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Museum Scientist 2, New York State Museum

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New York State Museum JobThe New York State Education Department’s Office of Cultural Education is seeking candidates for a Museum Scientist 2 position in the New York State Museum’s (NYSM) Cultural Resources Survey Program (CRSP).  The CRSP is an applied research program of the Museum’s Research & Collections Division that provides research and assessment of archaeological and architectural resources for other state agencies. Under the supervision of the Co-Director of the Museum’s CRSP Research and Collections Division, the incumbent will serve as the Geospatial Information System (GIS) and the Computer Aided Design (CAD) specialist for the program. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Collect, analyze, and organize geospatial data using Global Positioning Software (GPS) and remote sensing technologies, ArcGIS 10.5 or comparable software;
  • Draft maps and figures for Museum technical reports and publications using AutoCAD Map 3D or comparable software;
  • Initiate and conduct independent, project-based research as a component of the CRSP including direction of field and/or laboratory operations and day-to-day management of specific field and/or laboratory projects, including archaeological reconnaissance survey, site examination and data recovery investigations;
  • Develop plans for fieldwork associated with assigned projects;
  • Oversee the processing of archaeological materials recovered during fieldwork and write technical reports on projects for client and review agencies;
  • Assist with administrative tasks, including monthly project status reports and quarterly travel requests;
  • Assist in updating the Memoranda of Agreement with client agencies; and
  • Assist with Museum public outreach, such as providing material for Museum social media and making presentations to school groups and NYSM visitors.

Minimum Qualifications: 

Non-Competitive Appointment: Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in anthropology, archaeology, public archaeology or related field AND three years of professional experience in cultural resource management.

Substitutions for the Qualifying Experience:

  • A master’s degree will substitute for one year of experience; OR
  • A doctorate degree will substitute for three years of experience.

Preferred Qualification: 

Preference may be given to candidates who have:

  • A master’s degree in anthropology, archaeology, public archaeology or related field. Special consideration will be given to applicants with demonstrated expertise in geospatial data analysis and mapping (AutoCAD and ArcGIS software) and remote sensing technologies.

Conditions of Employment: 

This will be a permanent, non-competitive appointment. Promotions may change appointees’ negotiating unit. Applicants should be aware that changes in negotiating units may affect their salary, insurance and other benefits. Verification of degree and work experience will be required for all candidates at the time of interview.

*Leads to a maximum salary of $88,124 based on annual performance advances.


Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by February 14, 2019 (Email submissions are preferred). You must include the Box number (OCE-1102/28980) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application.

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