Archaeologist 2

State of Louisiana

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This position will concentrate on logging and tracking Section 106 correspondence and conducting project reviews to assess their impact and whether a survey is required. The position assists the Archaeologist Manager in maintaining and updating the Division GIS system and the various databases. The position may review marine survey reports and assist with outreach activities as appropriate.

M.A. in anthropology, archaeology, or a closely related field is required. Applicants must meet the Secretary of Interior’s qualifications ( Please provide a resume and cover letter. These are not required for the state application but are helpful additional documents. In addition, please provide a detailed statement outlining your GIS experience and capabilities, particularly with ESRI products.

The primary responsibilities of this position are:

Managing the Section 106 online submission system and ensuring all documents are properly filed;

Reviewing projects for their impact on known archaeological sites and recommending surveys when appropriate;

Working with the Section 106 Manager to ensure all projects are reviewed and all documents integrated into the electronic system;

Required skills and abilities:

Familiarity with archaeological field methods;

Familiarity with the Section 106 process;

Knowledge of ESRI GIS products;

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel, and Access;

Ability to communicate clearly and accurately via phone, email, letter, and in person about the Section 106 process;

Ability to communicate via email, phone, and in person with the general public, students, collectors, and landowners about archaeology and Louisiana’s cultural history.

Desired skills and abilities:

Archaeological field experience, including survey and excavation;

Experience in the Section 106 review process;

Experience in maritime archaeology and survey methods

Archaeological experience in the Lower Mississippi Valley region and knowledge of its culture history.

The Office of the Lieutenant Governor and the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism are participants in the E-Verify system for identification and employment eligibility purposes.

Louisiana as a State, is a Model Employer for People with Disabilities.

For further information about this vacancy contact:

Pacee Wallace

Department of Culture, Recreation, & Tourism

1051 N. 3rd Street

Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Fax: (225) 342-7928

[email protected]



A baccalaureate degree in anthropology, archaeology, maritime studies, geography, history, or heritage resources, plus one year of professional level experience in New World archaeology (e.g. archaeological field experience, archaeological laboratory experience, archaeological collections management experience, archaeological research experience, public archaeology experience, or any combination of these areas totaling one year of experience).

NOTE: Any college hours or degree must be from an accredited college or university.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:

To manage several specific archaeological programs.

Level of Work:


Supervision Received:

Broad review from the Archaeologist Manager or other professional manager.

Supervision Exercised:

Functional supervision of several program areas over students, surveyors, contractors; and direct over unclassified Project Leaders.

Location of Work:

Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, Department of Transportation and Development.

Job Distinctions:

Differs from Archaeologist Manager by subordinate relationship and lack of supervision over subordinate archaeologists.

Differs from Archaeologist 1 by more complex duties such as responsibility for a statewide program area.

Examples of Work

Manages the Archaeological Grants Program.

Supervises field archaeologist conducting surveys as part of the Archaeological Grants Program.

Works regularly with university and private industry archaeologist to develop archaeological survey and site testing projects that conform to federal budgetary and program guidelines.

Develops Scopes-of-services for archaeological survey and testing projects.

Acts as technical expert on Historical Archaeology and on Underwater Archaeology.

Coordinates the permits for archaeological investigation on state land.

Develops and periodically revises the Louisiana Comprehensive Archaeological Plan, which entails: holding public hearings; soliciting comments from archaeologists, land-use managers, private industry, and the public; identifying recordation and preservation needs; in conjunction with others, setting program priorities; and preparing the final document for publication.

Functions as curator for archaeological collections under the Division of Archaeology’s control.

Acts as office authority on artifact conservation matters.

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