State of Texas Marine Archaeologist

Archeologist III (Marine Archeologist – Dive Safety Officer)

This position requires varied and complex duties as an archeologist for the Archeology Division. Work involves a range of activities, including conducting cultural resources reviews associated with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and the Antiquities Code of Texas for federal and state undertakings. Duties also include making additions to and editing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data in the Archeological Sites Atlas.

Working under the direct supervision of the State Marine Archeologist, the successful candidate will serve as the Dive Safety Officer (DSO) for the marine archeology program and assist with the development and management of an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) – compliant scientific dive program. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting with the maintenance of equipment necessary for underwater archeological investigations, training volunteers, conducting underwater archeological investigations, assisting with the processing of the resulting collections, and analysis and reporting on the results of investigations.

Duties may also involve a range of public outreach activities relating to the agency’s marine archeological program. Work includes coordination with archeological marine stewards and promotion of archeological preservation to the public. The successful candidate will have significant experience interacting with the public and avocational archeologists.  May require travel throughout the state. Employee will comply with all agency policies and procedures.