Working Title Archaeologist Project Liaison - Edwards AFB, CA
Position Location Edwards Air Force Base, CA
Research Professional Position Yes
Posting Number 202101009AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification Title Research Associate II
Number of Vacancies 2
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range $45,000 - $65,000
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Desired Start Date 10/25/2021
Position End Date (if temporary)
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 10/04/2021
Description of Work Unit
CEMML is a research, education and service unit within the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University ( 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 http://www.cemml.colostate.edu/.
LOCATION : Edwards Air Force Base ( EAFB ) is located in the western portion of the Mojave Desert, 100-miles northeast of Los Angeles. EAFB is the Air Force Materiel Command center of excellence for conducting and supporting research, development, and test and evaluation of aerospace systems from concept to combat. From development of the country's first jet aircraft to the Air Force's newest fighter, the test forces at EAFB have played a role in the development of nearly every aircraft to enter the Air Force inventory since World War II.
Two (2) qualified Archaeologist Project Liaisons will provide full-time oversight of data recovery and construction operations related to a high-profile development project involving numerous archaeological sites in the northwest corner of EAFB , comprising more than 4,000 acres.
The Archaeologist Project Liaisons will act as independent project monitors and liaisons whose primary duty is to monitor data recovery and construction operations. At least one Archaeologist Project Liaison will be on-site whenever the project developer or any subcontractor is engaged in archaeological data recovery actions or construction activities, which are expected to be 10 hours per day, 6 days per week. These Project Liaisons will ensure all actions are performance in accordance with the Historic Properties Treatment Plan ( HPTP ) and any derivative Work Plans.
The Archaeologist Project Liaisons must have prior experience working with and around heavy machinery to monitor excavations and earth-moving construction activities in the Great Basin and/or Mojave Desert Regions. This position requires excellent skills in observation, documentation, and reporting; a positive attitude; strong work ethic; commitment to quality and safety; and experience collating, tracking, reviewing, and commenting on monitoring and field reports conducted by others.
The work may require walking long distances and performing physically demanding tasks in varying environments and conditions (i.e. steep terrain, heat, cold, etc.) for up to 10-hours per day. The Archaeologist Project Liaison will also be working in immediate proximity to heavy construction and grading equipment. Lodging and per diem is not provided; however mileage reimbursement for travel to the work site may be available.
Beginning Monday, August 16, 2021, Colorado State University has mandated vaccinations against COVID -19. Faculty and staff are required to submit their vaccine status or declare an exemption. More information about the vaccination mandate can be found on the CSU COVID -19 Information & Resources site here: https://covid.colostate.edu/pandemic-preparedness-team-broad-guidance-for-all-summer-and-fall-2021-activities/
Required Job Qualifications
- Bachelor's degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or closely related field.
- Candidates must also have a minimum of 3 years of field experience working on and/or supervising monitoring, testing, and data recovery projects.
- Thorough knowledge of the fundamental principles and theories of professional archeology.
- Resume should demonstrate a combination of post-graduate professional knowledge and field experience regarding application of laws and regulations, field techniques, and survey/investigation processes and procedures
- Proficient with all aspects of archaeological research and reporting, including research design, mitigation plans, fieldwork, and report writing.
- Have a thorough understanding of most standard computer programs, especially MS Windows OS and Office software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
- Previous work experience in a highly structured, hierarchical workplace with a well-defined chain of command.
- Must be legally authorized to work in the United States by the proposed start date. CEMML will not provide sponsorship for this position.
- Ability to pass a federal background check in order to obtain a DoD Common Access Card ( CAC ).
- Ability to follow all COVID -19 safety protocols and procedures.
- Must have a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain a driver's license by the employment start date.
Preferred Job Qualifications
- Highly qualified candidates will possess prior professional work experience in the Mojave Desert and/or Great Basin regions
- Highly qualified candidates have the ability to identify artifacts and cultural features in the field.
- Meet the Secretary of Interior's professional qualification standards in Archaeology (36 CFR , part 61).
- Register of Professional Archaeologist ( RPA ) certified candidates are encouraged to apply.
- Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work with a wide range of data.
- Experience performing tasks under tight deadlines and managing shifting priorities
- Excellent technical writing skills.
- Ability to work independently, maintain flexibility, and manage simultaneous workloads of multiple tasks is highly desirable.
- Ability to act with diplomacy and discretion at all organizational levels with excellent judgment, interpersonal, and communication skills is highly desirable.
- Experience with GPS data collection and GIS map production, use of other GIS software and technologies (including the full suite of ESRI products such as ArcMap, ArcPro, ArcGIS Online, Collector, and AvenzaMaps).
- Demonstrated familiarity with military culture and its established lines of authority, procedures, and protocols is beneficial.
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Job Duty Category Project Liaison and oversight activities
- Conduct full-time on-site oversight and monitoring services during all archaeological data recovery actions and construction activities.
- Provide full-time oversight assistance to ensure all data recovery and construction activities are executed in accordance with the Historic Properties Treatment Plan and any derivative Work Plans.
Percentage Of Time 75%
Job Duty Category Reporting and Communications
- Track and report weekly progress, listing work areas or sites completed, problems encountered, significant discovery or other events, etc.
- Track and report monthly progress, summarizing progress, including work areas or sites completed, problems encountered, significant discovery or other events, etc.
- Consolidate and develop Annual Progress Reports each year, and Final Project Reports at the conclusion of the project.
- Participate in meetings with EAFB Environmental Office personnel regarding project progress.
- Participate in site visits by Air Force personnel, Tribal representatives, and other officials.
- Collate, track, review, and comment on monitoring reports and field reports from the developer to ensure that all documentation and deliverables are complete and comply with EAFB standards and templates.
- Regularly and routinely communicate via in-person meetings, tele/video conferences, and email regarding all aspects of the project.
Percentage Of Time 20%
Job Duty Category GIS support and data management
Maintain and provide GIS data and maps that are accurate and up-to-date.
Percentage Of Time 5%
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