Department of Parks and Recreation
EXAMINATION ANNOUNCEMENT ASSOCIATE STATE ARCHEOLOGIST OPEN
The following Departmental examination announcement has been released:
Exam Title: Associate State Archeologist
Exam Code: 9PR17
Filing Period: August 14, 2019 – September 11, 2019
Contact: Jacques Carter (916) 654-9420
Review the attached examination announcement in its entirety, as each examination application process & testing method may differ from previous administrations.
For additional information, please see the attachment above. Copies of the announcement are also available in Personnel Services, Room 1018, in the Resources Building.
Note: Please include the exam code above on your application if you are interested in applying. Thank you!
STATE OF CALIFORNIA
Department of Parks and Recreation
EXAMINATION ANNOUNCEMENT ASSOCIATE STATE ARCHEOLOGIST OPEN
THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER TO ALL, REGARDLESS OF AGE, ANCESTRY, COLOR, DISABILITY (MENTAL AND PHYSICAL), EXERCISING THE RIGHT TO FAMILY CARE AND MEDICAL LEAVE, GENDER, GENDER EXPRESSION, GENDER IDENTITY, GENETIC INFORMATION, MARITAL STATUS, MEDICAL CONDITION, MILITARY OR VETERAN STATUS, NATIONAL ORIGIN, POLITICAL AFFILIATION, RACE, RELIGIOUS CREED, SEX (INCLUDES PREGNANCY, CHILDBIRTH, BREASTFEEDING AND RELATED MEDICAL CONDITIONS), AND SEXUAL ORIENTATION.
IT IS AN OBJECTIVE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA TO ACHIEVE A DRUG-FREE WORK PLACE. ANY APPLICANT FOR STATE EMPLOYMENT WILL BE EXPECTED TO BEHAVE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS OBJECTIVE BECAUSE THE USE OF ILLEGAL DRUGS IS INCONSISTENT WITH THE LAW OF THE STATE, THE RULES GOVERNING CIVIL SERVICE, AND THE SPECIAL TRUST PLACED IN PUBLIC SERVANTS.
$5256 – $6531
WHO SHOULD APPLY
Applicants who meet the requirements as stated in the minimum qualifications section of this announcement. Applications will not be accepted on a promotional basis.
Final Filing Date: September 11, 2019
Examination and/or Employment application (STD. 678) forms are available at the California Department of Human Resources, local offices of the Employment Development Department, and through your CalCareer Account at www.calcareers.ca.gov. Applications postmarked or personally hand delivered after the final filing date will not be accepted for any reason.
Applications must include the following information in the section titled: “Examination(s) or Job Title(s) for which you are applying”
- Exam Title: Associate State Archeologist
- Exam Code: 9PR17
Only applications for the Associate State Archeologist will be accepted. If you are applying for multiple examinations you must file a separate application for each one. Failure to do so will result in the rejection of your application from this examination.
Do not send your application via office or interoffice mail. Applications received by this manner will not be accepted and cannot be returned pursuant to California Code of Regulations §174. Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.
EXAMINATION INFORMATION TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE EXAMINATION – WEIGHTED 100%
The examination is based solely on your Training and Experience. The Training and Experience (T&E) Examination will consist of statements designed to measure how your training and work history have provided you the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities, and potential to effectively perform the duties relative to the classification.
To obtain a position on the eligible list, a minimum score of 70% must be attained.
Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be emailed the link to the T&E examination. Be sure to include your current/valid email address on your application. Failure to provide your current/valid email address will prevent you from taking the examination.
WHERE TO APPLY
Applications may be delivered in person or by mail. Please submit to:
Department of Parks and Recreation Attention: Selections Unit/ Jacques Carter
P.O. Box 942896 Sacramento, CA 94296-0001
Department of Parks and Recreation Attention: Selections Unit/ Jacques Carter 1416 9th Street, Room 1018 (10th floor) Sacramento, CA 95814
ELIGIBLE LIST INFORMATION
A departmental statewide eligible list will be established for use by all State agencies. This list will be abolished 12 months after it is established unless the needs of the service and conditions of the list warrant a change in this period.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMITTANCE TO THE EXAMINATION
All applicants must meet the education and/or experience requirements for this examination by September 11, 2019, the final filing date.
All applications/resumes must include “from” and “to” employment dates (month/day/year), time base, and applicable civil service class titles. Applications/resumes received without this information will be rejected.
If education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, include on the application (question #13) the name and location of the institution, course of study, units completed (semester/quarter), diploma, degree, or certificate obtained, and date completed. Note: Prior to appointment, applicants considered for hire from the eligibility list must provide their official transcripts from the applicable institution(s) if education is used to meet the minimum qualifications.
Acceptable course work and degrees must be completed at a regionally accredited institution. Course work completed in other states is acceptable as long as the institution holds regional accreditation through an accrediting body. Course work and degrees completed outside of the United States must be evaluated by an approving foreign transcript evaluation agency before they may be used for credentialing purposes.
Qualifying experience may be combined on a proportionate basis if the requirements stated include more than one pattern and are distinguished as “Either” I, “Or” II, “Or” III, etc. For example, candidates possessing qualifying experience amounting to 50% of the required time of Pattern I, and additional experience amounting to 50% of the required time of Pattern II, may be admitted to the examination as meeting 100% of the overall experience requirement.
Experience: Two years of experience performing the duties of a Assistant State Archeologist (Range B) in the California state service.
