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Opening for Archaeological Project Supervisors at Cultural Surveys Hawaii

Employment Opportunity

Cultural Surveys Hawai’i, Inc., Seeks Archaeological Project Supervisors

 

The Company

Cultural Surveys Hawai’i, Inc. (CSH) is an island-based company offering expertise in all aspects of archaeological, cultural, and historical research throughout the Hawaiian Islands and the Pacific. CSH has over 30 years’ experience providing quality cultural resource management services that fulfill state and federal regulatory requirements and facilitate land-use planning. CSH has offices on O‘ahu, Maui, Kaua‘i, and Hawai‘i. Please refer to our web page at http://www.culturalsurveys.com.

 

Position Description: Archaeological Project Supervisor

As a project supervisor, you will be expected to be a “jack of all trades.” You will conduct and lead standard archaeological field investigations, including 100 percent pedestrian surveys, archaeological feature identification, mapping and recording, shovel test excavations, controlled test excavations (test pits), areal excavations, and backhoe testing programs. You will need to work independently as an archaeological monitor on various development projects. You will also be expected to coordinate various archaeological monitors working under your direction on different jobs. You should be comfortable and safety-conscious around heavy machinery. You will be expected to provide detailed records of your work on the appropriate survey, site recording, excavation, and monitoring forms. As a project supervisor, you will be responsible for the fieldwork and records of the crew working under you.

The excavation of human skeletal remains will likely be part of your duties. Fieldwork often involves strenuous physical labor, from hiking over rough terrain and/or through dense vegetation, to vegetation clearance with a machete, to pick and shovel excavations. Familiarity with various GPS systems and/or Ground Penetrating Radar would be helpful. Travel to the neighbor islands is sometimes required for fieldwork. While you are on the neighbor islands, CSH pays your room and board; living arrangements are typically communal in rented houses or condominiums with kitchen facilities.

Under the supervision of a project manager, you will be expected to write up the results of fieldwork and prepare various kinds of cultural resource management documents. This will include writing historic property descriptions, stratigraphic profile descriptions, and assessments of historic property significance. You will be expected to discuss project (undertaking) effect and potential mitigation options. You will be responsible for the completion of archaeological literature reviews and field inspections, archaeological inventory survey, archaeological monitoring, and archaeological data recovery reports. You will also be responsible for the preparation of archaeological data recovery, preservation, and monitoring plans. You will need to know the Hawai‘i State and federal historic preservation regulations, as well as have an understanding of Hawaiian archaeology and culture. Report writing will also involve preparing historical and environmental background sections and previous archaeological work summaries. Besides report writing, a project supervisor’s office work includes supervision of archaeological technicians and support staff as they enter information into the CSH Access database, draft figures, and perform various forms of laboratory and GIS work. Familiarity with Microsoft Access, Adobe Illustrator, and/or ESRI’s GIS software would be helpful.

A CSH project supervisor will: 1) have appropriate fieldwork and office skills; 2) display a willingness and ability to work independently on projects with limited supervision from a project manager; 3) producecultural resource management documents that require little editing and revision; 4) display a detailed familiarity with cultural resource management language and compliance; 5) assume supervisory responsibilities for various projects, including communication with clients and project set up and direction; and 6) perform written, telephone, and face to face consultation with knowledgeable culturalinformants and incorporate the results of this consultation into the appropriate reports or documents.

 

Requirements

A graduate degree in Anthropology/Archaeology is preferred, but candidates with an undergraduate degree and demonstrated experience working as a cultural resource management project supervisor may be considered. You must have a valid driver’s license. You will likely need your own transportation to get to various job sites. CSH is looking for a full-time employee, averaging 40 hours per week. Previous experience in Hawaiian archaeology is greatly preferred.

 

Reimbursement

Compensation is commensurate with past experience, skills, education, and productivity. Pay packages include medical and dental insurance, a 401K program, a paid time off program, and a company profit sharing program.

 

To Apply

If interested, please submit a resume, three references (email contacts greatly preferred), and a short, preferably technical/descriptive writing sample (for example, an excavation summary or an archaeological site/feature description) to CSH, attention Matt McDermott: mmcdermott@culturalsurveys.com or info@culturalsurveys.com.

Haun & Associates seeks archaeologists for fieldwork on Hawaii Island

Haun & Associates seeks highly motivated, dependable and experienced archaeologists for inventory survey, data recovery and monitoring projects. The ideal candidate will be a Hawaii resident with prior fieldwork experience in Hawaii and be physically capable of working in challenging environmental conditions. We are looking for enthusiastic, team-oriented individuals who possess sufficient skills to function at a high level of competency.

