Cultural Resources Specialist - Fort Campbell, KY
A Cultural Resources Specialist position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). This position will be located at Fort Campbell, KY. This announcement is for a full-time hourly position with potential to become a full-time, permanent position.
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 http://www.cemml.colostate.edu/.
The Cultural Resource Specialist will support the Fort Campbell Cultural Resources Manager (CRM) by ensuring the Army’s compliance with cultural resources laws, primarily Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). S/he will assist with implementing Army policies, procedures, and management plans. Compliance will require developing technical analyses and associated reports as well as coordinating the actions of other cultural resources contractors. Position will review projects and dig requests to determine the potential impacts to archaeological and historic resources, sacred sites, and cultural objects. S/he will assist Fort Campbell’s CRM by completing necessary Section 106 compliance actions, including monitoring and mitigation of impacted resources. In addition, s/he will perform research and fieldwork including surveying, testing, and data recovery necessary for the identification, documentation, evaluation, and reporting of cultural resources, especially archaeological sites and historic properties. The Cultural Resources Specialist will prepare National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) site evaluations, technical reports, and documents; conduct data analysis; and contribute to research designs. S/he will maintain archaeological site inventories and related files for the CRM and other military officials, including GIS layers.
The ideal candidate will take initiative and solve problems to ensure tasks are completed in the most effective manner, actively participate as a CEMML partner with Fort Campbell’s officials and contribute to team efforts in project completions. The Cultural Resource Specialist will be required to cooperate, coordinate, and communicate effectively with individuals in environmental resources, public works, and military operations in support of the Army’s mission. Additional responsibilities as assigned by Fort Campbell’s CRM.
The successful candidate must be able to walk long distances in adverse terrain and inclement weather carrying all necessary supplies and equipment. This position may also require bending, climbing, and lifting up to 25 pounds.
A MS/MA in anthropology, archaeology, historic preservation or closely related field and completion of an archaeological field school. The applicant must have at least one year of professional experience in archaeology, involving archaeological survey and excavation methodology, resource significance assessment, technical report preparation, project impact assessment, and cultural resource management. Demonstrated knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to cultural resource management, including NHPA and 36 CFR 800 is a must. The successful candidate must have or be able to obtain a valid driver’s license. U.S. citizenship is required for military base access.
- At least two years of professional experience in archaeology, involving archaeological survey and excavation methodology, resource significance assessment, technical report preparation, project impact assessment, and cultural resource management.
- Demonstrated knowledge of historic preservation law and policy.
- Experience working with CRM issues on military installations.
- Experience with archaeological field methods and techniques associated with cultural resource management.
- Demonstrated knowledge of Southeastern US history and prehistory.
- Experience with office software packages, including database management, spatial analysis (GIS) and presentation graphics.
- Experience evaluating pre-historic and historic properties for National Register eligibility.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search, and motor vehicle history.
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Continuations of the position are dependent on the receipt of future funding from the sponsor.
Hourly employees are eligible for health insurance benefits if working an average of 30 hours/week for a period of three months. If this position becomes permanent, Colorado State University offers a generous benefits package including 24 days of paid vacation leave, tuition credits, excellent health insurance (including vision and dental), and retirement plans with 11% matching. For more information on Administrative Professional benefits, visit http://www.hrs.colostate.edu/benefits/.
Prospective candidates should submit an application to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than October 15, 2019 for full consideration. Applications must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered. 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 (1 to 2 page letter addressing each minimum and desirable qualification described in the announcement including examples of ability to work independently)
Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. 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.
See a complete listing of open CEMML positions at http://www.cemml.colostate.edu.