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Colorado State University Archaeologist - Fort AP Hill, VA in Fort Collins, Colorado

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Working Title Archaeologist - Fort AP Hill, VA

Position Location Fort AP Hill, VA

Research Professional Position Yes

Posting Number 202000043AP

Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional

Number of Vacancies 1

Work Hours/Week 40

Proposed Annual Salary Range $40,000-$59,000

Desired Start Date 03/01/2020

Position End Date (if temporary)

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 02/02/2020

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 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 http://www.cemml.colostate.edu/.

Position Summary

An Archaeologist (Research Associate II) position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands. The duty station for this position is Fort A. P. Hill, Virginia. This position conducts 30 +/- archaeological surveys and inventories of proposed forestry harvest blocks and is fully responsible for compliance with local environmental and safety rules and regulations. Conducts pedestrian surface surveys of proposed project areas and recommends whether further cultural resource investigations are required. Works closely with the Cultural Resources Program to conduct and monitor archaeological inventories and evaluations, and to recommend improvements to project planning and methods and techniques. The Archaeologist shall also assist with other cultural resource management (CRM) activities as required. Such activities may include: cultural resources training for installation personnel, including tenant and training organizations; GPS data collection; archaeological monitoring for construction/maintenance projects; assisting with cultural resources volunteer programs; assisting and supporting other ENRD activities if additional support is required and at various public outreach events.

Fort A.P. Hill encompasses 76,000 acres in Caroline County, Virginia and provides military training in explosives, combat, navigation and orienteering, demolition, engineering, parachuting, equipment drops, weapons use and other requirements. In compliance with Army Regulation 200-1, Environmental Protection and Enhancement and the installation Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan (INRMP), Fort A.P. Hill manages its forest resource to provide the desired training setting, to maintain exceptional forest health and ecosystems, and to provide renewable forest products and income to the local economy.

Required Job Qualifications

  • BS/BA degree in anthropology, archaeology, historic preservation, or a closely related field.

  • Minimum of four (4) years of professional experience in prehistoric archaeology, including experience in pedestrian archaeological field survey, mapping and otherwise recording archaeological sites on official forms, and National Register eligibility test excavations.

  • Experienced in archaeology of the Mid-Atlantic Region.

  • Knowledge of and experience working with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).

  • Demonstrated excellence in written communication skills.

  • Experience working in highly structured organizations such as governmental agencies, the military, or corporations with clearly established lines of authority, procedures, and protocols is required.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel.

  • The successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the United States by the proposed start date. CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position

  • The successful candidate must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date.

  • Must be physically able to carry and handle equipment up to 25 pounds. Long periods of standing, walking over rough uneven surfaces, recurring bending, stooping, lifting, reaching, digging, or similar activities are expected. Much of the work will be performed outside in cultivated fields or in a forest environment which may contain thick vegetation, and where there is exposure to insect bites, poisonous flora and fauna, and extremes of weather and temperature.

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in anthropology, archaeology, historic preservation, or a closely related field and 2-years professional experience in archaeology.

  • Experience in archaeological laboratory analysis, data compilation, and report generation activities.

  • Experience developing and managing Microsoft Access databases.

  • Experience working with cultural resource applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) technology, especially ArcGIS is highly desirable.

  • Knowledge of the Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA) and the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) also preferred.

  • Prior experience with cultural resources management on a military base is beneficial.

  • Previous HAZWOPER training a plus.

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 Archaeological Fieldwork

Duty/Responsibility

• Independently execute field responsibilities for archaeological investigations involving archaeological inventory survey, National Register site testing, and data recovery of prehistoric and historic archaeological sites. • Proficiently operate equipment commonly used in cultural resource management such as hand tools, radios, transits, total stations, global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receivers, ground penetrating radar, metal detectors, chain saws, weed and brush cutters, off-road vehicles, and trucks. • Maintain field equipment and safety protocols in accordance with installation policies. • Position requires physical exertion to operate equipment and carry supplies and materials long distances over uneven terrain. Must be physically able to carry and handle equipment up to 25 pounds. Long periods of standing, walking over rough uneven surfaces, recurring bending, stooping, lifting, reaching, digging, or similar activities are expected.

Percentage Of Time 60%

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Cultural Resources Management

Duty/Responsibility

• Review proposed projects and carry out compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). • Conduct visits to proposed project areas and perform a preliminary assessment of potential project effects to cultural resources. • Write and produce compliance documents. • Provide guidance and recommendations to CEMML Supervisor, federal Cultural Resources Manager, and Chief of the Environmental and Natural Resources Division regarding cultural resources program management.

Percentage Of Time 20%

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Data and Records Management

Duty/Responsibility

• Assembles, maintains, and curates artifacts and associated photographs and documentation from cultural resource investigations. • Submits archaeological site and architectural resource inventory forms to the Virginia Department of Historic Resources for recordation.

Percentage Of Time 20%

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than February 2, 2020 for full consideration at jobs.colostate.edu. 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 birthdates from application materials. A complete application consists of:

1) Statement of Qualifications (one-page letter addressing each qualification described in the announcement) uploaded in the ‘Cover Letter’ slot. 2) Resume 3) Transcripts (for each degree earned that is listed under qualifications) uploaded in the ‘Official Transcripts’ or ‘Unofficial Transcripts’ slot. 4) Degree Conferral (copy of diploma if transcripts do not include confirmation that degree was awarded) uploaded in the ‘Other’ slot. 5) 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 amanda.wallander@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 or expression, or pregnancy and 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/equal access/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 Acting Title IX Coordinator is the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, 201 Administration Building, Fort Collins, CO. 80523-8004, (970) 491-5312.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) 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 (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will 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 Requested 3

Maximum Requested 3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • * Do you have a BS/BA degree in anthropology, archaeology, historic preservation, or a closely related field?

  • Yes

  • No

  • * Do you have a minimum of four (4) years professional experience in prehistoric archaeology, including experience in pedestrian archaeological field survey, mapping and otherwise recording archaeological sites on official forms, and National Register eligibility test excavations?

  • Yes

  • No

  • * Do you have experience in archaeology of the Mid-Atlantic Region?

  • Yes

  • No

  • * Do you have knowledge of and experience working with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA)?

  • Yes

  • No

  • * Do you have demonstrated excellence in written communication skills?

  • Yes

  • No

  • * Do you have experience working in highly structured organizations such as governmental agencies, the military, or corporations with clearly established lines of authority, procedures, and protocols?

  • Yes

  • No

  • * Are you proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel?

  • Yes

  • No

  • * The successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the United States by the proposed start date. CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position. Will you be legally authorized to work in the United States by the proposed start date?

  • Yes

  • No

  • * Do you have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date?

  • Yes

  • No

  • * The individual in this position must be physically able to carry and handle equipment up to 25 pounds, stand for long periods, and walk over rough uneven surfaces. The position requires recurring bending, stooping, lifting, reaching, digging, or similar activities. Much of the work will be performed outside in cultivated fields or in a forest environment which may contain thick vegetation, and where there is exposure to insect bites, poisonous flora and fauna, and extremes of weather and temperature. Please affirm your understanding of these requirements.

  • Yes, I affirm.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

  • Unofficial Transcripts

Optional Documents

  • Other

  • Official Transcripts

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