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Cultural Resource Specialist - Midwest/Mountain West Region of the US

Employer
Colorado State University
Location
Fort Collins, Colorado
Closing date
Nov 25, 2021

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Discipline
Cultural Anthropology
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Academic
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Working Title Cultural Resource Specialist - Midwest/Mountain West Region of the US
Position Location Midwest/Mountain West Region of the U.S.
Research Professional Position Yes
Posting Number 202101185AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification Title Research Associate III
Number of Vacancies 1
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range $92,000 to $120,000
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: https://hr.colostate.edu/hr-community-and-supervisors/benefits/benefits-eligibility/ & https://hr.colostate.edu/prospective-employees/our-perks/.
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 http://www.cemml.colostate.edu/.
Position Summary
A Cultural Resource Specialist position is being advertised with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands ( CEMML ) to provide technical, planning and decision support and expertise in the areas of cultural resources management, land use, and environmental impact analysis for the Air Force Civil Engineer Command ( AFCEC ) Environmental Directorate. This position will provide cultural resources technical expertise and assistance regarding NEPA and NHPA analysis, which requires collection and evaluation of large amounts of supporting data, preparation of required documents, and facilitating all aspects of NEPA , NHPA , and NAGPRA compliance processes. This position will be duty-stationed within the Midwest/Mountain west Region of the United States. Relocation expenses may be available; conditions apply. Temporary telework arrangements may be considered, but are subject to being modified or discontinued. The Cultural Resource Specialist will provide expert technical, planning, and decision support to AFCEC /CZ NEPA and Cultural Resources programs, as well as the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent ( GBSD ) program offices. This position shall function as a point of contact ( POC ) for all stakeholder outreach regarding cultural resource matters, interfacing between GBSD program offices, installation-level Cultural Resource Managers (CRMs), contractor(s), land owners, and other stakeholders. This may entail collection and evaluation of data and information regarding complex studies and analyses; coordinating and interfacing with multiple offices, contractors, and stakeholders; and assisting in all aspects of NEPA , NHPA , NAGPRA compliance, as well as SHPO , ACHP , and Tribal consultation activities. Tasks also include technical review of contractor deliverables, including but not limited to EIS , ROD , survey plan, consultation letters, baseline archaeological reports, background research reference reports, meeting presentations, websites and outreach materials, Public Affairs guidance documents, etc. Additionally, the Cultural Resources Specialist shall assist with meeting coordination, drafting meeting materials and minutes, data consolidation, and developing presentations, websites, and other outreach materials.
This is a 12-month Administrative Professional position with possibility of extension up to six years.
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/) , https://covid.colostate.edu/pandemic-preparedness-team-broad-guidance-for-all-summer-and-fall-2021-activities/.
Required Job Qualifications
MS/MA in anthropology/archaeology, history, historic preservation, architectural history, or closely related field with knowledge and experience in cultural resource management and NEPA is required, plus 5 or more years of relevant experience.
· Must meet the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualification Standards (36 CFR 61, Appendix A) to be considered.
· Experience working in highly structured organizations such as governmental agencies, the military, or corporations with clearly established lines of authority, procedures, and protocols.
· Experience preparing NHPA Section 106 consultation documentation for submission to SHPO .
· Experience drafting/reviewing cultural resources portions/modules for Environmental Assessments (EA) and/or Environmental Impact Statements ( EIS ).
· Experience consulting with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation ( ACHP ), State Historic Preservation Offices ( SHPO ), and Federally-Recognized Tribes.
· Demonstrated knowledge working with U.S. federal laws and regulations that govern environmental compliance, federal historic preservation requirements, and tribal consultation, and have demonstrated experience carrying out consultation and compliance activities under those regulations.
· Have a thorough understanding of most standard computer programs.
· Excellent written communication skills.
· Must have, or be able to obtain, a Department of Defense Common Access Card ( CAC ) and be eligible to obtain a Secret Clearance.
· The successful candidate must be legally eligible to work in the United States by proposed start date. CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.
· A Secret/ SCI Clearance is necessary for the position. This will be initiated once employee is hired if not already obtained.
· Must have a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain a driver's license by the employment start date.
Preferred Job Qualifications
· Demonstrated experience acting with diplomacy and discretion at all organizational levels, work with a wide range of information, organize details, and meet deadlines.
· The most highly qualified candidates will demonstrate knowledge of cultural resource issues on U.S. military installations and extensive knowledge of Department of Defense and U.S. Air Force policies and processes related to cultural resources management, as gained through working for, or with, the Department of Defense.
