PTA – Cultural Resource Specialist


Pacific International Center for High Technology Research.  Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific International Center for High Technology Research (PICHTR), performing project tasks on land controlled by U.S. Army Garrison, Hawai‘i (USAG-HI) at Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) on the Island of Hawai‘i.  Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.

MONTHLY SALARY RANGE:  $2,957-$6,944/Mon.

DUTIES:  Provides day-to-day support in implementing the Island of Hawai‘i Cultural Resource Program Scope of Work (SOW).  Performs assigned tasks to implement programs developed by the USAG-HI Cultural Resources Program Manager.  Works independently to support all fieldwork, including accompanying cultural accesses, monitoring, pedestrian survey, excavation, 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, Anthropology, Cultural Resources Management, or a related field.  EXPERIENCE:  One to three (1-3) years of experience in performing archaeological fieldwork, including pedestrian survey, mapping, excavation and testing, and technical report writing.  ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS:  Knowledge of archaeological methods.  Ability to use a compass, maps and GPS.  Computer literate in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Familiarity with ArcGIS software or similar and Adobe Illustrator.  Must possess a valid driver’s license (and if use of personal vehicle on the job is required, must also have valid personal driver’s insurance equivalent to Hawai‘i’s No-Fault Driver’s Insurance) and maintain throughout the duration of employment.  Post Offer/Employment Conditions: Must be able to pass a post offer criminal background check.  Must be able to pass a Department of Defense (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 unclassified 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 from date of hire) and maintain throughout duration of employment.  Must complete online forty (40) hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) training within two (2) weeks from date of hire or may be subject to termination. Must complete the online Hazard Communication training immediately after hire or no later than employee’s initial exposure to hazardous chemicals.  Must complete UXO training within two (2) weeks from date of hire (as job duties will require work in UXO areas) and maintain throughout duration of employment. Must complete confined spaces training within three (3) weeks from date of hire and maintain throughout employment.  Must complete 4-wheel drive and winch training before performing duties.  Must be able to complete basic helicopter safety course within twelve (12) months from date of hire.  If selected for additional duties must be certified and be approved by PICHTR/Research Corporation of the University of Hawai‘i (RCUH) prior to activity.  PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Works under strenuous and extreme outdoor conditions.  Able to hike up to ten (10) miles per day with a backpack weighing up to 40 pounds unassisted, and camp in remote and rugged areas for periods of several days.  POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS:  As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and procedures and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawai‘i’s and/or business entity’s policies and procedures.  Violation of RCUH’s, UH’s, or business entity’s policies and/or procedures or applicable State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action (including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.).

SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS:  Education and experience in the cultural and archaeological setting specific to Army lands on Hawai‘i islands.  Experience in Pacific Islands archaeology. Knowledge of Pacific Islands archaeology and cultural history. Knowledge of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, and related regulations and laws. Knowledge of DoD cultural resources in general and the policy, organizational, and operational contexts within which they are managed.  Knowledge of local, Federal, and State lands use and environmental laws. Familiarity with integrative techniques used to inventory, assess, and display cultural resource assets, environmental impacts, and their interrelationships.  Experience performing a variety of cultural resources program tasks, particularly in a governmental agency setting.

INQUIRIES:  Jahkotta Lewis 345-5111 (Hawai‘i).

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to and click on “Job Postings.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Supervisory References, 4) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawai‘i 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 If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344 or (808)956-0872.

CLOSING DATE:  June 14, 2019.

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Equal Opportunities Employer – Minorities/Women/Disability/Veteran.