Visiting Archaeological Projects Coordinator, Illinois State Archaeological Survey

07/28/2017 10:04 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Visiting Archaeological Projects Coordinator 

Central Offices 

Illinois State Archaeological Survey 

Prairie Research Institute 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS), Prairie Research Institute (PRI), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is seeking a Visiting Archaeological Projects Coordinator for its Central Offices, located in Champaign, IL. This individual will coordinate the flow of information between the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and the various Field Stations of ISAS, concerning archaeological survey requests.

Associated duties will include facilitating the flow of the work process for IDOT Statewide survey projects from receipt of the Environmental Survey Request (ESR) to completion and submittal of the Archaeological Survey Short Report (ASSR) and the Archaeological Testing Survey Report (ATSR). Coordinate with ISAS Data Management Team leadership to maintain and update ISAS Project Database for Statewide Survey along with related project files and information. Accurately evaluate relevant information and post survey requests, completed ASSRs, ATSRs, and State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) reviews on the Project Notification System (PNS) and ensure compliance with standing agreements. Update and maintain list of Programmatic Agreements and Memorandums of Agreement on ISAS website. Prepare and distribute reports on the status of outstanding projects as needed. Maintain ASSR and ATSR files, digital and paper. Assist in the production and submission of reports. Contribute to the production of the annual report of ISAS projects and activities. Engage in field projects as necessary. Participate in public outreach that highlights ISAS activities.

The successful candidate must have a B.A. in Anthropology, or closely related field. Concentration in archaeology preferred. Minimum of two years of experience in carrying out Phase I and II archaeological field projects in a Midwestern context. Minimum of one year of Phase I field supervisory experience involving directing field projects, authorship of ASSRs, and use of GPS equipment and Geophysical survey methods. Demonstrated proficiency with basic computer word processing, graphic, GIS, and database programs. Minimum of six months experience using Illinois archaeological and transportation databases such as the Archaeological Projects Database, the IDOT Project Notification System (PNS), the State of Illinois Sharepoint website, and the Cultural Resources Management Database, and the Cultural Resources Management Report Archive. Basic knowledge of Midwest archaeological culture history. Basic knowledge of the Historic Preservation Act, Section 106, and State of Illinois historic preservation, burial, and archaeological laws and practices, and Federal Highway Administration Section 106 practices and procedures. Strong writing and editorial background. Effective personal communication, relations, organizational, and leadership skills. Attention to detail and accuracy with demonstrated ability to perform effectively in a diverse and fast-paced work environment consisting of multiple and changing priorities.

This is a full-time Visiting Academic Professional position, but could become non-visiting in the future, contingent on Survey needs and available funding. Salary is negotiable based on experience. Proposed starting date is as soon as possible after the closing date. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

All candidates must complete an online profile through <>. Please upload a cover letter, resume detailing your relevant qualifications, and the contact information of three references through this system. To ensure full consideration your application, and supporting documents, must be submitted through this online system, and received by August 8, 2017. For further information regarding application procedures, contact Ms. Janice Pankey, <>. Individuals having questions concerning this position should contact Dr. Brian Adams, <>. 

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit 

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