Maui Historic Preservation Archaeologist IV with State Historic Preservation Division

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This posting is for the State of Hawaii, Department of Land and Natural Resources, State Historic Preservation Division.

The position is located on the Island of Maui.

Salary:  Commensurate with education and experience.

If you have any questions regarding this non-civil service exempt position,  please contact Ms. Alexis Caramonte at 808-692-8036 (Monday – Friday, 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) (HST).

The State Recruiting Office will refer all inquiries regarding this exempt position to the Department of Land and Natural Resources.

Duties Summary:
This position is located in the Archaeology Branch and has supervisory responsibilities over the island of Maui. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: responding to the discovery of human skeletal remains; conducting historic preservation reviews for federal, state and county undertakings; conducting field inspections to verify completion of archaeological work or to assess the need for archaeological surveys; assisting and advising public and private agencies on State law, regulations and procedures for the island of Maui’s archaeological projects; undertaking inventory surveys of historic properties; reviewing the effects of development projects on historic properties; assisting in the preparation of Hawaii and National Register nomination forms; and performing administrative duties such as assisting in drafting policies, objective and operational plans for the island of Maui. Performs other duties as assigned.
 Minimum Qualification Requirements:
LEGAL AUTHORIZATION TO WORK REQUIREMENT: The State of Hawaii requires all persons seeking employment with the government of the State shall be citizens, nationals, or permanent resident aliens of the United States, or eligible under federal law for unrestricted employment in the United States.

Recommended Qualifications:

Knowledge of: Must be familiar with State and Federal burial and historic preservation laws, rules and regulations; must have knowledge of archaeological field standards and the ability to independently identify adherence to these standards. Must also be familiar with MicroSoft  Office, GIS, and ArcView.

Skills/Abilities to: Must be able to interpret and apply laws and regulations. Must possess leadership skills which include ability to direct all review work for the island of Maui and establish positive working relationships with government and private entities. Must be able to participate fully in rough terrain work which includes working in dusty, hot and confined areas. Must also have the ability to determine appropriate archaeological methods and procedures and implement them; prepare correspondence and reports; identify and evaluate Hawaiian archaeological resources; coordinate work with other professionals on staff and other  government agencies; and deal effectively with government entities and the general public.

Education Requirements: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Archaeology or Anthropology.

Excess work experience as described below may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis provided that the knowledge, skills and abilities are comparable to those acquired in six (6) years of successful study while completing a college or university curriculum leading to a master’s degree. To be acceptable, the experience must have been of such scope, level and quality as to assure the possession is comparable in knowledge, skills and abilities.

Experience Requirements: Three (3) years of work experience in Pacific archaeology reviewing various archaeological reports for compliance with State and Federal law and/or conducting archaeological field work. Supervisory experience is preferred.

Quality of Experience: Possession of the required number of years of experience will not in itself be accepted as proof of qualification for a position. The applicant’s overall experience must have been of such scope and level of responsibility as to conclusively demonstrate that he/she has the ability to perform the duties of the position for which he/she is being considered.

License Requirement: Applicants must possess a valid license, type 3 or higher, to drive in the State of Hawaii.

Physical/Mental Requirements: Applicants must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position effectively and safely, with or without reasonable accommodation. Qualified applicants with disabilities who can perform the essential functions of the advertised position are encouraged to apply. The State of Hawaii is committed to making reasonable accommodations on a case-by-case basis. Applicants seeking reasonable accommodation should be ready to discuss the accommodation sought so that a determination can be made that such accommodation is reasonable and would not cause the employer undue hardship.

 Other Information:
This position is exempt from the civil service and considered temporary in nature. Therefore, if you are appointed to the position, your employment will be considered to be “at will,” which means that you may be discharged from your employment at the prerogative of your department head or designee at any time.

Submit applications to:

Department of Land and Natural Resources
Personnel Office
Attn:  Mr. Casey Fukuda
1151 Punchbowl Street, Room 231
Honolulu, HI 96813

Click here for the Non-Civil Service Application (HRD 278). Recruitment number is EX102055.

Direct all inquiries regarding this position to:

Ms. Alexis Caramonte, Assistant Administrator
Email:  alexis.m.caramonte@hawaii.gov
Phone: 808-692-8036
Monday – Friday 7:45 am – 4:30 pm

NOTE: The State Recruiting Office will refer you to the Department of Land and Natural Resources regarding this exempt position.

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