Division seeks applicants for archaeologist position

The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs is seeking a professional archaeologist to join a dedicated group of cultural resource professionals in the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). The position will assist the agency in its protection of the state’s archaeological resources. We are looking for someone who enjoys working as part of a team and has the ability to communicate well with all types of constituents. The position’s primary duties include: consulting with federal, state and local agencies and applicants concerning the effects of their projects on historic properties; reviewing archaeological work involving the identification, evaluation and treatment of sites; and participating in public outreach activities. Applicants must meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards in archaeology, and have knowledge of Delaware and regional history and archaeology.

This is a full-time, permanent merit position with the State of Delaware, supported by federal funds. The position is classified as a Cultural Preservation Specialist, which encompasses archaeologists, architectural historians and historians. Note that the State’s classification describes core functions that are common to all positions in the class series and is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. This position will carry out duties of an archaeologist with a focus on project review.

Job applications are available beginning Jan. 22, 2021 by going to the Cultural Preservation Specialist listing on the Delaware Employment Link. Closing date: Aug. 6, 2021.

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