Delaware SHPO Archaeologist
Location:  Dover, Delaware
Position Type:  Full-time permanent, career ladder, with full benefits
Annual Salary:  $44,900.00/Min – $56,125.00/Mid
Closing Date:  June 3, 2024
The Delaware State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is looking for an archaeologist to join our dedicated team of professionals, working within a State agency whose mission is to identify, preserve and interpret Delaware history.  This position reviews projects in compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, and organizes public outreach programs such as the annual archaeology and history symposium (in partnership with the Archaeological Society of Delaware). The job includes some archaeological fieldwork and research. The position was recently reclassified into the Environmental Specialist series, and now offer opportunities for promotion.
Position Title:  Environmental Specialist II/Archaeologist
Job Duties:
  • Consults with government agencies and constituents concerning the effects projects may have on historic properties (Section 106 review/compliance)
  • Reviews project plans to determine if archaeological sites may be affected
  • Reviews and comments on scopes of work, reports, determinations of eligibility, and findings of effect, and negotiates agreement documents
  • Engages the public in educational programs on archaeology and historic preservation
  • Occasionally plans and conducts archaeological investigations
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Possession of a Master’s degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, or a closely related field.
  • Four months of supervised field and analytical experience in general North American archaeology.
  • One year experience at a supervisory level in the study of archaeology resources of the historic and/or precontact period.
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid annual and sick leave
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Disability, life, and accidental death insurance
  • Retirement pension
About the Delaware SHPO:
We are a dedicated team of archaeologists, architectural historians, and information resource specialists that assists and encourages Delawareans to value, preserve, and protect cultural resources that reflect our history and heritage. The SHPO is responsible for carrying programs under the National Historic Preservation Act, as well as preservation-related activities under state law (Antiquities Act, Historic Preservation Tax Credit program, and protection of unmarked burials). We maintain the State’s central repository of information on historic properties, including a web-based geographic information system. The SHPO is located within the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, which operates museums, partners with community organizations and nonprofits on history-related activities, and has care of the state’s collections of museum objects, archaeological artifacts, and works of art. Please see our agency’s full Mission Statement, Vision, Core Values, and Statement on Race and Equity at