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Job Announcement – Archaeological Technician, American Samoa

American Samoa Government
Department of Human Resources
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799

Job Title: Archaeological Technician

Posting Date: June 15, 2017

Closing Date: July 07, 2017

Serial No.: 128-17 Announcement No.: 021-17

Department/ Division: Governor’s Office/ American Samoa Historic Preservation Office

Type of Position: Permanent Appointment

Posting Type: Employment Opportunity/Open to the Public

Pay Grade and Salary Range: GS-09/$11,917 – $30,767

Nature of Work:

This position is located in the American Samoa Historic Preservation Office (ASHPO). The incumbent works under the supervision of the Staff Archaeologist and the Historic Preservation Officer (HPO) Director. The incumbent is responsible for doing fieldwork and related paperwork necessary for identification and preservation
of historic and cultural properties in the Territory. The incumbent shall perform work under the Survey and Inventory Program Area of the Office, but may be asked to perform survey related tasks for the Review and Compliance and National Register Program Areas.

Duties and Responsibilities:

· Manage site visits, assists with excavations and monitors construction and land-use activities to identity historic and cultural properties for publication related to the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1990 PNRS permit process.

· Conducts vegetation clearing of archaeological sites and other historic properties for the mapping and photographing of said sites as required.

· Provide assistance to the Staff Archaeologist, and Historian in conducting comprehensive archaeological and ethnographic surveys, of the islands within American Samoa, in order to locate, identify, and document all historically, archaeologically, and culturally significant properties.

· Assists in conducting periodic monitoring and other testing of projects to ensure that Historic Preservation Requirements being complied with.

· Prepares written reports of survey and testing activities in accordance with the related to Review & Compliance and Survey and Inventory.

· Assists the Staff Archaeologist to prepare National Register Nomination forms in accordance with the related National Register Nomination Guidelines.

· Assists with the photographing of features at archaeological sites.

· Assists with field and electronic mapping of archaeological sites and features.

· Assists in conducting tours and class presentations relating to historic preservation and of archaeological and historic sites.

· Assists in conducting after-the-fact assessments at unpermitted earthmoving and construction sites to determine the nature and extend of damage to significant historic and archaeological resources, upon which a report will be generated by the incumbent.

· Makes periodic surveys of historic properties and sites to review their conditions and/or recommends pro action necessary to be taken for preservation purpose.

· Assists contractors or clients in the review of the One Start application and make as needed recommendations regarding the Division’s requirements.

· Assists the HPO Staff Archaeologist and in the recovery and documentation of human remains found at associated historical and cultural properties.

· Assists with the filling out of Historic Property Inventory forms and related electronic Historic Property Inventory.

· Performs other related duties to assist the Staff Archaeologist, Staff Historian, and Historic Preservation Officer as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Ability:

· Pacific, Polynesian, and Samoan archaeology and history, or North American archaeology and history with administrative procedures and regulations, especially related to the National Register Program and the Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended and how the National Register Program relates to the Review and Compliance and Survey and Inventory Programs.

· Computer word processing, computer photograph programs and Database management.

· Geographic information systems (GIS), and Google Earth.

· Samoan language is a plus.

· Communicate effectively with agencies in the federal and territorial governments regarding National Register and historic preservation issues, as well as professional and historic preservation organizations through written and oral mediums.

· Adapt to the local cultural setting.

· Render technical assistance to appropriate agencies and interested citizens.

· Cooperate and interact well with others.

Academic and Experience Requirements

Applicant must have an Associate degree in Archaeology, History or related field from an accredited college/university plus 4 years of work related experience. Years of progressively responsible working experience may be substituted for a portion of the academic requirement. Salary will be adjusted according to experience.

Complete information concerning this vacancy may be obtained from the Personnel Division of the Department of Human Resources, or please contact the Recruitment unit at 1-684-633-4485/633-4000.

