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State of California – Natural Resources Agency



Reporting Location: North Coast Redwoods District, Eureka, CA

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Position Description: The Assistant State Archeologist is a full-time permanent intermittent (up to 1500 hours/year) position assigned to the Cultural Resources Program at the North Coast Redwoods District. The North Coast Redwoods District is comprised of 22 State Park units from the Oregon border to Mendocino County.


The incumbent will perform the less responsible and less complex archeological work, assisting in the preparation of cultural resource inventory documents and in the implementation of management projects; and do other related work. All employees are responsible for contributing to an inclusive, safe, and secure work environment that values diverse cultures, perspectives, and experiences, and is free from discrimination.


Essential Functions:

  • Environmental Review: As directed by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), Public Resources Code Section 5024, Executive Order W-26-92 and, when necessary, Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Working with other cultural resources staff, evaluates and provides written recommendations when potential impacts may occur because of Department actions in areas with historic or prehistoric archaeological sites or features. The position is also responsible for review, comments, and signature on the Department’s Project Evaluation Form (PEF) for internal project review prior to formal CEQA compliance procedures. The Assistant State Archeologist is responsible for project monitoring as required through project review to ensure that projects are completed as written and to prevent adverse impacts to archaeological resources.


  • Archeological Field Support: Participate in archeological surveys and mapping using GPS and other surveying methods; prepare accurate drawings and take photographs of historic and prehistoric archeological sites; record sites on standard site record forms (DPR 523); identify and record objects in situ; ensure proper collection of specimens; assist in the excavation of archeological sites; record all observable data; maintain photographic records and field notes, and keep daily journal of activities.


  • Cultural Resources Data Management: The position is responsible for entering, organizing, and managing cultural resources data in the Parks Cultural Resources Database and GIS.


Contact:               Greg Collins

                                Supervisor, Cultural Resources Program

                                North Coast Redwoods District

                                California State Parks


                                (707) 445-6547 x35

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