Cow Creek Government Office: Archaeologist

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Job Location: 

Cow Creek Government Office


Full Time



Job Description:

Under the direct supervision of the Cultural Resources Programs Manager, the Archaeologist is responsible for the identification of archaeological sites and other cultural resources on tribal lands. The Archaeologist conducts research, cultural resource surveys, and other appropriate duties to assist the Tribe in the management of its culturally significant places and resources.

Essential Functions:

Archaeological identification and documentation of cultural resources on tribal lands

Assist in consultations with federal, state and local agencies regarding proposed projects

Review and respond to project notifications for potential effects to cultural resources

Make recommendations on the treatment and management of cultural resources

Examine and comment on other agency cultural resource reports

Coordinate tribal cultural resource monitoring staff

Maintain the cultural resource database

Facilitate repatriation of ancestral remains and associated funerary items in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations

Other duties as assigned.

The above statements reflect the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the job.


Master’s Degree in archaeology, anthropology or a related field with a specialization in archaeology, or a documented equivalency of such degree

Twelve weeks of supervised experience in basic archaeological field research, including both survey and excavation and four weeks of laboratory analysis or curating

Has designed and executed an archaeological study, as evidenced by a Master of Arts or Master of Science thesis, or report equivalent in scope and quality, dealing with archaeological field research

A minimum of 2 years of field experience and investigative research and analysis experience

Ability to produce complex, clearly-written, well-documented studies of publishable quality to support planning, preservation, management, and public interpretation of cultural resources.

Skill in using computer applications for cultural resources management data analysis, manipulation, and presentation

Exhibit proficiency with geographic information systems (GIS) and global positioning systems (GPS) 

Must possess knowledge of laws, regulations, policies, and guidelines regarding the preservation and protection of cultural resources.

Requires the ability to promote positive public relationships.

Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Knowledge and ability to develop training programs to support cultural resource management.

Current and valid Oregon driver’s license in good standing with no insurability issues as determined by the Tribe’s insurance carrier is required.

Must provide evidence of certification from the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office as a Qualified Archaeologist able to obtain a state issued archaeological excavation permits.

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