Cultural Resources Specialist, Travis AFB, CA

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
09 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
06 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

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

Position Summary

A Cultural Resources Specialist position is being advertised with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) to provide technical expertise, program management support, surveillance, and oversight of Cultural Resources installation support services for the Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC) Travis Installation Support Section (ISS), which supports AFCEC staff at the Travis ISS and Cultural Resource Managers at Travis and Beale Air Force Bases in California. The duty station for this position is Travis Air Force Base.

The Cultural Resources Specialist shall provide technical expertise, guidance, management support, and oversight for the Travis ISS regarding National Historic Preservation Act Section 106/110 consultation and documentation; review project documents (work plans, schedules, and technical reports); assist with project execution; develop Archaeological Resource Protection Act (ARPA) and/or Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) plans of action that address inadvertent discoveries; collate, review, and respond to periodic data calls; assist with annual reviews of Integrated Cultural Resource Management Plans (ICRMPs) and Integrated Tribal Relations Plans (ITRPs); track milestone dates and deadlines for plans and permits; assist with the identification and evaluation of built environment features and structures, archaeological sites, and Traditional Cultural Properties; assist with the inspection of curated collections and facilitate professional access to curated materials for research purposes; technical report reviews and revisions; provide technical expertise and support for media and advocacy materials; provide technical expertise in geospatial mapping related to the management of cultural resources and historic/prehistoric properties; and develop, manage, and organize cultural resources data and associated files.

This position will routinely interface with Cultural Resources Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), AFCEC Program Managers, and the Travis ISS Chief to forecast and prioritize program requirements. Occasional travel of 1-5 nights per month is expected for this position.

Required Job Qualifications

MS/MA in historic preservation, architectural history, archaeology, or related field, and knowledge and experience with historic preservation, planning, and cultural resources management and other technical training pertinent to the position is required, plus 10 or more years of relevant experience.

  • Experience managing cultural resources projects from initial programming and planning to conclusion of project, with little to no supervision.
  • Acting with diplomacy and discretion at all organizational levels, and working with a wide range of information, organizing details, and meeting deadlines.
  • Demonstrated expertise and knowledge working with U.S. federal historic preservation laws and regulations that govern federal historic preservation requirements; and demonstrated experience carrying out consultation and compliance activities under those regulations.
  • Demonstrated field experience working with prehistoric and historic archaeological resources, and detailed knowledge and expertise working with historic documents and features of the built environment, including landscapes, structures and buildings.
  • Have a thorough understanding of most standard computer programs.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of Department of Defense policies and processes, and military culture in general.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date.
  • Must have, or be able to obtain, a Department of Defense Common Access Card (CAC).
  • 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

  • The most highly qualified candidates will possess knowledge and experience in California history and pre-history, especially north-central California (Patwin, Nisenan, and Miwok culture areas).
  • Demonstrated familiarity with cultural resource issues on U.S. military installations and extensive knowledge of Department of Defense and U.S. Air Force policies and processes relating to historic preservation and cultural resources management is highly desirable.
  • Experience working in highly structured organizations such as governmental agencies, the military, or corporations with clearly established lines of authority, procedures, and protocols is desirable.
  • Experience with and proficiency in ACES-PM; Air Force eDash; and other DoD databases is beneficial.
  • Experience working with and/or developing SharePoint systems is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of ArcGIS a plus.

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 Regulatory Guidance and Expertise Duty/Responsibility

Provide guidance and subject-matter expertise to Installation personnel regarding Federal laws and regulations governing the protection and management of cultural resources, including but not limited to, National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA), Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NHPA), Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 4715.16, and Air Force Instruction (AFI) 32-7065.

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Job Duty Category Cultural Resource Management Support Duty/Responsibility

Supporting Travis ISS staff and Air Force installations, this position will review documents, write technical reports, and provide recommendations guiding program management of cultural resources at the Regional-level.

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Job Duty Category Historic Preservation Compliance and Documentation Duty/Responsibility

Provide cultural resource subject matter expertise to review, analyze, and validate technical reports, compliance documents, Programmatic and Memorandum of Agreements; cultural resource surveys, and data reporting as pertain to the installation/regional CRM goals and requirements.

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Job Duty Category ICRMP and ITRP Updates Duty/Responsibility

This position will provide subject-matter expertise in reviewing Integrated Cultural Resource Management Plans (ICRMPs) and Integrated Tribal Relations Plans (ITRPs) for Travis ISS Air Force Installations and advising USAF personnel and other contractors in the preparation and creation of ICRMPs and ITRPs.

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Job Duty Category Communication and coordination Duty/Responsibility

Regularly and routinely communicate with USAF installation personnel; State Historic Preservation Offices; consulting American Indian Tribes; and AFCEC Travis ISS and Cultural Resource Management personnel via in-person meetings, teleconferences, and email to provide technical expertise and guidance regarding all aspects of cultural resource management for the Travis ISS.

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Job Duty Category Data Management, Validation, and Reporting Duty/Responsibility

Perform or review data collection, analysis, and validation for cultural resources and historic property asset management; troubleshoot and guide compliance where applicable.

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Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than July 8, 2018 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) uploaded in the ‘Official Transcripts’ or ‘Unofficial Transcripts’ slot.
  4. Degree Conferral (copy of diploma if transcripts do not include confirmation that degree was awarded) uploaded in the ‘Other’ slot.
  5. References – please include within your application contact information for 3 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.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

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.