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Archaeological Monitor - Edwards AFB, CA

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
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Dec 24, 2021

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Working Title Archaeological Monitor - Edwards AFB, CA
Position Location Edwards Air Force Base, CA
Research Professional Position Yes
Posting Number 202101323AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification Title Research Associate II
Number of Vacancies 2
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications $45,000 - $65,000
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 12/20/2021
Position End Date (if temporary)
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 11/29/2021
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 : 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.
Position Summary
The Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands is hiring two (2) Archaeological Monitors to 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 Archaeological Monitors will act as independent project monitors whose primary duty is to monitor data recovery and construction operations.. These Project Liaisons will ensure all actions are performance in accordance with the Historic Properties Treatment Plan ( HPTP ) and any derivative Work Plans.
The Archaeological Monitors must have prior experience working with and around heavy machinery to monitor excavations and earth-moving construction activities. 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 Archaeological Monitors will also be working in immediate proximity to heavy construction and grading equipment.
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Salary range is $45,000 - $65,000. This is a 12-month Administrative Professional positions with possibility of extension up to two 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:
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.
- The successful candidate 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 ).
- 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 ability to identify artifacts and cultural features in the field.
- 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.
- 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.
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 Project monitoring 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%
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than November 29, 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 (*).
- * This position will be located at Edwards Air Force Base, CA. Please affirm your knowledge that work will be performed at that work location.
- Yes, I affirm.
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
- Resume
- Cover Letter
Optional Documents
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