PORT ANGELES – The state will give the city up to $45,000 extra for the advertising and recruitment costs of filling an archaeologist position.
The state agreed to fund an archaeologist for five full years – with no cap on the amount provided – as part of an August settlement related to the abandonment of a graving yard on Marine Drive in light of the discovery of burials in the ancient Klallam village of Tse-whit-zen.
The $45,000 will be in addition to the funding of that five-year position, which will begin in July when the state’s budget year starts.
The Port Angeles position will pay between $68,232 and $81,540 a year.
The City Council unanimously approved Tuesday the agreement with the state Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation for the additional recruitment costs.