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Project Archaeologist/Field Director - Hawaii

Employer
Colorado State University
Location
Fort Collins, Colorado
Closing date
Jun 26, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Discipline
Archaeology
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Academic
Posting Detail Information
Working TitleProject Archaeologist/Field Director - Hawaii
Position LocationHawaii
Work LocationPosition is fully in-office/in-person
Research Professional PositionYes
Posting Number202400927AP
Position TypeAdmin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification TitleProf/Indiv Contrib III
Number of Vacancies
Work Hours/Week40
Proposed Annual Salary Range$74,000 - $85,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications.
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Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on07/01/2024
Description of Work Unit
ORGANIZATION
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 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, visithttp://www.cemml.colostate.edu/.
The USAG -HI CRMP is part of the Environmental Division, and is comprised of two geographically separated sections: one at Schofield Barracks on the Island of O'ahu and one at PTA on the Island of Hawai'i. The goal of the CRMP is to develop and implement policies and procedures to protect against encumbrances to mission by effectively managing cultural resources at multiple USAG -HI installations in the State of Hawai'i. The values of the USAG -HI CRMP are dedication, integrity, reliability, and teamwork.
The USAG -HI CRMP supports the Army's military mission while keeping the garrison in compliance with historic preservation laws and regulations and reducing impacts on cultural heritage from training and other activities. The CRMP supports the Army's military mission while keeping the garrison in compliance with historic preservation laws and regulations and reducing impacts on cultural heritage from training and other activities. The CRMP includes Department of the Army Civilian employees and CEMML Cooperative Agreement support staff. It manages more than 1,300 Traditional Hawaiian and historic archaeological sites including stacked rock structures, stone markers, shrines, habitation and agricultural sites, caves and rock shelters, irrigation systems, burials, petroglyphs, pictographs, trails, historic buildings and structures, as well as sites, Historic Districts and Landmarks listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Project Archaeologist/Field Director works closely, and in collaboration with, the CEMML Cultural Resources Project Director and/or Principle Investigator, USAG -HI Cultural Resources Program Manager, and Army Archaeologists. This position involves a combination of office and field activities, and serves as the primary contact for fieldwork, and therefore must be able to accurately document field actions and brief appropriate parties. The Project Archaeologist/Field Director must be able to communicate and interact with internal/external staff, Army officials, Soldiers, and the public in a personable and professional manner.
LOCATION
Hawai´i is located 2,200 miles west of California and 4,000 miles east of Japan. Hawai´i offers endless opportunities for recreational and cultural activities, including camping, surfing, diving and snorkeling, hiking trails, museums, and parks.
Pohakuloa Training Area ( PTA ) is located on the island of Hawaii in the Saddle region between Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea, and the Hualalai Volcanic Mountains. It extends up the lower slopes of Mauna Kea to approximately 6,800 feet in elevation and to about 9,000 feet on Mauna Loa. The training area is about midway between Hilo (pop. 50,000) on the east coast and Kawaihae Harbor to the west with approximately 50 minute commute times. PTA is the largest DoD installation in Hawaii. USAG -HI provides installation management service and support for three Army installations on Hawaii Island including PTA , Kilauea Military Camp, and Kawaihae Harbor.
Schofield Barracks is located on the Island of Oahu, nestled at the foot of the Waianae Mountain range and is approximately 18 miles north of Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. The installation is located a few miles from the towns of Wahiawa (pop. 16,000) and Mililani (pop. 27,000) and approximately 45-minute drive to metro Honolulu (pop. 905,000). USAG -HI provides installation management service and support for 19 Army installations on O´ahu, including Schofield Barracks, Fort Shafter, Fort DeRussy, Tripler Army Medical Center, Aliamanu Military Reservation, Dillingham Military Reservation, Pilila´au Army Recreation Center, Wheeler Army Airfield, Kahuku Training Area, and Makua Military Reservation.
Position Summary
The Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands ( CEMML ) at Colorado State University ( CSU ) is hiring multiple Project Archaeologist/Field Director positions to provide on-site program support for the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii ( USAG -HI) Cultural Resources Management Program ( CRMP ). There are up to three vacancies at Schofield Barracks, Oahu, and up to two vacancies at Pohakuloa Training Area, Big Island.
