State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $54,279.00-$87,106.00 Yearly






An Archaeologist IV is the supervisory level of work class in the field of archaeology in State government.   Employees in this classification are responsible for surveying and performing digs at historic and prehistoric and archaeological sites. Employees in this classification supervise lower-level Archaeologists and other professionals.

Employees in this classification receive general supervision from a designated administrator for archaeological work of considerable difficulty than full performance level work.

Positions in this classification are evaluated by using the classification job evaluation methodology.  The use of this method involves comparing the assigned duties and responsibilities of a position to the job criteria found in the Nature of Work and Examples of Work sections of the class specification.

The Archaeologist IV is differentiated from the Archaeologist III in that the Archaeologist IV has supervisory responsibility for lower-level Archaeologists while the Archaeologist III assigns, reviews and approves the work of and trains lower-level Archaeologists.


Assigns, trains, supervises, and evaluates the work of Archaeologists and other professionals;

Supervises and participates 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;

Supervises consultation with transportation employees, Archaeologists, and federal representatives;

Reviews federal and State guidelines;

Reviews and 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reports with recommendations regarding the disposition of archaeological sites for further study, monthly reports, and unpublished and published archaeological reports;

Supervises the design and implementation of archaeological survey and excavation projects and develops regional archaeological resource plans;

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

Supervises and prepares nominations to the National Register of Historic Places by doing archaeological research and compiles archaeological and historical information for museum exhibits;

Designs and implements archaeological survey and excavation projects;

Develops regional archaeological resource plans;

Performs other related duties.


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


Class Descriptions are broad descriptions covering 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.

Class Descriptions provide information about the Nature of Work, Examples of Work, General Requirements and Acknowledgements.  The Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities; Minimum Education and Experience Requirements; Special Requirements; and recruitment and testing procedures are set by the using agency.

This is a Professional Service classification in the State Personnel Management System.  All positions in this classification are Professional Service positions.  Some positions in Professional Service classifications may be designated as Special Appointment in accordance with the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 6-405, Annotated Code of Maryland.

This classification is not assigned to a bargaining unit, as indicated by the designation of S (Supervisor), M (Manager), T (Agency Head), U (Board or Commission Member), W (Student), X (Used by Agency or Excluded by Executive Order), or Z (Confidential).  As provided by State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 3-102, special appointment, temporary, contractual, supervisory, managerial and confidential employees are excluded collective bargaining.  Additionally, certain executive branch agencies are exempt from collective bargaining and all positions in those agencies are excluded from collective bargaining.

Date Established

Mar 1 2012 12:00AM

Date Revised

January 8, 2021

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 005065; EST: 3/1/2012; REV: 1/8/2021;

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