Physical Anthropology Assistant

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Job #: 16246
Job Title: Physical Anthropology Assistant
Opening Date/Time: Mon. 06/25/18 12:00 AM Mountain Time
Closing Date/Time: Mon. 07/02/18 11:59 PM Mountain Time
Salary: $16.39 – $28.18 Hourly
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Salt Lake County, Utah
Department: 710 Department of Heritage and Arts
Number of Openings: 1
Benefits: This position is eligible for a full benefits package including medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance, a retirement plan, plus paid leave to include annual, sick, and holiday pay. The State requires employees to receive their pay through direct deposit. If selected, you will receive more information about these benefit options and enrollment information through our onboarding process and during your first week or two on the job.
Driver License Requirements: Employees hired for this recruitment will be subject to the Driver Eligibility standards found at the following link:
Physical Address: 300 Rio Grande, Salt Lake City, Utah
Recruiter Name: Crystal Haywood
Recruiter Telephone Number: 801-245-7212
Recruiter Email Address:
Overtime Exempt: No
Schedule Code: B – Competitive Career Service – Employment in this position requires a probationary period.
EEO Statement: The State of Utah is an equal opportunity employer. Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability. Reasonable accommodations provided to known disabilities of individuals in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. For accommodation information or if you need special accommodations to complete the application process, contact the Dept. of Human Resource Mgmt. at 801-538-3025 or TTY 801-538-3696.

Job Description
The Department of Heritage & Arts’ Utah Division of State History is looking for a skilled and motivated individual to fill its Physical Anthropology Assistant. This person will assist the Ancient Human Remains Program within the Antiquities Section. If hired you will be responsible for assisting with the recovery, analysis, and determination of cultural affiliation of ancient human remains recovered from private and certain state lands in Utah.

Principle Duties
The Physical Anthropology Assistant will:

Assist with rapid response to situations involving human remains discoveries on nonfederal lands in Utah.
Assist in physical anthropological skeletal analysis on ancient human remains for the determination of cultural affiliation as required by Utah Code.
Excavate human remains when necessary.
Assist with the operations of the osteology and archeology laboratory and use various osteometric tools.
Assist in the reporting on fieldwork.
Assist with repatriation of human remains.
Update and maintain both computer and paper records fo reach set of human remains.
Assist with trainings for law enforcement and other appropriate groups.

The Ideal Candidate
The model candidate for this position is someone who:

Has experience in the excavation and recovery of human skeletal materials.
Has specialized training and experience in human skeletal analysis.
Is able to analyze human skeletal remains for the accurate identification of age at death, sex, ancestry, trauma, and pathology for the determination of cultural affiliation.
Is able to identify the morphological and metric differences and similarities among the archaeological populations of Utah.
Is able to use scientific instruments and equipment, including those used in skeletal analysis.
Can speak clearly, concisely and effectively.
Can compose and produce reports, documents and related materials.
Can write clearly and concisely.

Preferences will be give to those with a Master’s degree in physical/forensic anthropology.

Why You Should Join Our Team
The Antiquities Section of the Utah Division of State History is dedicated to protecting and preserving the cultural history of the past peoples of Utah. As part of the Antiquities team you will have an active role in helping to document the lives of the past peoples of Utah for the current citizens of Utah and beyond. We offer a rich benefits package with 11 paid holidays per year. Annual leave starting at 4 hours per pay period and increasing over time. In addition, 4 hours of sick leave per pay period as well as medical, dental, vision, life insurance Eco-pass for UTA allowing free travel on Bus, Trax, and FrontRunner along with many other employee incentives and bonuses.