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Archaeologist 2

Louisiana Department of State Civil Service
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Closing date
Jul 12, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Full Time
Organization Type
Archaeologist 2
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Archaeologist 2
$3,403.00 - $6,124.00 Monthly
Baton Rouge, LA
Job Type
Job Number
Culture Rec & Tourism-Cultural Dev
Opening Date
Closing Date
7/9/2024 11:59 PM Central
- Description
- Benefits
Supplemental Information
This is a full time position located at theCapitol Annex Building in Baton Rouge, LA.
No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.
The primary responsibilities of this position are:
-Managing and maintaining the records associated with the site files;
-Assigning site numbers, reviewing and editing site forms, and providing technical comments in a timely manner;
-Maintaining the site file database and the Division of Archaeology's Geographical Information System (GIS); and
-Continue the processing of older problematic site forms to improve the Division of Archaeology's GIS system, and the Louisiana Culture Resources Map.
Required skills and abilities:
-Familiarity with archaeological field methods and site forms;
-Experience with ESRI ArcGIS PRO desktop or online applications;
-Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software, including Excel, Access, and Word;
-Ability to communicate clearly and accurately via phone, email, letter, and in person about our office's site form standards.
Desired skills and abilities:
-Archaeological field experience, particularly in the southeastern US;
-Experience with completing or processing site forms;
-Experience working for a cultural resource management firm;
-Knowledge of the Section 106 process.
To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply ( " link and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.
Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.
The Office of the Lieutenant Governor and the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism are participants in the E-Verify system for identification and employment eligibility purposes.
Louisiana as a State, is a Model Employer for People with Disabilities.
For further information about this vacancy contact:
Pacee Wallace
Department of Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
1051 N. 3rd Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: 225-342-8202
Minimum Qualifications
A baccalaureate degree in anthropology, archaeology, maritime studies, geography, history, or heritage resources, plus one year of professional level experience in New World archaeology (e.g. archaeological field experience, archaeological laboratory experience, archaeological collections management experience, archaeological research experience, public archaeology experience, or any combination of these areas totaling one year of experience).
NOTE: Any college hours or degree must be from an accredited college or university.
Job Concepts
Function of Work:
To manage several specific archaeological programs.
Level of Work:
Supervision Received:
Broad review from the Archaeologist Manager or other professional manager.
Supervision Exercised:
Functional supervision of several program areas over students, surveyors, contractors; and direct over unclassified Project Leaders.
Location of Work:
Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, Department of Transportation and Development.
Job Distinctions:
Differs from Archaeologist Manager by subordinate relationship and lack of supervision over subordinate archaeologists.
Differs from Archaeologist 1 by more complex duties such as responsibility for a statewide program area.
Examples of Work
Manages the Archaeological Grants Program.
Supervises field archaeologist conducting surveys as part of the Archaeological Grants Program.
Works regularly with university and private industry archaeologist to develop archaeological survey and site testing projects that conform to federal budgetary and program guidelines.
Develops Scopes-of-services for archaeological survey and testing projects.
Acts as technical expert on Historical Archaeology and on Underwater Archaeology.
Coordinates the permits for archaeological investigation on state land.
Develops and periodically revises the Louisiana Comprehensive Archaeological Plan, which entails: holding public hearings; soliciting comments from archaeologists, land-use managers, private industry, and the public; identifying recordation and preservation needs; in conjunction with others, setting program priorities; and preparing the final document for publication.
Functions as curator for archaeological collections under the Division of Archaeology's control.
Acts as office authority on artifact conservation matters.
Louisiana State Government represents a wide variety of career options and offers an outstanding opportunity tomake a differencethrough public service. With an array of career opportunities in every major metropolitan center and in many rural areas, state employment provides an outstanding option to begin or continue your career.
As a state employee, you will earn competitive pay, choose from a variety of benefits, and have access to a great professional development program:
Insurance Coverage More information can be found at
Parental Leave- Up to six weeks paid parental leave
More information can be found at
Holidays and Leave - State employees receive the following paid holidays each year:
- New Year's Day
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day,
- Mardi Gras,
- Good Friday,
- Memorial Day,
- Independence Day,
- Labor Day,
- Veteran's Day,
- Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

State employees earn sick and annual leave which can be accumulated and saved for future use. Your accrual rate increases as your years of service increase.
Retirement - State of Louisiana employees are eligible to participate in various retirement systems (based on the type of appointment and agency for which an employee works). These retirement systems provide retirement allowances and other benefits for state officers and employees and their beneficiaries. State retirement systems may include (but are not limited to):
- Louisiana State Employees Retirement System ( LASERS has provided this video (\Retirement\System.mp4) to give you more detailed information about their system
- Teacher's Retirement System of Louisiana (,
- Louisiana School Employees Retirement System (, among others
State of Louisiana
For agency contact information, please refer to
the supplemental information above.
Louisiana State Civil Service, Louisiana, 70802
(866) 783-5462
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