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Field Director/Crew Chief

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Field Director/Crew Chief

Multiple vacancies at Pohakuloa Training Area on the Island of Hawaii and Schofield Barracks on the Island of Oahu

A full-time Field Director/Crew Chief position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) 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 positions are available at Pohakuloa Training Area on the Island of Hawaii and Schofield Barracks on the Island of Oahu. This position involves a combination of office and field activities. This position functions as part of a team to support the Army’s cultural resources management and compliance tasks, including writing plans and reports, accompanying cultural accesses, conducting archaeological monitoring, site recording, pedestrian survey, data collection and input, implementing data recovery plans, drafting National Register evaluations and other assigned tasks/projects.

The Archaeology Field Director/Crew Chief will work closely, and in collaboration, 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 of USAG-HI.  Tasks may include, but are not limited to, inventory and documentation of 25-50 cultural resources annually, reviewing approximately 200 proposed undertakings for National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) compliance purposes, and provide monitoring and protection support for 50-100 known cultural resources. Additional responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following: Coordinating scheduling and support from individuals in the U.S. Army, CEMML, and contractors to accomplish fieldwork. Work as the field supervisor of a team of archaeologists and technicians. May be assigned control and coordination of projects under guidance from the CEMML Cultural Resources Project Director and with approval from the USAG-HI CRMs. The Archaeology Field Director/Crew Chief will also participate in educational and outreach activities.


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


  • BS/BA degree in anthropology, archaeology, historic preservation, history, or related field.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of professional work experience in archaeology, including experience in pedestrian archaeological field survey, mapping and recording archaeological sites, and participating in National Register evaluations.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of successful professional work experience as a Field Supervisor/Crew Chief.
  • Familiarity with Federal historic preservation laws and regulations, especially the National Historic Preservation Act, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, and Archaeological Resources Protection Act.
  • Working knowledge of cultural resource applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) technology.
  • Working knowledge and experienced with use of compass and maps.
  • Willingness to work in a highly structured work environment with established lines of authority, procedures, and protocols.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.


  • MS/MA degree in anthropology, archaeology, history, historic preservation, or a related field.
  • Highly qualified candidate will possess greater than three (3) years of professional work experience that demonstrates proficiency in all aspects of archaeological research, including research design, mitigation plans, fieldwork, analysis, and report writing.
  • Experience conducting and supervising Phase I and II field investigations and authoring reports and other documentation for state and local level review.
  • Highly qualified candidate will also demonstrate professional expertise in working with Federal historic preservation laws and regulations that govern cultural resource management (e.g., the National Historic Preservation Act) and related laws of the State of Hawaii (e.g., HRS 6-E).
  • The most highly qualified candidate will demonstrate knowledge of cultural resource issues on U.S. military installations and Department of Defense and U.S. Army polices and processes related to cultural resources management, as gained through working for, or with, the Department of Defense.
  • Previous field experience in the Pacific region, particularly the Hawaiian Islands, is highly desirable.
  • Proficiency in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software including ArcGIS 10.X and/or ArcGIS Pro.
  • Highly qualified candidate will have the skill as a catalyst and motivator to elicit cooperation and compliance actions from diverse individuals and groups.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, organizational skills, and the ability to work with a wide range of data and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to act with diplomacy and discretion at all organizational levels is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to make frequent and effective verbal and written presentations


Annual salary range $66,000 – $86,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Relocation expenses are available, conditions apply.


Prospective candidates should apply online at Applicants the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply by June 19, 2023.

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. CEMML/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.

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