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Cultural Resources Technician

Website Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML)

The Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) is hiring multiple Cultural Resources Technicians (Research Associate I) to provide on-site program support for the Cultural Resources Management Program, Environmental Division in the Directorate of Public Works, U.S. Army Garrison, Hawaii (USAG-HI). Multiple vacancies are available at Schofield Barracks on the Island of Oahu.

Cultural Resources Technicians shall function as part of a team to support the Army’s cultural resources management and compliance tasks, working closely with the CEMML Cultural Resources Project Director (Supervisor) and the USAG-HI Cultural Resource Managers (CRMs) and staff assigned to the Environmental Division of the Directorate of Public Works. These positions involve a combination of office and field activities that may involve identifying, documenting, monitoring, and protecting cultural resources; preparing information and analysis in compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act and other historic preservation and environmental laws; managing cultural resources artifacts and records and geographic information; participating in historical research efforts; preparing and distributing material and assisting with consultation efforts; implementing treatment measures; developing and presenting outreach material; and facilitating safe public access to cultural resources; writing plans and reports; and other assigned tasks/projects.

Tasks may include, but are not limited to, inventory and documentation of 25-50 cultural resources annually, assist with review of proposed undertakings for National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) compliance purposes, and provide monitoring and protection support for 50-100 known cultural resources.

Fieldwork may be strenuous and may involve a variety of environmental conditions such as variable weather, temperature and humidity, dense jungle, high desert, steep slopes, rough terrain, high altitudes, and occasionally subterranean locations (lava tubes, caves, tunnels, bunkers) if authorized by the USAG-HI CRMs in accordance with an approved risk assessment. Must be able to drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle over rough terrain and conduct fieldwork under strenuous and extreme outdoor conditions. Backpacking day-trips of several hours are commonly required over rough terrain in remote areas at elevations ranging from sea level up to 10,000 feet.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• BS/BA degree in a field related to cultural resources management (e.g. anthropology, archaeology, history, architectural history, historic preservation, urban planning, or any related field).
• Successfully completed an archaeological field school.
• Familiarity with the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).
• Excellent written communication and organizational skills.
• Ability to work with a wide range of data, organize details, and meet deadlines.
• Willingness to work in a highly structured work environment with established lines of authority, procedures and protocols.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word and Excel.
• Must be legally eligible to work in the United States by proposed start date. CEMML will not provide sponsorship for this position.
• Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
• Highly qualified candidates will possess at least one (1) year of post-graduate professional experience in archaeological and/or architectural history fieldwork and research (e.g. inventory, documentation, evaluation, and analysis of pre-historic and/or historic properties).
• Working knowledge of National Register criteria and determination of eligibility.
• Demonstrated experience with report writing and inventory form preparation.
• Highly qualified candidate will also possess professional experience evaluating effects of proposed undertakings in accordance with Section 106 of the NHPA and other federal historic preservation laws and regulations that govern cultural resource management.
• Experience developing and managing Microsoft Access databases a plus.
• Working knowledge of cultural resource applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) technology is preferred.
• Previous work experience inventorying and documenting cultural resources on federal lands is desirable.
• Previous work experience in the Pacific region, particularly the Hawaiian Islands, is a plus.

DIVERSITY STATEMENT
CSU does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. CSU is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complying with all federal and Colorado state laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action.
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance
the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

BACKGROUND CHECK
Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.

PAY RATE
$21.58-$29.04 per hour, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Please note, lodging or per diem are not provided.
This is a Temporary Hourly position; Start and end dates are flexible, and work will continue for up to 9 months.

APPLICATION
To apply, please e-mail the following materials:
1) Cover letter addressing each qualification described in the job announcement
2) Résumé
3) Contact information for three professional references, including one current or former supervisor. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Send Application Materials to:
Benjamin Roberts
Ben.Roberts@colostate.edu

To apply for this job email your details to ben.roberts@colostate.edu