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CRAR10-2024-00150-Senior Archaeologist-Guernsey

State of Wyoming
Guernsey, Wyoming
Closing date
Feb 20, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Full Time
Organization Type
Description and Functions

Open Until Filled


The purpose of this position is to support the cultural resources program at Camp Guernsey. This position serves as the Wyoming Military Department's Senior Archaeologist, working at Camp Guernsey, and reports to the Cultural Resources Manager (CRM). The primary duty of this position is to manage day-to-day prehistoric and historic operations to ensure agency compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act (54 U.S.C. §§ 300101-307108; 36 CFR Part 800). The incumbent assists the CRM with consultations and coordination with the State Historic Preservation Office, Tribal Historic Preservation Offices, various Federal and State agencies, and public stakeholders in accordance with 36 CFR Part 800 as well as Section 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act. This individual conducts archaeological fieldwork and report writing, including survey, testing, site recordation, and excavation as needed. Provides direction and management to seasonal staff, contracted, and partnered field crews and provides training and coordination with Camp Guernsey staff and the public to further the agency's mission and goals.

Human Resource Contact: Molly Skala /

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed at the job level.
  • Under direction from the CRM, manages day-to-day cultural resources related fieldwork and projects at Camp Guernsey and related logistics to include both prehistoric and historic resources.
  • Conduct archaeological surveys, site testing and/or excavations, field visits, assessments, and monitoring as needed for WYMD projects. Conduct library and archival research and analysis; using complex analysis and current scientific methods, analyze fieldwork data, and write technical reports.
  • Supervise seasonal AWECs; oversee the fieldwork of archaeological contractors and consultants; review consultant reports and data; update appropriate WYMD databases; provide regular updates to the CRM on progress and issues.
  • Implement site protection measures and monitor site conditions.
  • Conduct troop support, monitoring, and education. Conduct military unit field exercise coordination; assist range operations in placing units outside of environmental restriction areas. Monitor and report damage to cultural sites resulting from training. Provide Inadvertent Discovery Plan Briefing to contractors and appropriate military units prior to ground-disturbing activities.
  • Assist with educational outreach efforts to both internal and external stakeholders and the public.



Preference will be given to applicants with a Master's degree in Anthropology, Archaeology or closely related field.

Preference will be given to applicants with experience on military training installations.

Preference will be given to applicants with experience in GPS, ArcGIS, and Microsoft Office software.

Preference may be given to applicants who can obtain a 'red card' for cultural resources monitoring during wildland firefighting efforts.

Applicant must be able to pass a Federal background check in order to access DoD systems

Applicant must meet Secretary of Interior Standards for Archaeology and have completed an accredited archaeological field school.

  • Knowledge of archaeological field methodology; site identification, recordation, shovel testing and excavation.
  • Knowledge of Wyoming and/or Northern Great Plains archaeology and prehistory.
  • Knowledge of ArcGIS, Google and Microsoft Office suites.
  • Skills using a GPS unit.



Bachelor's Degree (typically in Archaeology)


1-2 years of progressive work experience (typically in Archaeology) with acquired knowledge at the level of an Archaeologist I


Education & ExperienceSubstitution:

4-6 years of progressive work experience (typically in Archaeology) with acquired knowledge at the level of an Archaeologist I

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:


Necessary Special Requirements

  • Requires strenuous physical activity, including periods of standing, squatting, walking, climbing, hiking, lifting, and carrying heavy objects.
  • Incumbent must be able to hike carrying a backpack of up to 50 lbs.
  • Some activities will occur in physically dangerous and potentially hazardous areas or settings where situational awareness is critical, including steep slopes, rocky and uneven terrain, fire lines, near heavy maneuvering military equipment, and near live fire training ranges.
  • Work is performed both indoors and outdoors in all types of weather.
  • Research work will involve long periods of sitting, typing, and reading.

  • FLSA: Non-exempt

Supplemental Information

007-Wyoming Military Department-CFMO Guernsey

Click here to view the State of Wyoming Classification and Pay Structure.


The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities.

Class Specifications are subject to change, please refer to the A & I HRD Website to ensure that you have the most recent version.

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