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Archeologist 1 – Arts, Culture & History – Culture & History – Kanawha County

SALARY              $15.55 – $28.76 Hourly/$2,694.67  –  $4,985.00 Monthly/ $32,336.00 – $59,820.00 Annually
LOCATION           Kanawha County, WV
JOB TYPE            Full-Time Permanent
JOB NUMBER      CH20240017 PSA
DEPARTMENT     Arts, Culture, and History – Culture and History
OPENING DATE     04/17/2024
CLOSING DATE     5/20/2024 11:59 PM Eastern

Nature of Work

The West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History/State Historic Preservation Office has an opportunity for an Archaeologist I to work under the supervision of the Senior Archaeologist to review proposed projects submitted by the   West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Surface Mining, and other agencies for potential effects to archaeological resources and compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Duties include, but are not limited to, reviewing project specific information and cultural resource reports; preparing recommendations regarding   the need for archaeological survey or other field work; and drafting letters referencing office comments regarding recommendations. Other duties include drafting memorandums of agreement (MOAs), scopes of work and/or other project related documents for acceptability; participating in project related meetings and/or field visits; assisting in maintaining related records such as archaeological site forms; assisting with educational activities such as presentations. Position performs other duties as assigned.

Location of Vacancy: Kanawha County

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Please attach documents to the online application before submitting it. Or, you may email it to: or by mail to: WV Division of Personnel, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E., Building 3, Suite 500, Charleston, WV 25305.

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Minimum Qualifications

Training: Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in archeology or anthropology.

Substitution: Additional experience as described below may substitute for the required Master’s Degree on a year- for-year basis.

Experience: One year of experience in archeological research activities.


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West Virginia


1900 Kanawha Blvd. East Building 3 Suite 500
Charleston, West Virginia, 25305


(304) 558-3950