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Job ID: 506101
Location: KNOXVILLE, TN
Archaeologist (OER), B - 506101
Organization: Biological & Cultural Compli
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
Posting Open: 07/31/17
Posting Close: 08/28/17 at 11:59PM EST
Salary: $67,270 - $100,910
Reviews all Section 26a’s and land use actions that involve ground disturbance. Determines whether office review is adequate, or if field reconnaissance/survey is necessary. Determines cultural resource clearance.
Conducts archaeological reconnaissance’s for the purpose of identifying archaeological resources that could be potentially impacted by proposed TVA actions. Involves ability to stratify project or activity areas into sampling units, both horizontally on ground surface and vertically in subterranean testing.
Conducts laboratory analysis and evaluation or archaeological specimens recovered from reconnaissance’s and using resultant data, writes reports. Laboratory analysis and evaluation involves identification, classification, and induction concerning the way in which archaeological specimens were used. Deduction is required in producing anthropological data. Resultant data is used in the writing of an archaeological report.
Review and ranking of proposals, monitoring of contract work, and review of final reports.
Technical direction provided by Project Specialist. Overall supervision, priorities, and administrative control provided by Senior Archaeologist. Limited control is provided while conducting fieldwork. While work is reviewed for adequacy and conformance with TVA policy, incumbent must exercise considerable personal initiative and independence in carrying out duties.
Skills and Proficiencies (May be job or organization specific)
Communication and interpersonal skills
Familiarity with all historic preservation regulations, laws, statutes North American anthropology/prehistory Southeastern prehistory/historical archaeology Identify/evaluate archaeological sites High public relations skills
Minimum Qualifications (Consistent with Classification Standard)
Education and Experience/Certificates, Licenses, and Registration Requirements/Other Requirements
Post-graduate degree in Anthropology (prehistory specialization) or equivalent, Archaeology, or closely related field and three to five years experience.
Must have demonstrated proficiency in prehistoric archaeology as evidenced by completion of COO Scientific Progression Program or equivalent post graduate education and experience.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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TVA is an Equal Opportunity employer and complies with all applicable laws and regulations regarding equal employment opportunities. Any applicant or employee who believes s/he has a discrimination claim (including harassment or retaliation) must contact TVA’s Equal Opportunity Compliance office within 45 calendar days of the event or action s/he believes to constitute discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.