These position function as part of a team to support Department of the Army cultural resources management and compliance tasks pursuant to the National Historic Preservation Act (54 USC 300101 et seq.); Archaeological Resources Protection Act (16 USC 470aa-mm); Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (25 USC 3001-3013) and Hawaii Revised Statutes ( HRS § 6E-43); Army Regulation 200-1, Environmental Protection and Enhancement; and Department of Defense Instruction 4715.16 for Cultural Resources Management. Position is roughly 40% Fieldwork (inventory and documentation), 50% Cultural Resources Management, and 10% other duties as assigned. Relocation allowance is available.
The position functions as part of CEMML's team providing critical support for all aspects of cultural resources management conducted by USAG -HI Cultural Resources Section Offices on O'ahu and Hawai'i Islands in accordance with the missions of the DoD and the Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Unit ( CESU ) Cooperative Agreement through implementation of cultural resources program requirements identified by the USAG -HI Cultural Resources Program Manager.
The position provides endless opportunity for developing leadership roles, making professional contacts, and exposure to Federal Laws and regulation, and taking part in discussions relating to complex issues surrounding land management in Hawaii. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Lead and supervise a team of archaeologists and/or field technicians when implementing fieldwork and post-field processing, including pedestrian surveys, construction monitoring, and testing, collection of field data (spatial data using Trimble GPS units, artifact, site/feature, and environmental), digital photography, artifact identification, and mapping. May include in-field training, problem resolution, and performance evaluation.
- Participate in planning and coordinating schedules to accomplish fieldwork and project scope.
- Regularly communicate with CEMML Project Director, USAG -HI Cultural Resources Program Manager, and Army Archaeologists regarding project status.
- Conduct Quality Assurance/Quality Checks (QA/QC) on field data.
- Responsible for preparing site forms and technical reports for submittal.
- Complete work in accordance with applicable Army, Federal, and State regulations and laws, especially regarding historic/cultural preservation, endangered species, safety, and health.
- May be assigned control and coordination of additional tasks under the guidance from the CEMML Project Director, Cultural Resources Program Manager and Army Archaeologists.
- Work requires independent judgment/decision making, technical writing and organizational skills, attention to detail, and people skills.
- Preparation of displays and materials, and participation in Army related and public outreach presentations may also be required
Required Job Qualifications
- BS/BA degree in anthropology, archaeology, historic preservation, history, or related field.
- Minimum of three (3) years of professional work experience in archaeological field procedures including pedestrian survey, mapping, recording archaeological sites, photography, and participating in National Register evaluations.
- Minimum of one (1) year of professional work experience as a Field Director, Supervisor, and/or Crew Chief.
- Demonstrate familiarity with Federal historic preservation laws and regulations, especially the National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 (36 CFR 800).
- Working knowledge of cultural resource applications of Geographic Information Systems ( GIS ) and Global Positioning Systems ( GPS ) technology.
- Working knowledge and experience with use of compass and maps.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
- Must be physically able to hike several miles per day, and carry and handle equipment weighing up to twenty-five (25) pounds. Will be asked to work in dense jungle, high desert, steep slopes, rough terrain, high altitudes, and occasionally subterranean environments (lava tubes). Fieldwork spanning several hours is commonly required over rough terrain at elevations of 5,000 to 10,000 feet.
- Upon hire, must attend the U.S. Army Unexploded Ordnance ( UXO ) safety awareness training, since this position will be asked to work in areas with UXO hazards.
- Must possess certification in First Aid/ CPR / AED (or obtain certification within three (3) months from date 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.
Preferred Job Qualifications
- MS/MA degree in anthropology, archaeology, history, cultural resource management, historic preservation, or a related field.
- Highly qualified candidate will possess greater than three (3) years of professional work experience that demonstrates proficiency in all aspects of archaeological research, including research design, mitigation plans, fieldwork, and analysis.
- Experience conducting and supervising intensive field investigations
- Experience authoring reports and other documentation.