Pay rate will be based on individual qualifications and experience, and is highly competitive.

Minimum qualifications: B.A. in Anthropology or Archaeology, field school training, and 2 years of full-time professional experience in Hawaiian or Pacific Island field archaeology for crew members; graduate degree and substantial professional experience in Hawaiian or Pacific Island field archaeology for supervisors. Must be detail-oriented, organized, and demonstrate proficient verbal and written communication skills.

How to apply: Email a cover letter detailing the number of month/years of experience in each of the following: inventory survey, data recovery and monitoring. Attach a pdf containing your curriculum vitae or full resume with names and contact information for 3 recent work references to: dianneberrigan@gmail.com

 

PhD Position: The archaeology of shellfish translocation by early Māori

PhD Position: The archaeology of shellfish translocation by early Māori

The impacts of modern human society on marine ecosystems are both significant and well understood. In contrast, the influence of early humans on marine ecosystems remains virtually unknown. New Zealand, the last major landmass settled by humans, provides an unparalleled opportunity to determine the significance of human-ecosystem interactions by a Neolithic Society – NZ Māori. Māori settled New Zealand as late as the 14th century AD, meaning that evidence of early-human impacts are less obscured by time than in countries with more prolonged occupation.

Genetic analyses (supplemented with Māori environmental knowledge) of toheroa (Paphies ventricosa), an endemic shellfish of cultural importance to Māori, led to the hypothesis that the present-day distribution of this species has been influenced by historical, human-mediated translocations. The PhD position advertised here is part of a multidisciplinary research programme which aims to test this hypothesis by combining archaeology and molecular ecology with Mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge).

The PhD candidate will reconstruct the historical toheroa distribution and fishery from archaeological materials and historical collections. A first step will involve critical analysis of historical documents and identification of toheroa specimens presently held in museums and research institutions. This will identify archived material suitable for study. An analysis of archaeological authority reports will identify middens and sites where toheroa have previously been unearthed. Site visits will be conducted to examine middens and where appropriate, stratigraphy and radiocarbon dating will be used to examine temporal changes in shellfish distributions that could indicate the introduction of toheroa or other kaimoana (seafood) species.

The applicant must demonstrate:

– Good communication skills.

– Ability to work independently and as a team member.

– An Honours or Masters degree, although applicants may also be accepted on the basis of relevant and substantial practitioner/professional experience.

– Applicants should possess a background in physical geography, archaeology or environmental science, and be willing to undertake some fieldwork.

– Knowledge of dating techniques would be beneficial; particularly radiocarbon, archaeomagnetism, or stratigraphic dating.

The student will be supervised by Dr Phil Ross (ecology), Dr Bruce McFadgen (archaeology/dating), Fiona Petchey (archaeology/dating) and Alan Hogg (archaeology/dating). Liaison with additional research partners will support the student in developing and achieving research objectives.

The position includes University fees and a full stipend paid for three years. Funding to cover research costs has been obtained through a grant from the Marsden fund. Please contact Phil Ross http://sci.waikato.ac.nz/about-us/people/rossp via email p.ross@waikato.ac.nz for more information on the project

ASM Affiliates Job Opening – Senior Archaeologist, Oahu

ASM Affiliates Job Opening – Senior Archaeologist, Oahu

 

ASM Affiliates is seeking a Senior Archaeologist to serve as a Project Manager for our Oahu-based projects. Qualifications include:

 

  • M.A. in Anthropology/Archaeology (Ph.D. preferred);
  • Experience in Hawaiian/Pacific Island archaeology;
  • Minimum 10 years private sector CRM experience, with a record of increasing responsibility, including minimum 5 years of experience as Project Manager;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Experience in cost estimating, project budgeting, and successful proposal writing;
  • Knowledge of federal and state regulatory compliance procedures;
  • Excellent writing and communications skills

 

ASM is an equal opportunity employer. We are a full-service, employee-owned CRM firm with offices in five states. Salary will be commensurate with experience and will include a benefits package. Position will be open until filled. Please send resume and cover letter to Bob Rechtman, Ph.D., Vice President – Hawaii, brechtman@asmaffiliates.com. Visit our web-page: http://www.asmaffiliates.com

Tenure Track Position at UH Hilo

To apply, visit any of the following links:

http://careercenter.aaanet.org/jobs/7577080/assistant-professor-of-anthropology

http://hilo.hawaii.edu/uhh/hr/vacancy/943

https://www.higheredjobs.com/search/details.cfm?JobCode=176146669&Title=Assistant%20Professor%20of%20Anthropology

Assistant Professor of Anthropology, position #83555, UH Hilo, College of Arts and Sciences, general funds, permanent, nine-month, tenure track, full-time position, to begin approximately August 2016, pending position clearance and availability of funding.

