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Application Deadline First review of applications will be at 8 am on October 17, 2017. Applications received on or after the first review date may not be considered.
Conditions of Employment This is a full time, temporary, non-exempt position. Reappointment to this position is dependent upon the individual's performance as well as administrative and budgetary considerations. The university reserves the right to terminate this appointment earlier than the scheduled expiration date.
Responsibilities Sonoma State University is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. In line with the Seawolf Commitment, our values include respect, responsibility, excellence and integrity. We strive to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. We encourage innovation, experimentation and creativity, as well as contributions to equity and inclusion, in the pursuit of excellence for all members of our university community.
Reporting to and under immediate direction of the Anthropological Studies Center (ASC) Associate Director, with additional lead work direction from the ASC management team, the Archaeological Specialist, participates as a interdisciplinary team member responsible for archaeological studies. This position combines field, lab, and office duties according to the needs of ASC. Fieldwork involving inventory, evaluation, and data recovery on historic and prehistoric sites will alternate with lab work and writing technical reports.
Under immediate supervision of the Associate Director and supporting Staff Archaeologists, the Archaeological Specialist performs technical work of average difficulty and assists in the supervision of technical assistants; collects, analyzes, and interprets stratigraphic and artifactual data in the investigation of archaeological questions. Fieldwork involving inventory, evaluation, monitoring, and data recovery on historic and prehistoric sites will alternate with office work analyzing artifacts and writing technical reports, as needed.
Major duties of the position include, but are not limited to, the following: coordinating fieldwork, write portions of technical reports, and prepare graphics and maps. The incumbent will: act as a team member, leader, or archaeological monitor on survey, excavation, or monitoring teams; coordinate work in collecting and analyzing archaeological data; write technical reports; prepare graphics; and format final documents. May process, identify, and analyze historic and prehistoric collections.
The Archaeological Specialist conducts archaeological background research and pedestrian field surveys to determine whether archaeological resources may be present within a project area. Establishes environmental site assessment (ESAs) and monitors construction projects. Collects, analyzes, and interprets global positioning system (GPS) and geographic information system (GIS) mapping data in the investigation of archaeological questions. Prepares written technical memos and reports about archaeological resources. May gather research materials in libraries, archives, museums, agencies, and other facilities. Interacts in the field, office, and by phone and letters with interested Native American individuals and other groups in the course of work. Records field conditions and fieldwork photographically. May undertake public outreach activities to the general public and targeted school audiences.
Performs other secondary duties as assigned.
Duties take place at the Anthropological Studies Center located at Sonoma State University. The normal work schedule is Monday through Friday aligned with regular campus hours (between 8 am to 5 pm). As a non-exempt employee, any request for overtime will be specified and pre-approved by Appropriate Administrator. Evening and weekend hours may be required and will be specified only by the supervisor to meet operational needs. Must maintain regular and acceptable attendance. This position may require travel away from the SSU campus, which would require driving and overnight stays.
Qualifications Graduation from a four-year college or university in the field of Archaeology/Anthropology or related field and one year of relevant experience is required. Additional experience that has demonstrated that the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledge and abilities delineated above may be substituted for the required advanced degree on a year-for-year basis. Advanced degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, CRM, or related field preferred.
- Must possess broad knowledge of the principles and practices of archaeological identification and working knowledge of research techniques and the methods of preparation of research reports - Must be able to identify prehistoric and/or historic archaeological cultural resources and possess a good understanding of both California and American archaeology. - Must have a good understanding of the regulatory context in which archaeology is practiced in California. - Must have thorough knowledge of database, Microsoft Word, and Excel computer programs; along with basic graphic production skills, photography skills, and have the skills to prepare maps and to incorporate graphics and images in written reports. Excellent GIS skills preferred. - Ability to analyze situations accurately and to adopt an effective course of action. - Ability to lift and move equipment and supplies weighing up to 20 pounds, to walk long distances, and to engage in sustained physical labor is required. - Ability to communicate the values of archaeology and history to a wide range of people in a variety of media. - Capable of demonstrating flexibility, firmness, and a calm demeanor in potentially physically and emotionally stressful situations. - Must have ability to present and follow oral and written procedures effectively; to work cooperatively and to organize others in accomplishing project goals; to effectively communicate with and coordinate the work of others; and to conduct independent research. - Must have thorough knowledge of oral and written communication skills including: grammar, punctuation, and spelling; critical thinking and the ability to interpret questions from callers and to understand and accommodate their concerns and needs; the ability to explain policies clearly and make appropriate referrals. - Must have the ability to plan and coordinate multiple tasks and to delegate tasks to meet changing priorities; must possess strong organizational skills; maintain confidentiality; be able to quickly learn and use new office support technology systems and software programs; work independently and as part of a team; work effectively with ASC staff, students, and the general public; work on detailed tasks with accuracy and speed. - Ability to efficiently and effectively organize and prioritize competing work demands; adapt to changing workload requirements while meeting deadlines; and to be at a computer for long periods of time. - Must be able to maintain positive outlook and cooperative working relationships by encouraging open communication, maintain objectivity, and keep emotions under control. - Must have the ability to accept constructive feedback and to self-evaluate and make improvements to promote quality of work. - Must have the ability to work cooperatively in group situations and work actively to resolve conflicts. - Must provide outstanding customer service and have the ability to effectively communicate with all levels within the university and establish and maintain productive and effective, inclusive working relationships amongst diverse populations including staff, faculty, administration, students, and other internal and external constituents.
Qualification Note Evidence of degree(s) or certificate(s) and/or license(s) required at time of hire.
Application Process Click the 'Apply Now' to apply to this position. Materials submitted with your application will not be returned. The ADA Coordinator is available, at 707/664-2664, to assist individuals with disabilities in need of accommodation during the hiring process.
Qualified candidates must submit the following to be considered: 1. Cover Letter and Resume - application system only allows one document to be uploaded, so cover letter and resume must be included in the same MS Word or PDF file (file name should not contain any spaces or special characters) 2. Online Employment Application (complete entire application, resume/cover letter will not substitute for any part of the application)
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current employees who apply for this position.
E-Verify This position is funded by a qualifying federal contract, requiring new hire employment verification to be processed through the E-Verify program administered by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHSUSCIS), in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA).
Other Information Equal Employment Opportunity: The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
Mandated Reporting: This position may be considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
About Sonoma State University Sonoma State University, located 48 miles north of San Francisco, is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University. Sonoma State University is a liberal arts institution with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students and 530 full-time and part-time faculty. Our beautiful campus is located in Rohnert Park, at the foot of the Sonoma hills in the Wine Country.
Sonoma State University is proud to be a smoke-free campus, where smoking and other uses of tobacco products, such as smokeless tobacco, the use of e-cigarettes and similar devices, are prohibited.
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