Impact Assessment Archaeologist (two positions)

HR2 Heritage Resource Officer 2


Department of Sport, Culture and Heritage

Historic Resources, Culture and Heritage Programs

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 35690

Salary(s):   HR2 $49,836.00 - $64,191.00 per year

Closing Date:   January 10, 2020

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 may be established for similar term and regular positions and will remain in effect for 12 months. 
Candidates who do not meet all essential criteria may be considered on an underfill basis at a commensurate rate of pay.

The Historic Resources Branch is responsible for regulating the protection and preservation of Manitoba's heritage. The branch provides expertise on best practices in heritage resource conservation, assists municipalities in the development of inventories, plans and priority-setting strategies to retain heritage resources and provides funding support through grant programs.   The branch is seeking two highly skilled Impact Assessment Archaeologists to join their team.  

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 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 # 35690
Service Centre 2
Human Resource Services
360-1395 Ellice Avenue
Winnipeg, MB , R3G 3P2
Phone:  204-945-3001
Fax: 204-948-2841

We have a comprehensive benefits package which includes extended health, health spending, dental, vision, long term disability, supportive employment, maternity and parental leave, a defined pension plan, relocation costs as applicable, training, educational support and career development opportunities, among others.

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 may be grieved and appealed. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor's representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. 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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