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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.

Opening for Archaeologists at Cultural Surveys Hawaii

Employment Opportunity

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 web page at http://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.

Opening for Archaeological Project Supervisors at Cultural Surveys Hawaii

Employment Opportunity

Cultural Surveys Hawai’i, Inc., Seeks Archaeological Project Supervisors

 

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 web page at http://www.culturalsurveys.com.

 

Position Description: Archaeological Project Supervisor

As a project supervisor, you will be expected to be a “jack of all trades.” You will conduct and lead 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 will also be expected to coordinate various archaeological monitors working under your direction on different jobs. 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. As a project supervisor, you will be responsible for the fieldwork and records of the crew working under you.

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. Familiarity with various GPS systems and/or Ground Penetrating Radar would be helpful. Travel to the neighbor islands is sometimes required for fieldwork. 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.

Under the supervision of a project manager, you will be expected to write up the results of fieldwork and prepare various kinds of cultural resource management documents. This will include writing historic property descriptions, stratigraphic profile descriptions, and assessments of historic property significance. You will be expected to discuss project (undertaking) effect and potential mitigation options. You will be responsible for the completion of archaeological literature reviews and field inspections, archaeological inventory survey, archaeological monitoring, and archaeological data recovery reports. You will also be responsible for the preparation of archaeological data recovery, preservation, and monitoring plans. You will need to know the Hawai‘i State and federal historic preservation regulations, as well as have an understanding of Hawaiian archaeology and culture. Report writing will also involve preparing historical and environmental background sections and previous archaeological work summaries. Besides report writing, a project supervisor’s office work includes supervision of archaeological technicians and support staff as they enter information into the CSH Access database, draft figures, and perform various forms of laboratory and GIS work. Familiarity with Microsoft Access, Adobe Illustrator, and/or ESRI’s GIS software would be helpful.

A CSH project supervisor will: 1) have appropriate fieldwork and office skills; 2) display a willingness and ability to work independently on projects with limited supervision from a project manager; 3) producecultural resource management documents that require little editing and revision; 4) display a detailed familiarity with cultural resource management language and compliance; 5) assume supervisory responsibilities for various projects, including communication with clients and project set up and direction; and 6) perform written, telephone, and face to face consultation with knowledgeable culturalinformants and incorporate the results of this consultation into the appropriate reports or documents.

 

Requirements

A graduate degree in Anthropology/Archaeology is preferred, but candidates with an undergraduate degree and demonstrated experience working as a cultural resource management project supervisor may be considered. You must have a valid driver’s license. You will likely 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 (email contacts greatly preferred), 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.

Haun & Associates seeks archaeologists for fieldwork on Hawaii Island

Haun & Associates seeks highly motivated, dependable and experienced archaeologists for inventory survey, data recovery and monitoring projects. The ideal candidate will be a Hawaii resident with prior fieldwork experience in Hawaii and be physically capable of working in challenging environmental conditions. We are looking for enthusiastic, team-oriented individuals who possess sufficient skills to function at a high level of competency.

Pay rate will be based on individual 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 in Hawaiian or Pacific Island field archaeology for crew members; graduate degree and substantial professional experience in Hawaiian or Pacific Island field archaeology for supervisors. Must be detail-oriented, organized, and demonstrate proficient verbal and written communication skills.

How to apply: Email a cover letter detailing the number of month/years of experience in each of the following: inventory survey, data recovery and 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

 

PhD Position: The archaeology of shellfish translocation by early Māori

PhD Position: The archaeology of shellfish translocation by early Māori

The impacts of modern human society on marine ecosystems are both significant and well understood. In contrast, the influence of early humans on marine ecosystems remains virtually unknown. New Zealand, the last major landmass settled by humans, provides an unparalleled opportunity to determine the significance of human-ecosystem interactions by a Neolithic Society – NZ Māori. Māori settled New Zealand as late as the 14th century AD, meaning that evidence of early-human impacts are less obscured by time than in countries with more prolonged occupation.

Genetic analyses (supplemented with Māori environmental knowledge) of toheroa (Paphies ventricosa), an endemic shellfish of cultural importance to Māori, led to the hypothesis that the present-day distribution of this species has been influenced by historical, human-mediated translocations. The PhD position advertised here is part of a multidisciplinary research programme which aims to test this hypothesis by combining archaeology and molecular ecology with Mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge).

The PhD candidate will reconstruct the historical toheroa distribution and fishery from archaeological materials and historical collections. A first step will involve critical analysis of historical documents and identification of toheroa specimens presently held in museums and research institutions. This will identify archived material suitable for study. An analysis of archaeological authority reports will identify middens and sites where toheroa have previously been unearthed. Site visits will be conducted to examine middens and where appropriate, stratigraphy and radiocarbon dating will be used to examine temporal changes in shellfish distributions that could indicate the introduction of toheroa or other kaimoana (seafood) species.

The applicant must demonstrate:

– Good communication skills.

– Ability to work independently and as a team member.

– An Honours or Masters degree, although applicants may also be accepted on the basis of relevant and substantial practitioner/professional experience.

– Applicants should possess a background in physical geography, archaeology or environmental science, and be willing to undertake some fieldwork.

– Knowledge of dating techniques would be beneficial; particularly radiocarbon, archaeomagnetism, or stratigraphic dating.

The student will be supervised by Dr Phil Ross (ecology), Dr Bruce McFadgen (archaeology/dating), Fiona Petchey (archaeology/dating) and Alan Hogg (archaeology/dating). Liaison with additional research partners will support the student in developing and achieving research objectives.

The position includes University fees and a full stipend paid for three years. Funding to cover research costs has been obtained through a grant from the Marsden fund. Please contact Phil Ross http://sci.waikato.ac.nz/about-us/people/rossp via email p.ross@waikato.ac.nz for more information on the project

ASM Affiliates Job Opening – Senior Archaeologist, Oahu

ASM Affiliates Job Opening – Senior Archaeologist, Oahu

 

ASM Affiliates is seeking a Senior Archaeologist to serve as a Project Manager for our Oahu-based projects. Qualifications include:

 

  • M.A. in Anthropology/Archaeology (Ph.D. preferred);
  • Experience in Hawaiian/Pacific Island archaeology;
  • Minimum 10 years private sector CRM experience, with a record of increasing responsibility, including minimum 5 years of experience as Project Manager;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Experience in cost estimating, project budgeting, and successful proposal writing;
  • Knowledge of federal and state regulatory compliance procedures;
  • Excellent writing and communications skills

 

ASM is an equal opportunity employer. We are a full-service, employee-owned CRM firm with offices in five states. Salary will be commensurate with experience and will include a benefits package. Position will be open until filled. Please send resume and cover letter to Bob Rechtman, Ph.D., Vice President – Hawaii, brechtman@asmaffiliates.com. Visit our web-page: http://www.asmaffiliates.com

Tenure Track Position at UH Hilo

To apply, visit any of the following links:

http://careercenter.aaanet.org/jobs/7577080/assistant-professor-of-anthropology

http://hilo.hawaii.edu/uhh/hr/vacancy/943

https://www.higheredjobs.com/search/details.cfm?JobCode=176146669&Title=Assistant%20Professor%20of%20Anthropology

Assistant Professor of Anthropology, position #83555, UH Hilo, College of Arts and Sciences, general funds, permanent, nine-month, tenure track, full-time position, to begin approximately August 2016, pending position clearance and availability of funding.

Duties and Responsibilities:  Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in human-environment interactions with a preferred topical specialty in Pacific paleobotany, but other paleoenvironmental specializations will be considered; advise students; contribute to program development, including the establishment of a paleoenvironmental  laboratory through grant funding; conduct research; contribute to curriculum and advising in UH Hilo’s Heritage Management M.A. degree program, serve on university committees, engage in scholarly activities and/or creative endeavors which contribute to the mission of the University.  Perform service to the University and community.

Minimum Qualifications:  Ph.D. from an accredited college or university in anthropology or a related field with a primary focus on paleoenvironmental research; demonstrated expertise in Pacific Islands paleoenvironments with an emphasis in anthropological applications; evidence of good teaching skills.

Desirable Qualifications:  Evidence of successful college level teaching in a multicultural environment; qualitative and quantitative skills; commitment to a program in empirical research and education; willingness to contribute to existing Pacific Islands Studies Certificate Program; expertise to teach about cultures of Oceania from a cultural anthropological perspective.

Pay range:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply:  Submit a curriculum vitae, a letter describing research interests and teaching philosophy, transcript(s) showing degrees and course work appropriate to the position (copies are acceptable, however original official transcripts will be required prior to employment), and contact information (including email) of at least three (3) references.  Finalists will be asked to include a reference who is a current or former employer.  All requested documents/information become the property of the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Failure to submit all required documents shall deem an application to be incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Electronic submissions will not be accepted.

Application address:  Peter R. Mills, Search Committee Chair, Anthropology Department, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, 200 W. K?wili St., Hilo, Hawai‘i 96720-4091.

Inquiries:  Peter R. Mills, millsp@hawaii.edu, (808) 932-7268

Closing date:  Continuous recruitment, application review begins December 15, 2015.

