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The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) is a state organization dedicated to partnering with communities to help create a climate of success for Georgia’s families and businesses. DCA offers a fast-paced, challenging, and dynamic environment that requires attention to detail, pride in quality of work, and the ability to work as a versatile team player.

This position serves as a Compliance Review Archaeologist for the Historic Preservation Division (HPD). Reviews projects for National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) eligibility and effects determinations for Section 106 compliance and similar/related state and federal laws. Provides interagency liaison support. Assists in resolving adverse effects, including negotiating, and reviewing agreement and mitigation documents. Provides technical assistance, provides information to the public, and conducts meetings and site visits as necessary. The position also serves as liaison with Archaeology Compliance Program partners, advising the Environmental Review Program Manager, Historic Preservation Division Director, and other federal, state, and Tribal agency officials on projects and related issues. Supports other HPD program areas as necessary. Supports and participates in special projects as necessary. The advertised salary for this position is $40,000-$45,000.


  • Assists in the administration of HPD duties; advises agencies on legal responsibilities under Federal and State preservation laws.
  • Coordinates review of federal and state agency projects concerning archaeological resources as required by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (NHPA).
  • Reviews project documents which have been submitted by federal or state agencies or their delegates; identifies federal/state compliance responsibilities from information provided by agencies on proposed projects.
  • Formulates and provides written recommendations to agencies establishing HPD’s opinion of archaeological resource eligibility for the NRHP and any effects that may occur to archaeological resources as a result of project implementation.
  • Responds to inquiries and provides guidance, clarification, and recommendations concerning compliance with Section 106 of the NHPA and similar federal and state laws.
  • Assists federal and state agencies in efforts to resolve complex problems related to the protection and preservation of archaeological resources and associated materials.
  • Provides technical assistance to federal and state agencies on various types of agreement documents regarding historic preservation compliance.
  • Consults with federally recognized Native American Tribes in regard to project components, including agreement documents and compliance with historic preservation laws.
  • Uses the Georgia Natural, Archaeological, Historic Resources GIS database to conduct background research on archaeological sites and property location maps
  • Utilizes a broad knowledge of Georgia pre-contact and historic time periods to determine need to conduct archaeological surveys and to evaluate archaeological resources for significance.
  • Supports other HPD program areas and participates in special projects as necessary 


Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural Resource Management, Historic Preservation or a closely related field from an accredited college or university AND One year of experience in a directly related field OR Two years of experience required at the lower-level Curator/Preservationist 2 (NRP031) or position equivalent.


Preference may be given to applicants with a Master’s degree in Anthropology/Archaeology or a related field and two (2) or more of the following:

  • Meet the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for archaeology
  • Completion of an Archaeological Field School
  • Familiarity with Section 106 and/or federal preservation laws concerning archaeology
  • Experience evaluating archaeological resources for eligibility for listing in the NRHP
  • Experience completing archaeological reports and projects such as archaeological resource surveys and Section 106 reports
  • Ability to work effectively with other cultural resource professionals as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the general public
  • Comprehension and application of complex theoretical considerations and new developments in the technical literature of archeology and related scientific disciplines


This position is currently designated as a hybrid position, with the potential for remote work, if applicable and within reason. This position is full time (40 hours per week) and may require occasional overtime. Statewide periodic travel may be occasionally required. 

Work/Life balance, 13 paid Holidays, Annual Leave, Sick Leave, Educational Support Leave, Paid Parental Leave, 401k match and more.

More information and how to apply is available here.