· Highly qualified candidates will demonstrate experience leading consultation meetings with ACHP , SHPOs, THPOs, Tribes, and other consulting parties; and leading public meetings with land owners and other stakeholders.
· Highly qualified candidates will demonstrate experience collating, tracking, reviewing, and commenting on data and reports from contractors and/or subordinates to ensure that all documentation and deliverables are complete and comply with professional/contractual standards.
· Demonstrated experience guiding/leading consultation in support of federal historic preservation laws, regulations, and policies, including the National Historic Preservation Act ( NHPA ), National Environmental Policy Act ( NEPA ), Native American Graves and Repatriation Act ( NAGPRA ), and 36 CFR 800.
· A high degree of analytic acumen, initiative, and resourcefulness; proven leadership skills and team-building capabilities; and excellent oral and written communication skills are desirable.
· Ability to work independently, maintain flexibility, and manage simultaneous workloads of multiple tasks is highly desirable.
· Current Secret clearance or clearance within the last 10 years is also 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 Cultural Resources technical support
Duty/Responsibility
Provide technical, planning and decision support and expertise in the areas of cultural resources management, land use, and environmental impacts analysis. Provide cultural resources technical expertise and assistance regarding NEPA and NHPA analysis, which requires collection and evaluation of large amounts of supporting data, preparation of required documents, and facilitating NEPA , NHPA , and NAGPRA compliance.
Percentage Of Time 60
Job Duty Category Writing/Reviewing
Duty/Responsibility
Prepares meeting materials and minutes; Conducts document preparation, review, and summary; Prepare briefs, presentations, and memoranda; Gathers, synthesizes, and analyzes data; Collates, tracks, reviews, and comments on data and reports from contractors to ensure documentation and deliverables are complete and comply with professional/contractual standards; and Prepare monthly progress reports.
Percentage Of Time 30
Job Duty Category Communication and coordination
Duty/Responsibility
The successful candidate in this position will be expected to communicate with multiple program offices at all levels of management, coordinate/collaborate on team actions, communicate and coordinate with ACHP , SHPOs, THPOs, Tribal governments and other consulting parties. The Cultural Resource Specialist will regularly and routinely communicate via in-person meetings, tele/video conferences, and email to provide technical expertise and guidance. The Cultural Resource Specialist will be expected to liaise with other AFCEC personnel, contractor(s), landowners, and stakeholders ( ACHP , SHPOs, THPOs, Tribes, etc.), and other multi-lateral teams.
Percentage Of Time 10
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than November 1, 2021 for full consideration at jobs.colostate.edu. 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 birthdates from application materials. A complete application consists of:
1) Statement of Qualifications (one-page letter addressing each qualification described in the announcement) uploaded in the 'Cover Letter' slot.
2) Resume
3) 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, Special Requirements/Other - Must be able to comply with all applicable regulations to obtain a Common Access Card (CAC). Furthermore, candidates are required at a minimum to complete a NACI/SF85 and successfully pass a federal background check to remain eligible for employment.
Search Contact Amanda Wallander amanda.wallander@colostate.edu
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 (https://oeo.colostate.edu/) 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, titleix@colostate.edu.
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, oeo@colostate.edu.
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, oeo@colostate.edu.
Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education (https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/howto.html) .
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 (*).
- * Do you have a MS/MA in anthropology/archaeology, history, historic preservation, architectural history, or closely related field with knowledge and experience in cultural resource management and NEPA is required, plus 5 or more years of relevant experience?
- Yes
- No
- * Do you meet the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualification Standards (36 CFR 61, Appendix A)?
- Yes
- No
- * Do you have experience working in highly structured organizations such as governmental agencies, the military, or corporations with clearly established lines of authority, procedures, and protocols?
- Yes
- No
- * Do you have experience preparing NHPA Section 106 consultation documentation for submission to SHPO?
- Yes
- No
- * Do you have experience drafting/reviewing cultural resources portions/modules for Environmental Assessments (EA) and/or Environmental Impact Statements (EIS)?
- Yes
- No
- * Do have experience consulting with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP), State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPO), and Federally-Recognized Tribes?
- Yes
- No
- * Do you have demonstrated knowledge working with U.S. federal laws and regulations that govern environmental compliance, federal historic preservation requirements, and tribal consultation, and have demonstrated experience carrying out consultation and compliance activities under those regulations?
- Yes
- No
- * Do you have a thorough understanding of most standard computer programs?
- Yes
- No
- * Do you have excellent written communication skills?
- Yes
- No
- * Will you be legally authorized to work in the U.S. by proposed start date; CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position?
- Yes
- No
- * Do you have a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain one by the start date?
- Yes
- No
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
- Resume
- Cover Letter
Optional Documents
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