A Lead Cultural Resources Management (CRM) Archaeologist (Research Associate III Special) position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). This position is located at Fort Polk, LA.
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/.
Fort Polk is a nearly 200,000-acre United States Army installation mostly in the Kisatchie National Forest in Vernon Parish County, located approximately 7 miles east of Leesville, Louisiana, and 20 miles north of DeRidder, Louisiana. In Vernon Parish County, you can find an abundance of recreational opportunities, including golf courses, parks, museums, lakes, as well as excellent educational opportunities.
Duties and responsibilities include the coordination of all aspects of the Fort Polk Cultural Resources Program, including with outside entities such as archaeological contractors and the State Historic Preservation Office, US Forest Service, National Park Service, and other federal agencies, as well as all installation entities whose activities may involve impacts to cultural resources.
Additionally, the Lead CRM Archaeologist must provide expert advice on compliance with all regulatory drivers and interactions with federally recognized tribes, and coordinate, prepare and execute events associated with Native American Heritage Month. Other duties include revising and maintaining the Fort Polk Integrated Cultural Resources Management Plan (ICRMP) on an annual basis and oversee the development of the next five-rear ICRMP.
The Lead CRM Archaeologist will update State of Louisiana archaeological site forms and deliver them to the CRM for further coordination with the State Historic Preservation Office. The employee must attend meetings and conduct up to twelve special cultural resource briefings for the ENRMD at Fort Polk, and actively participate in a number of other CR-related activities such as: public outreach and education, equipment upkeep, historical research, ICRMP implementation, oral history recording and compilation, site protection, technical reviewing, Regulatory Compliance assistance, Native American Heritage support.
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.
•A successful candidate must have an M.A. in Anthropology, Archaeology, Historic Preservation, Cultural Resources Management, or closely related field and two years of professional experience.
•The successful candidate must have or be able to obtain a valid driver’s license by the proposed start date.
•The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the United States by the proposed start date; CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.
•Candidate must be able to comply with all applicable regulations to obtain a Common Access Card (CAC).
•The successful candidate is required at a minimum to complete a NACI/SF85 and successfully pass a federal background check.
•Desired qualifications include prior experience in management of cultural resources projects and/or programs including all aspects of planning, logistical support, execution of fieldwork, and oversight of laboratory processing and artifact analysis, and final report generation.
•Demonstrated knowledge of federal historic preservation legislation (e.g. Section 110 and 106 of the NHPA, ARPA, NAGPRA, Antiquities Act etc.).
•Demonstrated knowledge of archaeological field and laboratory methodologies and analytical techniques is beneficial.
•Prior experience conducting CRM on military lands is desired.
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. Annual salary range $54,000-$58,000. Continuation of the position is dependent on the receipt of funding from the sponsor for cultural resource efforts at Fort Polk, LA.
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 http://www.hrs.colostate.edu/benefits/.
Prospective candidates should apply online at http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/51136. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than November 26, 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)
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 http://www.cemml.colostate.edu.