The Archaeological Research Center, South Dakota State Historical Society, is looking for a senior archaeologist to conduct contract projects for the SD Department of Transportation; Department of Game, Fish and Parks; and other clients. The incumbent will be responsible for planning and budgeting field surveys and excavations, evaluating sites with respect to their National Register eligibility under the National Historic Preservation Act, carrying out work in the field and lab, supervising field and lab staff associated with each project, and writing and/or editing reports for each project.
This position will entail considerable travel within the state. The incumbent must be prepared to work in outdoor situations in all sorts of conditions.
Position Requirements: Senior archaeologists must be able to act as project principal investigators. Individuals must meet the Secretary of the Interior's standards for a professional archaeologist:
The minimum professional qualifications in archeology are a graduate degree in archeology, anthropology, or closely related field plus:
At least one year of full-time professional experience or equivalent specialized training in archeological research, administration or management;
At least four months of supervised field and analytic experience in general North American archeology;
Demonstrated ability to carry research to completion.
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 archeological resources of the historic period.
The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
- archaeology of the Plains region, preferably also South Dakota including familiarity with the prehistoric and historic research that has taken place and current directions in archaeological research in the region;
-field survey and excavation techniques, including but not limited to excavation strategies, understanding of site formation processes, and mapping and recordation including use of survey and GPS equipment.
-conduct lab work, including but not limited to artifact identification and cataloging techniques, and GIS map preparation;
-write technically and edit;
-use software such as MS Word, Excel, Access, and Powerpoint;
-use mapping software such as ESRI ArcMap (preferred).
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Additional information on applying for this position can be obtained from the SD Bureau of Personnel at http://bop.sd.gov/workforus/mainjoblist/default.aspx and http://statejobs.sd.gov/JobAnnouncement.aspx?Id=1517