Grants Specialist - Project Archaeologist

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San Marcos, TX

Texas State University

Grants Specialist - Project Archaeologist

Job Number: 2018326

Required Qualifications: Applicants must specifically address how they meet these required qualifications to meet the requirements of the position.
Master's degree in anthropology, archaeology, or related field.

Archaeological field and laboratory experience in Texas and the surrounding states.

Demonstrated ability to write, review, and technically edit cultural resource management reports.

Qualified to obtain federal and state permits.

Experience conducting consultation with the Texas Historical Commission (State Historic Preservation Office) and other interested stakeholders specific to the Texas Antiquities Code and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience with archaeological curation.

Specialized archaeological analysis experience (e.g., prehistoric ceramics, historic ceramics, faunal remains, geophysical survey, etc.).

GIS experience, in particular the use of ArcGIS.

Experience conducting public outreach.

Job Description
Texas State University invites applications for a Grant Specialist/Project Archaeologist with the Center for Archaeological Studies (CAS). CAS is a research center located within the Department of Anthropology that provides research and consulting services to private, local, state, and federal partners in Texas, across the United States, and internationally. CAS's Curation Services Program is certified by the Texas Historical Commission to curate held-in-trust collections and meets federal standards in 36 CFR Part 79. We are experiencing significant growth and expansion and are seeking a highly motivated individual to direct cultural resource management (CRM) and curation projects.

Job Duties
The Project Archaeologist will be responsible for the field and laboratory work for and management of grant and contract funded cultural resources projects. Primary duties include field and laboratory work; project management; supervising personnel; University interface; and performance of public outreach components. Additional CRM project management responsibilities include: proposal and research design development; acquiring Texas Antiquities Permits; developing and managing project budgets; developing and implementing logistic plans; collecting archaeological and GIS data; archaeological and GIS analysis; report production, including the generation of text and graphics; supervising and mentoring archaeology lab staff and students; and meeting Permit completion requirements, including Curation. Some travel will be required and the Project Archaeologist must be able to hike on varied terrain and carry a pack with up to 40 pounds of equipment.


Legal and Required Notices
Texas State University, to the extent not in conflict with federal or state law, prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans' status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.

Texas State is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions.

Why work @ Texas State?

  • Amazing health insurance: various coverage options starting your first day of employment for full-time employees with Texas State paying 100% of the employee premium and 50% for your dependents!
  • Generous paid time off: vacation, holidays, sick days and many more!
  • Excellent work life balance resources: mother and family-friendly resources in addition to a comprehensive FREE wellness program
  • Great professional development opportunities: choose from a variety of workshops, training, online learning and even access educational leave opportunities and academic courses fee reimbursement
  • An inclusive Bobcat community: join our many social networks offered on and off-campus
  • Retirement peace of mind: TRS pension, retirement plans and voluntary saving options with generous employer contributions

    By joining our Texas State Bobcat community, you'll also work in one of the most beautiful campuses in Texas, with teams that value teamwork.
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    Posted: 4/12/2018
    Application Due: 6/11/2018
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