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PARKS AND RECREATION, DEPARTMENT OF

Title:  ASSOCIATE STATE ARCHEOLOGIST
Salary: $25.44 - $30.67
Posted: 05/17/2013

Job Description:
The reporting location for this position is at the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVR) Headquarters located in Sacramento within the Cultural Resources Program. This position will work under the direction of the Environmental Program Manager I. The OHMVR Division Cultural Resource Program manages, protects, and preserves cultural resources for many generations to come in six of the Division’s State Vehicular Recreation Areas (SVRA) located throughout the state. This position requires the ability to travel throughout the state for extended periods of time, with a majority of the travel occurring with little notice. Duties include conducting environmental (archaeological) reviews of OHMVR Division projects in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, Public Resources Code (PRC) Section 5024 and PRC Section 5024.5, and Executive Order B-10-11 (Native American consultation). Duties require knowledge of pre-field archaeological field work, including archival research of the prehistory, ethnography, and history of project areas at designated California Historic Resources Information System (CHRIS) offices, county and state libraries and archives, and universities. The incumbent must have the ability to direct and coordinate major cultural resource inventories and archaeological excavation projects, to hike in various terrains for up to ten hours, and to lift at least 15lbs. The incumbent must also know how to execute post-field work including synthesizing pre-field research results, and project recommendations and/or mitigations into a cultural resource inventory report or archaeological excavation report using a format similar to what is presented in the Office of Historic Preservation Archaeological Resource Management Reports (ARMR): Recommended Contents and Format. Additional duties include: evaluating known cultural resources according to the National Register of Historic Places and the California Register of Historic Resources, submitting Determination of Eligibility (DOE) statements to the Office of Historic Preservation; conducting Native American consultation including preparing and planning Native American consultation meetings; establishing project mitigations to avoid or minimize adverse impacts to historical resources in compliance with CEQA, PRC Section 5024 and PRC Section 5024.5, and section 106; managing the OHMVR Division Cultural Resource Program confidential resource files and GIS (geographic information system) geo-database; providing cultural resource management training to the public as well as park field staff; reviewing OHMVR Division planning documents that require a cultural resource section such as General Plans, Initial Studies, Environmental Impact Reports and additional planning documents; and the ability to communicate effectively. This position may work up to 1500 hours per year. The incumbent’s work schedule is negotiable; occasional overtime will be required. State housing is not available. For further information regarding this position, please contact Chris Huitt at (916) 324-1584 or Christopher.Huitt@parks.ca.gov.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
None Specified 549 - 550 - 2809 - 902
Location County
Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division Headquarters SACRAMENTO
Timebase Tenure
Intermittent Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
05/31/2013 None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Certification
1416 9th Street, Room 1018
Sacramento, 95814
Chris Huitt
(916) 324-1584
Christopher.Huitt@parks.ca.gov

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