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Archaeologist 9-P11 - Bureau of Development

State of Michigan
Charlotte, Michigan
Closing date
Jun 29, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Full Time
Organization Type
This position performs a range of professional archaeologist assignments including reviewing low to moderately complex Local Agency Program (LAP) transportation projects to ensure consistency with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) directives, and the programmatic agreement established between the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), FHWA, Michigan State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP). Conducts archaeological field work, laboratory work, and reporting as part of the MDOT's overall cultural resource management program in support of categorical exclusion and major action transportation projects. Provides support for Environmental Services Section LAP staff as needed.

The "Salary" listed above is a range that reflects the minimum rate at the entry (9) level through the maximum rate at the experienced (P11) level. Based on education and experience, candidates will be reviewed to determine what level they are qualified for.

For additional information, please see the links below:
  • Archaeologist 9-P11 Position Description
  • All about MDOT

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

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The State of Michigan has been recognized as a leading U.S. employer by new graduates from 2021-2023 and a best large U.S. and state employer. Recognized on the international stage for fostering positive employee engagement, the State of Michigan is a past recipient of a North America Government Agency Employees Engagement Award.


Possession of a bachelor's degree in archaeology or a field of anthropology.

NOTE: We may consider applicants that will be obtaining a bachelor's degree by August 31, 2024.


Archaeologist 9

No specific type or amount is required.

Archaeologist 10

One year of professional experience conducting archaeological research activities equivalent to an Archaeologist 9.

Archaeologist P11

Two years of professional experience conducting archaeological research activities equivalent to an Archaeologist, including one year equivalent to an Archaeologist 10.

Possession of a valid driver's license is required.

To be considered for this position you must:
  • If applicable, attach a copy of your official college transcripts and/or foreign degree evaluation with your application. Click here for the State of Michigan (SOM) definition of an Official College Transcript. 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.

View the entire job specification at:

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.

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) software of any kind is prohibited in all areas of the selection process including, but not limited to, responses to application questions and responses to interview questions or exercises.

If you have questions related to this posting, please contact Kelsea Cole at

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