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Archaeologist - Hawaii Open Pool

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
Closing date
Jul 19, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Full Time
Organization Type
Posting Detail Information
Working TitleArchaeologist - Hawaii -- Open Pool
Position LocationHawaii
Work LocationPosition qualifies for hybrid/in-office work
Research Professional PositionYes
Posting Number202302113AP
Position TypeAdmin Professional/ Research Professional
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Number of Vacancies
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Proposed Annual Salary RangeSalary range $55,000-$88,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Professional Level I Archaeologist salary range: $55,000-$69,000. Professional Level II Archaeologist salary range: $70,000-$88,000.
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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 (%20 .
LOCATION : The U.S. Army Garrison, Hawaii provides installation management service and support for Army and civilian personnel, as well as military family members and retirees, at Fort Shafter, Fort DeRussy, Tripler Army Medical Center, Schofield Barracks, Wheeler Army Airfield, Kahuku Training Area, Makua Military Reservation, and Pohakuloa Training Area along with Kilauea Military Camp and Kawaihae Harbor, and additional smaller areas located throughout the islands of Oahu and Hawaii. The Directorate of Public Works, Environmental Division supports the U.S. Army's commitment to environmental excellence in all aspects of the Army's mission in Hawaii. While balancing the unique considerations of mission, community and the environment, the Environmental Division assists U.S. Army Hawaii to continuously strive to improve its environmental performance and seeks to lessen environmental footprint and prevent pollution; minimize impact on the Hawaiian land; conserve, preserve and protect our natural and cultural resources; and comply with all applicable environmental laws and regulations.
Position Summary
Multiple Archaeologist positions are available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands ( CEMML ) to support U.S. Army Garrison installations on the islands of Oahu (Schofield Barracks) and Island of Hawaii (Pohakuloa Training Area). These positions will support all fieldwork activities, including accompanying cultural accesses, monitoring, pedestrian survey, data collection and input, and coordination of assigned tasks/projects. The Archaeologist will familiarize themselves with installation plans, undertakings, and cultural studies and inventories; and supervise Cultural Resources staff in the field.
The Archaeologists will work closely, and in collaboration with, the CEMML Cultural Resources Project Manager (Supervisor) and Army Cultural Resource Managers (CRMs).
Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Coordinates scheduling and support from individuals in Army, Federal, and State positions, and contractors, to accomplish fieldwork.
- When implementing fieldwork, may supervise a team of archaeologists and/or field technicians. May be assigned control and coordination of projects under guidance from CEMML Cultural Resources Project Manager.
- All work must be done in accordance with applicable Army, Federal, and State regulations and laws, especially regarding historic/cultural preservation, endangered species, safety, and health. Participates in public outreach activities.
- Work in areas with UXO with professional EOD supervision.
- Must be able to communicate and interact with internal/external staff, officials, and public in a professional manner.
- Work requires some independent judgment/decision making, technical writing and organizational skills, attention to detail, and people skills.
- Must be able to work in a structured work environment with established lines of authority, procedures, and protocols.
- May be asked to work in subterranean environments (lava tubes).
- Must be able to drive a 4×4 vehicle over rough terrain.
- Fieldwork spanning several hours is commonly required over rough terrain at elevations of 5,000 to 10,000 feet.
Work location is dependent on the needs of the partner/project/role. In some instances, positions may require staff to be fully in-person. In other instances, hybrid or remote arrangements may be possible.
Required Job Qualifications
Required Job Qualifications for Professional Level I and Level II
- BS/BA degree
- Minimum of one (1) year of post-graduate professional work experience archaeology, including experience in pedestrian archaeological field survey, mapping and recording archaeological sites on official forms, and National Register eligibility test excavations.
- Working knowledge of cultural resource applications of Geographic Information Systems ( GIS ) and Global Positioning Systems ( GPS ) technology.
- Demonstrated excellence in written communication skills.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
- Must possess the American Red Cross Certification in First Aid/ CPR (or obtain certification within three (3) months of hire)
- 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.
- Must be physically able to hike up to ten (10) miles per day, carry and handle equipment weighing up to twenty-five (25) pounds, and camp in remote and rugged areas for periods of several days. Long periods of standing, walking over rough, uneven surfaces, recurring bending, stooping, lifting, reaching, digging, or similar activities are expected.
Preferred Job Qualifications
Professional Level I Preferred Qualifications:
- Highly qualified candidates will possess greater than two (2) years professional experience in all aspects of archaeological research, including research design, mitigation plans, fieldwork, and analysis.
- Familiarity with U.S. federal historic preservation laws and regulations that govern cultural resource management, especially the National Historic Preservation Act ( NHPA )
- Previous field experience in the Pacific region, particularly the Hawaiian Islands.
- Excellent written communication and organizational skills.
- Experience preparing technical reports.
Professional Level II Preferred Qualifications
- MS/MA degree in anthropology, archaeology, historic preservation, or a related field.
- Highly qualified candidates will possess greater than three (3) years professional experience in all aspects of archaeological research, including research design, mitigation plans, fieldwork, analysis, and report writing.
- At least one (1) year of full-time work experience as a Crew Chief or Field Supervisor.
- Familiarity with U.S. federal historic preservation laws and regulations that govern cultural resource management, especially the National Historic Preservation Act ( NHPA ) and National Environmental Policy Act ( NEPA )
- Highly qualified candidates will also demonstrate professional expertise in working with U.S. federal historic preservation laws and regulations that govern cultural resource management (e.g. Section 106 and 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act) and state regulations.
- The most highly qualified candidates will demonstrate knowledge of cultural resource issues on U.S. military installations and extensive knowledge of Department of Defense polices and processes, as gained through working for, or with, the Department of Defense.
- Familiarity with integrative techniques used to inventory, assess, and display cultural resources and potential environmental impacts.
- Previous field experience in the Pacific region, particularly the Hawaiian Islands, is preferred.
- Skill as a catalyst and motivator to elicit cooperation from diverse individuals and groups.
- Excellent organizational skills
- Experience preparing and writing technical reports.
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. 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.
This pool is valid through December 7, 2024, at which time the pool will expire.
When a position becomes available, your application materials will be reviewed by the search committee. If your application is chosen to move forward, a search committee member will reach out to you to provide more information about the location and to invite you to interview (by telephone or video chat).
If you wish to withdraw your application from the Open Pool, you can do so at any time at
CSU is committed to full inclusion of qualified individuals. If you are needing assistance or accommodations with the search process, please reach out to the listed search contact. References will not be contacted without prior notification to candidates.
Conditions of EmploymentPre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
Search ContactAmanda 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. 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 (*).
- * Select which level(s) you are applying for:
- Professional Level I
- Professional Level II
- * Select which location(s) you are interested in:
- Schofield Barracks, Oahu, Hawaii
- Pohakuloa Training Area, Island of Hawaii
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
- Cover Letter
- Resume
Optional Documents

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