Duties and Responsibilities:  Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in human-environment interactions with a preferred topical specialty in Pacific paleobotany, but other paleoenvironmental specializations will be considered; advise students; contribute to program development, including the establishment of a paleoenvironmental  laboratory through grant funding; conduct research; contribute to curriculum and advising in UH Hilo’s Heritage Management M.A. degree program, serve on university committees, engage in scholarly activities and/or creative endeavors which contribute to the mission of the University.  Perform service to the University and community.

Minimum Qualifications:  Ph.D. from an accredited college or university in anthropology or a related field with a primary focus on paleoenvironmental research; demonstrated expertise in Pacific Islands paleoenvironments with an emphasis in anthropological applications; evidence of good teaching skills.

Desirable Qualifications:  Evidence of successful college level teaching in a multicultural environment; qualitative and quantitative skills; commitment to a program in empirical research and education; willingness to contribute to existing Pacific Islands Studies Certificate Program; expertise to teach about cultures of Oceania from a cultural anthropological perspective.

Pay range:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply:  Submit a curriculum vitae, a letter describing research interests and teaching philosophy, transcript(s) showing degrees and course work appropriate to the position (copies are acceptable, however original official transcripts will be required prior to employment), and contact information (including email) of at least three (3) references.  Finalists will be asked to include a reference who is a current or former employer.  All requested documents/information become the property of the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Failure to submit all required documents shall deem an application to be incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Electronic submissions will not be accepted.

Application address:  Peter R. Mills, Search Committee Chair, Anthropology Department, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, 200 W. K?wili St., Hilo, Hawai‘i 96720-4091.

Inquiries:  Peter R. Mills, millsp@hawaii.edu, (808) 932-7268

Closing date:  Continuous recruitment, application review begins December 15, 2015.

UH Hilo is an EEO/AA Employer M/W/Disability/Veterans.

NOTES:

Employer will assist with relocation costs.

Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Job Announcement: Project Archaeologist, SEARCH

For further information, or to apply, vist the following link: http://search.workable.com/jobs/132955

DESCRIPTION

Project Archaeologist O‘ahu, Hawai‘i based SEARCH, as a leading nationwide and global provider of cultural resources services to government and commercial customers, is continuously seeking top talent in the cultural resource management industry. As a full-service company, SEARCH offers a multidisciplinary integration of our five divisions: Archaeology, Maritime Archaeology, Architectural History, History and Archives, and Heritage Design. SEARCH has an immediate openings for a full time Project Archaeologist to join our terrestrial division to support multiple cultural resources projects located predominantly in the State of Hawai‘i. This position will also assist with general service contracts and multidisciplinary projects of varying size and complexity with the ability to lead and complete small projects from proposal to final report and provide major support on large, complex, multi-year projects and multi-volume proposals and reports. Key Responsibilities of our Project Archaeologists include:

  • Assist preparing proposals, including project scopes and budgets, for archaeological projects and providing proposal support on multidisciplinary cultural resources projects
  • Conduct background research at State of Hawaii agencies, databases, and repositories including literature reviews, site file searches, historical map and aerial photo reviews, property records, and analysis and synthesis of cultural, historical, geographical, environmental, land-use, and previous survey data
  • Develop and implement research designs and methods appropriate to client needs and field conditions
  • Supervise field operations including managing equipment and field records; scheduling project personnel; and providing clear direction to field staff
  • Manage multiple simultaneous projects and meet deadlines within scope, budget, and schedule constraints
  • Analyze the results of field investigations to produce management summaries and technical reports
  • Travel as needed to support projects and company-related tasks

The position will be based out of SEARCH’s Kāne‘ohe, Hawai‘i office. This position will require daily inter-island and multi-week travel and as needed. To Apply, in Word or as a PDF, please send a cover letter, resume with professional references, and dates of your availability. SEARCH will treat all employment inquires with discretion. The chosen candidate will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment drug test and a criminal background check. Applicants need to be eligible to be employed in the United States and able to receive government security clearances and drive company vehicles and rental vehicles. SEARCH offers a competitive total compensation package with strong health & wellness and retirement plans. Pay will be commensurate with education and experience. Please visit www.searchinc.com for more info on SEARCH, and, if you’re social media savvy, “Like” us onFacebook or SEARCH for us on LinkedIn.

