PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Economic and Community Development and the Department of Transportation, this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks participating in the implementation of the State's historic preservation program in accordance with National Register Program of the National Park Service.
Works under the general supervision of the Director of Culture (Deputy State Historical Preservation Officer) or an employee of a higher grade.
May supervise professional and clerical staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Prepares or edits National Register nominations for archaeological sites; conducts or supervises surveys which may include photography, bibliographic research and limited laboratory research and analysis; reviews and comments on archaeological assessments; maintains liaison with professional archaeological associations; supervises expenditure of National Park Service grant-in-aid funds for archaeological sites; develops and writes archaeological components of State Plan for Historic Preservation; speaks before groups concerning archaeological issues; prepares and updates state inventories and maps for archaeological use; conducts negotiations with federal agencies and the President's Advisory Council on Historic Preservation; assists municipalities and federal agencies in expediting environmental reviews of cultural resources; assists in planning of projects falling under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and the Connecticut Environmental Policy Act; maintains liaison with Office of Archaeology and the Native American Heritage Advisory Council; participates in formulating memoranda of agreements; provides technical guidance to state agencies, town governments and property owners on archaeological issues; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of principles, practices and techniques of archaeological survey, excavation and laboratory operations; knowledge of Connecticut's prehistoric, historic and industrial archaeological heritage; knowledge of basic photographic techniques; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to read and interpret written materials; ability to carry research to completion.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
The minimum qualifications for this job classification are:
1. A Master's degree in archaeology, anthropology or closely related field.
2. One (1) year of full-time experience or equivalent specialized training in archaeology research, administration or management.
3. Four (4) months of supervised field and analytic experience in general North American archaeology.
4. Demonstrated ability to carryout research to completion.
5. One (1) year of full-time professional experience at a supervisory level in the study of archaeological resources of the prehistoric period or one (1) year of full-time professional experience at a supervisory level in the study of archaeological resources of the historic period.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
The National Park Service is the bureau of the Department of Interior to which the Secretary of Interior has responsibility for administering the National Register Program and defines the professional qualification standards in accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations, 36 CFR Part 61 and Section 106 of the National Historical Preservation Act.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(19)-Library and Curatorial Services
(16)-ADMIN & RESID (P-5)
This replaces the existing specification of the same class in Salary Group AR 26 approved effective July 31, 2009. (Revised to expand usage to the Department of Transportation)