Project Archaeologist- Oregon

Portland, OR
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POSITION A Project Archaeologist (Research Associate III Special) position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). This position is located at Portland, OR. 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 RESPONSIBILITIES Provide support at up to 25 Operating Project Locations on the Columbia and Willamette River Basins, The Rogue River Basin and Coastal Channels and Harbors, located in the states of Oregon and Washington. Conduct archeological survey, evaluation, and monitoring as needed. Supervise, direct and manage field support and technicians for the survey and evaluation activities. This includes project area survey, documented with field notes and photographs, preparation of reports that include recommendations to the District Archeologist regarding National Register Eligibility, monitoring of existing sites, and preparation of appropriate State Historic Preservation Office site forms. Provide small-scale identification surveys of archaeological and architectural resources and archaeological site evaluations for National Register of Historic Places eligibility. The determinations will be for sites, buildings or structures that may be affected by projects identified during the environmental impact review process. Support all aspects of integrated cultural resources management in compliance with Federal preservation law governing the protection and preservation of historic properties with the least impact on the Corps’ mission. The candidate shall capture location information regarding area inventories, shovel test pits, and other relevant data on government provided equipment. Prepare and provide written reports, site form documentation and updates and other correspondence as requested throughout the period of performance. Reporting will include: providing technical input for the preparation of Section 110 compliance documents, site forms, information papers, monitoring reports, National Register 10-900 nomination forms, and management plans. Cultural resource reports will meet (State Historic Preservation Office) SHPO standards. Investigate, report, and consult on known sites, late discoveries and inadvertent finds, and review artifact curation and monitoring as well as visit sites and record data on the condition of cultural sites. Gather existing cultural data from SHPO, and from US Forest Service for co-managed lands. Maintain electronic and paper records and files, and provide input to maintain Geographic Information System (GIS) data related to cultural resources. The candidate shall utilize, maintain existing and create new GIS layer data in ArcGIS (and update data as it becomes available) to prepare project maps to reflect cultural resources operations. 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 1) 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. 2) Bachelor’s Degree in archaeology, anthropology, or closely related field with archaeology or anthropology emphasis and five years of post-graduation professional experience are required. 3) Experience with GPS/GIS and Access database is required. Demonstrated knowledge of Pacific Northwest U.S. prehistory and history the ability to conduct archaeological site analysis, survey and data recovery, report preparation, and presentation is necessary. 4) 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 1) Master’s Degree in archaeology, anthropology, or closely related field with archaeology or anthropology emphasis and two years of post-graduation professional experience are preferred. 2) Excellent oral and written communication skills are helpful. 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 $53,000-$55,000. Continuation of the position is dependent on the receipt of funding from the sponsor for Archaeology efforts in Portland, OR. 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 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) 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
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