REQUIREMENTS

We will be looking for a candidate who has demonstrated excellent writing and communication skills, research skills, and the ability to disseminate and summarize information quickly and succinctly. What matters to us in this role includes intangibles like drive, precision, consistency in work, ownership of work, the ability to remember and learn from mistakes, the ability to see challenges as opportunities, proactiveness, and the ability to function as part of a team. Qualified candidates should also possess:

  • Master’s degree in Archaeology, Anthropology or a related field
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in cultural resource management with direct work and/or educational experience in the Hawaiian Islands.
  • 2+ years of experience in field supervision, including Phase I cultural resource surveys, Phase II site assessments, Phase III data recovery, and monitoring projects in Archaeology, Architectectural History, and Historic Preservation Planning.
  • Understanding of federal, state, and local regulations governing cultural resource management
  • Strong field and outdoors skill set, including off-road driving, backpacking, first aid/CPR, mapping, drawing, and photography
  • Ability to work in physically demanding, remote work environments, and high altitude
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, both verbally and through technical writing, information regarding cultural resources, legal requirements, and results of analyses, in a clear and effective manner that is thorough and easily understood by clients, regulators, and the general public
  • Ability to meet deadlines while remaining detail-oriented, organized
  • Advanced Trimble GPS, TerraSync, and ArcPad user and navigating using USGS maps, compass, and aerial photography
  • Advanced skill and direct experience with the following software: ESRI ArcMap Trimble Pathfinder, XTools Pro, and other geospatial, mapping, and analysis software; Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and other Office software; and Adobe Creative Suite 4 and other graphics and document software
  • Ability to travel, with a valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation

SEARCH is a drug-free workplace and an EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability employer, strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where a variety of backgrounds, cultures, orientations, ideas, and talents can flourish.

Haun & Associates seeks archaeological crew supervisors and crew members for immediate employment on Hawai’i Island. Please contact dianneberrigan@gmail.com for details.

GS-0193-09 Archeologist Position at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park

This position is located in the Resource Management Division at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park on the Island of Hawaii. The incumbent will carry out a range of duties in support of cultural resource management in one or more park units in West Hawaii where cultural and archeological resources are predominant. The incumbent will coordinate and implement cultural resource projects based on knowledge of Hawaiian history, pre-contact history, and knowledge of the theories, principles, practices, and techniques of archeology and cultural resource management in the Hawaiian Islands. Please use the following link for more information and applying for the position.

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/364673900

Opening for Two Limited/Full-Time Cultural Resources Technicians at RCUH

RCUH/PACIFIC COOPERATIVE STUDIES UNIT

CULTURAL RESOURCES TECHNICIAN (PTA) – ID# 14005.  Two (2) Regular, Full-Time, Limited-Term (nine (9) to twelve (12) months in duration), RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU) performing project tasks on land controlled by U.S. Army Garrison, Hawaii at Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) on the Island of Hawaii.  Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.

Duties:  Provides day-to-day support in implementing the Island of Hawaii Cultural Resource Program Scope of Work (SOW).  Serves as PCSU-PTA Cultural Resources Technician to perform assigned tasks to implement programs developed by the Cultural Resources Program Manager U.S. Army Hawaii (USARHAW).  Works to support of all fieldwork, including accompanying cultural accesses, monitoring, pedestrian survey, data collection and input, and coordination of assigned tasks/projects.  Becomes familiar with installation plans, undertakings, and cultural studies and inventories. Works in areas with Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) with professional Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) supervision.

Primary Qualifications: 
Education/TRAINING:  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Archaeology, Cultural Resources Management, or related field.

Experience:  Field school or at least three (3) months experience in archaeological fieldwork, ethnography, or similar experience.

Abil/Know/Skills:  Knowledge of cultural history preferably of Hawaiian and /or Pacific Islands. Ability to use compass, maps, and GPS. Computer literate in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Must possess a valid driver’s license and personal automobile insurance. Additional software knowledge includes familiarity with ArcGIS software or similar.

Physical/Medical Requirements:  Works under strenuous and extreme outdoor conditions. Able to hike up to ten (10) miles per day with backpack weighing up to forty (40) pounds, and camp in remote and rugged areas for periods of several days.  May be required to camp for up to four (4) days at a time. Post Offer/Employment Conditions: Must pass a post-offer physical exam within two (2) weeks of hire or may be subject to termination.  Subsequent periodic exams may be required by the employer.  Respirator medical clearance and fitting is required.  All reasonable accommodations will be made based on fitness for duty.  Medical costs will be paid for by the employer.

