Working Title: Assistant State
Classification Title: Highway
Archeology Program Manager, Lincoln, Nebraska
Compensation: $24.923 - $37.387
hourly, commensurate with experience, within agency fiscal constraints, if
Are you passionate about exploring,
interpreting, and preserving archeological sites and other historic resources?
Do you thrive on providing public service through engagement with a variety of
stakeholders? Are you interested in leading a team of highly skilled
archeologists and architectural historians? If you answered “Yes!” to any of
these questions, we want you to apply!
The History Nebraska State Archeology
Office is seeking a motivated and quality-focused cultural resources
professional to lead the Nebraska Highway Archeology Program (HAP) as the
Assistant State Archeologist. Under direction of the Nebraska State
Archeologist, this position is accountable for the planning, organization,
implementation, and evaluation of all Program components and supervision of the
HAP team. The Assistant State Archeologist also serves as the primary liaison
between History Nebraska and the Nebraska Department of Transportation. This
position provides a unique supervisory opportunity to manage a dynamic team
dedicated to identifying and protecting Nebraska’s archeological resources and
making Nebraska’s cultural history available to all.
History Nebraska is a statewide
educational institution that connects people to the past through our library
and research center, conservation facility, interpretive sites, and the state
archeology and historic preservation offices. History Nebraska’s objective is
to become the most engaging and relevant state historical society in the
nation. The State of Nebraska offers:
wide array of opportunities for professional growth, including membership
to professional organizations, access to LinkedIn Learning, conference
attendance, and more;
flexible work environment;
dental, and vision health plans;
paid holidays a year, plus 12 paid vacation days and 12 paid sick leave
days (both of which increase with tenure);
retirement plan with 156% state match for every dollar you contribute;
term life insurance;
Wellness and Discount programs;
- Public Service Loan Forgiveness
- So much more!
Our five core values at History
Do It Better Every Time. We are always looking to improve. When we fail,
we know why and learn from it.
Have Each Other’s Back. We work in groups. We candidly support one another
for the betterment of the organization.
Own It. If we say we are going to do something, we do our best to get it
Are Curious. We never stop learning, and we encourage curiosity in others.
Are Inclusive. We seek multiple perspectives and value the uniqueness of
as the primary liaison with Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT)
on proposed statewide construction projects
plans, assigns, directs, and evaluates the work of the HAP team and
ensures work complies with local, state, and federal cultural resources
laws and regulations
and engages with tribal governments
consistent, high-quality review findings to NDOT on schedule and applies
archeological expertise in negotiating mitigation efforts with
and recommends to the State Archeologist new or revised policies,
procedures, strategies, and guidelines to respond to changes in program
needs, objectives, and priorities, and to maintain or improve the
effectiveness/consistency of the program
and presents outreach programming related to NDOT projects
needed, assists with development of scopes of work and budgets, and
oversee fieldwork, laboratory work, and report preparation for non-NDOT
projects carried out by the State Archeology Office
- Other duties may be assigned,
including but not limited to: helping other departments; participating in
interdepartmental committees and working groups; participating in
community outreach events.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
of archeology field and laboratory best practices and techniques,
diagnostic artifact identification, and site formation processes
of and ability to interpret and apply state and federal cultural resource
laws, standards, regulations
to effectively manage multiple complex projects simultaneously
ability to develop, lead, and evaluate a team
verbal, written, and customer service skills
working with spatial data and familiarity with ArcGIS software
to adapt, be decisive, and delegate tasks
be committed to the organization's core values and demonstrate them
regularly in their work.
A general qualification guideline for
positions in this class is a Master’s Degree in Anthropology or Archeology with
experience in both prehistoric and historic archeology and 1 year of
supervisory experience; five years’ experience in cultural resource management
and 3 years archeological field experience. OR any equivalent combination of
education, training and/or experience that will enable an individual to possess
the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
and familiarity with Great Plains culture, history, artifact assemblages.
Position requires occasional in-state
travel. Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to provide
independent authorized transportation and drive a state vehicle as necessary.
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
History Nebraska collects, preserves, and opens, to all, the
histories we share. We believe a diverse and inclusive workforce is an
essential element in making Nebraska’s rich history available to everyone.
History Nebraska is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage and
welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds. Our work is meaningful and challenging,
and we believe diverse perspectives will make it better.