Public Service Specialist - Public Service Archaeology & Architecture Program, Department of Anthro

Champaign, IL
Mar 23, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Public Service Specialist

Public Service Archaeology & Architecture Program

Department of Anthropology

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Public Service Archaeology & Architecture Program of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking a full-time Public Service Specialist to provide technical expertise in the field collection and laboratory processing of geographic and archaeological field data under the direction of the Program Director. Major duties and responsibilities include: conducting all levels of cultural resource investigations (survey, excavation, and structures) in field settings across the Midwest either individually or as part of a research team; Overseeing the program's Geographic Information and Global Positioning systems by making hardware and software selections and ensuring that all systems are maintained and operational and serving as subject matter expert; directing and training program personnel in data collection and interpretation of geographic data; preparing written reports that detail methods, results, and interpretation of geographic systems information for the program; serving as liaison with program clients to establish procedures for the utilization and delivery of geographic systems information; employing research skills to conduct archival and historical research online and at Midwest research facilities to support program contracts; preparing reports to meet Federal and State standards for Cultural Resource compliance work; and providing assistance for the program's mapping graphics.


  • Bachelor's degree in Anthropology or a related field;
  • Demonstrate completion of an Archaeological Field School;
  • Experience in GPS field collection and post processing;
  • Knowledge and application of the importing and exporting of shape files;
  • Experience in topographic mapping;
  • 6 months of field experience;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Familiarity with standard word and data processing software;
  • Valid driver's license.

  • Master's degree in Anthropology or a related field;
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting archaeological surveys and excavations;
  • Certified as Registered Professional Archaeologist;
  • Working knowledge of Trimble GeoXT and Sokia Total Station equipment;
  • Proficiency in EXCEL and ACCESS.

Position is eligible for full university benefits, including health/dental insurance, retirement, vacation, and sick leave. Eligibility for the listed benefits are contingent on your citizenship or work authorization. For full details on eligibility requirements, please reference Salary is negotiable based on experience. Proposed starting date is May 1, 2017. All candidates must complete an online profile through Please upload your cover letter, resume detailing your relevant qualifications, and the contact information of three professional references through this system. For further information regarding application procedures or questions concerning this position contact Dr. Kevin McGowan, . To ensure full consideration, all requested information must be submitted and your application received by April 21, 2017.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit

Organization Name: Anthropology-PSAP
College Name or Administrative Unit: Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of Anthropology
Category: Academic Professional
Open Date: 03/22/2017


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