Transportation Archeology Position


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Job Title:  Environmental Analyst I - Cultural Resources

Employment Status:  Full Time Regular

Job Code:  336

Category:  E - Paraprofessional

Employment Status:  Full Time Regular

Pay Rate Type:  Exempt

Salary Minimum:  $42,900.00



Under general supervision, conducts environmental studies and prepares environmental documentation of proposed highway construction, maintenance, and operation.  Identifies cultural resources, both prehistoric and historic, in and near AHTD project sites that are subject to regulation, and secures permits from state, local, and federal regulatory agencies for impacts to these resources. Monitors compliance with federal, state, and local laws related to cultural resources during design, construction and post-construction of AHTD work.


The following examples are intended only as illustrations of various types of work performed.  No attempt is made to be exhaustive.  Related, similar, or other logical duties are performed as assigned.  The Department may require employees to perform functions beyond those contained in job descriptions.  The Department may modify job descriptions based on Department needs.  The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department is an "at will" employer.

  • Provide initial cultural resources constraints to assist in project planning.
  • Under general supervision, conduct routine cultural resources fieldwork on Highway Department jobs, including background research.
  • Assist in the collection of data using Global Positioning System equipment.
  • Assist in the analysis and curation of archeological materials collected during fieldwork.
  • Assess the eligibility of, and impacts on, archeological and structural resources for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Produce reports of cultural resources work for review and comment that meet the 2010 Guidelines for Archeological Fieldwork and Report Writing in Arkansas.
  • Assist in the review of plans for projects to ensure compliance with environmental regulations and permits.
  • Assist in the development of National Environmental Policy Act documents.
  • Assist in the maintenance of computerized records used to track and document compliance with permits and regulations. 


A bachelor’s degree in archeology, anthropology, historic preservation, or closely related field from an accredited college or university and two years of full-time professional experience in archeological fieldwork; or a master’s degree in archeology, anthropology, historic preservation, or closely related field from an accredited college or university with one year of full-time professional experience.  Must have working knowledge of Arkansas archeology and history; Section 106; NAGPRA; the State Burial Law; and other pertinent state and federal regulations regarding historic and archeological properties.  Proficiency in computer skills is desired, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook software.  Proficiency in the use of GPS equipment for mapping and point location is also desired.  Strong organizational skills; the ability to manage diverse project assignments; attention to detail; and demonstrated proficient oral and written communications skills.  Valid driver’s license and availability for statewide travel, including overnight travel as necessary.  Physical ability to withstand archeological field work in year-round weather conditions, including hiking while wearing a back pack and carrying field equipment, and the capability to complete physically demanding tasks in remote areas.

("Accredited" means the educational institution or program is accredited by an accrediting organization recognized either by the United States Department of Education or by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.)


Diana Wilks

Section Head, Cultural Resources

Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department

P.O. Box 2261, Little Rock, AR  72209

(501) 569-2283



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