Central Washington University
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Full/Part Time Full-Time
This position serves as the primary archaeologist for Central Washington Anthropological Survey (CWAS). CWAS is a provider of cultural resource management services and is part of Central Washington University. Services provided by CWAS provide student experience in archaeology and help agencies/entities adhere to federal legal compliance as required by the National Historic Preservation Act and applicable state law.
The CWAS Archaeologist executes archaeological contracts, conducts archaeological research, and supervises the activities of the archaeological field leaders and technicians. Supervised activities include oversight of complex archaeological investigations including survey, determinations of site eligibility, various lab analysis focused on lithic and faunal remains, and mitigation of archaeological properties. The archaeologist must be able to author professional reports and be able to organize and present relevant geographic information systems (GIS) data. The Archaeologist will also work directly with the CWU Facilities Management Division (FMD) and College of the Sciences in acquiring new clients and designing/implementing research and educational directives.
- Insures that contract archaeological projects are properly bid, executed and acquired at a rate to self-support key positions.
- Develops archaeological research from these contracts as allowable. Authors major portions of archaeological reports and assigns specific sections to be completed by staff.
- Organizes complex archaeological GIS data sets for report presentation and management decisions.
- Completes internal administrative tasks, acquires new clients and designs/implements research and educational directives.
- Acts as the liaison with CWU Facilities Management to execute cultural compliance projects for broader facilities management construction projects.
- Actively engages in recruitment and hiring new employees;
- Clearly defines performance expectations, ensure accountability, and provides ongoing informal feedback, coaching, and mentoring. Conducts formal performance evaluations;
- Ensures employees have necessary resources;
- Oversees and directs the work of staff; serves as mentor, coach and leader, and resolves complaints or issues;
- Promotes professional development opportunities;
- Develops and fosters supportive working relationships, motivation and engagement;
- Communicates information to staff on an ongoing basis to influence staff engagement and to be a part of a larger community;
- Takes corrective action in a timely manner;
- Recognizes and rewards employees for good performance;
- Schedules employee work hours/shifts; monitor hours worked; approve payable time and absence requests;
- Adjusts leadership style as needed to achieve results;
- Recognizes value of and promotes diverse workforce. Values and encourages diverse perspectives, creativity and teamwork
- Other duties as assigned
- M.A or M.S in Archaeology, Anthropology or a closely related field.
- 5 years professional experience working on archaeological field projects and authoring reports.
- 2 years supervisory experience in leading archaeological field crews.
- Current and valid driver's license.
- OR applicable combination of education and/or experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the position.
- Applicant will meet the Secretary of Interior Standards for Archaeology and Historic Preservation as per 36CFR61.
- Experience working on archaeological projects within the Pacific Northwest.
- Experience working with Native American Tribes.
- Demonstrated ability to bring projects to completion.
- Experienced in survey, mitigation, and determination of eligibility phases of cultural resource management.
- Experience in multi-criterion site eligibility analysis pursuant to the National Historic Preservation Act.
- Accountability/Dependability: Accepts responsibility for quality of own work; acknowledges and corrects mistakes. Shows up on time, meets standards, deadlines and work schedules.
- Judgement: Makes timely, informed decisions. Analyzes options and determines appropriate course of action.
- Teamwork: Promotes cooperation and mutual support to achieve goals. Encourages participation and mutual support.
- Adaptability/Flexibility: Responds positively to changing business needs and responsibilities. Adapts approach and methods to achieve results; recovers quickly from setbacks and finds alternatives.
- Commitment to Diversity: Recognizes the value of diversity and helps create environment that supports and embraces diversity.
Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary: Dependent upon qualifications and experience
Schedule/Appointment: Monday - Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm (1 hour lunch)
Working Conditions: Work is performed in an indoor office setting with frequent in-person interactions. It is essential to be able to remain at a desk/computer work station for prolonged periods of time, perform extensive data entry and other computer-related tasks and create/maintain filing systems for departmental records. Some evening or weekend work and/or occasional travel may be required.
Incumbent must be physically able to walk up to ten miles a day on unimproved terrain. Incumbent must be able to work through a variety of weather conditions including extreme heat, cold and precipitation. Incumbent must be able to carry required equipment which may be up to 35 lbs. Incumbent must also be able to excavate by hand through difficult substrates over extended periods of time.
Benefits: CWU offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental insurance, retirement and optional savings plans, life and disability insurance, along with vacation and sick leave plans depending on employment classification. For additional information please visit: http://www.cwu.edu/hr/benefits-0
How To Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach:
- A detailed cover letter clearly demonstrating how your education and experience: (a) meet the required (and, as applicable, preferred) qualifications, and (b) demonstrate the ability to perform the responsibilities as described by the posting;
- Resume including work history, education, training; and
- Contact information for three professional references.
Screening Begins: May 25, 2017
**Priority will be given to applications received by the screening date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Name: Shane Scott
Title: Director of Operational Services
Phone: (509) 963-1289
Website: Central Washington Anthropological Survey (CWAS)
Please contact Human Resources at email@example.com or 509-963-1202 if you require technical assistance with the on-line application process.
Conditions of Employment
Prior to employment, final candidate(s) will be required to submit to a background check. All information obtained through background investigations will be strictly confidential and revealed only to those required to have access.