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Archaeologist - first review will be 01/11/2019

at Ak Chin Indian Community

Pay: $50,900 to $71,260/year
Salary : $1,957.69 - $2,740.77 Biweekly $50,900.00 - $71,260.00 Annually
Posted: 9/23/2019
Job Reference #: 2133647

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Overall Job Objective

Job Title:Archaeologist - first review will be 01/11/2019
Opening Date/Time: Tue. 07/03/18 12:00 AM Arizona Time
Closing Date/Time:Continuous
Location:42507 W. Peters and Nall Road, Maricopa, AZ 85139, Arizona
Department:Him-Dak-Cultural Resources
Salary:$1,957.69 - $2,740.77 Biweekly
$50,900.00 - $71,260.00 Annually
Salary Information:Offering salary will be made between the minimum to midpoint of the posted salary range for this position, based on qualifications and experience. Employees may progress through the full salary range, subject to their successful performance and annual budget approval.
Under general supervision of the Him-Dak Museum Director, assists the Cultural Resources Program by overseeing a full range of archaeology services include performing data management, analysis and reporting, site monitoring and  overseeing archaeological surveys in order to maintain the archaeological management program. Provide general supervision to the Cultural Resource Technicians and Monitors. 
 Minimum Qualifications:

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college  or university in Native American Studies, Cultural Anthropology, Archaeology, or a closely related field.  Course work should include practical experience in archaeological or cultural resource work involving research, surveys, excavations or data analysis and two (2) years' full-time work experience in archeological or cultural resource work involving research, surveys, excavation, or data analysis with at least one (1) year in supervisory; OR an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training which provides the desired knowledge, skills and abilities.  Experience or education focusing on Native American cultural heritage issues is preferred. Must have a valid Arizona Driver's License and be able to meet the Community's insurance carrier requirements. Must successfully complete a background check.
 Examples of Duties:
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable Federal, State and Tribal cultural resource laws, regulations, policies, and procedures to include NHPA (National Historic Preservation Act), Section 106, TCP (Traditional Cultural Places), NAGPRA (Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act), ARPA (Archaeological Resources Protection Act, National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA), Native American Religious Freedom Act, and Arizona State Burial Law preferred.
  • Works with various Federal, State, and local agencies regarding Federal undertakings that may affect the interests of the Ak-Chin Indian Community both within Reservation boundaries and within the traditional use area of the Ak-Chin people. 
  • Enforces Ak-Chin Archaeological ordinances, issues permits, ensures compliance, and educates contractors, businesses and agencies.
  • Work with the department Director and Ak-Chin Indian Community Council and various departments on various projects to provide cultural resources clearance as appropriate.
  • Assist in coordinating NAGPRA related issues, facilitate return of human remains and associated burial items as necessary from within Ak-Chin's traditional use area.
  • Provides day to day supervision of the Cultural Resource Technicians and Monitors.
  • Assigns, coordinates, and reviews the work of subordinate staff, including scheduling workers and responding to questions regarding the interpretation of operating policies/procedures. 
  • Performs/oversees  excavations, monitors, and verifies condition of archaeological and construction sites; produces detailed field notes and photographs documenting site conditions.
  • Performs other cultural resources fieldwork, which includes data collection surveys (i.e., Class I, II and III), excavations, and preservation; provides analysis of data and field notes for report inclusion, and works with Arizona State Historic Preservation Office and BIA as necessary to clear projects within reservations boundaries.
  • Conducts computerized mapping and surveying of the archaeological sites on the Community land as well as survey, testing, and data recovery project areas; produces maps and illustrations for archaeological reports.
  • Conducts archaeological and environmental reviews through a combination of background research, fieldwork, and written documentation of the results.
  • Maintains and updates archaeological site files, photographic records, library bibliography, cultural resources maps, archaeological sites database and other inventories of archaeological sites within Community boundaries.  
  • Participates on committees and consults with other government agencies and Native American tribes regarding archaeological issues.
  • May be required to handle human remains and associated funerary objects and other artifacts.

 Other Requirements:
  • Knowledge of the history, culture, laws, rules, customs and traditions of the Ak-Chin Indian Community.
  • Knowledge of the purpose, current issues, projects, organization, policies, and employee responsibilities of the division to which assigned preferred.
  • Knowledge of the NHPA (National Historic Preservation Act), Section 106, TCP (Traditional Cultural Places), NAGPRA (Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act), ARPA (Archaeological Resources Protection Act, National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA), Native American Religious Freedom Act, and Arizona State Burial Law preferred.
  • Knowledge of the programs and policies of federal, state, and private agencies concerned with cultural resource management preferred.
  • Knowledge of the Ak-Chin Archaeological Ordinance preferred.
  • Knowledge of prehistoric, historic, and contemporary cultural resources of the area now within the southwestern United States and northern Mexico preferred.
  • Ability to perform potentially physically demanding tasks in adverse environmental conditions (such as extreme desert heat, rugged terrain, wildlife/insects, etc.).
  • Ability to be responsive, flexible, and adaptable to developing situations.
  • Ability to conduct mapping of archaeological sites and conduct simple surveys using a compass, topographic map, aerial photographs and GPS devices
  • Ability to maintain attention to detail for prolonged periods.
  • Ability to collect and organize archaeological field data for analysis.
  • Ability to use word processing and database software for job related tasks.
  • Ability to use specialized software such as ArcMap, Adobe Acrobat, PowerPoint, and Google Earth for job related tasks.
  • Ability to apply standardized methodology to the analysis of collected data.
  • Ability to drive motor vehicles.
  • Skill in analyzing and evaluating information accurately.
  • Skill in expressing ideas clearly, in written reports and other documentation.
  • Skill in exercising independent judgment and initiative within established guidelines without close supervision.
  • Skill in supervising and training subordinate staff.
  • Skill in the use of a GPS positioning systems.
  • Skill in the use of digital cameras and photo-processing software.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective work relationships with those encountered in the course of work.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with Federal and State agencies, other archaeological/cultural preservation professionals, Community Council, Community members, co-workers, and the general public.


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