The Field Coordinator position is responsible for administrative and professional work for the Museum Archaeology Program (MAP) under the supervision of the program director. The incumbent is responsible for specific projects by directly negotiating and meeting with representatives of other state and federal agencies, the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), Tribal Historic Preservation Offices (THPOs) and Program clients.
The Field Coordinator serves as a principal investigator by developing or overseeing the development of project budgets, schedules and proposals, which detail research goals, and field and laboratory methods and techniques. This position supervises archaeological field crews, manages project schedules, implements policies and procedures for archaeological field research, monitors the preparation of technical reports, and conducts peer review of these reports. The Field Coordinator develops mitigation documentation including Determinations of Eligibility, Data Recovery Plans, and documentation for consultation under 36 CFR 800. 8, Regulations of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Governing the Section 106 Review Process.
The Field Coordinator currently supervises and reviews the work of three permanent employees and up to thirty seasonal archaeologists. The incumbent must insure that all work meets the Federal and State standards established by the Secretary of the Interior, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, Wisconsin SHPO and the Wisconsin Archaeological Survey.
If you have any questions about the position or the application process, please contact John Obligato in the WHS Human Resources division at 608.264.6409 or email@example.com.
The Field Coordinator must meet federally mandated minimum qualifications for a professional archaeologist as outlined in the U.S. Secretary of Interior’s Standards and Guidelines (36 CFR Part 61).
Qualified Candidates will have experience in all of the following:
Be a professional in either prehistoric archeology or historic archeology as per 36 CFR Part 61. A professional in prehistoric archaeology shall have at least one year of full-time professional experience at a supervisory level in the study of archaeological resources of the prehistoric period. A professional in historic archaeology shall have at least one year of full-time experience at a supervisory level in the study of archaeological resources of the historic period.
Experience with Project Scoping and budget development (identifying goals, deliverables, schedule and budget creation for projects)
Experience working on three or more projects simultaneously with overlapping timetables for completion
Experience directing and leading daily work for staff (scheduling, reviewing work, assigning duties)
Experience directing archaeological field research of multiple phases and site types
Well Qualified Candidates would have experience with at least one of the following:
Experience with State and/or Federal Historic Preservation practices focusing on the National Historic Preservation Act, Native American Graves Protection & Repatriation Act or Archaeological Resources Protection Act.
Directing the identification and analysis of artifacts and samples and preparation of technical reports and other documentation for National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 purposes.
Internal Number: WiscJobs 1902915
About Wisconsin Historical Society
The Wisconsin Historical Society (WHS) is both a state agency and a membership organization. The WHS is the state's memory and foremost storyteller. Largely considered to be one of the nation's finest historical institutions, WHS connects people to the past by collecting, preserving and sharing stories while enriching and transforming lives though unparalleled access to history. We believe that increasing the public's knowledge of history has a profound societal, cultural and economic benefit. WHS currently is seeking an innovative leader join our Museum Archaeology Program staff.
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