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Cultural Resources Stewardship Technician

POSITIONCultural Resources Stewardship Technician   
         
START & END DATE: START: September 2018
  END: March 2018 (with possible 3 month extension)

PAY RATE:  $15-$17/hour commensurate with experience

LOCATION: 6060 Broadway, Denver, CO 80216

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: August 26, 2018

JOB DESCRIPTION
Colorado Parks and Wildlife has a temporary position available for 40 hours per week based in Denver. No health benefits are provided, but employees are eligible to contribute to a 401k program and the state PERA retirement fund. This position provides a great entrance into the working worlds of Cultural Resources, Public Archaeology, Conservation, Park Management and GIS in the beautiful state of Colorado.

DUTIES: This position’s responsibilities will primarily include assisting with coordination of cultural resource inventories, planning, interpretation and management. This will include historical research, writing grants to secure project funds, database management, GIS work, program planning and administrative duties. The technician will conduct research on prehistoric and historic aspects of the park and write reports and summaries. There may be a field component using ESRI Collector to map resources on the parks and the applicant should be physically able and willing to hike and camp and have own camping equipment (tent and sleeping bag). The position may also assist with GIS, planning and research on natural resources issues for the Resource Stewardship Program within Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree and a background in history, archaeology, anthropology, park management, cultural resources management, or related fields and 1 year or more of professional experience in the fields mentioned above as well as be proficient with ArcMap 10.5, and Microsoft Excel, Word, and Access. Experience with ESRI Collector and ArcGIS Online is helpful. The ability to work with autonomy, good organizational skills, as well as good written and oral communication skills is required. 

An ideal candidate will have:
1.   A Master’s degree in archaeology
2.   At least 1 year of experience using ArcGIS 10 software.
3.   Experience with historical research and writing.
4.   Experience with cultural resource inventory and management.
5.   Experience with ArcGIS tools and maintaining/populating databases.
6.   Ability to create GIS maps to illustrate on-the-ground resource conditions and concerns.
7.   Basic understanding of Colorado Cultural Resource Management laws/regulations and public land management principles.
8.   Knowledge of wildlife and vegetation known to inhabit Colorado and experience with identification.
9.   Experience and familiarity with the use of ESRI Collector.
10. Strong work ethic, be organized and have the ability to work in a fast paced setting both independently and in groups.
11. Ability to communicate information clearly and concisely, develop reports and present information both orally and in writing.
12. Must have (or obtain) a Colorado Driver's license.

This position provides a good opportunity to gain experience in GIS, resource management and planning, and conservation in a practical real world setting. For more info on CO Parks and Wildlife - please see – www.cpw.state.co.us.

HOW TO APPLY
Please submit a 1. Cover letter, 2. Resume, and 3. Professional References (3 minimum) to matt.schulz@state.co.us by August 26, 2018, but applications will be reviewed as they arrive. Please email materials as PDF documents in order to be considered. Due to a short timeline for filling this position, local applicants are preferred.