Archaeological Assistant – Louisiana

Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML)
Fort Polk, Louisiana
Job Category
Full time Positions
$35,000-$40,000 annual
Last Date to Apply
POSITION An Archaeological Assistant (Research Associate II Special) position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). This position is located at Fort Polk, Louisiana. ORGANIZATION 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 LOCATION Fort Polk is a nearly 200,000 acre United States Army installation in the Vernon Parish County located approximately 7 miles east of Leesville, Louisiana, and 20 miles north of DeRidder, Louisiana. In the Vernon Parish County, you can find and abundance of recreational opportunities including golf courses, parks, museums, lakes, and excellent educational opportunities. RESPONSIBILITIES Curatorial Assistance: Lab Component (Assist with curation of artifacts and collections): a) Accessioning and re-cataloguing collections; b) Scanning and archiving archaeological project documents; c) Assisting with the management of the heritage family collection; d) Photographing artifacts; e) Entry of artifact information into existing database. Archaeological Fieldwork: Fieldwork Component (Assist with site monitoring, testing, excavation, protection): a) Assisting field archaeologist in marking site boundaries; b) Monitoring protected sites; c) Assisting on pedestrian surveys of historic sites; d) Other fieldwork initiatives as necessary. Program Support: Other Duties as Assigned (Heritage Day activities, public outreach, grounds maintenance): a) Participate in public outreach and education; b) Conducting historical research as needed; c) Contribute to the implementation of the ICRMP; d) Assisting with grounds and equipment upkeep.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS The successful candidate must be able to walk over uneven terrain in inclement weather. The position may also require bending, climbing, and lifting up to 25 pounds. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS BA or BS in Anthropology or Archaeology with three years of experience with curation tasks. Ability and experience implementing techniques for accessioning collections, cataloging artifacts, and labeling and processing collections. Ability to conduct field work in rugged terrain and weather extremes as needed. The successful candidate should have good fieldwork knowledge, as well as, capability to assist with any excavation, completing ARPA damage assessments, using a GPS, using a map/compass, and monitoring archaeological sites. Ability to obtain appropriate training and certifications required to achieve all duties herein. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the United States by 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. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of the archaeology of Louisiana or the southeast is strongly 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. BACKGROUND CHECK 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 Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Annual salary range $35,000-$40,000. Continuation of the position is dependent on the receipt of funding from the sponsor for archaeological efforts at Fort Polk, LA. BENEFITS 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 11.5% matching. For more information on Administrative Professional benefits, visit APPLICATION Prospective candidates should apply online at Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than August 20, 2017, for full consideration. 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 announcement) 2) Resume 3) Transcripts (for each degree earned that is listed under qualifications) 4) Degree Conferral (copy of diploma if transcripts do not include confirmation that degree was awarded) 5) References (contact information for professional references including at least one supervisor, references will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates) Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, 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 POSITION #: 023887.0001
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