TPWD – Archeologist III (Cultural Resources Coordinator) (00014500)
Organization: PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT
Primary Location: Texas-Houston
Job: Life, Physical, and Social Science
Employee Status: Regular
Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
State Job Code: 7310
Salary Admin Plan: B
Salary (Pay Basis): 5,300.45 – 5,300.45 (Monthly)
Number of Openings: 1
Overtime Status: Exempt
Job Posting: May 5, 2021, 3:50:30 PM
Closing Date: Jun 16, 2021, 11:59:00 PM
To manage and conserve the natural and cultural resources of Texas and to provide hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.
PLEASE NOTE: All applications must contain complete job histories, which includes job title, dates of employment (month/year) and hours worked per week, name of employer, supervisor’s name and phone number and a description of duties performed. If this information is not submitted, your application will be considered incomplete. Applications with “See attached” or “See resume” will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Omission of data can be the basis for disqualification; you may state ‘unknown’ for any incomplete fields. A scanned copy of a college transcript(s) issued from the registrar must be attached to the online application (if applicable).
APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED THROUGH WORK IN TEXAS: Work In Texas (WIT) applicants must complete the supplemental questions to be considered for the posting. To complete the supplemental questions go to CAPPS Recruit to register or login. CAPPS Recruit, https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en
MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY CODES can be found at http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/CompensationSystem/JobDescriptions
VETERAN’S PREFERENCE: If you choose to claim veteran’s employment preference including surviving spouse or orphan of a veteran as outlined by the State of Texas, you must attach a DD214 at the time your application is submitted. If you have questions regarding this requirement, please visit our Veteran’s Hiring Reference page at https://tpwd.texas.gov/job/veterans/
FOR NEW HIRES/REHIRES: Health insurance is available the 1st of the following month after a 60-day waiting period.
TO APPLY: Application must be completed at: https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en
HIRING CONTACT: Michael Strutt, (512) 389-4736
PHYSICAL WORK ADDRESS: TPWD Cultural Resources Program Office, 14200 Garrett Road, Houston, TX 77044
Under the direction of the Cultural Resources Program Director, this position is responsible for coordinating all activities with the potential to affect cultural resources within an assigned region. Performs advanced (senior-level) archeological, research, and cultural resource management work. Responsible for ensuring agency compliance with state and federal antiquities laws, including the Texas Administrative Code, State Park Operational Rules, the Antiquities Code of Texas, the National Historic Preservation Act, and the National Environmental Policy Act. Reviews proposed projects on lands owned or managed by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD). Responsible for developing scopes of work, requests for proposals, and selection, management, and oversight of contracted archeological consultants. Develops cultural resources management plans, and archeological site monitoring plans for individual state parks, natural areas, and state historic sites. Provides technical assistance and staff support to operations, site superintendents, and other agency programs. Functions as a member of project teams and performs work in the field and lab, including survey, testing, artifact analysis, and report preparation for inclusion in the annual TPWD report to the Texas Historical Commission on cultural resources investigations. This position is involved in outreach activities within and outside the agency to highlight TPWD’s commitment to the management and conservation of cultural resources and to engender stewardship in the visiting public through education. This position has stop-work authority over all regional activities that may affect cultural resources integrity. Provides assistance to the Cultural Resources Program Director, as needed. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for use of initiative and independent judgment. Performs additional duties as assigned. Complies with all Agency, Division and Branch rules, regulations and procedures.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s degree in Anthropology, Archeology, Historic Preservation, or related field.
Five years of progressively responsible experience, with a minimum of three years experience as a project supervisor in cultural resource management in areas to include: archeological project design and management, archeological survey, testing, data recovery, archeological laboratory processing and artifact analysis, and writing professional reports on archeological or cultural resources issues.
Must possess or be able to obtain, within 30 days of employment, a valid class “C” Texas driver’s license.
NOTE: Retention of position contingent upon obtaining and maintaining required license.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of Texas prehistoric and historic archeology;
Knowledge of cultural resources protection and stewardship practices;
Knowledge of state and federal antiquities laws;
Knowledge of historic architecture;
Knowledge of natural resources protection and stewardship practices;
Knowledge of environmental assessment and impact statements;
Skill in archeological/technical report writing;
Skill in prehistoric and historic archeology practices, gained through academic training and field experience;
Skill in identification and analysis of prehistoric and historic material culture;
Skill in interpreting antiquities laws and how to apply them to cultural resources on state-owned or managed lands;
Skill in applying archeological and historic research techniques and methodologies;
Skill in utilizing GIS/GPS for field recording and database compilation;
Skill in effective verbal and written communication;
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective work relationships with co-workers and work-related contacts;
Skill in making independent, sound and timely decisions;
Skill in managing multiple projects, short deadlines, and conflicting priorities;
Skill in preparing scopes of work and budgets for all phases of archeological investigations;
Skill in using MS Word, Excel, Outlook and databases;
Ability to apply cultural resource management theory and practice to state owned resources;
Ability to manage and coordinate diverse program activities and accomplish program goals using independent judgment and initiative;
Ability to administer contracts;
Ability to work with individuals with different types of training and backgrounds to create solutions and bring projects to completion;
Ability to work as a member of a team;
Ability to supervise the work of others;
Ability to communicate effectively;
Ability to obtain a Texas Antiquities Permit from the Texas Historical Commission;
Ability to use various digging tools;
Ability to work outside for long periods, sometimes in adverse weather conditions;
Ability to perform manual labor including, lifting supplies and materials up to 50 lbs.;
Ability to conduct work activities in accordance with TPWD safety program.
Required to work from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday;
Required to work on holidays, weekends, and hours other than 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., as necessary;
Required to perform work outdoors, occasionally in adverse weather conditions;
Required to hike in difficult terrain, as necessary;
Must conform to TPWD dress and grooming standards, work rules, and safety procedures;
Required to perform manual labor including, lifting supplies and materials up to 50 lbs.;
Required to travel 20% with possible overnight stays;
Required to operate a State vehicle;
Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles.
TPWD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER