This full time, benefits eligible, classified position supports the Historical Society by working as an Archeologist II within the Cultural Resources Division.
The Kansas Historical Society (KSHS) has an opening for an archeologist to carry out cultural resources management work. Contracts with the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) require that we hire an archeologist to serve the day to day needs of KDOT and the NRCS, which includes consultation on proposed projects and fieldwork associated with some projects.
The successful candidate will have knowledge and experience in the Central Plains and be interested and proficient in both prehistoric and historic archeology. They will also be expected to be available to be in the field about 8 days per month, more at times, and be available for overnight field stays.
For a complete position description, please visit http://www.kshs.org/p/jobs/11403
The Kansas Historical Society is housed in an attractive, modern facility located in Topeka, the capital city. State employee benefits are described at http://da.state.ks.us/ps/benefits.htm
The salary range begins at $17.39/hour ($36,171.20 annually).
Minimum Qualifications Required:
A graduate degree in Archeology or in Anthropology with a specialization in Archeology, or a graduate degree in a closely related field, and at least one year of experience in research concerning archeological resources;
- At least one year of full-time professional experience at a supervisory level in the study of archeological resources; and
- A valid drivers license
Familiarity with pertinent state and federal regulations. Knowledge of Historic Period archeology and experience in the use of GIS are especially desirable.
How You Will Be Evaluated:
Once you complete and submit your application package, your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum requirements.
Next, your application will be evaluated and rated based on the preferred qualifications and your ability to demonstrate the following minimum competency factors:
- Experience in research concerning archeological resources.
- Experience at a supervisory level in the study of archeological resources.
- Experience in the evaluation of site significance.
- Ability to create databases and to produce figures for reports.
- Ability to draw together the work of other archeologists and specialists to produce clear, concise reports in a short period of time.
- Demonstrated ability to carry research to completion, as evidenced by timely completion of research reports or similar documents.
- Must be able to communicate effectively both in writing and orally and be able to deal with the public and staff harmoniously.
- Ability to communicate orally, electronically and in written form.
What To Expect Next:
Once your completed application package, including all required documents (see below) is evaluated and ranked, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.
To be successful, the expectation is that a candidate will be able to competently perform the routine tasks of the position with limited supervision by the end of the probation period