• Archeologist II

    Location US-Austin
    # Positions
  • General Overview

    At an intermediate level, directs and conducts cultural resource assessments including fieldwork, analyses, and reporting for LCRA construction projects to ensure compliance with the Antiquities Code of Texas, the National Historic Preservation Act and other regulations related to cultural resources, as required.  This position utilizes knowledge and experience in own discipline but is still building higher-level knowledge and skills. Receives a moderate level of guidance and direction from supervisor, manager and/or more experienced colleagues.


    • Performs work by traveling independently or with a small crew to various sites and LCRA locations as needed.
    • Gathers and analyzes cultural resource site data in order to evaluate archeological sites and presents recommendations to project managers and regulatory agencies.
    • Conducts artifact analyses, processes artifacts and records and prepares them for curation. Organizes and files incoming materials.  Enters information into appropriate databases.
    • Writes moderately complex cultural resource survey and excavation reports with some guidance from supervisor for submission to the Texas Historical Commission and other regulatory agencies.
    • Serves as a resource to project managers and other stakeholders by providing input on cultural resource regulations and reviews issues concerning routine and moderately complex construction/development projects. May provide cost estimates to project managers for cultural resource assessments.  May provide oversight of work conducted by cultural resource contractors.
    • Works with other cultural resource staff members in compiling the LCRA’s Annual Report of Cultural Resource Investigations each calendar year for submission to the Texas Historical Commission.
    • May oversee interns, temporary workers or part-time staff in doing field or laboratory work.



    This general overview only includes essential functions of the job and does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instruction and to perform any other job-related duties requested by supervisor or management.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Master’s degree in anthropology, archeology or relevant field plus one or more years of experience in archeology.


    Driver's license

    Preferred Qualifications

    Serve as Principal Investigator as described by the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards and the Texas Antiquities Code Chapter 26 Rules of Practice and Procedure, Professional Qualifications and Requirements, and not be in default of any existing Antiquities Permits.

    Have demonstrable knowledge of the history and prehistory of LCRA’s service area.

    Be able to follow direction.

    Be able to work independently and under own initiative when directed.

    Be able to provide guidance to other, less experienced staff.

    Be able to supervise small crews.

    Have good verbal and written communication skills.

    Be able to work across various stakeholder disciplines.

    A writing sample may be required.

    Experience with ESRI Geographical Information Systems (GIS) preferred.


    Primary work location is Austin

    Requires out-of-town work up to 20 percent.

    Will report directly to supervisor of Cultural Resources team


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