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State of Massachusetts Environmental Analyst III - Archaeologist in Boston, Massachusetts

About the Department of Conservation and Recreation: The Department of Conservation and Recreation manages one of the largest and most diverse state parks systems in the nation and protects and enhances natural resources and outdoor recreational opportunities throughout Massachusetts. The DCR system includes over 450,000 acres of parks, forests, water supply protection lands, beaches, lakes, ponds, playgrounds, swimming pools, skating rinks, trails, golf courses and parkways. /This position has been converted from seasonal to permanent as part of the strategic readiness initiative./ A cover letter and resume must be submitted as part of the application process and attached “as relevant” to the requisition. The Department of Conservation and Recreation seeks applicant(s) for: Environmental Analyst II, Archaeologist. DUTIES: -In close coordination with the Senior Archaeologist and other OCR staff, support the implementation of of policies, procedures, protocols and programs that will ensure the wise stewardship of archaeological and cultural resources within DCR’s forest, park and reservation system -Manage assigned projects to ensure adherence to historic preservation standards, practices and compliance with state and federal law -Prepare Project Notification Forms to facilitate review by the Massachusetts Historical Commission (MHC) or proposed DCR construction and maintenance activities for impacts to archaeological and cultural resources. Initiate and manage projects to avoid, minimize or mitigate such impacts. -Collect and manage data from MHC files for use in project review and impact assessment, including development of sensitivity maps for DCR properties -Gather and analyze data concerning known and potential historic and prehistoric sites on DCR properties, including GIS analysis using MACRIS, MassGIS, ArcGIS Online, and LiDAR. -Carry out field investigations in adherence with the DCR General Archaeological Permit -Conduct background research and walkovers to determine archaeological sensitivity of a project area; make recommendations to staff regarding environmental compliance -Provide support to the Senior Archaeologist in performing limited in-house subsurface investigation to evaluate impacts or potential impacts of a project activity to archaeological resources -Curate artifact collections obtained through in-house treatment in accordance with the guidelines set forth in 950 CMR 70.00 and the Society for Historical Archaeology Standards and Guidelines for the Curation of Archaeological Collections. -Under the direction of the Senior Archaeologist, produce written reports summarizing findings of archaeological research and investigation. -Provide archaeological monitoring of project construction when requested to ensure that excavation does not impact intact soil deposits that may contain archeological deposits. -Prepare archaeological site avoidance and protection plans when needed. -Train field staff, project engineers, and contractors on protocols and procedures for unanticipated discoveries during construction -Working with the Senior Archaeologist, develop scopes and manage archaeological services contracts including archaeological and cultural resource inventories, assessments, and surveys -Prepare and submit site forms to MHC. -Implement procedures for in house review to ensure smooth coordination with Divisions of DCR and the MHC on projects impacting or potentially impacting archaeological resources including compliance with the General Archaeological Permit and DCR’s programmatic Memorandum of Agreement with the MHC. -Assist in the planning and design of interpretive exhibits and programs addressing archaeological projects and issues -Provide general preservation planning assistance to Divisions within DCR -Provide technical support to the Resource Management Planning Program. -Oversee seasonal staff and interns, as assigned. -Other duties as requested. PREFEFFED QUALIFICATIONS: -Advanced degree in archaeology or anthropology with specialization in cultural resource management, historical archaeology, public archaeology or American studies with a specialization in archaeology, resource planning and management and technical experience in the planning field. -Knowledge of state and municipal governmental process and demonstrated knowledge of applicable Commonwealth environmental agencies, laws, polices, and regulations pertaining to historic preservation and archaeological resources, as well as the methodologies of the Massachusetts Historical Commission (MHC). -Knowledge of the organization and operations of municipal governments and environmental nonprofits, state and local permitting and land use planning initiatives. -Any and all credentials required to secure an archaeological permit from the MHC and ability to conduct archaeological field investigations in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. -Prior experience with establishing and maintaining communication with government agencies, municipalities, non-profit organizations and the public, and with the coordination and implementation of public outreach efforts and training initiatives. -Excellent public speaking skills, and the ability to effectively gather public input, including organizing and leading large public forums. -Ability to evaluate issues and develop workable, positive solutions; identifying key project needs and objectives, managing heavy workloads. -The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing and the ability to synthesize technical information in written form. -The flexibility to perform a wide range of assignments in order to meet changing needs and deadlines and the ability to manage complex projects from concept to completion. -Demonstrated ability to carry out research to completion evidenced by timely completion of theses, research projects, field investigations carried out under previous permits, or similar documents -The ability to work independently and participate effectively in inter-disciplinary teams. -The ability to coordinate and lead diverse teams of individuals and key partners towards cooperative management goals and assigned work objectives. -Knowledge and experience with the application of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. -Ability to create, analyze and synthesize data using GIS, MACRIS and other mapping applications. -Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Teams, database management, spreadsheet applications and presentation software and experience working with GPS data and the ESRI/GIS software. -Physical ability to perform field testing, sometimes in remote areas. QUALIFICATIONS ACQUIRED ON JOB: -Knowledge of DCR facilities and management structure, including Conservation and Resource Stewardship, Design & Engineering, and Park Operations -Knowledge of DCR’s facilities, operations, policies and administration First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) four years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, technical or professional experience in the field of environmental science, biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental health, meteorology, natural science, toxicology or public health, of which (B) at least two years must have been in a professional capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. Substitutions: I. An Associate's degree with a major in the field of environmental science, biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental health, meteorology,. natural science, toxicology or public health may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.* II. A Bachelor's degree with a major in the field of environmental science, biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental health, meteorology, natural science, toxicology or public health may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience.* III. A Graduate degree with a major in the field of environmental science, biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental health, meteorology, natural science, toxicology or public health may be substituted for a maximum of three years of the required (A) experience and one year of the required (B) experience. Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. NOTE: Educational substitutions will only be permitted for a maximum of one year of the required (B) experience. _Comprehensive Benefits_ When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! *Executive Order #595:As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption. An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. Job: Science* *Organization: Department of Conservation & Recreation *Title: *Environmental Analyst III - Archaeologist * Location: *Massachusetts-Boston - 251 Causeway Street Requisition ID: 22000B1E