THC – Archeological Project Reviewer (Archeologist III) 23-67 (00032807)

JOB OBJECTIVE:  Perform advanced archeological, research, and cultural resource management work for the Archeology Division at the Texas Historical Commission (THC) as an Archeological Project Reviewer for Texas coastal counties. Reviewer work involves 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. Reviewer will work with Review and Compliance Program Coordinator and the State Marine Archeologist and be responsible for both marine and terrestrial project reviews. The successful candidate will have a background in remote sensing or underwater archeology. This position may conduct or assist agency or volunteer archeological fieldwork at the discretion of the Division Director. Work under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for use of initiative and independent judgment.


  1. Conduct cultural resources management reviews for construction projects that may impact cultural resources.
  2. Advise the public about rules/regulations and compliance issues relating to Antiquities Code of Texas and Section 106.
  3. Assist with the development of Section 106 and Antiquities Code of Texas agreement documents.
  4. Field Research – may participate in in-house archeological investigations, including site evaluations, the planning and execution of research designs, conducting archeological survey and excavation-level investigations, analysis and reporting on results of investigations, and the processing and management of the resulting collections.
  5. Adhere to established work schedule with regular attendance.
  6. Follow all THC safety guidelines/procedures and ethics requirements.


  1. Perform other duties as assigned.


(The application must specifically state how each of the following qualifications are met):

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s degree or higher in Anthropology, Archeology, or closely related field;
  • Minimum three years’ of increasingly responsible experience in archeological field investigations, laboratory analysis, and comprehensive technical report writing;
  • Experience making public presentations;
  • Must meet professional qualifications and be eligible to hold an Antiquities permit issued by the Texas Historical Commission;
  • Valid driver’s license, acceptable driving record and ability to drive a state vehicle; and
  • Required to travel up to 20% of the work period.


  • Degree in Maritime Archeology or terrestrial archeology with an emphasis on geophysical remote sensing methods;
  • Experience with coastal cultural archeological resources (both terrestrial and submerged);
  • Experience with Texas terrestrial and underwater archeology and/or the ability to operate remote sensing (magnetometer/ground penetrating radar/sonar) equipment and interpret data gathered.


  • Knowledge of federal laws and regulations such as Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and Native American Graves Protection Act;
  • Knowledge of state laws and rules such as the Antiquities Code of Texas and Chapter 711 (of the Health & Safety Code of Texas, pertaining to cemeteries);
  • Knowledge of archeological field investigations, laboratory analysis, comprehensive technical report writing and Arc-GIS experience;
  • Skill in operating a personal computer with word processing, database, and spreadsheet software;
  • Skill in providing customer service excellence to both internal and external customers;
  • Ability to analyze problems, evaluate alternatives, and recommend effective solutions;
  • Ability to process information in a logical manner and to assess validity; 
  • Ability to work in a setting requiring self-motivation/cooperative decision-making and to work effectively with diverse groups of people;
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise correspondence and reports;
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet strict deadlines while maintaining extreme attention to detail;
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to adapt successfully and quickly to change and deliver quality results in a timely manner;
  • Ability to plan, organize and work independently, as well as within a team environment;  
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion; and
  • Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality.

Must have or obtain a valid Driver’s License and Defensive Driving Course to be able to operate state vehicles.

Antiquities permit issued by the Texas Historical Commission.

ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL CONDITIONS:  Normal office work environment and may have exposure to dust and environmental allergens consistent with normal business activities and human contact. Mostly sedentary in nature but may involve walking; standing; pulling and pushing; kneeling, stooping, and bending; performing tasks requiring fine motor skills and coordination; and safely lifting and carrying items weighing up to 30 pounds. Must be able to work extended periods at a computer and may require working extended hours and some evenings and weekends, as needed.  May involve travel, occasionally overnight.

REMARKS (Application procedures, Special requirements):  State of Texas application must be submitted through the CAPPS website. Only applicants interviewed will be notified of their selection or non-selection.  Resumes will NOT be accepted in place of a completed application.

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