Florida Underwater Archaeologist
Conducts and completes research as a team member of the Underwater Archaeology Section. Increases the ability of the Bureau to survey, record and interpret known and unknown sites throughout the state. Improves public knowledge of submerged cultural resources through outreach products, workshops, and training programs. Improves public access to cultural resources through coordination with other agencies, groups and organizations. Reviews 1A-31 archaeological reports.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Master’s degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, Maritime Studies or related field.
Candidate must be a scientific diver (AAUS or equivalent) with the ability and willingness to dive in blackwater and low visibility conditions.
Candidates must have experience conducting underwater archaeological surveys including remote sensing data collection and processing, mapping, recording, excavation and report writing.
Candidate must have experience in public speaking and communicating with members of the public.
Candidate must have boat experience that includes launching, trailering and operating.
Candidate must have experience conducting submerged cultural resource surveys.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of Florida’s cultural resource laws, policies and programs.
Knowledge of the types of distribution of Florida’s submerged archaeological sites.
Skills with personal computer applications including GIS, small boat handling and marine maintenance.
Ability to prepare professional reports, give public talks and instruct public workshops.
PREFERRED (NOT REQUIRED) KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Experience with submerged prehistoric sites.
Experience with SonarWiz 5 software.
Full face mask diving certification.