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Archeology Program Specialist (FT)

State of Michigan Department of Transportation
Lanse, Michigan
Closing date
Dec 7, 2021

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The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is a diverse, innovative agency of approximately 2,800 employees serving Michigan citizens in offices throughout the state. Using cutting-edge technology and multi-disciplinary partnerships, MDOT oversees the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance for over 9,600 miles of I, US and M routes that are the backbone of the state's economy. From aviation, intercity passenger services, rail freight and local public transit services, MDOT is involved in all modes of transportation. Through numerous employee engagement programs and mentoring opportunities, employees are provided opportunities to thrive in their careers and in doing so, improve the lives of Michigan residents and visitors.

This position functions as MDOT's Archeologist Specialist responsible for all aspects of the MDOT Archaeology Program, department-wide. This one-of-a-kind position 1) develops, implements, and oversees the application of procedures, practices, and policies for the MDOT Archaeology Program; 2) manages the MDOT Archaeology Program, which includes providing environmental classification for MDOT construction projects and directing archaeological investigations 3) directs MDOT's project-specific consultation with Indian Tribes regarding present and future projects and; 4) researches and develops predictive models for use by the MDOT Archaeology Program staff. This person works independently without close supervision.

Position Description

Based on operational needs, remote work and alternate work schedule requests for this position may be considered.

The health and safety of our employees is top priority for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). To learn more about how MDOT employees are achieving the Department's mission while abiding by COVID-19 safety protocols, please visit these sites MDOT website and Worker Personal Protective Products and Precautions .

Required Education and ExperienceEducation
Possession of a bachelor's degree in archaeology or a field of anthropology.

Selective Position Requirement: In accordance with qualifications specified at 36 CFR 61 in the Federal Register and Programmatic Agreement, a minimum of a master's degree in archaeology or a field of anthropology is required to perform preservation work related to trunklin highway projects.

Four years of professional experience equivalent to an Archaeologist, including two years equivalent to an Archaeologist P11 or one year equivalent to an Archaeologist 12.

Additional Requirements and InformationNOTE: Equivalent combinations of education and experience that provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities will be evaluated on an individual basis.

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Applicants who possess foreign degrees must have their academic credentials evaluated or converted into U.S. educational equivalents. Civil Service accepts evaluations from organizations listed on the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. Failure to attach a copy of your foreign degree evaluation may result in you being screened out of the process.

All newly hired state employees are required to submit and pass a pre-employment drug test and physical (if applicable) prior to their actual appointment. Criminal and driving records will also be checked if applicable. Any position offer will be conditional until results of the drug test, physical, criminal background, and driving records indicate eligibility for employment.

The department reserves the right to close this posting prior to its original end date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

Your application for any position does not guarantee that you will be contacted by the Department for further consideration. Only those applicants interviewed will be notified of the results.

If you have questions related to this posting please contact Kelley Schmitt at

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