Position – City Archaeologist


Historic Preservation Planner (official position title) Closes 11/30/18
Salary Range: $40,456.00 - $82,742.40

This is a new CITY ARCHAEOLOGIST position for the City of Pensacola, FL. The person in this position has the opportunity to build a new, forward-looking archaeological and historic preservation program for the City. Pensacola is the site of the 1559-61 Tristan de Luna settlement and has been continuously occupied since 1740. Pensacola is unusually rich in historical archaeological deposits, and the community takes pride in its long history. Since the 1980s, University of West Florida (UWF) archaeologists have assisted the City with compliance for an archaeological review policy (1985) for city owned property and rights of way. However, growth and development in Pensacola is at a record pace and there is an immediate need for a full-time experienced urban historical archeologist dedicated to managing the City’s significant and widespread archaeological resources. The Historic Preservation Planner will have the strong support of UWF archaeologists and students and the UWF Florida Public Archaeology Network professionals and volunteers in Pensacola.

This is highly responsible managerial, administrative and professional work in the oversight of development activities within, and the preservation of, the City’s Historic Preservation Districts and resources. An employee in this class functions as the City’s expert in historic preservation and archaeology and is responsible for administering and making independent decisions as they pertain to effects of the City’s historic and prehistoric archaeological sites by local government for preservation, as well as coordination of land use and development applications within the City’s Historic Preservation Districts. This position ensures compliance with all federal, state and city historic preservation regulations and regulations on city-owned property and rights-of-way and also provides archaeological expertise and responds to inquiries from state agencies and the public regarding archaeological issues. Works under the general supervision of the Planning Services Administrator and performance is assessed by the results obtained.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s Degree in archaeology, anthropology or similar field; and
• Four (4) years of experience in historic preservation and planning (or related field).
• Combination of education, training, and/or work experience equal to or higher than the requirements listed above as determined by Human Resources.

For more information about the position, contact Dr. Judy Bense, UWF jbense@uwf.edu, Dr. Elizabeth Benchley ebenchle@uef.edu, or Dr. William Lees wlees@uwf.edu.

For details of job responsibilities and to apply, go to www.pensacolacityjobs.com.