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Terrestrial Archaeologist, Partner Development

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine
Jbphh, Hawaii
Closing date
Apr 2, 2024

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HJF is seeking a Terrestrial Archaeologist, Partner Development to serve as an analyst and adviser to management on the evaluation of the effectiveness of programs and operations. Proposes solutions to improve the productivity and efficiency of the program or department. The Partner Development Terrestrial Archaeologist will shape, execute, and improve professional and programmatic actions pertaining to DPAA's partnership development-related activities.

This position will be in support of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, Partnerships and Innovations Directorate (DPAA PI). The DPAA is the US Department of Defense Agency responsible for the recovery and identification of fallen US service members from WWII to the gulf war. Its mission is to provide the fullest possible accounting of missing personnel to their families and the nation. To accomplish this, the DPAA sends out organic and partner investigation and recovery missions worldwide, and recovered material is analyzed in the state-of-the-art DPAA laboratory. DPAA expands its recovery and identification capacity and capabilities through various innovation initiatives, and partners with research and academic institutes to address research requirements.

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing military medicine. We serve military, medical, academic and government clients by administering, managing and supporting preeminent scientific programs that benefit members of the armed forces and civilians alike. Since its founding in 1983, HJF has served as a vital link between the military medical community and its federal and private partners. HJF's support and administrative capabilities allow military medical researchers and clinicians to maintain their scientific focus and accomplish their research goals.

  • Attend to myriad partner development requirements, focused primarily on sustaining and advancing terrestrial archaeology activities and capabilities.
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of field activity-related partnerships to contribute to DPAA's mission.
  • Coordinate partner-related field activity efforts and events including, on occasion, high-level individuals or sensitive situations.
  • Occasionally travel for partnership development, mentoring, and/or assistance, or other activities as required by DPAA.
  • Comply with all DPAA requirements for reporting and coordinating and all plans and results through all appropriate channels. Protect organization's value by keeping information confidential.

Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or related field is required. Master's Degree preferred.
  • 10+ years experience required.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Comprehensive knowledge of mission planning, execution, oversight, and logistical support.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the theories and practical applications of archaeology.
  • Experience building strong professional networks and partnerships.
  • Formulating project or project budgets for archaeology fieldwork.
  • Authoring memoranda of understanding, memoranda of agreement, cooperative agreements, scopes of work, or performance work statements.
  • Familiarity with federal regulations concerning cooperative agreements, grants, and/or contracts.
  • Experience supporting and anticipating client needs and demonstrating problem-solving skills.

Physical Capabilities
  • Lifting: Requires lifting materials up to 10 lbs
  • Ability to stand or sit at a computer for prolonged periods.
  • Must be capable of working in stressful situations with short deadlines.

Work Environment
  • This position will take place primarily in an office setting.

Some positions or sites may require that the incumbent be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination may be required.

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, education and credentials, a criminal background check, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check if applicable. Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor 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. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.

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