Archaeological Assistant, Fort Polk, LA
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 http://www.cemml.colostate.edu/.
An Archaeology 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. This position will assist with, among other things, artifact curation objectives and tasks, site/cemetery monitoring and posting, archaeological fieldwork, administrative support, public outreach, and training.
Required Job Qualifications
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.
BA in anthropology, archaeology, historic preservation, cultural resources management, or closely related field is required and three years relevant experience. The successful candidate must have completed a field school as part of the degree curriculum.
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 daily.
The successful candidate must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date.
Preferred Job Qualifications
MA in anthropology, archaeology, historic preservation, cultural resources management, or closely related field.
Two years of post-graduate experience in anthropology, archaeology, historic preservation, cultural resources management, or closely related field. Experience with curation practices and protocols are beneficial. Also, a successful candidate is desired who can work well both with others and individually.
- Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Job Duty Category Lab work Duty/Responsibility
Accession and re-catalog collections, scan and archive archaeological project documents, assist with the management of the heritage family collection, photograph artifacts and enter artifact information into an existing database
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Job Duty Category Field Work Duty/Responsibility
Assist on pedestrian surveys of historic sites, monitor protected sites, assist field archaeologist in marking site boundaries, and complete other fieldwork initiatives as necessary.
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Job Duty Category Public Outreach Duty/Responsibility
Actively participate in public outreach and education, conduct historical research as needed, contribute to the implementation of the integrated cultural resource management plan (ICRMP)
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Job Duty Category Technical maintenance. Duty/Responsibility
Assist with equipment upkeep as necessary.
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Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than July 9, 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:
- Statement of Qualifications (one-page letter addressing each qualification described in announcement uploaded in the ‘Cover Letter’ slot)
- Transcripts (for each degree earned that is listed under qualifications) uploaded in the ‘Official Transcripts’ or ‘Unofficial Transcripts’ slot.
- Degree Conferral (copy of diploma if transcripts do not include confirmation that degree was awarded) uploaded in the ‘Other’ slot.
- Please upload any license or certifications you have obtained which pertain to this position in the optional ‘Licenses/Certifications’ slot
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
Sabrina Broderick, WCNR_HR@mail.colostate.edu
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