Department of Human Resources,
A.P. Lutali Executive Office Building,

Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799

Ph:1-684-633-4485
Fax:1-684-633-1139

Email: hr@americansamoa.gov

Fa’afetai Tele

Kenneth Kuaea

Acting Director
Department of Human Resources

This is an Employment Opportunity Employer

Job Announcement: Historian Technician, American Samoa

American Samoa Government
Department of Human Resources
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799

Job Title: Historian Technician

Posting Date: June 16, 2017

Closing Date: July 07, 2017

Serial No.: 129-17

Announcement No.: 022-17

Department / Division:

Governor’s Office / American Samoa Historic Preservation Office

Type of Position: Permanent Appointment

Posting Type: Employment Opportunity/Open to the Public

Pay Grade and Salary Range: GS-09/$11,917 – $30,767

General Description

This position is located in the American Samoa Historic Preservation Office, a Division under the Office of the Governor. The incumbent works under the supervision of the Staff Historian and the Historic Preservation Officer (Director). The incumbent is responsible for doing the fieldwork and related paperwork necessary for identification and preservation of historic and cultural properties in the Territory. The incumbent shall perform work under the National Register Program Area of the Office, but may be asked to assist with survey related tasks for the Review and Compliance and Survey and Inventory Program Areas.

Duties and Responsibilities

· Conducts historic library and archival research, assists the Historian with oral history interviews including transcribing such interviews.

· Assists the Staff Historian and Staff Archaeologist in conducting comprehensive historic, ethnographic and archaeological surveys, of the islands within American Samoa, in order to locate, identify, and document all historically, and culturally significant properties.

· Assists the Staff Historian to prepare National Register Nomination forms in accordance with the related National Register Nomination Guidelines.

· Assists in the writing of Historic Contexts.

· Assists with the photographing of historic properties.

· Assists with field and electronic mapping of historic properties and features.

· Assists in conducting tours and class presentations relating to historic preservation and of archaeological and historic sites.

· Conducts vegetation clearing of historic properties as necessary for photographs of mapping of said properties.

· Assists with the filling out of Historic Property Site Forms and assists with the maintenance the Historic Property Inventory and related electronic Historic Property Inventory.

· Assists in conducting tours and class presentations relating to historic preservation and of archaeological and historic sites.

· Makes periodic surveys of historic properties and sites to review their conditions and/or recommends proactive measures as necessary to be taken for preservation purposes.

· Assists the Staff Archaeologist, Historian, and the Director in reviewing and writing reports.

· Performs other related duties to assist the Staff Archaeologist, Staff Historian, and Director as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Ability

· Pacific, Polynesian, and Samoa history, or North American history.

· Computer word processing and computer photograph programs.

· Database management,

· Public information and Samoan language are pluses.

· Communicate effectively with agencies in the federal and territorial governments regarding National Register and historic preservation issues.

· Professional and historic preservation organizations through written and oral medium

· Adapt to the local culture.

· Cooperate and interact well with others.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicant must have an Associate degree in History or closely related field from an accredited college/university plus 4 years of work related experience. Years of progressively responsible working experience may be substituted for a portion of the academic requirement. Salary will be adjusted according to experience.

Complete information concerning this vacancy may be obtained from the Personnel Division of the Department of Human Resources, or please contact the Recruitment unit at 1-684-633-4485/633-400

Department of Human Resources,
A.P.Lutali Executive Office Building,
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799

Ph:1-684-633-4485
Fax:1-684-633-1139

Email: hr@americansamoa.gov

Fa’afetai Tele,

Kenneth Kuaea

Acting Director
Department of Human Resources

This is an Employment Opportunity Employer

RCUH/PICHTR opening for full-time Cultural Resources Specialist

To apply, follow this link.

Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific International Center for High Technology Research (PICHTR), performing project tasks on land controlled by U.S. Army Garrison, Hawai‘i (USAG-HI) on the Island of Oahu.  Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.

MINIMUM MONTHLY SALARY:  Salary commensurate with qualifications.

