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Cultural Resources GIS Analyst - Fort Collins, CO

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
Closing date
Sep 30, 2021

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Position Type
Research Scientist / Analyst
Cultural Anthropology
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Working Title Cultural Resources GIS Analyst - Fort Collins, CO
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Research Professional Position Yes
Posting Number 202100990AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification Title Research Associate II
Number of Vacancies 1
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range $55,000-$60,000
Employee Benefits
Colorado State University ( CSU ) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU's Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas: &
Desired Start Date 09/27/2021
Position End Date (if temporary)
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 09/13/2021
Description of Work Unit
CEMML is a research, education and service unit within the Warner College of Natural Resources at CSU . CEMML applies the latest and most appropriate science to promote the sustainable management of natural and cultural resources on Department of Defense ( DOD ) and other public lands. We provide technical support, conduct applied research, and offer career development and learning opportunities to support resource stewardship. We collaborate with our sponsors and within CSU to resolve complex environmental issues, leaving a legacy of science-based decisions that sustain our resources for future generations. To learn more about CEMML's contributions to land management, our mission, vision, and values, visit
Position Summary
A Cultural Resource Geographic Information System ( GIS ) Analyst (Research Associate II) position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands to be assigned in Fort Collins, CO to provide support for the Bureau of Land Management's National Cultural Resources Information System ( NCRIMS ) project, which provides database review, population and support services for 11 states in the western United States.
Required Job Qualifications
- A bachelor's degree in Archeology, Anthropology, History or a closely related field is required.
- A minimum of one year of demonstrated work experience with GIS software (i.e. ESRI ArcGIS Desktop 10.x / ArcPro), as well as MS Word, Access, and Excel is required. Course work will not be included.
- A minimum of 5 years of conducting cultural resource management professionally.
- Experience with all stages of cultural resources documentation and reporting, specifically state historic site forms and investigations reports in the western USA .
- Professional expertise in National Register of Historic Places Evaluation Criteria for determining eligibility for listing as outline in 36CFR 60.4.
- A minimum of 5 years of professional expertise required in archaeology-related fieldwork, including the development of research designs, fieldwork data collection and analysis practices is essential.
- Experience with and knowledge of best data management practices, specifically within relational databases and/or file geodatabases is also essential.
- The successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the United States by the proposed start date; CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.
- Must have a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain a driver's license by the employment start date.
Preferred Job Qualifications
- More than 1 year of experience using ESRI ArcGIS and managing cultural resources geospatial data including data collection, digitizing, attribution and documentation (metadata) is preferred.
- Specialized knowledge of federal public lands in relation to cultural resources policies and procedures including the National Historic Preservation Act ( NHPA ), National Environmental Policy Act ( NEPA ), Archeological Resources Protection Act ( ARPA ) and Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act ( NAGPRA ) is particularly desired.
- Specific experience conducting Cultural Resources Management and/or GIS work with the Bureau of Land Management and/or familiarity with the National Cultural Resources Information Management System is a plus.
- Experience with consulting and obtaining data from State Historic Preservation Office ( SHPO ) in the western USA region.
- Excellent written communication skills, including the ability to assist with project documentation and develop standard operating procedures is highly desired.
Diversity Statement
•Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Essential Duties
Job Duty Category Data Standardization, Attribution Population and Review
- Review existing CR documentation including site forms and investigation reports to update and complete data attribution and quality control review tasks for the "Resources" and "Investigations" feature classes of the BLM NCRIMS geodatabase.
- Standardize BLM "Resources" and "Investigations" under the NCRDS (National Cultural Resources Data Standards) developed for the NCRIMS geodatabase.
Conduct ongoing "updates" of CR data based on archaeological professional judgment and expertise.
Percentage Of Time 75%
Job Duty Category Data Analysis
Work in conjunction with the project's CR and GIS team leads and other team members to identify and help resolve any data discrepancies
Percentage Of Time 5%
Job Duty Category Data Integration
Integrate existing tabular data from external sources, such as the state historic preservation offices.
Percentage Of Time 5%
Job Duty Category Documentation/Technical Writing
- Assist with finalizing project documentation and standard operating procedures.
- Documentation of all work processes to include feature level and feature class metadata.
Percentage Of Time 10%
Job Duty Category Digitizing/Scanning
Other tasks as assigned, including, but not limited to, digitizing new records and scanning paper documents to create organized digital files.
Percentage Of Time 5%
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire.
Apply no later than 9/13/2021 for full consideration at Mailed or emailed applications will not be accepted.
Upload each of the items below individually as a Word Document (.doc), PDF (.pdf), or Rich Text Format (.rtf). Please note that incomplete applications cannot be considered. Please remove social security numbers and birth dates from application materials. A complete application consists of:
- Statement of Qualifications (one-page letter addressing each qualification described in the announcement) uploaded in the 'Cover Letter' slot.
- Resume
- Transcripts (for each degree earned that is listed under qualifications) uploaded in the 'Official Transcripts' or 'Unofficial Transcripts' slot.
- Degree Conferral (copy of diploma if transcripts do not include confirmation that degree was awarded) uploaded in the 'Other' slot.
- References - please include within your application contact information for 3 professional references including at least one supervisor.
References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver's License
Search Contact Valerie Milmore,
EEO Statement
Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity ( is located in 101 Student Services.
The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715,
The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.
Background Check Policy Statement
Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.
References Requested
Minimum Requested 3
Maximum Requested 3
Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Please affirm your knowledge that this position is physically located at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO.
- Yes
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
- Resume
- Cover Letter
- Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents
- Official Transcripts
- Other
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