This is cultural preservation work conducting and administering programs for the identification and protection of archaeological and historic resources. This position reports to a technical superior. Responsibilities include interpretative, consultative and advisory services to State/federal/local agencies, property owners, contractors, architects, archaeologists, and historians in the identification, evaluation and protection of Delaware's cultural resources. Incumbents administer one or more of a variety of state/federal programs including historic/cultural preservation planning, environmental review, and cultural resources survey. Incumbents plan and conduct various surveys to identify and assess cultural resources, evaluate the effects of federal/state/local projects on cultural resources and recommend alternatives to mitigate effects; coordinate programs with federal regulatory agencies; monitor projects and programs to ensure compliance; coordinate a public participation process to identify preservation priorities; and periodically revise and update historic preservation plans.
Selective Requirements must be met in addition to the job requirements. Applicants who do not possess the selective requirement will not be qualified.
Four months of supervised field and analytic experience in general North American archaeology.
One year experience at a supervisory level in the study of archaeological resources of the historic and/or prehistoric period.
One year experience in conducting research which includes collecting data, analyzing data collected, and preparing a comprehensive report to achieve objectives of the research.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
- Review projects for and evaluate the eligibility of architectural, archaeological, and/or historical properties; review plans, proposals, reports, applications or property nominations; determine and recommend revisions, certification, approval, eligibility, alternatives to mitigate effects; write or review scope of work; provide technical and program direction and guidance.
- Review and evaluate proposed work, work in progress, reports of completed projects, and previous project covenants and agreements to determine compliance.
- Plan and conduct cultural resource/historic property surveys; identify and assess significance of historic, pre-historic resources; conduct research.
- Plan and conduct archaeological excavations and analysis.
- Interpret and explain state/federal historic preservation program laws, regulations, standards, and procedures, and technical aspects of historic preservation to property owners, federal/state/local agencies, contractors, consultants, and the public.
- Write various activity, program, and research reports; prepare brochures, news articles, or other public relations materials: and, present talks on preservation topics to the public and other agency staff.
- Review restoration and development plans for historic structures and make recommendations as to their compliance with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.
- Coordinate public participation processes for historic and cultural preservation priorities; research and write program plans; and track implementation of plan priorities.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Cultural Preservation Specialist - Archeology
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
- Possession of a Bachelors degree or higher in Archeology, Anthropology or related field AND (1) at least one year of work experience in archeological research, administration or management OR (2) at least four months of supervised work experience in general North American archeology.
2. Possession of a Masters degree or higher in Archeology, Anthropology or related field.
Additional Posting Information
As a condition of employment, all employees must certify that they are fully COVID-19 vaccinated; or be required to test for COVID-19 on a weekly basis; or request an exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination(s) due to qualified ADA
or sincerely held religious beliefs or practices. New Hires must complete the certification or request during their initial week of employment. This will be in effect until further notice. More information can be found here
Conditions of Hire
Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The State of Delaware Executive Branch participates in the Federal E-Verify system where the State will provide the federal government with each new hires Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information refer to our job seeker resources.
Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position. It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties. For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content. Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.
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