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The City of Olympia is hiring a planner with preservation experience.

SALARY: $33.91 - $41.19 Hourly $5,878.44 - $7,139.46 Monthly $70,541.33 - $85,673.54 Annually
CLOSING DATE: Continuous

About the Position The Olympia Community Planning & Development Department seeks a qualified individual to fill the position of 0.75 FTE Associate Planner. The selected individual will assist with administration of a broad range of...


Hello out there!

This is a note to let all the cultural resources folks know that the Washington State Standards for Cultural Resources Reporting have been updated. The latest document date is 8/15/2018. The update provides clarification regarding archaeological site forms and HPI forms. In particular there is a new table that illustrates which data fields are required for completing the archaeology site form for an isolate. Also added is a table that illustrates which...


If you have not already doneso, you are invited and encouraged to participate in the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) online survey/questionaire to gain your input on the Washington State Historic Preservation Plan for 2019-2024: Inhabiting our History. Go to; it should take about 11 minutes to respond to the 20 questions. 

As announced in...


After 10 years working at the Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation (DAHP), the Assistant State Archaeologist for Local Governments Gretchen Kaehler has left to work for Snohomish County government beginning Monday, August 13. During her busy and productive tenure at DAHP, Gretchen has successfully reached out to cities, counties, and special districts across the state to comment on locally authorized projects with potential to affect cultural and historic resources. She has...


The Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation has an opening for a local government archaeologist.  The position reviews local and state projects for impacts to known archaeological sites and/or the potential for locating cultural resources. 

The position is located in Olympia, WA. 



The Washington State Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) has opened the application & nomination process for local jurisdictions (cities, towns, & counties) to compete for multi-modal transportation improvement projects under the State's Complete Streets initiative. Once again in 2018, TIB has selected the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) as one of eight state agencies & non-profit organizations that are authorized to nominate interested...


Plan to celebrate completion of the restoration of the Pratt Sheep Barn at Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve on Whidbey Island at an Open House event this coming Saturday July 29 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. A brief program begins at 11:30 am and refreshments will be provided. Park at the Prairie Overlook, Sunnyside Cemetery or at the Cottage then take the short hike to the barn. For more information call 360-678-6084. The restoration project is a partnership of the National Park...


We have two positions open! See the links for all the details and to apply online. 


OFFICE ASSISTANT 3 (Non-Permanent)


The Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) is having a public meeting in Walla Walla this Thursday (July 19th). If you would like to help shape the future of historic preservation in Washington, you will want to attend this public meeting to provide your opinions and ideas for a new Washington State Historic Preservation Plan. The meeting is set for Thursday evening, July 19th from 5:30 to 7:00pm at the Fort Walla Walla Museum, 755 Myra Road. DAHP is...


Enjoy a special day of family fun celebrating and learning about archaeology! Meet local archaeologists, ask questions, find answers, and get "hands-on" with the experts. 

This event is Free and open to the public on Friday July 20th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Walla Walla VA Medical Center's historic Parade Grounds, at 77 Wainwright Drive in Walla Walla. 

Acitivities include: tours of the historic Fort Walla Walla VA campus and interpretive panels...


Kellie Green, Archaeologist with the NRCS and federal agencies for the last 38ish years..will be gaining Emeritus status and pursuing her artistic passsions…

Congrats Kellie! DAHP will miss working with you! 



Environmental Planning and Cultural Resources Division

Tierra Right of Way Services, Ltd.

Tierra’s Seattle, Washington office is seeking a highly motivated professional to join our growing team as a Cultural Resource Principal Investigator. Tierra is a woman and minority owned business that has been conducting cultural resources projects in the western U.S. since 1993, and in Washington since 2010. 



New NRCS archeologist positions have been advertised on USAJOBS:


Archaeologist GS-12/13 (State Cultural Resources Specialist), Davis, CA., Open to Public.  Closes 06/22/2018.


Archaeologist (Cultural Resource Specialist) GS-11, Spokane, WA, Open to Public.  Closes 06/22/2018.


Archaeologist GS-9/...


The intent of this position is to fill a Senior Archaeologist position. The position entails office and field work.  Incumbent will prepare scopes of work and budgets for projects, and conduct all phases of archaeological fieldwork (i.e., survey/inventory, evaluative testing, mitigation, and treatment activities) on a project-by-project basis.  Incumbent is expected to understand site recording, mapping, photography, and site interpretations. Experience using GPS and GIS technology...


DAHP has extended the application deadline to apply for our open Preservation Design Reviewer / Architectural Historian position.  Information is as follows:

Agency: Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (WA SHPO)

Job Title: Preservation Design Reviewer / Architectural Historian

Salary Range: $51,588 - $69,240 Annually (DOE)

Open Until: June 18, 2018

How to apply: Follow the link below to see the full posting and to apply online....


Hi Everyone! Those of you that complete Historic Property Inventory forms in Wisaard may appreciate the information I have added to the website for download. It is an Excel spreadsheet of the characteristics tables for the Inventory Details. I though it would be helpful to have so you could see the entire list at one time and it may help you make better choices in those long menus. I have included it here so you can download or you can find it later on the website here: https://dahp.wa....


The Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) seeks proposals for qualified firms to conduct an assessment of the capital needs of libraries in rural distressed counties for the purposes of developing a statewide grant program. The study will also include an assessment of the bonding and levy capacity of local governments/library districts to assist funding the capital needs of libraries. For a copy of the RFP and Addendum, contact: Greg Griffith at


Oregon NRCS is advertising for a State Archaeologist, GS-0193-12. Located in Portland and open to all U.S. citizens, this job opportunity opened today 06/05, and closes next Tuesday 06/12. Visit USAJOBS for further announcement details.   Don’t hesitate to apply if you are interested, the short turn around time is only due to the national HR!  

Sarah Silbernagel
Acting State Cultural Resources Specialist/Archaeologist


The Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) has launched work to update the current State Historic Preservation Plan 2014-19: Getting the Future Right. To gauge public support for preservation efforts and gain your opinions about the issues to address in the plan, the State Historic Preservation Plan Steering Committee has developed an online survey for you to provide your input. If you have not already provided your responses, please go to:  ...



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