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Date: Aug 1, 2019

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 70261 

Agency: Department of State


Position Number: 45000309 

Salary:  $32,696.88 - $34,096.92 

Posting Closing Date: 08/22/2019 

Department of State

Historic Preservationist

Division of Historical Resources

Bureau of Historic Preservation

Open Competitive

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Archaeology, Anthropology or related field.
  • One (1) year Archaeological fieldwork experience.


  • ArcGIS skills

Special Note:

Responses to qualifying questions must be clearly supported in your employment history.

Duties and Responsibilities:

This is a full-time position with the Bureau of Historic Preservation, Division of Historical Resources, Florida Department of State, located in Tallahassee. The archaeologist will work with property owners, consultants, government officials, and other members of the public to evaluate archaeological sites and associated properties for eligibility for listing in the National Register of Historic Places and to research, write, and revise nominations for listing in the National Register. Other responsibilities include training, reviewing grant projects, outreach, and travel.

Review Preliminary Site Information Questionnaires, Cultural Resource Assessment Surveys, and Master Site File Forms to determine eligibility for listing in the National Register (NR). Research, write, edit and evaluate NR nomination proposals in collaboration with the public, consultants, and other Bureau of Historic Preservation staff. Participate in NR Review Board meetings by preparing materials, writing staff comments, answering questions, and incorporating board member comments and edits into nomination proposals. Conduct site visits and evaluations when possible, including taking high-quality photographs that meet National Park Service requirements for NR nominations. Prepare maps and site plans for NR nominations. Provide NR program information in response to public inquiries.

Participate in Historic Sites Survey by recommending survey projects, monitoring projects, reviewing and evaluating submitted surveys via written reports and commentaries, and providing technical assistance to surveyors. Develop Historic contexts/Multiple Property Documentation Forms for Florida properties for use with surveys and NR nominations.

Assist other Bureau Activities: Conduct determinations of eligibility for the NR as a result of Section 106, Federal Historic Preservation Tax Credits, and other related programs. Provide technical assistance and detailed NR information to other BHP and DHR sections.

Perform other work related duties as required.


  • Knowledge of the NR Criteria for Evaluation and NR process.
  • Knowledge of archaeological and historic field survey methods.
  • Knowledge of ArcGIS software. 
  • Research, writing, and editing skills in preparing NR nominations. 
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate archaeological sites for significance and integrity.
  • General knowledge of historic preservation laws and practice.
  • Knowledge of Chapter 1A-46, FAC.

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS:  A Level 2 criminal background check is a condition of employment.  If selected for this position, you must provide your fingerprints.  We will send your fingerprints to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a criminal background check.


Relatives of current Florida Department of State employees will not be considered.

We are committed to enhancing our workforce through the employment of Veterans, individuals with disabilities and seek qualified candidates from diverse cultures and backgrounds, abilities, skills, and talents to join our inclusive workforce.

Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website:

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee

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