Cultural Resources Specialist

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
$58,000 - $62,000
03 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
01 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

CEMML is a research, education and service unit within the Warner College of Natural Resources at 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

Position Summary

A Cultural Resource Specialist/Archaeologist (Research Associate III Special) at Shaw AFB, South Carolina is available with Colorado State University’s (CSU) Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML).

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.

Required Job Qualifications

  • MA/MS in Anthropology with specialization in Archaeology, plus at least two years of relevant experience is required.
  • The successful candidate must have basic understanding of archaeological field and laboratory practices to include management of records, artifacts, and other materials produced and/or recovered during projects.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Southeastern US prehistory, history, and archaeology.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with and/or managing architecture, historic preservation, archaeology, planning, and the Whole Building Design Guide, as well as other training and skills pertaining to the position.
  • Experience monitoring cultural resources projects from initial programming and planning to conclusion of the project, with little to no supervision.
  • Have a thorough understanding of most standard computer programs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge working with all laws and regulations that govern historic preservation requirements and tribal consultation, and have demonstrated experience carrying out consultation and compliance activities under those regulations.
  • The successful candidate must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date.
  • 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.

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Extensive knowledge of DoD, USAF, and ANG policies and processes, and military culture in general.
  • Experience with and proficiency in Air Force eDash, and other DoD database management and SharePoint systems is also beneficial.

Diversity Statement

•Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category CR Program Management and Coordination Duty/Responsibility

• Identify and request to be programmed by the IST, projects to implement installation ICRMP in accordance with stated ICRMP goals and objectives.
• Provide professional cultural resources guidance, technical support, and advice to Shaw AFB leadership upon request, and shall provide cultural resources training, conduct briefings, and participate in special assistance teams to address base-level cultural resources problems, as necessary.
• Assist in deliverable examination. NFE will provide technical recommendations only to Government personnel for consideration. Documents reviews will include historic property
inventory/survey reports, agreement documents, environmental assessments, and other environmental data products and shall make recommendations regarding adequacy.
• Provide assistance to develop statements of work and government cost estimates for cultural resources work to be contracted or accomplished at Shaw AFB. The NFE shall participate in
project scoping meetings and provide professional advice on the methodology and appropriate level of service required to complete cultural resources requirements.
• Conducts activities in compliance with the following:
—National Historic Preservation Act
—Native American Graves protection and Repatriation Act
—Archaeological Resources Protection Act
—American Indian Religious Freedom Act
—National Environmental Policy Act
—AFI 32-7065 (to include all statutory references cited therein)
—AFI 90-2002 (to include all statutory references cited therein)
—Other applicable federal, state, local, DoD, and AF standards,
regulations, and directives

Percentage Of Time 60% Job Duty Category Research/Data Collection Duty/Responsibility

• Provides oversight for or accomplishes cultural resources survey, mitigation, and monitoring activities.
• Provide cultural resource data collection support to Shaw AFB. Tasks will include observation of cultural resources activities conducted at Shaw AFB. NFE will provide observations and
opinions to Government personnel.

Percentage Of Time 20% Job Duty Category Consultation Duty/Responsibility

• Assist the installation in consultations with the SHPO, tribes, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, and other interested parties, pertaining to the identification and evaluation of historic properties, proposed undertakings, potential impacts of these undertakings, and supporting documentation for determinations of effect.
• Assist in preparing agreement documents (MOAs, MOUs, PAs, etc.) with state agencies, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, and other consulting parties as deemed necessary by
Shaw AFB leadership.

Percentage Of Time 20%

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

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 20, 2016, 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)

Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver’s License

Search Contact Sabrina Broderick,

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. 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.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.