Application Deadline has been extended to September 18, 2019
Do you have a burning desire to help find and effect contemporary balance in cultural resource management (CRM)? Are you motivated by the opportunity to facilitate creative solutions to difficult problems? Do you enjoy leading a small team of dedicated professionals, all working to fulfill a broader, noteworthy - and somewhat distinct - agency mission? Are you able to think broadly about good public policy, yet act efficiently and in the best interests of public education? Do you want to be part of an interagency team that forms, guides and facilitates better CRM in Utah? If so, please apply to become the next Lead Staff Archaeologist for the State of Utah's School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA).
Please see the attached announcement for more information on responsibilities and qualifications. For more details, including benefits and salary information, or to apply for the position, please click here. Interested parties must apply via the State of Utah jobs website. The position closes on September 18, 2019.
Please feel free to contact Kenny Wintch, current Lead Staff Archaeologist, or Kim Christy, Deputy Director, with any questions. Kenny can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 801-538-5168. Kim can be reached via email at email@example.com or by phone at 801-538-5183.
The Lead Staff Archaeologist directs and manages the agency's cultural resource management program on a day-to-day basis including supervision of a small team of archaeological professionals, ensuring that Utah Code compliance is secured for all of the agency's business endeavors, and direct management of some of the agency's most intensive undertakings (i.e., those undertakings most likely to have an adverse effect on historic properties). The mission of the agency's cultural resource management program is to facilitate the agency's primary mission of generating revenue for the trust beneficiaries while also conserving archaeological assets on behalf of both the beneficiaries and the public, in accordance with state statute. The person in this position also helps formulate agency policy and procedure, facilitates creative solutions to difficult problems, and is ultimately responsible for the effective and efficient functionality of the agency's CRM program.
Graduate degree in Archaeology or closely allied field is preferred
Working knowledge of Utah archaeology and history, cultural resources compliance law and other related regulations
In-depth knowledge of the purpose, goals and process of historic preservation compliance
In-depth understanding of archaeological method and theory
Motivated, organized and detail-oriented personality
Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize time and workload in order to accomplish tasks and meet deadlines
Proven ability to take direction, stay positive and work as a functional team member
Excellent verbal, writing, customer service and communication skills
Ability to secure and hold a Principal Investigator’s Permit from the state’s Public Lands Policy Coordination Office (PLPCO) within six months of hire is required
Software knowledge and skills including ArcGIS, Adobe Illustrator, Excel, Powerpoint, and Word
Background in archaeological consulting or consultant management is preferred
Ability to interact positively and professionally with agency customers
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About State of Utah, School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA)
The School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration works to generate revenue from Utah's trust
lands to build and grow the perpetual endowments for state institutions designated by Congress in
1894. Utah's public school system is the largest beneficiary, holding 96% of all Utah trust lands.
Additional details about the Trust Lands Administration may be found on the agency's website.
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