Entry into the series is either at the Assistant State Archeologist or Associate State Archeologist level.


Education: Equivalent to graduation from college with major course work in archeology or anthropology. (Registration as a Senior in a recognized institution will admit applicants to the examination, but they must produce evidence of graduation before they can be considered for appointment.)

Knowledge of: Principles and practices of archeological resource management and preservation; techniques for the preservation of archeological collections; the major aspects of American archeological field methods; laboratory and museum techniques, procedures, and operations; Indians of Western North Americageology; paleontology; ecology; comparative osteology; California history; basic techniques of surveying; archeological research methods; literature and publications dealing with archeological and ethnographical methods and techniques; private and public organizations concerned with anthropological research in California.

Ability to: Prepare accurate drawings and take photographs of archeological remains, artifacts, and related materials for use in published reports; read and prepare maps; perform archeological field work; coordinate the efforts of small work teams; identify and record pertinent data revealed during excavations; evaluate environmental impacts upon various archeological resources and develop and recommend effective mitigation procedures; speak and write effectively; keep necessary records and prepare reports; analyze situations accurately and take effective action.


Either I
Experience: Two years of experience performing the duties of a Assistant State Archeologist (Range B) in the California state service.
Experience: Three years of increasingly responsible professional experience in research, writing, or project supervision in archeological investigation or cultural resource management and protection programs, two years of which shall have been working at a level of responsibility equivalent to an Assistant State Archeologist, Range B, in the California state service.
Education: Equivalent to graduation from college with major course work in archeology or anthropology. (A graduate degree in archeology or anthropology, may be substituted for up to one year of the required general experience and one year of required experience equivalent to Range B.)

Knowledge of: All of the above.

Ability to: All of the above abilities listed at the assistant level, and evaluate complex archeological and ethnographic studies; develop innovative resource management programs for the protection, restoration and perpetuation of cultural resources; coordinate and lead the work of others; provide instruction in archeological excavation techniques; prepare clear, complete and technically accurate reports; plan, organize, and lead archeological field projects.