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Archaeologist - Guam

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
Closing date
Nov 4, 2021

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Cultural Resource Management
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Working Title Archaeologist - Guam
Position Location Guam
Research Professional Position Yes
Posting Number 202101086AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification Title Research Associate II
Number of Vacancies 1
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range $53,000 - $66,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications
Employee Benefits
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Desired Start Date 11/01/2021
Position End Date (if temporary)
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 11/01/2021
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
LOCATION : This position is duty stationed at NAVFAC Marianas, Joint Region Marianas headquarters on the island of Guam, a self-governing territory of the United States located 3,300 miles west of Hawaii and 1,500 miles east of the Philippines. Guam averages 86 degrees (F) year-round with a multitude of activities, including diving and snorkeling at Tumon Bay Marine Park, sky diving, beautiful hiking trails; as well as three shopping malls and four movie theaters. Joint Region Marianas ( JRM ) was established in 2009 as the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force on Guam combined headquarters. The Department of the Navy manages thousands of known terrestrial (and submerged) cultural resources on Guam and within the JRM AOR , including Chamorro (prehistoric), Spanish-era, and World War II era historic properties retaining a high degree of historical integrity.
Position Summary
A qualified Archaeologist will be duty stationed on Guam to provide on-site technical support and assistance to the Joint Region Marianas ( JRM ) Cultural Resources Manager ( CRM ) and actions related to the Programmatic Agreement between the Commander, Joint Region Marianas and the Guam State Historic Preservation Officer, Regarding Military Training and Testing on and within the Surrounding Waters of the Island of Guam, including research and assessment of potential impacts to cultural resources by military training and testing within the JRM Area of Responsibility ( AOR ). In fulfillment of this objective, the Archaeologist will conduct quarterly impact assessments, literature searches and data gathering, archaeological inventory surveys, archaeological testing, National Register of Historic Places ( NRHP ) evaluations, data recovery, monitoring, and support annual meetings with stakeholders.
This position requires excellent interpersonal skills, collaboration, flexibility, and diplomacy. The successful incumbent will provide cultural resource inventory and evaluation technical support, review and assessment of impacts on archaeological sites and historic properties, and coordinate with project proponents and managers, as well as Installation GIS Managers. Relocation expenses may be available; conditions apply.
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:
Required Job Qualifications
- Bachelor's degree in anthropology, archaeology, or closely related field.
- Minimum of three (3) years of post-graduate professional archeological work experience that demonstrates a thorough knowledge of the fundamental principles and theories of professional archeology. Experience should include a combination of professional knowledge and experience working with applicable federal (e.g. Section 106 and 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act) and state regulations.
- Professional expertise in National Register of Historic Places Evaluation Criteria for determining eligibility for listing as outline in 36CFR 60.4.
- Proficient with all aspects of archaeological research, including research design, mitigation plans, fieldwork, analysis, and report and site form preparation.
- Have a thorough understanding of most standard computer programs.
- 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 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 ).
- 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 demonstrate expertise and knowledge working with U.S. federal historic preservation laws and regulations that govern cultural resource management, 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 ).
- Previous archeological field experience in the Pacific region, particularly the Mariana Islands, is highly desirable.
- Demonstrated experience with consulting and obtaining data from State Historic Preservation Office ( SHPO ).
- Ability to adequately learn and apply local regulations and laws pertaining to the management and protection of cultural properties in Guam.
- Meet the Secretary of Interior's professional qualification standards in Archaeology (36 CFR , part 61).
- Experience conducting and/or supervising Phase IA, IB and II field investigations and authoring reports and other documentation for state and local level review.
- Demonstrated familiarity with military culture and its established lines of authority, procedures, and protocols is beneficial.
- Working experience with ESRI ArcGIS/ArcGIS Pro software, Arc Catalog software, ESRI ArcGIS Online. Sound GIS dataset management skills.
- Familiarity with agreement documents such as Programmatic Agreements (PA) and/or Memorandum of Agreements ( MOA ).
- Excellent written communication and organizational skills and the ability to work with a wide range of data and meet deadlines.
- Ability to act with diplomacy and discretion at all organizational levels with excellent judgment, adaptability, interpersonal, and communication skills is highly desirable.
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 Archaeological Fieldwork and Analysis
· Assist in cultural resources management actions as specified by the JRM Cultural Resources Manager ( CRM ) and as related to the 2020 Guam Programmatic Agreement
· Conduct quarterly impact assessments regarding historic properties potentially impacted by military training and testing.
· Conduct archaeological inventory and survey, archaeological testing, NRHP Eligibility evaluations, and data recoveries prior to military training activities, construction projects, and military land management activities (if required).
· Conduct relevant literature searches and consult primary/secondary research materials to improve understanding of local prehistory and history in regional context,
· Develop and oversee field investigations involving archaeological inventory survey, National Register site testing, and data recovery of prehistoric and historic archaeological sites.
· Operates tools and equipment commonly used in cultural resource management, which may include but is not limited to, hand tools, radios, transits, total stations, global navigation satellite system ( GNSS ) receivers, ground penetrating radar, metal detectors, weed and brush cutters, and 4×4 trucks.
· Responsible for care and maintenance of field equipment.
· Maintains accountability for conservation supplies and equipment.
· Position requires physical exertion to operate equipment and carry supplies and materials long distances over uneven terrain. Long periods of standing, walking over rough uneven surfaces, recurring bending, stooping, lifting, reaching, digging, or similar activities are expected.
Percentage Of Time 60%
Job Duty Category Reporting and Communications
· Track and report monthly activity for submittal to DON Project POC and CEMML Principal Investigator as per project Statement of Work.
· Prepare quarterly impact assessment reports
· Consolidate and develop annual reports in accordance with the Programmatic Agreement (PA)
· Assist with coordination, communication, preparation and review of documentation.
· Be responsible for ensuring that all documentation and deliverables are sufficiently documented per 36 CFR 800.11.
· Regularly and routinely communicate via in-person meetings, tele/video conferences, and email to provide technical expertise regarding all aspects of cultural resource management
Percentage Of Time 25%
Job Duty Category GIS support and data management
Maintain and provide GIS data that is accurate and up-to-date
Percentage Of Time 15%
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than 11/1/2021 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
- 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 Amanda Wallander,
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/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University 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 and equal access institution and 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 Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836,
The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University's Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836,
Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education ( .
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 (*).
- * These positions will be located at the U.S. Naval Station in Guam, please affirm your knowledge that work will be performed at that work location.
- Yes
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
- Resume
- Cover Letter
Optional Documents
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