Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: L7005 / Assoc Dir,OCA
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 15
HR Review/Approval:COMP

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The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Under indirect supervision, provides integrated management and professional leadership to the Office of Contract Archeology, a nationally-recognized archeological research organization consisting of a multiplicity of contract/grant funded research projects and programs.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Directs, coordinates, and oversees multiple-department research; provides professional and administrative leadership in the planning, development, and accomplishment of archeological research.
  2. Establishes and implements short- and long-range organizational goals, objectives, strategic plans, policies, and operating procedures; monitors and evaluates programmatic and operational effectiveness, and effects changes required for improvement.
  3. Directly oversees and coordinates a number of archeological projects; designs, negotiates, and administers major contracts, and acts as principal and/or co-principal investigator.
  4. Oversees the supervision of personnel, which includes work allocation, training, promotion, enforcement of internal procedures and controls, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.
  5. Participates in development and manages annual budgets for the organization; performs periodic cost and productivity analyses.
  6. Plans, develops, and implements strategies for generating resources and/or revenues for the organization.
  7. Performs significant independent research prepares reports, publications, and presentations on a local, national, and international level; writes articles and books for general publication.
  8. Designs, develops, and directs national and international symposia and conferences.
  9. Represents the university to various institutional divisions as well as externally to the media, governmental agencies, prospective funding agencies and individuals, prospective vendors, and/or a range of constituencies within the community at large.
  10. May teach classes and work with students as a member of adjunct faculty.
  11. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Doctorate degree in a related Archeological field; at least 5 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Ability to develop and deliver presentations.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Knowledge of the goals, objectives, principles, and practices of archeological research.
  • Ability to provide professional and technical leadership to professional archeologists and support staff.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Teaching and facilitation skills.
  • Ability to identify and secure alternative funding/revenue sources.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of budgeting and fiscal management principles and procedures.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Knowledge of publishing procedures and requirements.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and host national and international symposia and conferences.
  • Knowledge of faculty and/or staff hiring procedures.

Conditions of Employment

  • Possession of a valid New Mexico driver's license is a requirement for this job.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Light physical effort. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 10 pounds or some standing or walking. Effort applies to no more than two (2) hours per day.
  • Work environment involves minimal exposure to physical risks, such as operating dangerous equipment or working with chemicals.
  • Work may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017