures, history and archaeology of Southeastern US Region demonstrated through experience, education and/or research.
• Demonstrated leadership and/or management experience.
• Experience working within archaeological professional standards and practices, such as the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Archeological Documentation.
• An interest in, and a sensitivity to, tribal issues and concerns. Respect for tribal perspectives and beliefs. Diplomacy in dealing with complex situations requiring patience and active listening skills with intent to learn and understand.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference may be given to applicants with one or more of the following qualifications:
• Experience supervising and leading staff in a professional consulting, academic, or government agency environment (e.g., create work plans for staff, hire and train staff, evaluate staff performance, establishing daily goals and tasks, overseeing employment functions, managing a broad range of multiple work assignments, or comparable activities).
• Demonstrated experience working with tribal communities and/or Tribal Historic Preservation Offices.
• Participation in consultation with federal and state agencies, tribal governments, and other Interested parties.
• Participation in review and negotiations of agreement documents for federal cultural resources programs and projects.
• Demonstrated technical review of cultural resources survey, testing, excavation, treatment plans, and reports for federal and state agency projects.
• Experience evaluating research designs against current archaeological method and theory and the adequacy of the scientific approach to obtain information potential


Posted: February 6, 2023
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