Experience: Three years of increasingly responsible professional experience in research, writing, or project supervision in archeological investigation or cultural resource management and protection programs, two years of which shall have been working at a level of responsibility equivalent to an Assistant State Archeologist, Range B, in the California state service.
Education: Equivalent to graduation from college with major course work in archeology or anthropology. (A graduate degree in archeology or anthropology, may be substituted for up to one year of the required general experience and one year of required experience equivalent to Range B.)
OUT-OF-CLASS EXPERIENCE CREDIT FOR EXAMS
Employees may use their out-of-class experience for examination purposes. Submit a completed DPR 965 form along with required documentation (refer to DAM Section 0205, page 02-9) for approval.
Per California Code of Regulations (CCR) 212 (1) (A): Requests shall not be made prior to performing out-of-class duties a minimum of 30 consecutive calendar days, nor later than one year after the ending date of the out-of-class duties.
This is the full journey level. Under general direction, incumbents perform the more difficult or varied work of archeological investigation and cultural resource management; incumbents direct and coordinate major archeological excavation projects; provide research data and advice; prepare and submit project budget requests; prepare scientific publications; may act in a lead capacity; may train departmental staff as well as other personnel (including personnel in other State, Federal, and local agencies) in archeological methods and cultural resources management techniques; may budget and administer Federal and State funds; represent the Department in cultural resource matters at meetings with governmental entities, educational institutions, and other groups; and do other related work
- Principles and practices of archeological resource management and preservation.
- Techniques for the preservation of archeological collections.
- The major aspects of American archeological field methods.
- Laboratory and museum techniques, procedures, and operations.
- Indians of Western North America.
- Comparative osteology.
- California history.
- Basic techniques of surveying.
- Archeological research methods.
- Literature and publications dealing with archeological and ethnographical methods and techniques.
- Private and public organizations concerned with anthropological research in California.
- Prepare accurate drawings and take photographs of archeological remains, artifacts, and related materials for use in published reports.
- Read and prepare maps.
- Perform archeological field work.
- Coordinate the efforts of small work teams.
- Identify and record pertinent data revealed during excavations.
- Evaluate environmental impacts upon various archeological resources and develop and recommend effective mitigation procedures.
- Speak and write effectively.
- Keep necessary records and prepare reports.
- Analyze situations accurately and take effective action.
- Evaluate complex archeological and ethnographic studies.
- Develop innovative resource management programs for the protection, restoration and perpetuation of cultural resources.
- Coordinate and lead the work of others.
- Provide instruction in archeological excavation techniques.
- Prepare clear, complete and technically accurate reports.
- Plan, organize, and lead archeological field projects.
SPECIAL PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Willingness to travel throughout the State and work irregular hours.
Will be awarded in this examination, pursuant to Government Code Section 18973.1, effective January 1, 2014, as follows:
- Any veteran, widow or widower of a veteran, or spouse of a 100 percent disabled veteran, who achieves a passing score in an entrance examination, shall be ranked in the top rank of the resulting eligibility list. Any veteran who has been dishonorably discharged or released is not eligible for veteran’s preference.
- An entrance examination is defined, under the law, as any open competitive examination.
- Veterans’ Preference is not granted once a person achieves permanent civil service status.
Career credits are not granted in open examinations..
CONFIDENTIALITY AND SECURITY
Pursuant to Government Code Sections 19680(c) and 19681(b) it is unlawful to copy and/or furnish confidential examination material for the purpose of either improving or injuring the chances of any person or to obtain examination questions or other examination material before, during, or after an examination. Every person violating these provisions is guilty of a misdemeanor, and adverse action will be pursued. This may result in the person being barred from competition in future examinations, withheld from certification lists, or cancellation of eligibility for employment in state civil service.
If you meet the requirements, you may take this examination, which is competitive. Possession of the entrance requirement does not assure a place on the eligible list. Your performance in the examination described on this bulletin will be compared with the performance of the others who take this test, and all candidates who pass will be ranked according to their scores.
The Department of Parks and Recreation reserves the right to revise the examination plan to better the needs of the service if the circumstances under which this examination was planned changes. Such revision will be in accordance with civil service laws and rules and all competitors will be notified.
Eligible Lists: Eligible lists established by competitive examination, regardless of date, must be used in the following order: 1) sub-divisional promotional, 2) departmental promotional, 3) multi-departmental promotional, 4) service-wide promotional, 5) departmental open, 6) open. When there are two lists of the same kind, the older must be used first. Eligible lists will expire in one to four years unless otherwise stated on this bulletin.
General Qualifications: Candidates must possess essential personal qualifications including integrity, initiative, dependability, good judgment, and ability to work cooperatively with others; and a state of health consistent with the ability to perform the assigned duties of the class. A medical examination may be required. In open examinations, investigation may be made of employment records and personal history, and fingerprinting may be required.
Veterans’ Preference: Veteran status is verified by the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR). Directions to apply for Veterans’ Preference are on the Veterans’ Preference Application (CalHR 1093), which is available at www.jobs.ca.gov, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
High School Equivalence: Equivalence to completion of the 12th grade may be demonstrated in any one of the following ways: 1) passing the General Education Development (GED) Test; 2) completion of 12 semester units of college-level work; 3) certification from the State Department of Education, a local school board, or high school authorities that the candidate is considered to have education equivalent to graduation from high school; or 4) for clerical and accounting classes, substitution of business college work in place of high school on a year-for-year basis.
DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION
Personnel Office/Selection Unit 1416 9th Street, Room 1018, Sacramento, CA 95814 (916) 654-9420
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