DUTIES:  Provides day-to-day support in implementing the Oahu Army Cultural Resources Management (OACRM) Program Scope of Work (SOW).  Serves as OACRM Program Specialist to perform assigned tasks to implement programs developed by the Cultural Resources Manager U.S. Army Garrison, Hawai‘i. Works independently at the direction of the Oahu Army Cultural Resource Management Program Manager to support all fieldwork, including drafting plans and reports, accompanying cultural accesses, monitoring, pedestrian survey, implementing data recovery plans, conducting excavations, data collection and input, and coordination of assigned tasks/projects.  Participates in public outreach activities. Becomes familiar with installation plans, undertakings, and cultural studies and inventories.  Works in areas with Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) with professional Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) supervision as required.

PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING:  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Archaeology, Anthropology, Cultural Resources Management, or related field.  EXPERIENCE:  One to three (1-3) years of experience in performing archaeological fieldwork, drafting archaeological plans, writing results of field or lab procedures, lab analysis, and data collection and input.  Experience in archaeological fieldwork must include pedestrian survey, mapping, minor excavation, and testing.  ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS:  Knowledge of archaeological methods. Knowledge of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended and related regulations and laws. Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to use compass, maps and GPS.  Computer literate in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.  Additional software knowledge includes familiarity with ArcView GIS software or similar. Must possess a valid driver’s license (and if use of personal vehicle on the job is required, must also have valid personal driver’s insurance equivalent to Hawai‘i’s No-Fault Driver’s Insurance) and maintain throughout the duration of employment.  Must be able to drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle with manual transmission. Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must be able to pass a post offer criminal background check. Must possess the American Red Cross Certification in First Aid/CPR (or be able to obtain the certificate following the training provided within three (3) months from date of hire) and maintain throughout duration of employment.  Must be able to pass a DoD security check for employment as an Army contractor.  Applicants selected will be subject to a Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to unclassified, but sensitive information. Must complete UXO training within six (6) months from date of hire as job duties will require work in UXO areas.  Must complete online forty (40) hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) training within two (2) weeks from date of hire or may be subject to termination.  PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Works under strenuous and extreme outdoor conditions.  Able to hike up to ten (10) miles per day with backpack weighing up to forty (40) pounds unassisted over rough terrain at elevations up to 4,000 feet. Post Offer/Employment Condition:  Must pass a post-offer physical exam within two (2) weeks from date of hire or may be subject to termination.  Subsequent periodic exams, at least annually, may be required by the employer.  Respirator medical clearance and fitting is required.  All reasonable accommodations will be made based on fitness for duty.  Medical costs will be paid for by the employer. POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS:  As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and procedures and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawai‘i’s and/or business entity’s policies and procedures.  Violation of RCUH’s, UH’s, or business entity’s policies and/or procedures or applicable State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action (including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.).

SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS:  Education and experience in the cultural and archaeological setting specific to Army lands on Oahu and/or Hawai‘i Islands.  Experience in Hawai‘i and/or Pacific Islands archaeology.  Knowledge of Hawaiian and/or Pacific Islands archaeology and cultural history.  Knowledge of Department of Defense cultural resources in general and the policy, organizational, and operational contexts within which they are managed.  Knowledge of local, Federal, and State lands use and environmental laws.  Familiarity with integrative techniques used to inventory, assess, and display cultural resource assets, environmental impacts, and their interrelationships.  Advanced experience with GIS and GPS, in addition to advanced knowledge and experience with Microsoft Access database management.  Experience performing a variety of cultural resources program tasks, particularly in a governmental agency setting.

INQUIRIES:  David Ingleman 798-9739 (Oahu).

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to www.rcuh.com and click on “Job Postings.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Salary History, 4) Supervisory References, 5) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawai‘i Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to rcuh_employment@rcuh.com. If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344 or (808)956-0872.

RCUH’s mission is to support the research and training programs of the University of Hawai‘i and to enhance research, development, and training generally in Hawai‘i.

Equal Opportunities Employer – Minorities/Women/Disability/Veteran.

