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  • 08/10/2015 12:11 AM | Anonymous

    The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency’s Preservation Services Division is seeking someone with experience and enthusiasm to lead our cultural resource review and compliance section, which currently consists of four staff members.

     

    The link to the job description and application procedure is:  PSA Option 1 - Preservation Services - Job Posting   or   http://agency.governmentjobs.com/illinois/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1210076

     

     

    If there are questions about the position or application procedures, the point of contact is our Human Resources Director, Dawn DeFraties:

     

    Dawn DeFraties, H.R. Director

    Illinois Historic Preservation Agency

    313 S. 6th Street

    Springfield, IL  62701

    (217) 785-7948 - office

    (217) 280-2116 - cell

    Dawn.DeFraties@Illinois.gov

     

    The deadline for applications is close of business on Monday, August 17.

     

    Many, many thanks!

     

    Rachel Leibowitz, Ph.D.

    Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer

    Preservation Services Division Manager

    Illinois Historic Preservation Agency

    1 Old State Capitol Plaza

    Springfield, Illinois 62701

    Phone: (217) 785-5031

    E-mail: rachel.leibowitz@illinois.gov

    Website: www.illinoishistory.gov


  • 07/07/2015 12:21 PM | Anonymous

    The Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS), Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, is seeking a Visiting Historic Architectural Compliance Specialist to be stationed at its central offices in Champaign, Illinois.  This individual will document, research, and evaluate historic resources and architectural resources (historic sites, buildings, districts, and bridges) for Illinois transportation projects in accordance with the rules and regulations of the National Historic Preservation Act (16 U.S.C. 470) and its implementing regulations (36 CFR 61, Appendix A) and the Illinois State Agency Historic Resources Preservation Act (20 ILCS 3420) and the guidelines of the National Register of Historic Places.


    The major duties and responsibilities of this individual include conducting field surveys and archival research on Federal-aid and State-aid transportation projects to identify and document historic resources (historic sites, districts, buildings, bridges or structures), to conduct historical research on properties, to identify and evaluate those eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places, to assess effects of the proposed transportation projects to those resources, to prepare documentation concerning such historic and architectural resources and effects to them in accordance with various State and Federal environmental laws and regulations, and to recommend mitigation alternatives for adversely affected resources.  Coordinate findings with IDOT to ensure historic property matters are incorporated into the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of transportation facilities.  Serve as an information source for IDOT and other State and Federal agencies and other parties concerning historic resources of the state.  Work with IDOT to develop memoranda of agreement and/or programmatic agreements for agreed upon mitigation measures.  Conduct public engagement activities that highlight the historic preservation practices of IDOT, ISAS, and Prairie Research Institute (PRI).  Occasional out-of-town projects/overnight travel are required for this position.  Candidates must have a Master’s degree in Historic Preservation, Architectural History, Architecture, or Historic Architecture or closely related field.


    Successful candidates must have demonstrated architectural field survey experience such as but not limited to large-scale surveys of corridors, cities, municipalities, and rural areas and experience in interpreting and applying historic preservation and/or environmental laws such as the National Historic Preservation Act. Possess familiarity with the Illinois State Agency Historic Resources Preservation Act (20 ISCS 3420), the National Environmental Policy Act, and section 4(f) of the US DOT Act.  Demonstrated working knowledge of documentary historic research methods, familiarity with both print and electronic media sources, and ability to prepare National Register of Historic Places Determination of Eligibility reports and to report findings in standard academic formats, using both digital photography, and computerized word and data processing formats (e.g., WORD, EXCEL, Photoshop, etc.).  Preferred: Experience in the use of computer Geospatial-Information Systems (GIS).  Driver's license required.


    Candidates must be able to fulfill the professional qualification standards for Architectural Historian/Historian in accordance with the National Park Services, Secretary of the Interior’s Code of Federal Regulations, 36 CFR Part 61 and Section 106 of the National Historical Preservation Act.


