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Colorado State University Archaeologist - Fort Collins, CO in Fort Collins, Colorado

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Working Title Archaeologist - Fort Collins, CO

Position Location Fort Collins, CO

Research Professional Position Yes

Posting Number 201900939AP

Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional

Number of Vacancies 1

Work Hours/Week 40

Proposed Annual Salary Range $42,000

Desired Start Date 11/04/2019

Position End Date (if temporary)

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 10/21/2019

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.

Position Summary

An Archaeologist (Research Associate I Special) position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) out of the Fort Collins, CO office. This position will require frequent travel to conduct fieldwork and will involve site recording, testing, and excavation. This position also involves artifact analysis and preparation of artifacts for curation in a laboratory setting.

Required Job Qualifications

1) Bachelor’s degree in archaeology/anthropology or a closely related field. 3) Experience in archaeological survey, testing, excavation, site recording, photography. 4) Experience in site mapping using both GPS and total stations. 5) Experience in processing, cataloging, and preparing archaeological artifacts for curation in a laboratory setting. 5) Must have a valid and current driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date. 6) Ability to lift up to 20lbs, walk across rugged terrain, bend, lift, work outdoors and in inclement weather. 7) Willingness to travel for extended periods and/or frequently. 8) Successful completion of an archaeological field school. 9) The successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the United States by proposed start date. CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Preferred Job Qualifications

1) Experience in artifact illustration 2) Familiarity with MS Access databases 3) Professional experience conducting archaeological testing and survey in the Central Coast of California preferred. Familiarity with Central Coast California prehistoric artifact types preferred.

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


Travel to work locations and participate in archeological survey, testing, data recovery excavations, evaluation, and monitoring as needed. Contribute to written reports, complete or update site form/documentation and updates

Participate in identification surveys of archaeological and architectural resources and archaeological site evaluations for National Register of Historic Places eligibility concerning sites, buildings or structures that may be affected by projects identified during the environmental impact review process.

Investigate and report on known sites, recent discoveries, and inadvertent finds, and review artifact curation and monitoring as well as visit sites and record data on the condition of cultural sites.

Percentage Of Time 50%

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Archaeological Laboratory Tasks


Sort, analyze, prepare artifacts for curation and enter artifact attributes into the CEMML archaeological database.

Percentage Of Time 40%

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Research


Gather data, reports and articles and summarize for use in reports.

Percentage Of Time 10%

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than 10/21/19 for full consideration at 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:

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 Steve Sherman,

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 (*).

  • * Please affirm your knowledge that this position will be physically located at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO.

  • Yes, I affirm.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter

  • Unofficial Transcripts

  • Resume or CV

Optional Documents

  • Official Transcripts

  • Other