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🔗Project Review Archaeologist (Historian/Archaeologist & Preservationist III)

  • Full Time
  • Richmond, VA, USA
  • August 22, 2021
  • Job Reference #: #00061
  • Salary ($): 46,087 - 64,618
  • Job Qualifications:

    Comprehensive knowledge of the historic and prehistoric archaeology of Virginia and/or the Mid-Atlantic Region; archaeological resource protection and project management principles, methods, and techniques; applicable state and federal laws, regulations and guidelines; and, agency programs.

    Knowledge of and ability to conduct and evaluate archaeological survey and mitigation projects; to apply technical, legal and cultural knowledge and planning principles to complex archaeological projects; to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; to research and analyze documents; to negotiate effectively; to provide technical assistance related to program area; and, to work effectively and exercise good judgement under stressful conditions.  Experience in working as part of an interdisciplinary team; ability to instruct/guide others positively.  Strong attention to detail and ability to analyze complex documents.

    Special Requirements:  Applicants must meet the Secretary Of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards in Archaeology.

    Limited teleworking may be possible; approval is at the discretion of the supervisor only after the employee has successfully worked for the agency of a time no less than 6 months. The selected candidate will be required to complete a criminal background check as a condition of employment.  A valid driver’s license is required.

  • How to Apply:

    To be considered for this position a state application must be received through the on-line employment system by SUNDAY, AUGUST 22, 2021 at

  • Application URL:
  • Application Address: 2801 Kensington Ave. Richmond, VA 23221

Website Virginia Dept. of Historic Resources (DHR)

The Department of Historic Resources (DHR) has a great working culture, allows for telework/flex schedules and is a learning environment that allows individuals to thrive in their careers.  Are you seeking a challenging opportunity with a great working culture? If so, the Department of Historic Resources has a position just for you.

This position offers a career opportunity for an individual with exceptional research and analytical skills and a can-do-attitude; to review all aspects of federal and state undertakings for effects to archaeological resources to ensure their appropriate treatment in accordance with federal and state legislative mandates. Duties: serves as main point of contact for assigned agencies; conducts timely and consistently accurate reviews based on critical analysis of individual projects; provides written comments regarding the project’s effects on known or expected prehistoric or historic resources; interprets federal and state regulations and guidelines; reviews reports for content and consistency with applicable standards and guidelines; applies the National Register criteria to evaluate archaeological resources and make recommendations for further identification and evaluation; makes assessments of effect, requests consideration of alternatives, and recommends appropriate treatment of significant archaeological resources; provides technical assistance; performs field inspections; provides training workshops in statutory requirements for historic resources and/or available preservation tools; and participates on the Archaeological Subcommittee of the National Register Evaluation Team.  May be assigned additional duties.

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    The successful candidate is responsible for finding and paying for travel to and housing at the internship location; some exceptions apply. The supervising National Park Service (NPS) office may be able to assist in locating housing but it is ultimately up to the individual accepting the internship to find accommodation.

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