Title: ASSOCIATE STATE ARCHEOLOGIST Salary: $25.44 - $30.67 Posted: 06/11/2013
The reporting location for this position is at the Ocotillo Wells District in Borrego Springs within the Cultural Resources Program. This position will work under the direction of the Environmental Program Manager I. The Cultural Resource Program manages, protects, and preserves cultural resources for many generations to come in both the Ocotillo Wells and Heber Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Areas (SVRA). Duties include conducting environmental (archaeological) reviews of District 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. Archaeological field work requires the incumbent to have the ability to direct and coordinate major cultural resource inventories and archaeological excavation projects. The incumbent must know how to execute post-field work including synthesizing pre-field research results, field methods and 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 Ocotillo Wells District 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 District 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. Duties require the ability to hike in varied terrain for up to ten hours, and the ability to lift at least 15 lbs. Field work might also require travel for an extended period of time to the additional SVRAs located throughout California to assist OHMVR Division Headquarter archeologists with archaeological field survey or excavation. This position may work up to 1500 hours per year. The incumbent’s work schedule is negotiable; occasional overtime will be required. State housing may be available. For further information regarding this position, please contact Chris Huitt at (916) 324-1584 or Christopher.Huitt@parks.ca.gov.
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