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DOS - Historic Preservationist - 45945042

Date: Apr 14, 2021

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 332802 

Agency: Department of State

Working Title: DOS - Historic Preservationist - 45945042

Position Number: 45945042 

Salary:  $31.39 per hour 

Posting Closing Date: 04/19/2021 

Department of State

OPS Historic Preservationist

Division of Historic Resources

Bureau of Historic Preservation


Open Competitive


This position is responsible for reviewing federal and state transportation projects and associated undertakings for potential effects to historic properties in accordance with state and federal law. In particular, this position provides archaeological expertise to evaluate the potential effects to archaeological resources resulting from transportation projects.


Hourly Rate: $31.39 /40 hours per week


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in archaeology or anthropology
  • Minimum three years of experience working with federal, state, and/or local historic preservation laws and regulations
  • Minimum 1 year of experience conducting archaeological fieldwork consistent with state and federal reporting standards and regulations
  • Meets or exceeds the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualification Standards for Archaeology
  • Knowledge of archaeological and historical survey methodology
  • Experience applying National Register of Historic Places criteria to evaluate archaeological site eligibility for listing in the NRHP



  • Knowledge of Florida’s archaeological and historical resources
  • Experience with Geographic Information Systems and ArcView software or similar programs
  • Experience with the Florida Department of Transportation project planning process or similar process
  • Experience applying archaeological expertise to analyze potential effects to archaeological resources resulting from transportation or other infrastructure projects and identifying appropriate measures to address any potential effects


Special Note:

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


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Complete transportation project reviews and prepare appropriate correspondence at each phase of DHR's involvement in FDOT projects
  • Review and comment regarding the completeness and sufficiency of cultural resource assessment surveys and related technical documents
  • Participate in consultation with FDOT, federal and state agencies, and Compliance staff regarding review of transportation projects
  • Consult with FDOT and archaeological consultants to determine appropriate archaeological methodology for certain projects
  • Provide technical assistance for other Compliance Section FDOT reviewers regarding appropriate archaeological testing methodology and potential effects to archaeological resources resulting from transportation projects
  • Prepare quarterly invoice data and reports for FDOT and DHR
  • Provide Compliance supervisor and DHR leadership with opinions and recommendations regarding transportation projects


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.



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Male applicants born on or after January 1, 1960, 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.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee