Archaeologist/Historic Preservationist Position - Florida Division of Historical Resources - Tallahassee, Florida - Full-time 40 hours per week

Jason H. Aldridge

Job Description: 

This position is in the Florida Division of Historical Resources' Compliance and Review Section. The Compliance and Review Section reviews a variety of federal, state, and local undertakings to address effects to archaeological and historic properties according to federal and state law. This position reviews undertaking on state owned and managed lands and works closely with state land managing agencies, such as Florida State Parks, as well as the Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research.


Job Duties: 

-Review and consult with state agencies that manage State Lands or those in charge of state assisted projects to ensure that proposed development projects and relevant cultural resources assessment studies appropriately assess the potential impact on archaeological and historical resources in accordance with Chapter 267, Florida Statutes.

-Review and consult with state and federal agencies for assigned agencies in accordance with appropriate state and federal preservation laws and their implementing regulations and prepare appropriate review response correspondence.

-Review and provide comments to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity on county and city comprehensive plans and plan amendments to ensure that the historic preservation aspects of the plans are consistent with the requirements of Chapter 163, Florida Statutes.

-Reviews Surplus Land notices for the Division of State Lands to ensure that historical resources are identified and appropriately addressed in lease or transfer undertakings.

-Participates in public meetings, trainings, and provides routine technical assistance, information, and guidance to public agencies, private organizations, or individuals regarding historic preservation components of the Compliance Review Section programs discussed above.

-Maintains project files in an orderly manner and completes the Compliance and Review database (project log) files in a timely manner.

-Performs other work-related duties as required.


Minimum Qualifications:

-A master’s degree in archaeology or anthropology

-One (1) year of experience working with federal, state, and/or local historic preservation laws and regulations

-One (1) year of experience conducting archaeological fieldwork consistent with state and federal reporting standards and regulations

-Knowledge of archaeological and historical survey methodology



-Knowledge of Florida’s archaeological and historical resources

-Experience with Geographic Information Systems and ArcView software or similar programs

-Knowledge of the National Register of Historic Places criteria for evaluating historic properties

-Knowledge of comprehensive planning laws and implementing rules concerning historic preservation



Full-time 40 hours per week

$32,696.82 - $37,752.00


For More information and to Apply:

Posting Closing Date: 07/09/2021



Jason Aldridge 
Compliance Review Supervisor | Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer 
| Bureau of Historic Preservation | Division of Historical Resources | Florida Department of State | 500 South Bronough Street | Tallahassee, Florida 32399 | Office: 850.245.6344 | 1.800.847.7278 | Cell: 850.545.9068 |Jason.Aldridge@... |