The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources' (DNCR) vision is to be the leader in using the state's natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. Our mission is to improve quality of life by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature throughout North Carolina. The Department works to stimulate learning, inspire creativity, preserve the state's history, conserve the state's natural heritage, encourage recreation and cultural tourism, and promote economic development. Our goal is to promote equity and inclusion among our employees and our programming to reflect and celebrate our state's diverse population, culture, and history by expanding engagement with diverse individuals and communities. We encourage you to apply to become a part of our team.
· Provide expert technical knowledge to constituents through consultations and responses to individual inquiries, and through educational outreach programs and public speaking engagements, including but not limited to historical societies, civic groups, educational institutions, governmental agencies, local historic preservation commissions, and professional organizations. Also aid constituents in the identification, documentation, preservation and maintenance of historic cemeteries.
· Develop, populate, and maintain an electronic statewide cemetery database using information obtained from existing electronic and paper inventories. This position will also be responsible for entering any new cemetery related data generated from governmental, public, and private research projects.
· Assist the OSA Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist with mapping, analysis, reporting, and sharing of complex data on cemeteries throughout North Carolina.
· Assist the OSA Archaeological Site Registrar with the inventory, assignment, and management of archaeological site numbers including those assigned to cemeteries.
· Assist other state agencies with the inventory of cemeteries on state lands, pursuant to North Carolina General Statute (NC GS) § 70-21.
· Respond to inquiries and requests for cemetery data from governmental agencies and public and private individuals and groups.
· Coordinate preparation of a North Carolina-specific cemetery preservation primer for the public.
· Collaborate with the Survey/National Register program of the State Historic Preservation Office to aid constituents seeking listing of a cemetery in the National Register of Historic Places.
· Perform other duties as assigned by the state archaeologist, including environmental review of federal and state projects involving cemeteries under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and NC GS § 121-12(a) and other applicable state law, assistance with field projects, laboratory research, archaeological collections management, and report preparation tasks.
1. Experience with Arc GIS v.10.
2. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, and digital mapping programs.
3. Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form.
4. Thorough knowledge of Federal and State laws, statues, and regulations pertaining to the protection of cemeteries and archaeological resources including Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, North Carolina General Statues 14, 65, 70, and 121-12(a).
5. Must have exceptional organizational skills, and the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with other professionals and the public.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
**To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must provide the information on the application form. Any information omitted from the application form, listed as general statements, listed under the text resume section, or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit.**
1. Must have demonstrated proficiency with personal computer applications, particularly with word-processing, spreadsheet, and database management.
2. Must have working knowledge of records management standards and techniques.
3. Must have working knowledge of the techniques involved in the inventory, identification, labeling, and classification of prehistoric and historic artifacts and their attendant records.
4. Must have demonstrated experience creating and maintaining records, spreadsheets and databases.
5. Must have thorough knowledge of archaeological method and theory and experience participating in archaeological field investigations.
6. Must have thorough knowledge of North Carolina prehistory and history, including regional cultural sequences and a wide variety of artifact types.
7. Must be able to lift 30 lbs., unassisted.
8. Must have a valid NC Driver's License or the ability to obtain for employment.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Master's degree in North American archaeology, anthropology, or a closely related field from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of archaeological experience.
Bachelor's degree in North American archaeology, anthropology, or a related field from an appropriately accredited institution and four years of archaeological experience.
Supplemental and Contact Information
The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) selects applicants for employment based on required education and experience and job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, political affiliation or political influence.