UH Hilo is an EEO/AA Employer M/W/Disability/Veterans.

NOTES:

Employer will assist with relocation costs.

Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Job Announcement: Project Archaeologist, SEARCH

For further information, or to apply, vist the following link: http://search.workable.com/jobs/132955

DESCRIPTION

Project Archaeologist O‘ahu, Hawai‘i based SEARCH, as a leading nationwide and global provider of cultural resources services to government and commercial customers, is continuously seeking top talent in the cultural resource management industry. As a full-service company, SEARCH offers a multidisciplinary integration of our five divisions: Archaeology, Maritime Archaeology, Architectural History, History and Archives, and Heritage Design. SEARCH has an immediate openings for a full time Project Archaeologist to join our terrestrial division to support multiple cultural resources projects located predominantly in the State of Hawai‘i. This position will also assist with general service contracts and multidisciplinary projects of varying size and complexity with the ability to lead and complete small projects from proposal to final report and provide major support on large, complex, multi-year projects and multi-volume proposals and reports. Key Responsibilities of our Project Archaeologists include:

  • Assist preparing proposals, including project scopes and budgets, for archaeological projects and providing proposal support on multidisciplinary cultural resources projects
  • Conduct background research at State of Hawaii agencies, databases, and repositories including literature reviews, site file searches, historical map and aerial photo reviews, property records, and analysis and synthesis of cultural, historical, geographical, environmental, land-use, and previous survey data
  • Develop and implement research designs and methods appropriate to client needs and field conditions
  • Supervise field operations including managing equipment and field records; scheduling project personnel; and providing clear direction to field staff
  • Manage multiple simultaneous projects and meet deadlines within scope, budget, and schedule constraints
  • Analyze the results of field investigations to produce management summaries and technical reports
  • Travel as needed to support projects and company-related tasks

The position will be based out of SEARCH’s Kāne‘ohe, Hawai‘i office. This position will require daily inter-island and multi-week travel and as needed. To Apply, in Word or as a PDF, please send a cover letter, resume with professional references, and dates of your availability. SEARCH will treat all employment inquires with discretion. The chosen candidate will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment drug test and a criminal background check. Applicants need to be eligible to be employed in the United States and able to receive government security clearances and drive company vehicles and rental vehicles. SEARCH offers a competitive total compensation package with strong health & wellness and retirement plans. Pay will be commensurate with education and experience. Please visit www.searchinc.com for more info on SEARCH, and, if you’re social media savvy, “Like” us onFacebook or SEARCH for us on LinkedIn.

REQUIREMENTS

We will be looking for a candidate who has demonstrated excellent writing and communication skills, research skills, and the ability to disseminate and summarize information quickly and succinctly. What matters to us in this role includes intangibles like drive, precision, consistency in work, ownership of work, the ability to remember and learn from mistakes, the ability to see challenges as opportunities, proactiveness, and the ability to function as part of a team. Qualified candidates should also possess:

  • Master’s degree in Archaeology, Anthropology or a related field
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in cultural resource management with direct work and/or educational experience in the Hawaiian Islands.
  • 2+ years of experience in field supervision, including Phase I cultural resource surveys, Phase II site assessments, Phase III data recovery, and monitoring projects in Archaeology, Architectectural History, and Historic Preservation Planning.
  • Understanding of federal, state, and local regulations governing cultural resource management
  • Strong field and outdoors skill set, including off-road driving, backpacking, first aid/CPR, mapping, drawing, and photography
  • Ability to work in physically demanding, remote work environments, and high altitude
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, both verbally and through technical writing, information regarding cultural resources, legal requirements, and results of analyses, in a clear and effective manner that is thorough and easily understood by clients, regulators, and the general public
  • Ability to meet deadlines while remaining detail-oriented, organized
  • Advanced Trimble GPS, TerraSync, and ArcPad user and navigating using USGS maps, compass, and aerial photography
  • Advanced skill and direct experience with the following software: ESRI ArcMap Trimble Pathfinder, XTools Pro, and other geospatial, mapping, and analysis software; Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and other Office software; and Adobe Creative Suite 4 and other graphics and document software
  • Ability to travel, with a valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation

SEARCH is a drug-free workplace and an EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability employer, strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where a variety of backgrounds, cultures, orientations, ideas, and talents can flourish.

Preliminary Conference Schedule Now Available

The Preliminary Conference Schedule is now available here: http://hawaiianarchaeology.org/2015-conference/preliminary-schedule/

Registration Now Open!

Conference registration is now open at the following link!