    This position requires a basic knowledge of U.S. history and architectural history, with an emphasis on the history of Illinois and the Midwestern region.  This is a one-year full-time Visiting Academic Professional position, however, the position could be made non-visiting in the future.  Salary is negotiable based on experience.   Proposed starting date is as soon as possible after the closing date.


    All candidates must complete an online profile through http://jobs.illinois.edu.  Please upload your cover letter, resume detailing your relevant qualifications, and the contact information of three references through this system.


    For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Janice Pankey at 217-244-4244.  Individuals having questions concerning this position should contact Dr. Duane Esarey at 217-300-4437, or desarey@illinois.edu.  To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by July 27, 2015.

     

    Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).


  • 06/26/2015 5:35 PM | Anonymous

    Job Summary: The Glenn Black Laboratory (GBL) of Archaeology is a well-known resource for the study and interpretation of the past peoples of Indiana and the Midwest. Research in field archaeology couples with laboratory analysis and historic archival research to answer questions about history, ways of life, food and shelter, technology and art, belief and ritual, and interaction in the past, and makes it accessible to stakeholders including descendent communities. GBL collections comprise library and archives related to archaeology and ethno-history along with artifacts and samples from archaeological sites.

    This Curator of Collections has the responsibility to curate the archaeological collections of the Lab; to provide access to the Lab's collections to IU faculty, staff and students; to respond to public inquiries, and to promote collections research at GBL.

    The Curator will oversee management and preservation of archaeological materials and documents; conduct, publish and enhance research on GBL collections; oversee contracts with government agencies and private firms; ensure compliance with government regulations; apply for collection preservation and digitization grants; develop and facilitate educational programming, website enhancements and exhibits; present and publish work related to GBL collections; manage support staff and advise student academic appointees; serve on internal and external committees.

    Qualifications: Review your qualifications prior to applying to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Resume and cover letter required.

    REQUIRED: Master's degree and two years of experience in museum collections management and development, archaeological laboratory collections management or archaeological curation.

    Must have broad knowledge of archaeological materials and expert knowledge in archaeology of the American Midwest; must be experienced and familiar with archaeological survey, excavation, and remote sensing data; must have expertise in database development and use; must be up-to-date on Federal and State laws and guidelines; must be able to communicate effectively with multiple stakeholders from the general public to tribal cultural resource officer, to university students, faculty, and administrators. Must have working knowledge of general office equipment and Microsoft Office software, including Access. Filemaker Pro, Adobe Creative Suite, and ArcGIS experience very helpful.

    Preferred: PhD in Anthropology with Archaeology focus, or Masters in Anthropology/Archaeology AND a Masters in Museum Studies.

    Pay: This position is a 3RS position with a minimum starting salary of $39,707.

    Applications: Applications accepted until July 9, 2015, or until position is filled.  Apply online at www.jobs.iu.edu.


  • 06/06/2014 1:07 PM | Anonymous

    Commonwealth Cultural Resources Group, Inc. (CCRG) desires to fill the position of Project Principal Investigator/Project Archaeologist. The position will be located in our Jackson, Michigan, office. This position requires experience in conducting Phase I surveys, Phase II evaluations, and Phase III data recoveries, as well as a solid understanding of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and the National Register of Historic Places evaluation of historic properties. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a M.A. (Ph.D. preferred) in anthropology/archaeology, or historic preservation. Experience working on Forest Service projects is a plus. 

    This position will be responsible for supervisory and project management of CRM projects. The position will conduct, oversee, and direct archaeological research and field investigations designed to identify NRHP-eligible historic properties. Work will involve the following responsibilities: directing Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III investigations; permitting and excavating human burials in accordance with state and federal statues; preparing and reviewing archaeological reports; designing and administering archaeological databases; hiring and supervising archaeological field and lab personnel; participating in professional organizations and meetings; preparing publications; and serving as a liaison to the public, government officials and clients. This position will include proposal-writing and new business development. 

