State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $44,106.00-$70,201.00 Yearly




This is the lead or minor supervisory class in the Archaeologist sub-series. This class differs from that of Archaeologist II in that an incumbent of the latter is responsible for work of lesser responsibility. Under general supervision, is responsible for archaeological work of considerable difficulty.


Leads professionals and others in checking highway and bridge projects to determine the archaeological effects on sites by conducting field reviews and collecting and analyzing archaeological materials;

Supervises and participates in archaeological digs.

Reviews environmental impact statements, environmental assessments, and federal project notifications and other projects in accord with federal and state guidelines regarding prehistoric and historic archaeological sites.

Prepares nominations to the National Register of Historical Places by doing archaeological research;

Compiles archaeological and historical information for museum exhibits.

Consults with transportation employees, archaeologists, and federal representatives and reviews federal and state guidelines.

Presents lectures on historic preservation, archaeology, and architecture to educational groups and civic organizations.

Prepares a variety of records and reports such as detailed archaeological reports with recommendations regarding the disposition of archaeological sites for further study, monthly reports, and unpublished and published archaeological reports.

Designs and implements archaeological survey and excavation projects;

Develops regional archaeological resource plans.

Performs related work as required.


Specific educational and experience requirements are set by the agency based on the essential job functions assigned to the position.


A Class Description provides information about the Nature of Work, Examples of Work and General Requirements for a classification in the Management Service or a classification in the Skilled or Professional Service in which all positions have been designated Special Appointments.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities; Minimum Education and Experience Requirements; Special Requirements; and recruitment and testing procedures are set by the using agency.

Class descriptions broadly define groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

Date Established

Mar 1 2012 12:00AM

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 005064; EST: 3/1/2012; REV: ;

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