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Ethnographer

State of Hawaii Logo

25 - 33 USD

State of Hawaii

Honolulu, HI

Deanne Obatake

Unknown / Non-Applicable

Government

1960

Published Today

Recruitment Information

This posting is for the State of Hawaii, Department of Land and Natural Resources, State Historic Preservation Division.
The position is located on the Island of Oahu.
Salary: Commensurate with training and experience.
If you have any questions regarding this non-civil service exempt position, please contact Alexis Caramonte at (808) 692-8036 Monday - Friday, 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (HST).
The State Recruiting Office will refer all inquiries regarding this exempt position to the Department of Land and Natural Resources.

Duties Summary

This position is located within the Historical Cultural Branch and reports to the History and Culture Branch Chief. This position is primarily responsible for reviewing and evaluating development proposals that may affect historic properties, in particular traditional cultural properties or wahi pana of significance to one or more of Hawaii’s cultural groups, and making recommendations to ensure the preservation of historic sites including burial sites; reviewing, evaluating and making recommendations on various inventory reports such as archaeological, architectural and ethnographic inventory surveys, Cultural Impact Assessments (CIA) developed and submitted for review under HIEPA, significance assessments and mitigation/preservation plans; and monitoring and evaluating the implementation of mitigation measures. This position performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Citizenship Requirement: Applicants must be citizens, permanent resident aliens, or nationals of the United States. Non-citizens with unrestricted employment authorization from the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service may also apply.


Recommended Qualifications:

Knowledge of: Must be familiar with State and Federal burial laws, rules and regulations. Must have knowledge of and remain current with anthropology/applied anthropology and ethnography method and theory, research design, field methods and standards, and the ability to independently identify adherence to these standards. Knowledge of one or more of the major ethnic communities in Hawaii is strongly preferred. Must also be thoroughly familiar with Microsoft Office, and have a general familiarity with GIS, and ArcView.

Skills/Abilities to: Interpret and apply laws and regulations; possess leadership skills which include ability to direct all review work for an assigned island and establish positive working relationships with government and private entities; participate in rough terrain work; prepare reports; determine appropriate procedures and discern and evaluate cultural concerns and recommend/develop measures responsive to them; identify, describe and document, and evaluate archaeological and cultural sites; coordinate work with other professionals on the staff and with other government agencies; deal effectively with the general public and their representatives; and demonstrate the ability to carry work from conception to completion in accordance with established timelines, usually shown by completed publications and manuscripts.

Recommended Education:
A master’s degree from an accredited college or university in anthropology/applied anthropology, history (emphasis on Hawaii), Hawaiian Studies, ethnic studies, and ethnography or closely related field.

Recommended Experience:
Two (2) years of work experience in anthropology and/or ethnography or closely related social science field, of which one (1) year should be in Hawaii/Greater Polynesia or the Pacific Rim conducting field and analytical work, report preparation or review.

Quality of Experience
: Possession of the required number of years of experience will not in itself be accepted as proof of qualification for a position. The applicant’s overall experience must have been of such scope and level of responsibility as to conclusively demonstrate that he/she has the ability to perform the duties of the position for which he/she is being considered.

License Requirement:
Applicants with a valid license, type 3 or higher, to drive in the State of Hawaii is preferred.

Physical and Medical Requirements:
Applicants must be able to perform the essential functions of the position effectively and safely, with or without reasonable accommodation.

Qualified applicants with disabilities who can perform the essential functions of the advertised position are encouraged to apply. The State of Hawaii is committed to making reasonable accommodations on a case-by-case basis. Applicants seeking reasonable accommodation should be ready to discuss the accommodation sought so that a determination can be made that such accommodation is reasonable and would not cause the employer undue hardship.

Other Information

This position is exempt from the civil service and considered temporary in nature. Therefore, if you are appointed to the position, your employment will be considered to be "at will," which means that you may be discharged from your employment at the prerogative of your department head or designee at any time.
HOW TO APPLY:

Please submit a completed Non-Civil Service Application (HRD 278) to:
Department of Land and Natural Resources
Human Resources Office
Attention: Lisa Araki
1151 Punchbowl Street Room 231
Honolulu, HI 96813

Applications may also be submitted through email to: dlnr.jobs@hawaii.gov. Applicants must submit, at the time of application, evidence of the appropriate training (e.g., transcript or diploma) in order to be given credit for education and/or copy of appropriate license(s) (e.g., valid license to drive in Hawaii), as applicable.
(Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader)Click here (Download PDF reader) for the Non-Civil Service Application (HRD 278). Recruitment number is EX122802.
Direct all inquiries regarding this position to:
Ms. Alexis Caramonte, (Historic Preservation Administrative Specialist)
Phone: (808) 692-8036
Monday – Friday, 7:45 am – 4:30 pm (HST)
NOTE: The State Recruiting Office will refer you to the Department of Land and Natural Resources regarding this exempt position.


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