    This position requires expert knowledge of the Section 106 and NEPA process and the ability to prepare well organized, thorough CRM documents is essential. Experience with large linear projects, including pipelines, and the Archaeological Resource Protection Act and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission CRM procedure is essential. Knowledge of computers, databases, GPS, and GIS is important. Areas of analytical expertise are open, but demonstrated ability to conduct artifact analyses and write key sections of reports (methods, results, artifact analyses) is a must. 

    Salary range for this position is competitive and dependent on experience with opportunities for advancement and higher salary; we seek a candidate who wishes to grow within the company. CCRG offers an excellent range of benefits (health, dental, life, and disability insurance, 401(k) with employer contribution, paid leave, etc.). CCRG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Send letters of interest, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and a list of three professional references with contact information to: 

    Andrew J. Weir, President

    Commonwealth Cultural Resources Group, Inc.

    2530 Spring Arbor Road

    Jackson, MI 49203

    Applications and supporting materials may be submitted by e-mail to ajweir@ccrginc.com. 

  • 05/29/2014 11:33 AM | Anonymous

    BURIALS PROGRAM DIRECTOR (PRK4/5A Research Manager) Office of the State Archaeologist (Iowa), salary range $61,500 to commensurate.

     

    UI seeks an experienced bioarchaeologist to supervise, coordinate, and direct all activities pertaining to ancient human remains and burial sites in the state of Iowa. In consultation with the State Archaeologist of Iowa, the successful applicant will be expected to maintain compliance with all state and federal legislation regarding human remains (Code of Iowa 263B.7-9, 523I.316(6), 716.5; Iowa Administrative Rules 685-11.1; Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) 25.U.S.C. 3001 et seq.; 43CFR10). Additionally, the applicant must demonstrate the highest degree of sensitivity to, and respect for, cultural differences and diverse systems of belief while engaging in regular consultation with tribes and other descendant communities along with archaeologists and agency officials from local, state, and federal organizations as well as landowners, developers, and the general public. Responsibilities include operational, fiscal and staffing management; expertise and flexibility to respond as needed to diverse situations; and a willingness to collaborate. A valid driver's license is required (in-state travel frequent) and a successful credential and criminal background check will be required for the selected candidate.

     

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    *             Master's degree in Anthropology (Bioarchaeology, Archaeology, or Biological Anthropology) or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

    *             Three year minimum experience in North American archaeology supervising field and lab activities including burial-related excavation.

    *             Three year minimum experience in human osteological analysis and research including knowledge of and experience with professionally accepted human osteological methods, techniques, and theoretical advances in research.

    *             Demonstrated experience in NAGPRA implementation and tribal consultation.

    *             Success in grant writing and managing grant-funded projects.

    *             Knowledge of Iowa and federal laws and regulations pertaining to ancient human remains and cultural resources.

    *             Demonstrated ability to work effectively with tribal and descendant groups, agencies and organizations, other archaeologists and professionals, and the general public.

    *             Demonstrated program administration, communication, writing, and computer skills.

     

    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    *             Ph.D. in Anthropology (Bioarchaeology, Archaeology, or Biological Anthropology) or closely related field.

    *             Publications in bioarchaeology-related research.

    *             Proven success in managing multiple on-going projects.

    *             Basic knowledge of Iowa/Midwestern/Plains archaeology.

    *             GIS user knowledge and experience interpreting soils in burial and mound contexts.

    *             Experience using social media.

     

    For information about the UI Office of the State Archaeologist visit: http://archaeology.uiowa.edu Apply on line: Jobs@UIOWA http://jobs.uiowa.edu/  Requisition #64510; applications due 6/18/14

     

    The University of Iowa is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

  • 02/27/2014 9:45 AM | Anonymous

    Project Principal Investigator/Project Archaeologist

    Commonwealth Cultural Resources Group, Inc. (CCRG)

    Commonwealth Cultural Resources Group, Inc. (CCRG) desires to fill the position of Project Principal Investigator/Project Archaeologist. The position will be located in our Milwaukee, Wisconsin office or the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. This position requires experience in conducting Phase I surveys, Phase II evaluations, and Phase III data recoveries, as well as a solid understanding of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and the National Register of Historic Places evaluation of historic properties. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a M.A. (Ph.D. preferred) in anthropology/archaeology, or historic preservation.

