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SENIOR ARCHAELOLOGIST

Company: The Muscogee Nation
Location: Okmulgee
Posted on: May 8, 2024

Job Description:

MUSCOGEE (CREEK) NATION
Seeking a SENIOR ARCHAELOLOGIST
Description: This position will work within the Historic and Cultural Preservation Department (HCPD), the Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO), and the Archaeological Division to carry out archaeological work for the MCN. This position will serve as a Principal Investigator and provide professional and technical archaeological assessments/reports and cultural resource surveys for the identification of cultural resources within the boundaries of the MCN reservation and/or on lands of historic interest in the southeastern United States. This includes following compliance with Federal Preservation Laws that protect cultural resources and archaeological properties, conducting subsurface investigations, assistance with geophysical surveys (GPR, Magnetometer), record keeping, supervising a field crew, conducting laboratory analyses of artifacts, keeping field equipment clean and in working order, and working with HCPD, THPO, and other government agencies to help mitigate project impacts to cultural resources significant to the Nation.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Participation in the planning and performance of archaeological field projects.
  • Planning pre-field research, conducting field projects, providing supervision to field technicians and Heritage Resource Technicians (HRT's).
  • Authoring technical reports of findings, completing site inventory forms, preparation of maps, organizing tables that summarizes cultural resource information (artifacts, shovel tests, soils, etc.).
  • Oversee archaeological monitoring, survey, evaluation, data recovery projects, assist with NAGPRA reburials as needed, and travel that requires you to be away from home for at least one-week per trip.
  • Supervise pedestrian reconnaissance, shovel tests, test unit excavation, mechanical excavation monitoring, as well as site documentation and artifact analyses.
  • Oversee pre-contact and post-contact artifact identification, documented features and other archaeological deposits, prepare site descriptions, photograph features and artifacts, prepare sketch maps of sites, and complete field forms completely and accurately.
  • Train staff on laboratory investigations, wash and process recovered materials and analytical samples, perform supervised analysis, label and package artifacts for curation, and conduct computerized data entry.
  • Use GIS to create maps for reports and to document cultural resources.
  • Assist with GPR (ground penetrating radar) and magnetometer surveys, Cemetery Crew projects, Cemetery Recordation Reports, NAGPRA compliance, and conduct Section 106 reviews
  • Work in the office and outdoors in a variety of field conditions (rugged terrain, remote locations, hot and cold temperatures) and around construction equipment
  • May be asked to attend out-of-state consultations with agencies in our homelands.

    Minimum Requirements:
    A graduate degree in Anthropology; Qualification under the Secretary of the Interior Standards (48 FR 44716) in Archaeology; RPA, or eligible for RPA; A minimum of 5 years of supervisory experience in field archaeology and/or cultural resource management; Must be able to interact with the public with a high degree of professionalism. Good organizational skills, positive attitude, strong work ethic, and willingness to learn. All candidates should have knowledge of Muscogee history and culture.
    Must have a valid Oklahoma Driver's License.
    Preferred Requirements:
    A graduate degree in Anthropology; Qualification under the Secretary of the Interior Standards (48 FR 44716) in Archaeology; RPA, or eligible for RPA; A minimum of 7 years of supervisory experience in field archaeology and/or cultural resource management; Must be able to interact with the public with a high degree of professionalism; Good organizational skills, positive attitude, strong work ethic, and willingness to learn. All candidates should have knowledge of Muscogee history and culture. Preferred knowledge of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA-Section 106) and the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA).
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    Muscogee (Creek) and Indian Preference

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Keywords: The Muscogee Nation, Broken Arrow , SENIOR ARCHAELOLOGIST, Other , Okmulgee, Oklahoma

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