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Cultural Resource Technician Temporary (Open Pool)

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
Closing date
Oct 29, 2023

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Cultural Anthropology
Full Time
Organization Type
Posting Detail Information
Working TitleCultural Resource Technician Temporary (Open Pool)
Position LocationVarious locations
Work LocationPosition is fully in-office/in-person
Research Professional PositionYes
Posting Number202300871AP
Position TypeAdmin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification Title
Number of Vacancies
Work Hours/Week
Proposed Annual Salary Range$35,000 to $50,000
Employee Benefits
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Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on05/10/2023
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 other CSU departments 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, please visit
Position Summary
Interested in learning more about conserving the incredible cultural resources found on our nation's military lands?
Looking to gain hands-on experience in archaeology, public history, archival research, historic property recordation, cultural resources planning, or GIS ?
Want to earn college credits (and dollars!) while living in unique areas close to military bases?
Paid, full-time Temporary cultural resource positions are available with Colorado State University's ( CSU ) Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands ( CEMML ) at military installations throughout the United States. These positions include internships and early career opportunities. Military affiliation is not required to apply for any of these positions.
If you are a current graduate student, recent graduate, or early-career professional that is interested in learning more about cultural resource management on federal lands, these positions are the perfect opportunity to build connections and gain hands-on experience that will help you excel in the field of cultural resource management. You will gain firsthand experience with the regulatory drivers behind cultural resource management, and the methods that are used to preserve them while under the guidance of Cultural Resource Managers and Specialists.
The positions, and the associated projects, vary by military installation, and each position is intended to provide a set of unique projects and tasks that will help graduate students and early career professionals gain a better understanding of the roles and responsibilities of cultural resources management. Through these positions, successful technicians will have the opportunity to expand their skills and knowledge in a variety of areas, including but not limited to:
- Historical and archival research
- National Historic Preservation Act ( NHPA ) compliance
- Archaeological inventory and assessment
- Historic property evaluation and monitoring
- Cultural resource identification
- GPS data collection and GIS mapping
- Osteological identification and analysis
- State Historic Preservation Office ( SHPO ) correspondence and documentation
- Writing and editing technical reports
- Cultural resource management planning
If you are interested in learning more, visit CEMML's Early-career Development Program webpage ( view available positions, and apply through the open pool. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply for more than one position. New positions will be posted in the open pool, so be sure to check in often to view new opportunities as they become available throughout 2023.
Required Job Qualifications
- Currently enrolled in a Bachelor's degree program in history, anthropology, archaeology, cultural resources management, architectural history, historic preservation, or a related field.
- Strong technical writing skills.
- Familiar with the National Historic Preservation Act and National Register of Historic Places ( NRHP ).
- Experience conducting research and compiling background information.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
- Must have a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain a driver's license by the employment start date.
- The successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. by proposed start date; CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.
Preferred Job Qualifications
- Currently enrolled or holder of a Graduate Degree in anthropology, archaeology, history, public history, cultural resources management, architectural history, historic preservation, or a related field.
- Familiar with basic archaeological and/or built environment inventory field methods.
- Experience evaluating archaeological and/or historic properties in accordance with National Register of Historic Places eligibility criteria.
- Experience organizing and planning historical/archival research projects.
- Experience inventorying and assessing cultural properties in accordance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.
- Prior experience photographing archaeological sites/properties or historic and buildings and structures.
- Experience using GPS equipment to collect field data.
- Experience using shapefiles within ArcGIS or Esri software.
- Proficiency with Adobe creative suite software.
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
Application Details
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. For full position details and to apply, go to:
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. Please ensure to note the installation and position(s) are you applying for
- Resume
- Transcripts uploaded in the 'Official Transcripts' or 'Unofficial Transcripts' 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.
This pool is valid through 5/10/24. Individuals wishing to be considered beyond this date must reapply.
Conditions of EmploymentPre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
Search ContactJennie Anderson (
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. TheOffice 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 theOffice 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 for the finalist before a final offer. 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
References Requested
Minimum Requested3
Maximum Requested3
Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Do you meet the minimum qualifications for this position?
- Yes
- No
- * Have you reviewed the desired start date?
- Yes
- No
- * Are you capable of moving in time for the desired start date?
- Yes
- No
- Maybe
- Have you reviewed the housing resources for your desired installation?
- Yes
- No
- Are you interested in the Cultural Resources Technician position at Hill Air Force Base in Davis County, Utah?
- Yes
- No
- Are you interested in the Cultural Resources Technician position at Homestead Air Reserve Base in Miami-Dade County, Florida?
- Yes
- No
- Are you interested in the Cultural Resources Technician position at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska?
- Yes
- No
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
- Cover Letter
- Resume
- Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents
- Official Transcripts

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