Salary: $1,750.00 semi-monthly $42,000 annually
Job Location: This position is with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Missouri State Parks, and will be located at 1659 E. Elm, Jefferson City, MO 65101. Flexibility to work at a department field location near selected candidate. This is a temporary, full-time, benefit-eligible position based upon federal ARPA funding. Position funding will end no later than December 31, 2026.
Why you’ll love this position:
This is an opportunity to join the Missouri State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and influence the outcome of treatments for historic and prehistoric properties throughout the state. As a SHPO team member, you will manage geographic information in relation to historic and prehistoric properties and expand your knowledge of the state’s archaeological record while working with staff, consultants, property owners, and communities on a variety of types of historic preservation projects. This is an excellent opportunity to use your expertise in GIS to help SHPO organize and improve our mapping and records systems, learn the Section 106 review process, and help ensure the future for Missouri’s irreplaceable historic places.
What you’ll do:
Manage the SHPO Geographical Information System (GIS), the repository of known archaeological sites and surveys and other cultural resources in the state
Review submitted archaeological site forms and surveys then interpret and input the information into the GIS
Review existing GIS information, recommend improvements, and coordinate with ITSD to make required improvements and updates
Review federal undertakings subject to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) of 1966 for compliance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties (SOI Standards)
Evaluate the significance of archaeological resources and their eligibility for listing in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP)
Comment on archaeological determinations of eligibility, review cultural resource reports, and other documentation in consultation with agencies and interested parties
Use ESRI ArcGIS tools to research, identify, and evaluate historic properties
Assist in preservation planning efforts by working with federal, state, and local agencies, private individuals, and community organizations
Respond to inquiries regarding the GIS, site locations, and project review
All you need for success:
Bachelor’s degree in archaeology or closely related field and 2 years of archaeological experience. (Additional education or experience may substitute for the required education and experience).
Intermediate knowledge of ESRI ArcGIS tools, data management systems, and applications.
Basic knowledge of historic preservation programs funded by the Historic Preservation Fund and their corresponding laws, regulations, and prescriptive literature (i.e. NHPA, etc.)
An understanding of the SOI Treatment Standards and their application to Section 106 undertakings/consultation.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat
More reasons to love this position:
The State of Missouri offers an excellent benefits package that includes a defined pension plan, generous amounts of leave and holiday time, and eligibility for health insurance coverage. Your total compensation is more than the dollars you receive in your paycheck. To help demonstrate the value of working for the State of Missouri, we have created an interactive Total Compensation Calculator. This tool provides a comprehensive view of benefits and more that are offered to prospective employees. The Total Compensation Calculator and other applicant resources can be found here.
If you have questions about this position please contact:
Jeffrey Alvey, 573-751-7862 or email@example.com
Amy Richards (DNR Recruiter), (573) 526-1640 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The State of Missouri is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.