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Job Title: Archeologist II      (to directly link to this job posting, copy this link)   
Req. No:189407
Agency:Kansas Historical Society
Posting Type:External
Applications accepted through: 
Job Description:

REPOSTING - If you previously applied for this vacancy, you do not need to resubmit another application.

The Kansas State Historical Society is seeking a Contract Archeologist to carry out the responsibilities associated with the Society’s contract archeology arm, which provides Cultural Resource Management services to state, federal, and federally funded agencies, primarily the Kansas Department of Transportation.

Your responsibilities as the Contract Archeologist will include:

  • Supervising and conducting office reviews for projects initiated by contracting agencies;
  • Carrying out field investigations of archeological sites and cultural resources;
  • Testing archeological sites to determine eligibility for listing on the National Register of Historic Places and excavating sites to mitigate the effects of project activities;
  • Writing reports and communicating the importance of Kansas history and prehistory to the public;
  • Conducting salvage excavations to investigate and document archeological materials inadvertently unearthed after projects are underway;
  • Supervising paid and volunteer personnel; and
  • Assisting State Archeologist in overseeing the budget and scheduling for work within the Contract Archeology Program.

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Preferred Qualifications:
The successful candidate will meet the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualifications Standards for Archeology—see and have a Master’s degree and independent work experience in archeological field research; extensive knowledge of Central Plains prehistory and/or Kansas history; familiarity with pertinent state and federal regulations; good written and verbal communication skills; and the ability and knowledge to conduct fieldwork and prepare subsequent reports.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree in archeology, anthropology, or closely related field. A valid driver’s license is required.

Pay Rate:  $17.39/hr.   This is a full-time classified position with benefits.

Application Deadline:  Position is open until filled.

Agency Contact:
Robert Hoard, State Archeologist
785-272-8681 x269 or

How to Apply:
NOTE: Submission of a resume IS NOT a complete application. This position requires the completion of the State of Kansas Employment Application. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials will result in you not being considered for employment.

STEP 1: Register by completing the online Personal Data Form (Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number.)
STEP 2: Complete the State of Kansas Online Application Form , select Historical Society and submit.
Email these additional required documents to  Include the job requisition number and your last name in the subject line.

KANSAS TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED: Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website at  A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. All applicants, including current state employees, are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency.  This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.

What to Expect Next: After your application is evaluated and ranked, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  You will be notified of the outcome after the selection process is complete.

Veterans Preference’ Eligible (VPE): Former military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a "veteran" under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the competency factors of the position, including any preferred selection criteria established in accordance with K.A.R. 1-6-3.  The veterans' preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job.  Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determined by the hiring manager. See for additional Veterans' Preference Information.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process.

The Historical Society is an ADA/EOE/VPE agency, committed to a diverse workforce.

Find out more about us at our website

View Job Class Spec Class/Uncl: C    Full/Part Time: F    Grade 024    Hiring Rate: $1,391.20    Pay Frequency: Biweekly   

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