Archaeologist (Regular Full-Time)

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Northern Arapaho Tribal Historic Preservation Office
January 10, 2018
January 24, 2018

Supervisor: Devin Oldman
The Tribal Archaeologist is a staff representative between Federal, State, Public, and
County agencies and the Northern Arapaho Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO).
The Archaeologist will be assigned to development/construction projects to participate and obtain firsthand knowledge of archaeological excavations and construction in areas that are known to have cultural sensitivity or have the potential for cultural deposit. It is anticipated that the Tribal Archaeologist will receive various assignments and that in some sensitive areas may encounter buried artifacts, features and possibly human remains.

1) Compare findings from one site with archeological data from other sites to find similarities or differences.
2) Consult site reports, existing artifacts, and topographic maps to identify archaeological sites.
3) Create a grid of each site, and draw and update maps of unit profiles, stratum surfaces, features, and findings.
4) Create artifact typologies to organize and make sense of past material cultures.
5) Describe artifacts' physical properties or attributes, such as the materials from which artifacts are made, and their size, shape, function, and decoration.
6) Develop and test theories concerning the origin and development of past cultures.
7) Record the exact locations and conditions of artifacts uncovered in diggings or surveys, using drawings and photographs as necessary.
8) Research, survey, and assess sites of past societies and cultures in search of answers to specific research questions.
9) Write, present, and publish reports that record site history, methodology and artifact analysis results, along with recommendations for conserving and interpreting findings.
10) Assess archaeological sites for resource management, development, or conservation purposes, and recommend methods for site protection.
11) Lead field training sites and train field staff, students, and volunteers in excavation methods.

A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in archaeology
A Master’s degree in the field of archaeology would serve as an advantage.
A range of 2 to 5 years works experience as a certified archaeologist
Must possess excellent communication skills on all fronts
Must have good interpersonal skills and abilities
Must be willing to work as a member of a team or maybe even lead a team
Possession of excellent organizational abilities
Must possess excellent leadership qualities and abilities
Must be someone that pays keen attention to even the smallest of details
Must have a valid Driver’s License
Must submit to drug testing

Knowledge of computer inventory/spreadsheet/mapping software like Excel, Microsoft Word and ArcGIS
Knowledge of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (NHPA) Section 106 process
Knowledge of Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA)

Ability to lift 50lbs or more
Work in an outdoor setting with various seasonal weather conditions
Work long hours that require a lot of walking, hiking and physical activity

How to apply:
Complete Northern Arapaho Tribal Application form and submit to N.A.T. Human Resources: P.O. Box 396, Ft. Washakie, WY 82514 or submit in person to Human Resources located at the Tribal Complex Building, 533 Ethete Road, Ethete or at Tribal Complex East, 230 West Main, Riverton, WY.
You can also apply online at and click on the HR link. For more information call 307-332-2499 or fax to: 307-335-3596