Please apply before
03/01/2017

Cultural Surveys Hawai‘i, Inc. Seeks Archaeologists

Cultural Surveys Hawai‘i, Inc. Seeks Archaeologists

The Company

Cultural Surveys Hawai‘i, Inc. (CSH) is an island-based company offering expertise in all aspects of archaeological, cultural, and historical research throughout the Hawaiian Islands and the Pacific. CSH has over 30 years’ experience providing quality cultural resource management services that fulfill state and federal regulatory requirements and facilitate land-use planning. CSH has offices on O‘ahu, Maui, Kaua‘i, and Hawai‘i. Please refer to our website at www.culturalsurveys.com.

Position Description: Archaeologist

At CSH, an archaeologist is expected to be a “jack of all trades.” Regarding fieldwork: under the direction of a project supervisor, you will perform standard archaeological field investigations, including 100 percent pedestrian surveys, archaeological feature identification, mapping, and recording, shovel test excavations, controlled test excavations (test pits), areal excavations, and backhoe testing programs. You will need to work independently as an archaeological monitor on various development projects. You should be comfortable and safety-conscious around heavy machinery. You will be expected to provide detailed records of your work on the appropriate survey, site recording, excavation, and monitoring forms. The excavation of human skeletal remains will likely be part of your duties. Fieldwork often involves strenuous physical labor, from hiking over rough terrain and/or through dense vegetation, to vegetation clearance with a machete, to pick and shovel excavations. Travel to the neighbor islands is often required for fieldwork. Generally, while you are on the neighbor islands, CSH pays your room and board; living arrangements are typically communal in rented houses or condominiums with kitchen facilities.

Regarding office work: with appropriate supervision you will be expected to write up the results of fieldwork. This will include historic property descriptions, stratigraphic profile descriptions, and assessments of historic property significance. You are expected to become increasingly familiar with the Hawai‘i State and federal historic preservation regulations CSH’s compliance documents are designed to fulfill. Report writing will also involve preparing historical and environmental background sections and previous archaeological work summaries. Besides report writing, office work will also include inputting information into the CSH Access database, digital drafting, various forms of laboratory work, and GIS work.

Requirements

An undergraduate degree in Anthropology/Archaeology is preferred, but candidates with demonstrated experience working in cultural resource management archaeology may be considered. You must have a valid driver’s license. You will need your own transportation to get to various job sites. CSH is looking for a full-time employee, averaging 40 hours per week. Previous experience in Hawaiian archaeology is greatly preferred.

Reimbursement

Compensation is commensurate with past experience, skills, education, and productivity. Pay packages include medical and dental insurance, a 401K program, a paid time off program, and a company profit sharing program.

To Apply

If interested, please submit a resume, three references (with phone and email contacts), and a short, preferably technical/descriptive writing sample (for example, an excavation summary or an archaeological site/feature description) to CSH, attention Matt McDermott: mmcdermott@culturalsurveys.com or info@culturalsurveys.com.

Guam Archaeology Field Technician

International Archaeology, LLC (IA) is accepting applications for the position of Archaeology Field Technician in its Guam office.  This is a part-time temporary position that will last for several months but may be extended as company needs and individual performance warrant.  The work will include monitoring, survey, and data recovery projects on Guam and throughout western Micronesia.  A minimum of one year of archaeological experience in Pacific Island archaeology is required.  The position requires work experience and skill sufficient to independently recognize surface and subsurface archaeological remains, assess the type of work needed to appropriately perform field documentation of the remains, and to efficiently carry out such documentation, which includes maintaining organized and comprehensive written records (including soil descriptions), and the preparation of tape and compass plan maps and measured stratigraphic profiles.  Ability to use specialized equipment or perform specialized tasks is advantageous but not required (e.g., total station, professional-grade GPS, GIS, human osteology, archival/historical research, analyses of historical artifacts, faunal analyses, etc.). Physical fitness is necessary for undertaking occasional strenuous activity in hot and humid and/or rainy conditions, and for traversing rough and densely vegetated terrain.  Non-field tasks may be assigned on occasion, depending on the skills and interests of the applicant.  Applicants must have:

1) B.A. or M.A. degree in anthropology with specialization in archaeology or a degree in a related

field

2) Completion of an archaeology field school course

3) Previous archaeological work experience

Off-island travel may be necessary.  A valid driver’s license and passport are required.  Wage and benefits are commensurate with the position, experience of the applicant, and industry standards.  Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a résumé, and the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three references to BusinessOffice@iarii.org.  Consideration of applications will begin immediately.  IA is an equal opportunity employer.  A U.S. visa and work permit are required for non-U.S. citizens; these documents must be obtained at the applicant’s expense and without delay.

OACRM PROGRAM GIS SPECIALIST

https://hrweb.rcuh.com/psc/hrprd_exapp/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRS.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL

OACRM PROGRAM GIS SPECIALIST – ID# 16635.

Pacific International Center for High Technology Research. Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific International Center for High Technology Research (PICHTR) performing programmatic and project tasks on land controlled by U.S. Army Garrison Hawai’i (USAG-HI) on the Island of Oahu. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.

MONTHLY SALARY: Salary commensurate with qualifications.

DUTIES: Coordinates with USAG-HI Cultural Resources Manager and Oahu Army Cultural Resources Management (OACRM) Program Manager (Oahu), USAG-HI, and programmatic staff to verify, maintain, and update cultural resource related geospatial data in compliance with U.S. Army requirements. Provides guidance and training to OACRM Program staff on geospatial issues and tools. Familiarizes him/herself with installation plans, undertakings and cultural studies and inventories.

PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Geography, Computer Science, or Archaeology/Anthropology. GIS certification is required. EXPERIENCE: One to three (1-3) years of experience in surveying and/or monitoring. One to three (1-3) years of experience in GIS and database maintenance, technical support, and troubleshooting, specifically using Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) software products. Experience preparing written reports based on interpretation of spatial and tabular data.ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Extensive knowledge of Geographic Information System (GIS) databases and applications. Good organizational, communication, and computer skills. Ability to solve problems and think critically. Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing. Proficient at using Microsoft Office, Access databases, and ArcGIS and extensions. Skilled in GPS operation. Ability to use compass, maps, laser range finders and Trimble GPS. Skilled in use of ESRI ArcGIS software. Ability to teach less experienced staff about both the use of ESRI software and Trimble GPS equipment. Must possess a valid driver”s license and proof of personal vehicle insurance, and maintain throughout the duration of employment. Must be able to drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle with manual transmission. Post Offer/Employment Conditions: Must be able to pass a post offer criminal background check. Must be able to pass a DoD security check for employment as an Army contractor. Applicants selected will be subject to a Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to unclassified information. Must possess the American Red Cross Certification in First Aid/CPR (or be able to obtain and maintain the certificate following the training provided within three (3) months from date of hire) and maintain throughout duration of employment. Must complete UXO training within six (6) months from date of hire as job duties will require work in UXO areas. Must complete online forty (40) hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) training within two (2) weeks from date of hire or may be subject to termination. Must complete the online Hazard Communication training immediately after hire or no later than employee”s initial exposure to hazardous chemicals. PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: Willing to work under strenuous and extreme outdoor conditions. Able to hike up to ten (10) miles per day while lifting/carrying a backpack weighing forty (40) pounds unassisted. Able to camp in remote and rugged areas for periods of several days. Hiking field trips of several hours may be required over rough terrain at higher elevations. POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS: As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and procedures and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawai”i”s and/or business entity”s policies and procedures. Violation of RCUH”s, UH”s, or business entity”s policies and/or procedures or applicable State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action (including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.).

SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in the cultural and archaeological setting specific to U.S. Army lands and programs. Knowledge of and experience with DoD Cultural Resources in general and the policy, organizational, and operational contexts within which they are managed. Skill as a catalyst and motivator to elicit cooperation and compliance with actions from diverse individuals and groups. Knowledge of local, Federal, State lands use and environmental laws. Familiarity with integrative techniques used to inventory, assess, and display cultural resource assets, environmental impacts, and their interrelationships. DoD experience. Familiarity with SDSFIE and FGDC standards as implemented by the U.S. Army Installation Geospatial Information and Services (IGI&S) program.

