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POSITION SUMMARY: A full-time archaeologist 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).  This position will be duty-stationed at Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) on the Island of Hawaii. 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 Archaeologist will work closely, and in collaboration with, the CEMML Cultural Resources Project Director (Supervisor) and the USAG-HI Cultural Resource Managers (CRMs) and staff at Pohakuloa Training Area.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to, the following: Coordinate scheduling and support from individuals in the U.S. Army, CEMML, and contractors to accomplish fieldwork. Work with a team of archaeologists and technicians. The Archaeologist will also participate in educational and outreach activities.

Must be able to communicate and interact with internal/external staff, Army officials, Soldiers and the public in a professional manner. Work requires a high degree of independent judgment/decision making, technical writing and organizational skills, attention to detail, and people skills.

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. Travel by helicopter may be required on rare occasions. Must be able to drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle over rough terrain. 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.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 archaeology, including research design, mitigation plans, fieldwork, analysis, and report writing.
  • At least one (1) year of successful professional work experience as a Supervisor and/or Field Director/Crew Chief.
  • Experience conducting 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).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cultural resource issues on U.S. military installations and Department of Defense and U.S. Army policies 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.
  • Excellent communication skills, organizational skills, and the ability to work with a wide range of data and meet deadlines.

PAY RATE: Annual salary range $66,000 – $86,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Relocation expenses may be available, conditions apply.

HOW TO APPLY: Prospective candidates should apply online at . Apply by January 23, 2023 for full consideration; position closes on 02/13/2023.

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