Archeologist III (Cultural Resources Coordinator)

Texas Parks And Wildlife Department Austin , TX 78719

Posted 5 months ago

General Description

Under the direction of the Cultural Resources Program Director, this position is responsible for coordinating all activities with the potential to affect cultural resources within an assigned region. Responsible for ensuring agency compliance with state and federal antiquities laws, including the Texas Administrative Code, State Park Operational Rules, the Antiquities Code of Texas, the National Historic Preservation Act, and the National Environmental Policy Act. Reviews proposed projects on lands owned or managed by TPWD. Responsible for developing scopes of work, requests for proposals, and selection, management, and oversight of contracted archeological consultants. Develops cultural resources management plans, and archeological site monitoring plans for individual state parks, natural areas, and state historic sites. Provides technical assistance and staff support to operations, site superintendents, and other agency programs. Functions as a member of project teams and performs work in the field and lab including survey, testing, artifact analysis, and report preparation for inclusion in the annual TPWD report to the Texas Historical Commission on cultural resources investigations. Involved in outreach activities within and outside the agency to highlight TPWD's commitment to the management and conservation of cultural resources and to engender stewardship in the visiting public through education. This position has stop-work authority over all regional activities that may affect cultural resources integrity. Provides assistance to the Cultural Resources Program Director as needed. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for use of initiative and independent judgment. Performs additional duties as assigned. Complies with all Agency, Division and Branch rules, regulations and procedures.


Qualification Guidelines



  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in Anthropology, Archeology, Historic Preservation or related field.


  • Five years of progressively responsible experience, with a minimum of three years as a project supervisor in cultural resource management in areas to include: archeological project design and management, archeological survey, testing, data recovery, archeological laboratory processing and artifact analysis, writing professional reports on archeological or cultural resources issues.


  • Must possess or be able to obtain, within 30 days of employment, a valid class "C" Texas driver's license.

NOTE: Retention of position contingent upon obtaining and maintaining required license. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of Texas prehistoric and historic archeology;

  • Knowledge of cultural resources protection and stewardship practices;

  • Knowledge of state and federal antiquities laws;

  • Knowledge of historic architecture;

  • Knowledge of natural resources protection and stewardship practices;

  • Knowledge of environmental assessment and impact statements;

  • Skill in using MS Word, Excel, Outlook and databases;

  • Skill in effective verbal and written communication;

  • Skill in archeological/technical report writing;

  • Skill in prehistoric and historic archeology practices, gained through academic training and field experience;

  • Skill in identification and analysis of prehistoric and historic material culture;

  • Skill in interpreting antiquities laws and how to apply them to cultural resources on state-owned or managed lands;

  • Skill in applying archeological and historic research techniques and methodologies;

  • Skill in utilizing GIS/GPS for field recording and database compilation;

  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective work relationships with co-workers and work-related contacts;

  • Skill in making independent, sound and timely decisions;

  • Skill in managing multiple projects, short deadlines, and conflicting priorities;

  • Skill in preparing scopes of work and budgets for all phases of archeological investigations;

  • Ability to apply cultural resource management theory and practice to state owned resources;

  • Ability to manage and coordinate diverse program activities and accomplish program goals using independent judgment and initiative;

  • Ability to administer contracts;

  • Ability to work with individuals with different types of training and backgrounds to create solutions and bring projects to completion;

  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision;

  • Ability to work as a member of a team;

  • Ability to obtain a Texas Antiquities Permit from the Texas Historical Commission;

  • Ability to use various digging tools;

  • Ability to perform manual labor including lifting, supplies and materials up to 50 lbs.;

  • Ability to conduct work activities in accordance with TPWD safety program.

Additional Information


  • Required to work from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday;

  • Required to work on holidays, weekends, and hours other than 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. as necessary;

  • Required to perform work outdoors, occasionally in adverse weather conditions;

  • Required to hike in difficult terrain as necessary;

  • Required to perform manual labor including, lifting supplies and materials up to 50 lbs.;

  • Required to operate a State vehicle;

  • Required to travel 20% with possible overnight stays;

  • Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles.


In order to be considered for this position, the following information is required:

  • Submittal of a completed online application;

  • Work history experience MUST be completed in the online application;

  • A scanned copy of official college transcript(s) issued from the registrar must be attached to the online application (if applicable);

  • Applicants must attach a DD214 or other supporting documentation to the online application to claim Veterans Preference.

NOTE: Resume and professional references may be attached to the online application, but not in place of the completed application. A skills test may be conducted at time of interview.






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