The archaeologist performs research, field investigations, and integration of results into agency or departmental environmental assessments, impact statements, operational programs, historic preservation compliance reports, and varied types of planning documents, laboratory and other data analysis, library research, interpretation or consultative work, preparation of reports for publication, curatorship and exhibition of collections, or development and implementation of programs and projects which carry out such work. This work requires a professional knowledge of archaeological principles, theories, concepts, methods, and techniques.
Develops and maintains a cultural resource information base for the field. Conducts inventories, which may include compiling and analyzing existing data from institutional files and databases, professional literature, archival and other historical documents, original interviews, and other indirect sources.
Participates as a team member in preparing multiple-use resource management plans and environmental impact documents, identifying special cultural resource considerations, potential multiple-use conflicts, and potential impacts to cultural resources. Reviews applications for cultural resource use permits and fieldwork authorizations, recommending approval or denial and/or changes in work proposed or personnel to be utilized. Helps prepare the cultural resources portions of the current budget and program work plans.