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Cultural Resources Project Director

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A Supervisory Cultural Resources Project Director (Research Associate III) 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).

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

The Cultural Resources Project Director will provide leadership and oversight of up to twelve (12) full-time CEMML staff, including archaeologists, architectural historians, and curators/archivists, in addition to temporary and seasonal staff.  Working closely with the Army Cultural Resource Managers (CRMs), the Cultural Resources Project Director will direct and coordinate execution of tasks in accordance with the terms of the Cooperative Agreement between CEMML and the USAG-HI.   This position includes a combination of office and field activities, including oversight and management of CEMML staff, project budget and expenditures, coordinating with CEMML Principal Investigator and USAG-HI CRMs to develop project goals and objectives, as well as generating and reviewing deliverables.

Responsibilities also include execution and oversight of all cultural resources support tasks, including but not limited to, 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.  In planning and execution of all tasks, the Cultural Resources Project Director will work closely, and in collaboration with, the USAG-HI CRMs.

LOCATION: The U.S. Army Garrison, Hawaii provides installation management service and support for Army and civilian personnel, as well as military family members and retirees, at Fort Shafter, Fort DeRussy, Tripler Army Medical Center, Schofield Barracks, Wheeler Army Airfield, Kahuku Training Area, and Makua Military Reservation, in addition to smaller areas located throughout the islands of Oahu. The Directorate of Public Works, Environmental Division supports the U.S. Army’s commitment to environmental excellence in all aspects of the Army’s mission in Hawaii. While balancing the unique considerations of mission, community and the environment, the Environmental Division assists U.S. Army Hawaii to continuously strive to improve its environmental performance and seeks to lessen environmental footprint and prevent pollution; minimize impact on the Hawaiian land; conserve, preserve and protect our natural and cultural resources; and comply with all applicable environmental laws and regulations.


  • MS/MA degree in anthropology, archaeology, historic preservation, architectural history, public history, curation, library studies, or a closely related field.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of post-graduate professional work experience that demonstrates a thorough knowledge of the principles and theories of cultural resources management. Experience should include a combination of professional knowledge and experience working with applicable federal (e.g. Section 106 and 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act) and state regulations.
  • Excellent written communication and organizational skills and the ability to work with a wide range of data, organize details, and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated excellence in written communication skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel and Access.

The successful candidate must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date. The successful candidate must be legally eligible to work in the United States by proposed start date. CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.


  • Highly qualified candidates will demonstrate expertise and knowledge working with U.S. federal historic preservation laws and regulations that govern cultural resource management, including the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Archeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA) and Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA).
  • The most highly qualified candidates will demonstrate knowledge of cultural resource issues on U.S. military installations and extensive knowledge of Department of Defense and US Army polices and processes related to cultural resources management, as gained through working for, or with, the Department of Defense.
  • Demonstrate experience collating, tracking, reviewing, and commenting on data and reports prepared by others to ensure that all documentation and deliverables are complete and comply with professional/contractual standards is highly desirable.
  • Previous field experience in the Pacific region, particularly the Hawaiian Islands, is beneficial.
  • Meet the Secretary of Interior’s professional qualification standards (36 CFR, part 61) and/or applicable Office of Personnel Management (OPM) standards in accordance with Section 112 of the NHPA (54 USC 306131).
  • A high degree of analytic acumen, initiative, and resourcefulness; proven leadership skills and team-building capabilities; and excellent oral and written communication skills are desirable.
  • Ability to act with diplomacy and discretion at all organizational levels with excellent judgment, adaptability, interpersonal, and communication skills is preferred.
  • Experience with public outreach and education programs.

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Annual salary range $79,000-$103,000.

Colorado State University offers a generous benefits package including 24 days of paid vacation leave, tuition credits, excellent health insurance (including vision and dental), and retirement plans with 12% matching. For more information on Administrative Professional benefits, visit

Prospective candidates should apply online at  Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than December 20, 2021 for full consideration. Upload each of the items below individually as a Word Document (.doc), PDF (.pdf), or Rich Text Format (.rtf). Please note that incomplete applications cannot be considered. Please remove social security numbers and birthdates from application materials. A complete application consists of:

  1. Statement of Qualifications (one-page letter addressing each qualification described in announcement)
  2. Resume
  3. References – please include within your application contact information for three professional references including at least one supervisor. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

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.

Colorado State University does 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. 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. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

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