|Class Title:||ARCHAEOLOGIST 1|
|Bargaining Unit:||Use for all Job Titles|
Work Activities: Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards:
- Assists in the inspection, excavation, and /or transportation of human skeletal remains, in a sensitive and respectful manner, in compliance with state law.
Analyzing Data or Information:
- Analyzes artifacts (such as but not limited to: ceramic, bone, lithic, shell, metal, glass, etc.), according to professional standards.
Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings:
- Monitors construction and other ground-disturbing activities for impacts to archaeological resources.
- Performs reconnaissance level surveys to locate and identify archaeological sites.
- Conducts archival research to obtain records, maps and background information.
Performing General Physical Activities:
- Performs physical activities related to archaeological excavations such as but not limited to: shovel testing, test unit excavation, block excavation, carrying, lifting, etc. under varying environmental conditions.
- Performs physical activities, such as, walking (i.e. ditches, uneven terrain, etc.), wading in water, climbing, lifting, carrying, etc. under varying environmental conditions.
- Recovers artifacts through water screening, dry screen, and flotation.
Handling and Moving Objects:
- Handles human skeletal remains and funerary objects in a sensitive and respectful manner.
- Cleans, maintains and repairs archaeological field equipment.
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships:
- Assists higher level archaeologists in coordination of project reviews, information requests, and other activities with external customers.
- Relates observations, conclusions, and opinions to co-workers/internal customers in a respectful and professional manner.
- Provides archaeological site data to the Tennessee Division of Archaeology Site File Curator.
- Operates digital camera and/or Global Positioning System (GPS) to document archaeological sites, historic landscapes, etc.
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates:
- Assists and communicates with higher level archaeologists in conducting field work and laboratory analysis.
- Advises management about issues of concern, as they occur.
- Provides effective communication to supervisors or peers, by telephone, email, verbally, etc.
Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others:
- Interprets maps (electronic and paper), in the performance of job responsibilities.
Provide Consultation and Advice to Others:
- Provides assistance to professional and/or a vocational archaeologist.
- Prepares a variety of records and reports such as but not limited to: site information records, research data, maps or charts, and manuscripts, etc.
- Prepares artifacts for curating according to divisional, state and/or federal requirements.
- Cleans, sorts and catalogs artifacts.
Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment:
- Operates personal or assigned vehicles in accordance with agency policy and procedures, as well as all traffic laws.
Communicating with Persons Outside Organization:
- Prepares, compiles, and distributes project documentation to stakeholders.
- Responds to inquiries and/or concerns from the public.
- Conducts personal interviews to locate archaeological sites and remains.
- Prepares and conducts presentations on various archaeological subjects to public, professional, a vocational, and educational audiences.
- Provides customer assistance to site file visitor(s).
- Creates and designs outreach material in an instructive and appealing manner.
Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work:
- Prioritizes work assignments, daily, to ensure goals are met.
Interacting With Computers:
- Uses various software programs, such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), etc.
- Enters personal time and leave within the designated computer program, in a proper and timely manner.
- Converts archival data to electronic format.
Performing Administrative Activities:
- Assists higher level archaeologists in maintaining archaeological records.
- Completes required documentation for travel and/or field use of vehicle (i.e. mileage logs, travel time, vehicle inspection checklist, etc.)
- Assists higher level archaeologists in maintaining archaeological library.
Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material:
- Tracks and maintains inventory of archaeological field equipment and supplies.
Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge:
- Seeks opportunities for professional development.
Scheduling Work and Activities:
- Assists in coordinating division sponsored activities and meetings, as needed.
Competencies (KSA’s): Competencies:
- Ethics & Values
- Dealing with Ambiguity
- Functional/Technical Competency
- Boss Relationships
- Time Management
- Written Communications
- History & Archeology
- Customer and Personal Service
- Critical Thinking
- Reading Comprehension
- Time Management
- Active Listening
- Social Perceptiveness
- Equipment Maintenance
- Oral Expression
- Written Comprehension
- Manual Dexterity
- Oral Comprehension
- Spatial Orientation
- Written Expression
- Extent Flexibility
- Gross Body Coordination
- Inductive Reasoning
- Selective Attention
- Peripheral Vision
- Depth Perception
Tools and Equipment Used:
- Personal Computer/Tablet
- Telephone/Cell Phone
- Printer/Scanner/Fax Machine
- Motor Vehicles
- Digital Cameras
- Global Positioning System (GPS)
- Surveying and Measuring Equipment
- Safety and/or Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Outdoor Power Equipment
- Hand Tools (i.e. shovels, etc.)
- Archaeological Laboratory Equipment
- Flotation Tank
- Archaeological Field Equipment (i.e. metal detectors, etc.)
- Fume Hood