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# of Positions: 1
Company Req ID: 24-00068
Twin Cairns Req ID: 202414095
Field School Required: No
Location: United States, WA, Tacoma
Why It’s a Great Opportunity:
This new role will help the Planning and Public Works Department (PPW) enhance our efforts to protect archeological and historical resources in unincorporated Pierce County. You will serve as the Department’s technical expert and liaison with local Tribes, permit applicants, capital project managers, and the WA State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation for all aspects of cultural resource protection. You will be assisting a team of land use planners, environmental biologists, civil engineers, permit technicians, and other County staff by providing program management and technical support and perform field visits to verify the implementation of cultural resource protection plans on construction sites.
Why It’s a Great Department:
Planning and Public Works (PPW) is a diverse and fast-moving department filled with motivated professionals working to ensure Pierce County is positioned to handle growth while building, operating, and maintaining reliable infrastructure to support livable communities. PPW is responsible for a broad and complex portfolio of services that provide unique opportunities to collaborate, innovate, and inspire. We are responsible for the county road and levee systems, sewer systems, airports, ferries, building permits, environmental review, sustainability, community planning, and code enforcement – just to name a few!
Learn more about Planning and Public Works at www.piercecountywa.org/ppw.
How to be Successful in the Role:
This position requires you to establish strong working relationships with County staff, local Tribes, and the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP). Bring your great communication skills, collaboration, attention to detail, and technical expertise. As part of a learning organization dedicated to continuous process improvement, we value your problem-solving skills, customer service mindset, and ability to translate technical information into plain language for customers, community members, and leadership.
Throughout the onboarding process, you will meet with your supervisor regularly to set expectations and goals for yourself, learn County and Department policies and procedures, technology, and become familiar with Pierce County Code that governs development and construction. Additionally, Pierce County offers professional development through the Leadership Certification program, robust online learning, and other training opportunities throughout your career to ensure your success.
Your Future in this Role:
As Pierce County’s first archeologist, you will have the opportunity to create a new program by working with a diverse and talented team of professionals, agencies, and community leaders to address known challenges surrounding culture resource protection, archaeology, and historic preservation. Your work will directly shape how Pierce County communities grow by developing regulations, policy, and procedures to guide County programs and long-range plans. In the short term, you will analyze impacts to sites with a high potential for cultural and archaeological resources, review the work of private consultants, and assist PPW staff with the permitting process in the Development Center.
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Special Requirements and/or Qualifications:
To be considered for this opportunity please:
This is a competitive selection process. Your application will be reviewed and evaluated for the quality and quantity of education/experience in the areas listed. Applicants whose qualifications most closely correspond to the County’s needs will be eligible for further consideration. Notification of application status normally occurs 2 to 3 weeks after the closing date. Short notice may be given to applicants to participate in further selection processes which may include assessments, phone screen, and interviews.
At Pierce County, diversity, equity, and inclusion means commitment, not a single step. We strive to foster an inclusive environment that supports equitable access to opportunities throughout your career. We want to recruit, develop, and maintain a talented workforce from various backgrounds, cultures, lifestyles, and perspectives, committed to our vision. Employees of the County have local, direct, and visible impact in our diverse community. Will you join us in keeping Pierce County a great place to live, work, and raise a family?
Job Experience Length (in years)
Four years of experience, which includes archaeological field work, analysis, and report writing, compliance with federal, state, and local environmental and cultural resource laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.
Driving Licence Required?
Access to Reliable Vehicle?
Anticipated Start Date
Feb 19, 2024
Full time position