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Archeologist 1 - Culture and History - Kanawha Co.

State of West Virginia
Big Chimney, West Virginia
Closing date
Jun 26, 2023

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Full Time
Organization Type
Under the supervision of the Senior Archaeologist, review proposed projects submitted by the WV Dept. of Environmental Protection, office of surface mining, and other agencies for potential effects to archaeological resources and compliance with section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Duties include, but are not limited to, review of project specific information and cultural resource reports; preparation of recommendations about the need for archaeological survey or other field work. Drafting letters stating office comments regarding recommendations. Creating draft memorandum of agreement, scopes of work and/or other project related documents for acceptability. Participate in project related meetings and/or field visits. Assist in maintaining related records such as archaeological site forms. Assist with educational activities such as presentations. Position performs other duties as assigned.

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Please attach documents to the online application before submitting it. Or, you may email it to: or by mail to: WV Division of Personnel, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E., Building 3, Suite 500, Charleston, WV 25305.

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  • Supervises and conducts excavations at historic sites of major significance.
  • Studies, classifies, and interprets artifacts recovered to determine age and cultural identify.
  • Establishes chronological sequence of development of each culture from simpler to more advanced levels.
  • Consults with other professional persons engaged in historical archeology.
  • Writes progress reports on the excavation and analysis; writes final archeological reports.
  • Presents lectures relating to archeology.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of archeology.
  • Knowledge of the techniques of archeological excavation and the processing and analysis of historic artifacts.
  • Knowledge of methods or archeological site restoration and historic building restoration.
  • Knowledge of sources of historical research.
  • Knowledge of methods of historical site research.
  • Ability to plan and conduct archeological research projects.
  • Ability to plan, conduct, and supervise archeological excavations.

Training: Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in archeology or anthropology.

Substitution: Experience as described below may substitute for the required Master's Degree on a year-for-year basis.

Experience: One year of experience in archeological research activities.

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