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     1-20-19.   Employment and qualifications of state archaeologist. The secretary of education shall, subject to the Governor's approval, employ a state archaeologist, who shall serve at the pleasure of the secretary. The state archaeologist shall be a qualified anthropologist. The minimum professional qualifications for the position shall include a master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education and at least one year of field experience in archaeological salvage.

Source: SL 1973, ch 5, § 2; SDCL Supp, §§ 1-20-1.1, 1-20-1.2; SL 1974, ch 11, § 3; SL 1979, ch 353, § 13; SL 2003, ch 272 (Ex. Ord. 03-1), § 82; SL 2005, ch 10, § 7; SL 2011, ch 1 (Ex. Ord. 11-1), § 91, eff. Apr. 12, 2011; SL 2015, ch 277 (Ex. Ord. 15-1), § 21, eff. Apr. 20, 2015.


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