• Archaeologist - Natural Resource Specialist 3 Bend
  • State of Oregon in Bend, OR, United States
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  • 1 month ago

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Parks and Recreation Department

Salary Range:

$5,061 - $7,845

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Position Title:

Archaeologist - Natural Resource Specialist 3


First round of applicants will be reviewed and scored on April 9th 2024

First round of interviews will be conducted the weeks of April 15th

For best consideration please apply as soon as possible

Are you passionate about archaeology or anthropology? Do you excel in leading teams and have a deep commitment to preserving cultural resources while embracing the outdoors?

If so, we invite you to join our dynamic leadership team as our new Archaeological Specialist and contribute to the stewardship of Oregon's natural and cultural heritage within our State Parks!

This position falls under the classification Natural Resources Specialist 3.

Our Mission

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department's (OPRD's) mission is to provide and protect outstanding natural, scenic, cultural, historic and recreational sites for the enjoyment and education of present and future generations.

Our Operating Principles

OPRD believes Operating Principles are core values that, if mutually accepted and supported by all employees, will create a connected, respectful, and trusting work environment. Our Operating Principles are: Accountability, Commitment, Empathy, Empowerment, Fun, Integrity, Respect, & Well-being.

What you will do:

As an Archaeological Specialist , you will support the agency's Cultural Resource Program by providing leadership, technical expertise and coordination with Region Archaeologists, agency staff, other state, local and tribal agencies, and provide a consistent and statewide approach to cultural resource management on state park properties.

In this role, you will provide quality control and improve efficiencies for Oregon Parks and Recreation Department's (OPRD) cultural resource management program, ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations and the documentation for environmental impact statements, environmental assessments, permit applications, and various legal findings.

Additionally, you will support OPRD with Government-to-Government relations with Oregon's nine Federally recognized Tribes, and assist with statewide training to managers and technical staff on cultural resource protection, management and policies.

For a complete list of duties click here

Minimum Qualifications:
• Three years of experience in Archaeology or Anthropology. At least one year of the experience must be at a technical or professional level performing activities in a natural resource program such as researching and analyzing data, conducting investigations, applying pertinent laws and regulations, or coordinating and monitoring project activities;

• A Bachelor's Degree in Archaeology or Anthropology, or three additional years of related (pertinent) experience.

• A Master's degree in Archaeology or Anthropology will substitute for up to one year of the required experience.
• A Doctorate degree in Archaeology or Anthropology will substitute for up to two years of the required experience.
• Preference will be given to applicants who meet the criteria as a "qualified archaeologist" under ORS 390.235.

Special Requirements:
• To be hired, you must have a criminal and driving records check that meets OPRD Criteria at the time of hire, and throughout employment.
• You must have a valid driver's license at the time of hire and throughout employment.

What we are looking for (Desired Attributes):
• Working knowledge of federal and State of Oregon laws pertaining to cultural resources management.
• Experience providing strategic leadership to teams of coworkers to ensure alignment, collaboration and open, transparent communication.
• Experience managing programs including development of strategic goals, programmatic workplans, tools, policies, and program enhancements.
• Experience developing, negotiating, reviewing, and managing scopes of work and budgets for archaeology evaluations, services and contracts.
• Ability to collaborate with diverse groups of stakeholders with an end goal of managing cultural resources.
• Experience conducting tribal consultation and engaging in Government to Government relations with sovereign tribes.
• Proficiency in GIS software and GPS technology to conduct background research, produce technical maps and graphics, and map field attributes and cultural resource sites.
• Knowledge of archaeology in Oregon and/or the Pacific Northwest coast.
• Experience writing archaeology technical reports and/or cultural resources reports.
• Ability to perform independent archaeological research at and consulting with the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office.
• Experience in promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment.

What's in it for you:

This is a fantastic opportunity to support millions of visitors connecting with the best state park system in America. You will work with a team of supportive, talented and highly motivated professionals. And, you'll receive a generous benefits package including:
• Excellent medical, vision, and dental benefits package for the employee and qualified family members with a very low monthly out-of-pocket cost;
• Optional life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, deferred compensation savings program, and flexible spending accounts for health care and child care expenses;
• 11 paid holidays per year;
• 3 additional paid "Personal Business Days" per year that you may use at any time;
• 8 hours of sick leave accumulated every month;
• Progressive vacation leave accrual, starting at 8 hours per month;
• Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP);
• Student Loan Forgiveness Program: if you have federal student loan debt or are thinking of going back to school, then you will want to look into this program. If you make 120 qualifying payments on your student loan while working full time for a qualifying employer, your student loan debt may be forgiven;
• Opportunities for career growth and development.

How to Apply:

Your candidate profile is the perfect place to display your interest in the position and highlight the skills and experience you will bring, making you the best candidate for the position. Submissions are screened for consistency of information and communication skills at the professional level (attention to detail, spelling, grammar, etc.).
• External Applicants: Click on the "Apply" link and submit your application. View this video for help.
• Internal Applicants (Current State of Oregon employees): Apply via your employee Workday account. View this knowledge article for help.

After You Apply:
• Log in to your Workday account before the job announcement closes to see if you have any pending tasks or actions. These can be found under the "My Applications" section.
• Make sure to complete these tasks or actions before the job announcement closes. Be sure to check both your email and Workday account for updates regarding this recruitment.
• Eligible veterans will be given veterans' preference. If claiming veterans' preference please be sure to check your Workday account for pending tasks or actions under your "My Applications" section - this is where you will be asked to upload your qualifying preference documentation after you apply.

Additional Information:
• This position is full-time, Limited Duration (24 months) and is based out of Bend, Oregon.
• If you have specific questions about this position, please feel free to contact the hiring supervisor, Bridget Tinsley bridget.tinsley@oprd.oregon.gov
• This position is classified and represented by Association of Engineering Employees of Oregon.
• This announcement may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur.
• Please save a copy of this job announcement for your reference, as it may not be available for you to view after the job closes.
• Please review the Classification and Compensation page for more details on the classification, or you may visit our website for information on the job offer process following pay equity.
• Oregon Parks & Recreation Department does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, all applicants will be required to complete the US Department of Justice Form I-9, confirming authorization to work in the United States. Oregon Parks and Recreation Department uses E-Verify to confirm that applicants are authorized to work in the United States.

Questions/Need Help?

Email: OPRD.Recruiting@oprd.oregon.gov

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