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Archeologist I (Temporary)

Sul Ross State University
Alpine, Texas
Closing date
Oct 8, 2023

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Instructions to applicants Job Title Archeologist I (Temporary) Location Alpine Department Center for Big Bend Studies Job No. Posting Date 08/31/2022 End Date Until Filled Yes Appointment Date Salary $16.00 hourly Required

Coursework in Anthropology, archeology, or a related field.

Experience in archeological survey under demanding conditions.

Knowledge of archeological field techniques, including the use of standard surveying methodology, use of GPS, ability to create maps, photographic skills, knowledge of scientific laboratory procedures; ability to communicate effectively, to collect and organize field data, and to prepare reports. Experienced in hiking, camping, and canoeing.

Experience and education may be substituted for one another. Any qualifications to be considered in lieu of stated minimums require the prior approval of the Human Resources Director.


Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in anthropology, archeology, or a related field.

Archeological experience in remote backcountry settings requiring self-support.

Whitewater rescue skills, First Aid or First Responder certified.

Staffing Reason Temporary Primary Responsibilities

This Is a temporary position for a field archeologist to assist with a grant funded archeological survey In Big Bend National Park.

Hiring 3-4 additional personnel to to work one or more (up to four) ten-day sessions.


Function: Performs entry-level archeological field, laboratory, and scientific research work.

Scope: Work involved participating in planning and executing archeological projects, conducting research and analysis, and monitoring construction projects.


Essential: Participates in archeological survey, assists in identification and documentation of prehistoric and historic archeological sites, features, and artifacts; may prepare archeological narratives, summaries, and/or reports; Responsible for personal safety and the safety of others; must exercise due caution and practice safe work habits at all times.


Received: Works under close supervision with minimal latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Working Conditions

Usual: All work will be conducted outdoors in Big Bend National Park from either canoe or vehicle-based support. The work is physically demanding and workdays are frequently tiring and difficult. Expect rugged terrain and inclement weather. Applicants MUST be in good physical condition and have previous backcountry hiking and/or backpacking experience. We will be camping in remote areas of the park and personnel will need to provide her/his own gear including a sturdy daypack, tent, sleeping pad, sleeping bag, cook stove, mess kit, and appropriate clothing for all weather conditions. Applicants with extensive outdoor experience will be given priority.

Position is Security Sensitive.

Other Information

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

It is the policy of Sul Ross State University to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons in accordance with their individual, job related qualifications and without consideration of race, creed, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status and ancestry. Equal employment opportunities shall be afforded in all personnel actions or decisions including, but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, upgrading, promotion, demotion, termination and salary. Retaliation is prohibited against a person who opposes a discriminatory practice, files a charge, testifies, assists or participates in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Notice of Availability of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report

The Annual Security & Fire Safety Report is available online at

The report contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.

A paper copy of the report will be provided upon request. If you would like to receive a paper copy, you can contact the Office of Student Life, located on the Alpine Campus in the Morgan University Center, Room 211 or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling 432-837-8424 or emailing

About SRSU

Sul Ross State University Alpine Campus is in the Scenic Davis Mountains of West Texas, is a member of the Texas State University System, is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate, Bachelor's, and Master's degrees, and has an enrollment of approximately 2,000 students of campus in Alpine, Texas. At an elevation of 4,480 feet, and on the periphery of the Chihuahuan Desert, Alpine enjoys mild winters and cool summers. Davis Mountains State Park, Fort Davis National Historic Site, Big Bend National Park, and Guadalupe Mountains National Park are all within one to three hours driving distance from Alpine.

The SRSU campuses in Del Rio, Eagle Pass, and Uvalde comprise Rio Grande College. RGC offers upper-level courses leading to bachelor's degrees as well as master's degree programs and works closely with its partner institution, Southwest Texas Junior College, to provide a seamless transition to RGC for their students. All RGC students hold an Associate degree from an accredited institution or they have completed 42 semester credit hours of transferrable work.

More information is available regarding Sul Ross State University and position openings See our website.

Is Background Check Required? Yes

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  • Letter of Intent
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  • Letter of Recommendation (1)

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