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Posted: 04/22/2019

Texa Historical Commission

The Texas Historical Commission (THC) is the state agency for historic preservation. We save the real places that tell the real stories of Texas. Our staff consults with citizens and organizations to preserve Texas history through its architectural, archeological, and cultural landmarks. The agency is recognized nationally for its preservation programs. The commission is composed of 15 citizen members appointed by the governor to staggered six-year terms. Agency employees work in various fields, including archeology, architecture, history, economic development, heritage tourism, public administration, and urban planning. The Texas State Legislature established the agency in 1953 as the Texas State Historical Survey Committee with the task to identify important historic sites across the state. The Texas Legislature changed the agency's name to the Texas Historical Commission in 1973. Along with the name change came more protective powers, an expanded leadership role, and broader educational responsibilities.

Archeological Specialist, Archeology Division
Professional Opportunity
Austin, TX
Open Until
Until Filled

Perform archeological, research, and cultural resource management work for the Archeology Division at the Texas Historical Commission (THC). Work involves researching the condition of recorded archeological sites; making additions to and editing Geographic Information Services (GIS) data in the Texas Archeological Sites Atlas. May assist the agencys state archeological programs including, but not limited to, Curatorial Facility Certification, Marine Archeology, and Texas Archeological Stewardship Network programs. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for use of initiative and independent judgment.


1. Research available archeological site information to assess site condition status (presence or absence of evidence of archeological sites located within right-of-way areas) in accordance with the terms of the agencys interagency contract with the Texas Department of Transportation.

2. Prepare shapefile entry submissions relating to archeological state and federal project reviews to the Restricted Texas Archeological Atlas.

3. Assist the Curatorial Facility Certification program, including database entry, report preparation, and other related duties.

4. Assist the Marine Archeology Program, including archival research, collections processing and analysis, report preparation, assistance to marine archeological stewards and other related duties.

5. Assist the Texas Archeological Stewardship Network program with management of program files, planning and execution of workshops and meetings, report preparation, and other related duties.

6. Writing, researching, and editing.

7. Public contact and speaking.

8. Adhere to established work schedule with regular attendance.

9. Follow all THC safety guidelines/procedures and ethics requirements.


Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS (The application must specifically state how each of the following qualifications are met):

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelors degree or higher in Anthropology, Archeology or closely related field;

Minimum two years of increasingly responsible experience in archeological field investigations, laboratory analysis, comprehensive technical report writing and archeological collections management work;

Experience making public presentations;

Valid drivers license, acceptable driving record and ability to drive a state vehicle; and

How to apply
State of Texas application must be submitted through the Work In Texas website at www.workintexas.com. You must have a Work In Texas profile in order to login and complete the application. If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact your local Work in Texas office. Only applicants interviewed will be notified of their selection or non-selection. Resumes will NOT be accepted in place of a completed application.
maria rosas
Phone: 512-305-6729
PO BOX 12276
AUSTIN, TX 78711

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