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This position is at the Underwater Archaeology Branch, Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC), Washington, DC. Responsible for managing and conducting archaeological research and survey on the Navy’s over 17000 sunken military craft. Conserves and curates artifacts associated with Navy sunken military craft and undertakes public outreach initiatives to inform the Navy and the public of their maritime heritage.   


•As subject matter expert, manages the Archaeology and Conservation Laboratory.

• Maintains and establishes policies and procedures for the safe and effective execution of laboratory activities including strategic planning and budgeting, staff, volunteer and intern oversight.

 • As the senior conservator, sets, approves, and executes archaeological artifact conservation plans according to professional standards and methodologies.

• Oversees the evaluation, study, treatment and publication of research associated with the collection.

•Serves as the senior curator for the archaeological collection.  

• Plans, conducts, oversees, monitors, interprets, reports and publishes on archaeological fieldwork and in-field conservation. Meets the  DOI Secretary of Interior Standards for Archaeology.

• Assists with the development of site- or state –specific management plans as well as cultural resource policy pertaining to the US Navy’s  submerged  cultural resources.

• Contributes to the formulation of the archaeological permitting program, as well as reviews external investigation permit applications, focusing on the conservation and curation  components  of research proposals.

• Develops and implements educational outreach strategies and programs that inform the Navy  and other federal agencies, State Historical Preservation Offices, academia, and the public about the Navy’s submerged cultural resources, underwater archaeology, materials conservation and policies pertaining to the US Navy’s  submerged cultural resources.