print logo
Main Content Anchor

Archeological Project Leader (Seasonal) (1016)

Archeological Project Leader (Seasonal)

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: BT50
  • Class Code: 1016
  • Established: 12/16/1965
  • Revised: --
  • Title Changed: --


Under direction to plan, direct, and coordinate the work on a major archeological project or on a number of smaller projects in an area; and to do other related work.

Typical Tasks

For an assigned project or group of projects determines the scope and extent of work to be done within the limitations of funds and time allocated for such work; recommends staffing, work procedures, equipment, and schedule for projects; assists in the selection of project personnel; supervises the on-site work either directly or through Archeological Specialists; establishes procedures and controls to be used on projects; makes on-site decisions regarding problems and departures from procedures; supervises the recording and reporting of project work and its publication as directed; works with landowners, officials of other departments, supervisors of other sections within his/her own department, and the public to establish effective relationships and to maintain liaison necessary for the successful completion of assigned projects; directs such movement, storage, cataloging, and display of specimens as may be specified by his/her supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications

Either I


One year of experience in the California state service performing duties comparable to those of an Archeological Specialist (Seasonal).



Experience: Two years of experience doing research and field work in archeology, including site survey, excavation, museum laboratory, and exhibit work. (Graduate work in archeology or anthropology may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.) and


Education: Equivalent to graduation from college. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for up to two years of the required education on the basis of six months of experience being equal to one year of education.)

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: American archeological field methods, laboratory and museum techniques, procedures, and operation; California ethnology; New World prehistory, geology, paleontology, zoology, and osteology.


Ability to: Plan all aspects of a field archeological exploration; plan and direct the work of others; estimate project requirements in terms of tools, equipment, manpower and time; supervise the application of accepted techniques to specific projects and problems; organize and present technical material


orally or in written form; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Special Personal Characteristics

Ability and willingness to live in the field under primitive, outdoor conditions; willingness to travel throughout the State; willingness to work long and irregular hours.

  Updated: 6/3/2012
One Column Page
Link Back to Top