    This position will be responsible for supervisory and project management of CRM projects. The position will conduct, oversee, and direct archaeological research and field investigations designed to identify NRHP-eligible historic properties. Work will involve the following responsibilities: directing Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III investigations; permitting and excavating human burials in accordance with state and federal statues; preparing and reviewing archaeological reports; designing and administering archaeological databases; hiring and supervising archaeological field and lab personnel; participating in professional organizations and meetings; preparing publications; and serving as a liason to the public, government officials and clients. This position will include proposal-writing and new business development.

    This position requires expert knowledge of the Section 106 and NEPA process and the ability to prepare well organized, thorough CRM documents is essential. Experience with large linear projects, including pipelines, and the Archaeological Resource Protection Act and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission CRM procedure is essential. Knowledge of computers, databases, GPS, and GIS is important. Areas of analytical expertise are open, but demonstrated ability to conduct artifact analyses and write key sections of reports (methods, results, artifact analyses) is a must.

    Salary range for this position is competitive and dependent on experience with opportunities for advancement and higher salary; we seek a candidate who wishes to grow within the company. CCRG offers an excellent range of benefits (health, dental, life, and disability insurance, 401(k) with employer contribution, paid leave, etc.). CCRG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Send letters of interest, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and a list of three professional references with contact information to:


    Andrew J. Weir

    President

    Commonwealth Cultural Resources Group, Inc.

    2530 Spring Arbor Road

    Jackson, MI 49203


    Applications and supporting materials may be submitted by e-mail to ajweir@ccrginc.com.

  • 02/25/2014 2:23 PM | Anonymous

    Archaeobotanist
    Academic Hourly Position
    Illinois State Archaeological Survey, Prairie Research Institute

    Primary Position Function/Summary
    Conduct analysis of plant remains from archaeological sites including all aspects of archaeobotanical sample collection, identification, analysis, archaeological interpretation, report preparation, and curation.

    Major Duties and Responsibilities
    Perform the identification and recordation of carbonized plant remains from archaeological sites, including the quantification of results and preparation of appropriate tables, the analysis and interpretation of the archaeological significance of the archaeobotanical remains, and the preparation of archaeobotanical reports as appropriate.  Maintain electronic and handwritten archaeobotanical laboratory databases, including, but not limited to the floatation sample number log, the radiocarbon date results database, and the Laboratory Tracking Form.  Track samples through the analytic process by inventorying the movement of samples through the laboratory, maintain electronic logs of individual site samples, and ensure the analyzed floatation samples are curated properly.  Undertake general laboratory duties, such as order supplies, organize storage shelves, help to maintain comparative collections, and sample cleaning and maintenance as needed.  Supervise and/or train other staff members, archaeological assistants, lab technicians, and students in processing data and conducting analytical procedures and techniques.

    Position Requirements and Qualifications
    Education: Minimum B.A., M.A. preferred, in Anthropology or related discipline with 3 years experience in archaeobotany working with a qualified paleoethnobotanist.

    Experience:  Must have experience in identifying and quantifying archaeobotanical data sets, and a demonstrated ability to complete archaeobotanical projects and reports in a timely and competent manner. Basic familiarity with computer word-processing, graphic, and database programs required.  Must have a basic familiarity with Eastern Woodlands archaeological culture history and Illinois archaeological culture history. Knowledge of midwestern plant communities and ecology, plant anatomy, taxonomy, paleoecology, and native plant utilization is useful.

    This position is currently a full-time Academic Hourly with no benefits, however, a full-time, benefit’s eligible position may be created at some future date.  Hourly rate based on experience.  Position open until filled.