Post Offer/Employment Conditions:  Must provide a copy of driver’s abstract without citations that will prevent incumbent from driving on Department of Defense (DoD) installations. Must be able to pass a DoD security check for employment as an Army contractor. Applicants selected will be subject to a Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Must possess the American Red Cross Certification in First Aid/CPR (or be able to obtain the certificate following the training provided within three (3) months of hire).  Must complete online forty (40) hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) training within two (2) weeks of hire or may be subject to termination. Must complete UXO training within six (6) months of hire as job duties will require work in UXO areas. May be selected for additional duties such as use of helicopters but must be certified and be approved by PCSU/RCUH prior to activity.  For helicopter use must be able to complete basic helicopter safety course.

Monthly Salary Range:  $2,105-$3,266/Mon.

Inquiries:  Ana Tejeda 969-3340 (Hawaii) or atejeda@hawaii.edu.  Application Requirements: Please go to www.rcuh.com, click on “Employment”; select “Apply” and navigate to “See Job Announcements and/or Apply for a Job.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Salary History, 4) Supervisory References, 5) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawaii Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to rcuhhr@rcuh.com. If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344.  Closing Date: January 28, 2014.  EEO/AA Employer.

 

Opening for Two Regular/Full-Time Cultural Resources Technicians at RCUH

RCUH/PACIFIC COOPERATIVE STUDIES UNIT

CULTURAL RESOURCES TECHNICIAN (PTA) – ID# 14004.  Two (2) Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service positions with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU) performing project tasks on land controlled by U.S. Army Garrison, Hawaii at Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) on the Island of Hawaii.  Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.

DUTIES: Provides day-to-day support in implementing the Island of Hawaii Cultural Resource Program Scope of Work (SOW).  Serves as PCSU-PTA Cultural Resources Technician to perform assigned tasks to implement programs developed by the Cultural Resources Program Manager U.S. Army Hawaii (USARHAW).  Works to support of all fieldwork, including accompanying cultural accesses, monitoring, pedestrian survey, data collection and input, and coordination of assigned tasks/projects.  Becomes familiar with installation plans, undertakings, and cultural studies and inventories. Works in areas with Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) with professional Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) supervision.

PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Training: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Archaeology, Cultural Resources Management, or related field.  

Experience: Field school or at least three (3) months experience in archaeological fieldwork, ethnography, or similar experience.

Abil/Know/Skills:  Knowledge of cultural history preferably of Hawaiian and /or Pacific Islands. Ability to use compass, maps, and GPS. Computer literate in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Must possess a valid driver’s license and personal automobile insurance. Additional software knowledge includes familiarity with ArcGIS software or similar.

Physical/Medical Requirements::  Works under strenuous and extreme outdoor conditions. Able to hike up to ten (10) miles per day with backpack weighing up to forty (40) pounds, and camp in remote and rugged areas for periods of several days.

Post Offer/Employment Conditions: Must pass a post-offer physical exam within two (2) weeks of hire or may be subject to termination.  Subsequent periodic exams, at least annually, may be required by the employer.  Respirator medical clearance and fitting is required.  All reasonable accommodations will be made based on fitness for duty.  Medical costs will be paid for by the employer.

Post Offer/Employment Conditions:  Must provide a copy of driver’s abstract without citations that will prevent incumbent from driving on Department of Defense (DoD) installations. Must be able to pass a DoD security check for employment as an Army contractor. Applicants selected will be subject to a Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Must possess the American Red Cross Certification in First Aid/CPR (or be able to obtain the certificate following the training provided within three (3) months of hire).  Must complete online forty (40) hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) training within two (2) weeks of hire or may be subject to termination. Must complete UXO training within six (6) months of hire as job duties will require work in UXO areas. May be selected for additional duties such as use of helicopters but must be certified and be approved by PCSU/RCUH prior to activity.  For helicopter use must be able to complete basic helicopter safety course.

Monthly Salary Range:  $2,105-$3,266/Mon.

Inquiries:  Ana Tejeda 969-3340 (Hawaii) or atejeda@hawaii.edu.  APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to www.rcuh.com, click on “Employment”; select “Apply” and navigate to “See Job Announcements and/or Apply for a Job.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Salary History, 4) Supervisory References, 5) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawaii Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to rcuhhr@rcuh.com. If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344.  CLOSING DATE:  January 28, 2014.  EEO/AA Employer.