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🔗Archeological Services Team Lead (Program Supervisor VII)

  • Full Time
  • Austin, TX
  • $6.750.00 USD / Month
  • June 6, 2024
  • Department: Cultural Resources Program
  • Job Reference #: 00041042
  • Job Summary: Provides supervision and support to a team of professional archeologists, and conducts archeological investigations all over the Texas State Parks system.
  • Job Qualifications:

    Education:

    Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s degree in Anthropology or Archeology.

    Experience:

    Ten years of experience in archeology;

    Five years of experience in serving as a principal investigator and meeting the qualifications specified by the Antiquities Code of Texas;

    Four years of management experience including experience in Texas managing archeological projects, staff, and budgets.

    NOTE:  Experience may have occurred concurrently.

    Licensure:

    Must possess or be able to obtain and hold within 30 days of employment, a Texas class “C” driver’s license.

    Must be qualified to obtain Texas antiquities permits.

    NOTE: Retention of position contingent upon obtaining and maintaining required license.

  • How to Apply:

    All applicants must fill out a State of Texas application. Resumes will be accepted but not in lieu of an application. Visit the application URL provided and search under the job title.

  • Job benefits: Health insurance, retirement annuity, paid vacations, sick time
  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: Required to work overtime as necessary; Required to travel up to 30%, with probable overnight stays; Outdoor work in all seasons and weather conditions; occasionally will require work hours other than 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday; After a six month probationary period the candidate will be allowed to apply for telework two days a week; Must conform to TPWD dress and grooming standards, work rules and safety procedures; Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles.
  • Contact Name: Michael Strutt
  • Application Email: michael.strutt@tpwd.texas.gov
  • Application URL: https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en
  • Application Phone #: 512-389-4736
  • Application Address: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department 4200 Smith School Rd. Austin, Tx 78744

Website Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Conserve the cultural and natural resources of the Texas State Parks system.

Provides supervision and support to a team of professional archeologists, and conducts archeological investigations all over the Texas State Parks system.

Under the general direction of the Cultural Resources Program Director, the Archeology Services Team Lead performs highly advanced (senior-level) administrative and supervisory program work.  Responsible for supervising and directing team members which may include a Project Archeologist, Crew Chiefs, and/or Crew Members in archeological survey, testing, and excavation projects.  Applies for Antiquities Permits and successfully completes investigations under the Antiquities Code of Texas. Applies for federal antiquities permits and completes projects under federal guidelines. Plans and executes research initiatives using statewide database of archeological information available at TPWD and other repositories. Coordinates team’s research activities with all Cultural Resources Program staff.  Conducts pre-field planning and logistical arrangements.

Responsibilities include pre-survey or pre-excavation planning, archeological survey, site recording, mapping, testing, excavation, and artifact analysis.  Designs, writes, edits, and supervises the writing and editing of archeological reports ensuring that they meet the specifications of the Antiquities Code of Texas, and the Council of Texas Archeologists.  Coordinates Archeology Services Team activities with regional Cultural Resource Coordinators, Historic Preservation staff, and park staffs. Works directly with project managers, program directors, and/or resource coordinators in scoping and estimating archeological investigations.  Advises Cultural Resources Program Director regarding state and federal cultural resources laws and regulations and assists in developing agency policies.  Designs and conducts cultural resources trainings for agency staff.  Provides technical assistance to other governmental and professional organizations. Manages team budget. Presents Cultural Resources outreach activities to the public. Consults with interpretive staff on archeological information. Coordinates management of staff time with laboratory supervisor. Assists Program Director as assigned. Works under minimal supervision with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Performs other duties as assigned.  Complies with all Agency, Division and Branch rules, regulations and procedures.

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