Job Description

Archeologist

Requisition IDreq3779
Working TitleArcheologist
Position Grade10
Position Summary

Under indirect supervision, oversees and leads one or more archaeological crews (depending on experience) during archaeological surveys and excavation projects. Oversees the collection, recording, and interpretation of archaeological data in the field, and may coordinate laboratory processing and analysis activities. Assists in the preparation of final descriptive, analytical, and research reports for publication, and contributes chapters to research reports.

Duties and Responsibilities

Oversees and coordinates one or more archaeological field crews (depending on experience) in archaeological survey and excavation projects

Collects and records archaeological data, artifacts, and materials for subsequent analysis and interpretation.

Coordinates and oversees laboratory processing activities, to include cleaning, reconstruction, classification, and cataloging of artifacts.

Provides functional guidance and leadership to technical staff in areas of specialty, such as faunal, lithic, and/or ceramic analysis.

Performs direct research and analysis in one or more areas of archaeological specialty.

Writes or co-authors archaeological survey, excavation, and analysis reports for publication.

Ensures the application of safe work practices by crew members during survey/excavation projects.

Ensures timely completion of fieldwork and project reports.

Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • Possession of a valid New Mexico driver's license is a requirement for this job.
  • Successful candidate must be able to meet minimum requirements for Local/State/Federal Archeological permits.
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Anthropology (Archeology emphasis) or equivalent discipline; at least 1 year of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Anthropology (Archaeology emphasis) or equivalent discipline; at least 1 year of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required (please see Job Description for full list)

Additional RequirementsOfficial transcripts, High school diploma, or GED certificate will be required for hire. Please see minimum qualifications for specifics.
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentOffice of Contract Archeology (937C)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeOn-Call
Term End Date
StatusNon-Exempt
Pay$14.03 - $23.38 HRLY
Benefits EligibleThis is not a benefits eligible position.
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check RequiredNo
For Best Consideration Date2/20/2018
Application InstructionsPlease attach a resume and cover letter

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