- Highly qualified candidate will also demonstrate professional expertise in working with Federal historic preservation laws and regulations that govern cultural resource management (e.g., the National Historic Preservation Act, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, Archaeological Resources Protection Act).
- Highly qualified candidates will demonstrate knowledge of cultural resource issues on U.S. military installations, and Department of Defense and U.S. Army policies, as gained through working for, or with, the Department of Defense
- Previous field experience in the Pacific region, particularly the Hawaiian Islands, is highly desirable.
- Proficiency in Geographic Information Systems ( GIS ) software including ArcGIS Pro and Field Maps
- Familiarity with Spatial Data Standard for Facilities, Infrastructure, and Environment ( SDSFIE ) for Federal geospatial data, and experienced with Trimble GPS units and data processing.
- Highly qualified candidates will demonstrate skills as a catalyst and motivator to elicit cooperation and compliance actions from diverse individuals and groups.
- Demonstrate excellent organizational skills and the ability to work with a wide range of data and meet deadlines.
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 CategoryInventory, Documentation, and Evaluation of Cultural Resources
Duty/Responsibility
- Lead and supervise a team of archaeologists and/or field technicians when implementing fieldwork and post-field processing, including pedestrian surveys, construction monitoring, and testing, collection of field data (spatial data using Trimble GPS units, artifact, site/feature, and environmental), digital photography, artifact identification, and mapping. May include in-field training, problem resolution, and performance evaluation.
- Participate in planning and coordinating schedules to accomplish fieldwork and project scope.
- Regularly communicate with CEMML Project Director, USAG -HI Cultural Resources Program Manager, and Army Archaeologists regarding project status.
- Collect GPS data and provide information for the regular maintenance of the GIS archaeological site database.
- Respond to discovery situations following Army chain of command
- Responsible for preparing site forms and technical reports for submittal.
- Revisit known archaeological sites, to collect additional data, document current condition, and prepare site condition reports.
- Complete work in accordance with applicable Army, Federal, and State regulations and laws, especially regarding historic/cultural preservation, endangered species, safety, and health.
- May be assigned control and coordination of additional tasks under the guidance from the CEMML Project Director, Cultural Resources Program Manager and Army Archaeologists.
- Collaborate with USAG -HI CRM and staff in implementing the Integrated Cultural Resources Management Plan ( ICRMP ) and coordination of cultural resources management program objectives and activities.
Percentage Of Time40
Job Duty CategoryCultural Resources Management
Duty/Responsibility
- Assist with project and document review, conduct background/archival research, and provide professional input and analysis, as requested by USAG -HI CRM and staff, and as required for compliance under NHPA , NAGPRA , ARPA , and NEPA .
- Write and produce compliance documents to support USAG -HI CRM and staff.
- Participate in project reviews of Army undertakings, including construction and renovation projects, military training, etc. to consider effects on historic properties and write, prepare, assemble, and distribute NHPA compliance documentation, as directed.
- Based on research and investigations, compile sufficient information to conduct NRHP eligibility evaluations and provide recommendations to the USAG -HI CRM and staff for final determination.
- Attend meetings, work groups, and briefings in order to stay updated on projects that may impact cultural resources.
- Support and assist in implementing quality assurance plans for external contracts, including conducting field-checks and review deliverables in accordance with applicable contract requirements.
Percentage Of Time50
Job Duty CategoryOther Duties as Assigned
Duty/Responsibility
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- May assist with and/or prepare displays and materials for Army related and public outreach presentations, as requested by command or federal staff.
- Prepare and participate in education and outreach activities on ad hoc basis.
Percentage Of Time10
Application Details
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than July 1, 2024, for full consideration. 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 (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 to candidates.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Application materials of finalist candidates will be made available for review by CEMML Senior Staff and designated Federal Points of Contact.
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.
Conditions of EmploymentPre-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 ContactSandra Zarzycka (sandra.zarzycka@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. TheOffice 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 theOffice 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 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 (*).
- * Are you interested in the Schofield Barracks, Oahu, Hawaii location?
- Yes
- No
- * Are you interested in the Pohakuloa Training Area, Big Island, Hawaii location?
- Yes
- No
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
- Cover Letter
- Resume
Optional Documents

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