Impact Assessment Archaeologist (3 Full-Time Regular positions & 1 Full-Time Term position)

HR2 Heritage Resource Officer 2

Regular/full-time; Term/full-time

Term to August 31, 2023

Department of Sport, Culture and Heritage

Community Programs and Services, Culture and Heritage Programs

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 39957

Salary(s):   HR2 $53,165.00 - $68,503.00 per year

Closing Date:   November 16, 2022

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

An eligibility list to appoint suitable candidate(s) to subsequent regular, term or acting status opportunities may be established and will remain in effect for 12 months. 

The Archaeological Assessment Services Unit (AASU) within Manitoba Sport, Culture and Heritage is responsible for administering portions of the Heritage Resources Act. Our unique contribution is to ensure that heritage resources, wherever their original locations throughout Manitoba, are managed in accordance with the provisions of The Act. The AASU reviews a variety of development proposals and works with departments, developers, industry and their consultants to develop terms of reference for impact assessments involving heritage resources. The AASU also conducts site inspections and responds to archaeological emergencies as required.  The AASU is seeking to expand its team with additional highly skilled Impact Assessment Archaeologists (3 Full-Time Regular positions and 1 Full -Time Term position).

 To be considered for this competition you must submit an application form. See below for further instructions.

Click here to access the application form.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must have a valid Class 5F driver's license.
  • Must be able to travel throughout Manitoba, including remote areas and may include overnight stays. 
  • Must be able to work outside of regular office hours, as required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain valid first aid training certification. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in anthropology/archaeology or equivalent.  Master's degree in Archaeology or equivalent is preferred.
  • Experience conducting field and laboratory work in Canadian Pre-Contact and Historic Archaeology.
  • Experience in undertaking archaeological impact assessment, monitoring and/or mitigation field projects.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of industry and government stakeholders in an environment of competing priorities.
  • Experience managing heritage resource issues, processes and practices in Canada.
  • Experience using Microsoft (MS) Office Suite (including MS Outlook, Word, Excel) or equivalent, and GPS/GIS software applications to conduct basic analyses to produce reports and presentations.
  • Strong written communication skills with experience preparing, editing, and formatting technical reports, presentations, and correspondence.
  • Ability to work under deadline and manage frequent interruptions.

  • Experience working with Indigenous communities or culturally sensitive issues or materials in a confidential and professional manner.
  • Knowledge of heritage resource legislation in a Canadian jurisdiction and/or Manitoba Heritage Resources Act (1986).

Reporting to the Senior Impact Assessment Archaeologist, the incumbent screens incoming proposals to assess potential impact on archaeological resources to identify whether a heritage resources impact assessment (HRIA) needs to be undertaken prior to development proceeding, in accordance with provisions under The Heritage Resources Act. The position liaises with project proponents to ensure heritage requirements are met, conducts project monitoring and reviews HRIA reports submitted by consultants for development clearance. Planning and conducting field work, recording sites and artifact analysis resulting from field work, maintaining archaeological site records and special assignments are required on an as need basis.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 39957
Service Centre 4
Human Resource Services
600-259 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB , R3B 2A9
Phone:  204-945-7518
Fax: 204-945-0601

To be considered for this competition you must submit an application form and your resume.  Complete the application form at the link below or contact Human Resource Services under “Apply to” to request a copy of the application form.  The selection board will rely only on information provided in this form/resume to determine whether a candidate will be invited for further assessment.  Note: You are not required to submit a cover letter, but may be asked to submit references, or other documentation at a later point if invited for further consideration. 

Click here to access the application form.

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions for represented positions may be grieved by internal represented applicants. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor's representative. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


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