Historical Program Specialist

Monday, December 20, 2010


United States
Iowa US

Job Description:

Serves as an archaeologist for the Review & Compliance Program related to disaster recovery and stimulous funded projects.

- Working with the R&C Program Manager, R&C staff reviewers, and the R&C Coordinator, completes professional reviews and comments on federal undertakings and state or local projects having the potential to affect historic resources.

 - Advises local, state, and federal agencies about their responsibilities under the Iowa Code and the National Historic Preservation Act, as applicable.

- Provides technical assistance in the development and implementation of agreements related to federal agency responsibility under the National Historic Preservation Act (e.g., Programmatic Agreements, Memoranda of Agreement, etc.) and state agency responsibility under Iowa Code (e.g., 28E Agreements).

- Maintains effective working relationships with relevant local, state, and federal agencies and officials.

- Develops appropriate training materials for the Review & Compliance program.


Other Duties

- Provides education and technical assistance on places of historical importance, to help Iowans to better understand the significance of historic properties in Iowa.

-  Serves as liaison to preservation organizations and groups interested in promoting or carrying out preservation activities at Iowa historic properties and prepares technical information useful to assisting these efforts.

- Other projects and duties as assigned.


To fulfill the duties of an archaeologist who meets the minimum qualifications established by the Secretary of the Interior to comment on federal review and compliance issue and state inventory duties: Must be able to communicate effectively in written and verbal forms in English. Must be able to read, comprehend and communicate state and federal regulations and apply them appropriately to individual situations. The minimum professional qualifications in archaeology are a graduate degree in archaeology, anthropology, or closely related field plus:

1. At least one year of full-time professional experience or equivalent specialize training in

archeological research, administration or management.

2. At least four months of supervised field and analytic experience in general North American

archeology; and;

3. Demonstrated ability to carry research to completion.

4. In addition to these minimum qualifications, a professional in prehistoric archeology shall have at

least one year of full-time professional experience at a supervisory level in the study of archeological

resources of the prehistoric period. A professional in historic archeology shall have at least one year

of full-time professional experience at a supervisory level in the study of archaeological resources of

the historic period.


Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in history, anthropology, archeology, architecture, curatorial--museum management, literature, English, art, natural history, architectural history, library science, historic preservation, and the equivalent of one year of full time experience in professional research, museum, education, editor, or other experience associated with history, anthropology, archaeology, architecture, architectural history, art, museums, historic sites, or historic preservation.

Required Selective ARCHEOLOGY [012].

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Institution or Company offering position: 
Iowa State Historic Preservation Office
Contact Name: 
Doug Jones
(515) 281-4358