State of Arizona - Phoenix, AZ (30+ days ago)3.6


Arizona State Parks and Trails protects and preserves 30 State Parks and Natural Areas. The agency also includes the State Trails Program, outdoor-related Grants Program, the State Historic Preservation Office, as well as the Off-Highway Vehicle Program, and more. Arizona State Parks and Trails provides over 1,400 camping and RV sites throughout the parks and manages 8 of the top 25 most visited natural attractions in Arizona.

Arizona State Parks and Trails Mission Statement: Managing and conserving Arizona's natural, cultural and recreational resources for the benefit of the people both in our parks and through our partners. To learn more about Arizona State Parks and Trails, visit our web site at

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1100 W. Washington

Phoenix, AZ 85007

This position is required by both state and federal legislation for the implementation of Arizona's State Historic Preservation Program; this program is certified and funded by the National Park Service (NPS). Under general supervision, the position is responsible for the following:
  • Participating in statewide cultural resources planning with federal and state agencies;
  • Reviewing and commenting on federal undertakings and state plans that could affect properties listed on or eligible for the Arizona and/or National Registers of Historic Places;
  • Advising federal and state agencies on historic preservation issues;
  • Participating in consultation with federal and state agencies, tribal governments, and other interested parties;
  • Participation in, and review of Programmatic and Memorandum of Agreements for federal cultural resources programs and projects;
  • Compiling statistical reports on compliance activities for the End of the Year Report submitted to the NPS and Congress;
  • Advising federal and state agencies on compliance with state and federal laws and regulation;
  • Writing documents for program guidance for use by federal and state preservation programs and professionals;
  • Providing technical review of cultural resources survey, testing, stabilization, excavation, and treatment plans and reports for federal and state agency projects;
  • Evaluating National Register eligibility of properties, especially those that are eligible for their information potential;
  • Evaluating research designs against current archaeological method and theory and the adequacy of the scientific approach to obtain information potential;
  • Entering project and property data into a compliance database;
  • Providing training in state and federal laws and regulations for state and federal agencies, tribes, and private consulting firms. Perform other duties, as assigned.


Knowledge of:
  • Anthropology or archaeology;
  • Archaeological field and laboratory methods (including survey, testing, stabilization, excavation, analysis, interpretation, and report generation);
  • Historic Preservation practices and the Secretary of Interior's Standards; Arizona's history and prehistory;
  • Current archaeological theory; Arizona and National Registers of Historic Places and criteria for eligibility and listing;
  • Computer operations, databases, and PowerPoint; National and State preservation legislation;
  • Federal regulation implementing Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.

Skills in:
  • Oral and written communication;
  • Skills in public speaking;
  • Leading meetings; Technical writing;
  • Leading meetings under the Open Meeting Law and Robert's Rules of Order;
  • Diplomacy when dealing with difficult compliance situations.

Ability to:
  • Read and comprehend technical reports related to archaeology and historic preservation;
  • Plan and organize work (includes manipulation of paper reports, COs, maps, and books);
  • Research and produce a report;
  • Operate a computer, printer, and scanner;
  • Analyze data and problem solve; Maintain effective relationships with co-workers and other professionals;
  • Travel throughout the state and stay overnight;
  • Obtain and maintain an Arizona class D driver's license;
  • Work independently;
  • Work as part of a team;
  • Work with the public;
  • Work with volunteers;
  • Interact appropriately with the media (and according to Agency procedures and policies).


By federal regulation, compliance review staff must meet the Secretary of Interior's Professional Standards. For archaeological compliance positions, the Standards require a minimum of a Master's Degree in Archaeology or Anthropology, plus:
  • At least one year of full-time professional experience or equivalent specialized training in archaeological research, administration or management;
  • At least four months of supervised field and analytical experience in general North American archaeology; and
  • Demonstrated ability to carry research to completion. In addition to these minimum qualifications, a professional in prehistoric or historic archaeology shall have at least one year of full-time professional experience at a supervisory level in the study of archaeological resources of the prehistoric or historic period.

  • An interest in, and a sensitivity to, tribal issues and concerns. Respect for tribal perspectives and beliefs. Diplomacy in dealing with difficult situations and people. Patience and good listening skills.
  • Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver's license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver's license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.)


The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
  • Affordable medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance plans.
  • Top-ranked retirement and long-term disability plans.
  • Accrued vacation pay and sick days.
  • 10 paid holidays per year.
  • Deferred compensation plan.
  • Wellness plans.

All newly hired employees will be subject to the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification Program.

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer