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Archeologist 2 - Culture and History - Statewide

State of West Virginia
Big Chimney, West Virginia
Closing date
Jun 13, 2023

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Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Under general supervision, performs professional work in archeology at the advanced level. Duties involve planning and conducting research and excavation activities for prehistoric or early historic sites which are of special scientific interest or are imminently threatened by destruction. Performs related work as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

The Archeologist 2 is distinguished from the Archeologist 1 by an presence of such job functions as lead worker/supervisory responsibility and/or representing the division at professional functions. Performs in a consultant or technical expert role.

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  • May supervise the work of other technical staff.
  • Performs in an expert role in the identity and interpretation of historical artifacts.
  • 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: Three years of experience in archeological research activities.

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