|Class Title:||ARCHAEOLOGIST SUPERVISOR|
|Bargaining Unit:||Use for all Job Titles|
Work Activities: Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others:
- Negotiates written agreements with agencies and other stakeholders to streamline project reviews, define procedures, and/or resolve issues related to archaeological sites.
Coaching and Developing Others:
- Provides coaching to direct reports on appropriate performance management techniques in accordance with recommendations from agency HR.
- Provides and/or participates in training direct reports.
Monitoring and Controlling Resources:
- Oversees the consultant contracting process, including but not limited to: proposals, requests for proposals (RFP’s), invoices, etc.
Making Decisions and Solving Problems:
- Analyzes and evaluates current project information to make sound decisions regarding the National Historic Preservation Act.
Staffing Organizational Units:
- Assists in the recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and/or promoting processes.
Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards:
- Reviews environmental impact statements, environmental assessments, federal and/or state project documentations, and other projects in accordance with federal and state laws, regulations, guidelines, and standards regarding prehistoric and historic archaeological sites.
- Inspects, excavates, and/or transports human skeletal remains, in a sensitive and respectful manner, in compliance with state and federal laws.
- Complies with rules and regulations of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA).
- Prepares review responses to stakeholders.
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships:
- Ensures the development and maintenance of positive and productive relationships with all governmental agencies, federally recognized tribal governments, and stakeholders.
- Coordinates 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.
Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others:
- Coordinates the preparation of a variety of records and reports such as but not limited to: nominations to the National Register of Historic Places, scopes of work, site information records, research data, maps or charts, and manuscripts, etc.
- Manages consulting archaeologists in fulfillment of their contracts.
- Leads professionals and others in conducting field work and laboratory analysis.
Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates:
- Supervises all subordinates in the state and/or federal review and compliance process.
- Supervises all work involved with human skeletal remains, in a sensitive and respectful manner, in compliance with state and federal laws.
- Supervises subordinates in all phases of archaeological research.
- Supervises subordinate archaeologists in all aspects of the project delivery process.
- Supervises the management of consulting archaeologists in fulfillment of their contracts.
- Supervises subordinate staff and conducts reevaluations of impacts to archaeological sites based on new information.
- Supervises the preparation of artifacts for curating according to divisional, state and/or federal requirements.
- Supervises the creation and design of outreach material.
- Thinks and plans creatively to avoid, minimize, and mitigate project impacts and effects to archaeological sites.
Provide Consultation and Advice to Others:
- Consults and advises federal, state, and local agencies regarding archaeological issues.
- Consults and advises project stakeholders regarding archaeological issues.
- Oversees archaeological projects on state lands.
- Provides assistance to professional and/or a vocational archaeologist.
Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others:
- Interprets maps (electronic and paper), in the performance of job responsibilities.
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates:
- Provides effective communication to supervisors or peers, by telephone, email, and/or in person.
- Advises management and attends meetings about issues of concern, as they occur.
- Conducts archaeological excavations.
- Performs reconnaissance level surveys to locate and identify archaeological sites.
- Conducts archival research to obtain records, maps and background information.
- Obtains information (i.e. plans, maps, photographs, descriptions, planning documents, etc.), from appropriate sources.
Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment:
- Operates personal or assigned vehicles in accordance with agency policy and procedures, as well as all traffic laws.
Analyzing Data or Information:
- Analyzes artifacts (such as but not limited to: ceramic, bone, lithic, shell, metal, glass, etc.), according to professional standards.
- Conducts archaeological laboratory analysis.
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.
- Recover artifacts through water screening, dry screen, and flotation.
Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surrounding:
- Monitors ground-disturbing activities.
- Monitors project development process and conducts reevaluations of impacts to archaeological sites based on new information.
Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work:
- Prioritizes work assignments, daily, to ensure goals are met.
- Oversees archaeological records management.
- Provides archaeological site data to the Tennessee Division of Archaeology Site File Curator.
- Prepares and/or updates nominations to the National Register of Historic Places.
- Operates digital camera and/or Global Positioning System (GPS) to document archaeological sites, historic landscapes, etc.
Handling and Moving Objects:
- Handles human skeletal remains and funerary objects in a sensitive and respectful manner.
- Cleans, maintains and repairs archaeological field equipment.
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.
Communicating with Persons Outside Organization:
- Prepares, compiles, and distributes project documentation to stakeholders.
- Responds to inquiries and/or concerns from the public.
- Prepares and conducts presentations on various archaeological subjects to public, professional, a vocational, and educational audience.
- Conducts personal interviews to locate archaeological sites and remains.
- Provides customer assistance to site file visitor(s).
Performing Administrative Activities:
- Reviews and approves direct report’s administrative actions including but not limited to performance evaluations, expense requests, time and labor.
- Maintains archaeological records.
- Completes required documentation for travel and/or field use of vehicle (i.e. mileage logs, travel time, vehicle inspection checklist, etc.)
- Maintains archaeological library.
Scheduling Work and Activities:
- Schedules work and activities to ensure delivery of projects within established time frames.
- Coordinates division sponsored activities and meetings, as needed.
- Prepares a variety of records and reports such as but not limited to: site information records, research data, archaeological site management plans, maps or charts, and manuscripts, etc.
- Prepares artifacts for curating according to divisional, state and/or federal requirements.
- Cleans, sorts and catalogs artifacts.
Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge:
- Fulfills established educational/training requirements.
- Seeks opportunities for professional development.
Competencies (KSA’s): Competencies:
- Decision Quality
- Functional/Technical Competency
- Dealing with Ambiguity
- Directing Others
- Conflict Management
- Written Communications
- Fairness to Direct Reports
- Comfort around Higher Management
- History & Archeology
- Customer and Personal Service
- Critical Thinking
- Reading Comprehension
- Social Perceptiveness
- Complex Problem Solving
- Judgment & Decision Making
- Active Listening
- Time Management
- Written Expression
- Oral Comprehension
- Oral Expression
- Deductive Reasoning
- Inductive Reasoning
- Problem Sensitivity
- Written Comprehension
- Gross Body Coordination
- Depth Perception
- Peripheral Vision
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