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Historic Preservation Archaeologist IV

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Archaeologist, historic preservation, government

Historic Preservation Archaeologist IV | State of Hawai’i, Executive Branch


Historic Preservation Archaeologist IV

State of Hawaii Executive Branch
Job Type
Non-Civil Service
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Recruitment Information
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 Oahu.

Salary: Commensurate with training 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.

As a condition of employment with the State of Hawaii, each qualified candidate who has been given a conditional offer of employment must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and shall be fully vaccinated by his/her/their employment start date. A reasonable accommodation will be provided if requested by a candidate and it is determined through an interactive process that pregnancy, a qualifying disability, or a sincerely held religious belief prevents the candidate from receiving a COVID-19 vaccination.

Please note that the COVID-19 vaccination policy above will apply to both new hires not currently employed by the State of Hawaii Executive branch, as well as current State of Hawaii Executive Branch employees who are being considered for placement into another State of Hawaii Executive Branch position.
Duties Summary
This position is responsible for performing the duties of a senior archaeologist handling the full range of archaeological duties and issues, including the most complex analyses, reviews and document preparation; properly documenting in writing all determinations, recommendations, and investigations; and for maintaining records and files in an orderly fashion to ensure public access. Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
Citizenship Requirement: Applicants must be citizens, permanent resident aliens, or nationals of the United States. Non-citizens with unrestricted employment authorization from the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service may also apply.

Recommended Qualifications:
Knowledge of: Must be familiar with of State and Federal historic preservation and burial laws, rules and regulations. Must have knowledge of and remain current with archaeological method and theory, research design, archaeological sampling design, field methods and standards, and the ability to independently identify adherence to these standards. Knowledge of Hawaiian settlement patterns and Hawaiian archaeological typologies is strongly preferred. Must also be thoroughly familiar with Microsoft Office, and have a general familiarity GIS, and ArcView.

Skills/Abilities: Must be able to interpret and apply laws and regulations. Must possess leadership skills which include ability to direct all review work for assigned island and establish positive working relationships with government and private entities. Must be able to participate in rough terrain field work; prepare reports; determine appropriate procedures and discern and evaluate cultural concerns and implement them; identify, describe and document, and evaluate archaeological and cultural sites; coordinate work with other professionals on the staff and with other government agencies; deal effectively with the general public and their representatives; and demonstrated ability to carry work from conception to completion in accordance with established time lines, usually shown by completed publications and manuscripts.

Education Requirement: A master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Archaeology or closely related field.

Experience Requirement: Four (4) years of work experience in archaeology, of which two (2) years should be in Hawaiian/Pacific archaeology, conducting field and analytical work, including report preparation or review. Preference given to those with at least one (1) year of archaeological supervisory experience.

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 and Medical 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.


Please submit a completed Non-Civil Service Application (HRD 278) to:

Department of Land and Natural Resources
Human Resources Office
Attention: Mr. Brandon Nagata
1151 Punchbowl Street Room 231
Honolulu, HI 96813

Non-Civil Service Application (HRD 278). Recruitment number is EX100379.

Direct all inquiries regarding this position to:
Ms. Alexis Caramonte, (Historic Preservation Administrative Specialist)
Phone: (808) 692-8036
Monday – Friday 7:45 am – 4:30 pm (HST)

NOTE: The State Recruiting Office will refer you to the Department of Land and Natural Resources regarding this exempt position.
State of Hawai’i
DHRD – Employee Staffing Division

235 S. Beretania Street, 11th Floor, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96813-2437
808-587-0936 or 1-877-447-5990 (TTY)


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