INQUIRIES: Clifford Smith 554-7492 (Oahu).

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to www.rcuh.com and click on “Job Postings.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Salary History, 4) Supervisory References, 5) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M.Hawai’i Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to rcuh_employment@rcuh.com. If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344 or (808)956-0872.

CLOSING DATE: December 31, 2016.

RCUH’s mission is to support the research and training programs of the University of Hawai’i and to enhance research, development, and training generally in Hawai’i.

Equal Opportunities Employer – Minorities/Women/Disability/Veteran.

International Archaeology, LLC seeks Field Technician

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Position Announcement:  Archaeology Field Technician

December 8, 2016

International Archaeology, LLC (IA) is accepting applications for the position of Archaeology Field Technician in the Honolulu office. This is a full-time temporary position that will last for several months. The term may be extended as company needs and individual performance warrant. The work will include several monitoring and survey projects on O‘ahu. Assistance also may be needed on projects on Hawai‘i neighbor islands and in Western Micronesia. A minimum of 2 years of archaeological experience in Pacific Island archaeology is required, including at least 1 year of archaeological monitoring in Hawai‘i. The position requires work experience and skill sufficient to independently recognize surface and subsurface archaeological remains, assess the type of work needed to appropriately perform field documentation of the remains, and to efficiently carry out such documentation, which includes maintaining organized and comprehensive written records (including soil descriptions), and the preparation of tape and compass plan maps and measured stratigraphic profiles. Ability to use specialized equipment or perform specialized tasks is advantageous but not required (e.g., total station, professional-grade GPS, GIS, human osteology, archival/historical research, analyses of historical artifacts, faunal analyses, etc.). Physical fitness is necessary for undertaking occasional strenuous activity in hot and humid and/or rainy conditions, and for traversing rough and densely vegetated terrain. Non-field tasks may be assigned on occasion, depending on the skills and interests of the applicant. Applicants must have:

1) B.A. or M.A. degree in anthropology with specialization in archaeology or a degree in a related field

2) Completion of an archaeology field school course

3) Previous archaeological work experience

Some off-island travel may be necessary. A valid driver’s license is required. Wage and benefits are commensurate with the position, experience of the applicant, and industry standards. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a résumé, and the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three references to BusinessOffice@iarii.org. Consideration of applications will begin immediately. IA is an equal opportunity employer. A U.S. visa and work permit are required for non-U.S. citizens; these documents must be obtained at the applicant’s expense and without delay.

Haun & Associates seeks archaeological field technician

Haun & Associates seeks highly motivated, dependable, and experienced archaeologist for full-time archaeological survey, data recovery, and monitoring projects on Hawaii Island. Field conditions can be physically challenging and strenuous, requiring stamina and agility. We are looking for an enthusiastic, team-oriented individual who possesses sufficient skills to function at a high level of competency.

Pay rate will be based on qualifications and experience, and is highly competitive.

Minimum Qualifications: B.A. in Anthropology or Archaeology, field school training, and 2 years of full-time professional experience, preferably in Hawaiian or Pacific Island field archaeology. Must be detail-oriented, organized, and demonstrate proficient communication skills. Must have a clean driving record and be able to obtain a Hawaii driver’s license.

How to apply: Email a cover letter detailing the number of months or years experience in each of the following tasks: inventory, data recovery, monitoring. Attach a pdf containing your curriculum vitae or full resume with names and contact information for 3 recent work references to: dianneberrigan@gmail.com

Conference Registration Now Live

Register now for the 2016 Society for Hawaiian Archaeology Conference by following this link.

Several huakai will be run in conjunction with the conference. More information is available here.

Maui Historic Preservation Archaeologist IV with State Historic Preservation Division

For the official announcement and to apply, follow this link.

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.