Archaeologist (heritage Resource Spec I)

Mclean, Virginia
$51,805.31 - $86,341.63 Annually
Mar 28, 2021
Apr 10, 2021
Full Time
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Under direction of the archaeology and collections branch manager, completes tasks related to the daily operations of the archaeology and collections branch and general administrative duties of the archaeology and collections branch. As staff archaeologist, conducts reconnaissance survey on park land, land to be rezoned, park acquisitions, and special projects, i.e. utility and construction easements on park land.

Location: The James Lee Center, 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church, VA 22042.

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position description.)

Surveys, evaluates and records archaeological or architectural resources and recommends follow-up actions to senior staff;
Locates, catalogs, identifies, analyzes and curates artifacts;
Collects and analyzes data, including archaeological, architectural site data, and curatorial data;
Updates archaeological and architectural site information with Virginia Department of Historic Resources (VDHR)'s and Virginia Cultural Resource Information System (VCRIS);
Works with a senior level Heritage Resource Specialist to review public and private planning and development proposals for compliance with local, state, and federal preservation guidelines and assess the potential impact on archaeological or historic sites both on park and countywide land;
Works with senior staff to develop proffer and mitigation recommendations;
Researches and records information on assigned topics related to the county's heritage resources;
Assists with the recruitment and training of volunteers;
Monitors the work of volunteers at work sites;
Assists senior staff with monitoring work performed by contractors;
Provides the public with information related to assigned functional area through reports, publications, lectures, and meetings;
Assists with the compilation of information to be supplied to boards and commissions on historic preservation;
Works with other agency staff on team projects.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)

Knowledge of archaeology, historic preservation, architectural history, or museum curation;
Knowledge of local, state, and federal regulations, codes, and ordinances such as the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 (ARPA), Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990 (NAGPRA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and the Virginia Antiquities Act;
Knowledge of the principles, practices and methods of the specialty area to which assigned, and the ability to effectively apply them;
Knowledge of laboratory and field safety procedures;
Knowledge of the classification methodologies for the specialty area assigned;
Knowledge of the Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and Guidelines for Conducting Historic Resources Survey in Virginia;
Ability to analyze and evaluate development plans, and form sound, practical recommendations, as appropriate to the assigned specialty area;
Ability to collect and analyze historic resource data using spreadsheets, databases, and statistical programs;
Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with coworkers, volunteers, contractors and the public;
Ability to train volunteers in the work methods of the specialty area and to monitor their work;
Ability to operate and maintain equipment used in a historic resource survey or curation facility;
Ability to communicate technical information effectively both orally and in writing to a wide range of audiences;
Ability to set priorities and manage time efficiently.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to") Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in history, archaeology, anthropology, architectural history, historic preservation, or other closely related field.

Valid driver's license.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a check of the Child Protective Services Registry, and a driver's license check to the satisfaction of the employer.

Familiarity with Middle-Atlantic prehistory and lithic analysis PLUS 2 years of professional experience in the specialized field or graduate-level coursework at an accredited university.

Ability to walk over rough terrain and lift 50 pounds. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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