    Contact Mary Simon, Senior Archaeobotanist, ISAS, at 217-333-0854 or msimon1@illinois.edu for additional information or questions.
  • 02/25/2014 2:19 PM | Anonymous

    Cultural Resources Coordinator, Central Office
    Champaign, IL
    Division of Illinois State Archaeological Survey
    Prairie Research Institute
    University of Illinois

    The Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS), Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is seeking a Cultural Resources Coordinator for the Statewide Survey based in Champaign, Illinois. The Cultural Resources Coordinator (CRC) serves as day-to-day point of contact between the Illinois State Archaeological Survey’s (ISAS) Statewide Survey and the Cultural Resources Unit at the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and assists in IDOT coordination with federal and state agencies and tribes on applicable transportation-related compliance issues.

    The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in anthropology, archaeology, historic preservation, or a closely related field, plus a minimum of five years of relevant field, analytical, and laboratory experience in a CRM and/or transportation archaeology context.  Applicants should have a working knowledge of Eastern Woodlands prehistoric and historic archaeology, a basic familiarity with Federal and Illinois historic and burial laws, administrative experience in personnel organization and management, as well as a demonstrated ability to oversee projects to ensure compliance with applicable legislation and procedures. Preference will be given to those candidates who have demonstrated archaeological excavation, analysis, publication, and compliance experience in Midwestern archaeological sites. Must have a basic familiarity with basic computer word processing, graphic, and database programs. This is an academic professional position.  Salary is negotiable based on experience.  Proposed starting date to be negotiated.

    All candidates must complete an online profile through http://jobs.illinois.edu. Please upload your cover letter, resume detailing your relevant qualifications, and the contact information of three references through this system. For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Janice Pankey at 217-244-4244.  Individuals having questions concerning this position should contact Dale McElrath, dmcelrat@illinois.edu.  To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by March 8, 2014.

    The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  The administration, faculty and staff embrace diversity and are committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.
    www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

  • 01/28/2014 5:44 PM | Anonymous
    MoDOT has posted a job opportunity announcement for two Historic Preservation Specialists at http://www.modot.org/jobs/JOA_statewide.htm in the “Central Office” section.

    Deadline to apply for this position is February 11, 2014.

    Mike Meinkoth
    Historic Preservation Manager
    Missouri Department of Transportation
    601 West Main Street
    Jefferson City, MO 65102

    http://www.modot.org/ehp/HistoricPreservation.htm
    michael.meinkoth@modot.mo.gov
    573-526-3593
  • 10/07/2013 6:08 PM | Anonymous
    Archaeological Data Specialist

    Illinois State Archaeological Survey, Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois

    Position: Academic Hourly

    Salary: $15 per hour / Hours per week negotiable, maximum of 40 hours per week

    Availability: As soon as possible

    Primary Function of Position: Entry-level position. Maintain and ensure the integrity and security of databases; review data to be entered into a database to ensure accuracy and integrity of data; design, develop, and maintain databases; develop means to access data via web and GIS.

    Duties & Responsibilities: Develop online archaeological databases for users to access, download and display data from a variety of data formats and networks. Ensure quality and accessibility of archaeological data; support and maintain databases and access to databases via web interface and other applications

    Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. Background in anthropology, the physical/natural sciences, or library science preferred; knowledge of web design/development; English language (spoken and written); ability to both work independently and as part of a small group; ability to manage time/multitask

    Knowledge & Experience:
    SQL databases management and operation (PostgreSQL or MS SQLServer)
    Web design (html, other programming/scripting languages)
    GIS (ESRI)
    Midwestern archaeology/history (or other natural science) preferred
    Experience in mixed Windows and Macintosh environment
    Experience with FileMaker Pro
    Self-motivated
    Part of a small diverse team
    Effective communicator (both written and verbal) and problem solver

    Organizational Chart: Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
    Executive Director, PRI
    Director, ISAS
    GIS Coordinator
    Archaeological Data Specialist

    Environmental Demands: The work of this position takes place in an office setting. Must be able to sit for extended periods of time working at a computer, using a keyboard and mouse, and using repetitive hand motions.

    Contact Information: Letters and resumes submitted electronically via email must include the applicant's last name as part of the file name. Interested applicants should email cover letter and resume to:

    Michael Farkas, GIS Coordinator
    Illinois State Archaeological Survey
    mgfarkas@illinois.edu

    The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
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