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Cultural Resources Specialist – Oahu, Hawaii

CEMML

Colorado State University - Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands

Title: Cultural Resources Specialist – Oahu, Hawaii
Location: Oahu, Hawaii
Full job description: https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/116168
Full Consideration Application Date: 12/05/2022
Salary Range: $84,000 – $100,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications

Position Summary:
The Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) is a research, education, and service unit 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 other CSU departments 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, please visit http://www.cemml.colostate.edu/.

Three (3) Cultural Resources Specialist (Research Associate III) positions are available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii.

The Cultural Resources Specialist positions will support cultural resource compliance activities, prepare and evaluate National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) Section 106 undertakings and documentation, coordinate and attend stakeholder meetings, and recommend cultural resource and compliance management activities to Command to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations, as well as Department of Defense policies and procedures. A high degree of analytic acumen, initiative, and resourcefulness; proven leadership skills and team-building capabilities; and excellent oral and written communication skills are critical to success in this position.

The positions include a combination of office and field activities involving execution and oversight of 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.

MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII: One Cultural Resources Specialist will provide on-site cultural resources management support for U.S. Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH). This position supporting MCBH will be duty-stationed at Kaneohe Bay with occasional travel to other MCB Hawaii installation areas, including Camp Smith, Pu‘uloa, Marine Corps Training Area Bellows (MCTAB), Camp Smith, Pearl City Annex, Manana Neighborhood Housing, and Waikane Valley.

MCBH LOCATION INFORMATION: Kaneohe Bay is located on the Mokapu Peninsula on the Northeastern coast of the island of Oahu. This area was initially a valuable agricultural area for the Kingdom of Hawaii with several home sites, fishponds, small ko’a shrines, and larger heiau temples. In 1918, Kuwaaohe Military Reservation was established by the U.S. Army. The military site experienced multiple deactivation, reactivation, and name changes between 1918 and 1939. In 1940, the U.S. Navy acquired much of the peninsula. On December 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy attacked the station minutes prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor. Throughout World War II, the air station was a major training base in the Pacific Theater. Decommissioned by the Navy in 1949, the U.S. Marine Corps re-commissioned Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay in 1952.

BELLOWS AIR FORCE STATION: The second Cultural Resources Specialist shall provide on-site cultural resources technical support for the Department of the Air Force (DAF) and be duty-stationed at Bellows Air Force Station (BAFS) with frequent daytime travel to Ka’ena Point Space Force Station (KPSFS).

BELLOWS AFS LOCATION INFORMATION: Bellows Air Force Station was initially established as Waimanalo Military Reservation in 1917, and later renamed Bellows Field, in honor of 2nd Lt. Franklin Barney Bellows, who was killed in action during World War I. This was also one of the sites involved in the December 9, 1941 attack. Bellows Field remained active throughout World War II, and became a separate permanent military installation in 1948. In 1973, a portion of Bellows was listed in the National Register of Historic Places as a site of archaeological significance with artifacts establishing this area as one of the oldest places of human habitation in the Hawaiian Islands. Ka’ena Point Space Force Station sits on a remote ridge 1,500 feet above Yokohama Bay. KPSFS began operations in 1958 as part of the nation’s first satellite reconnaissance program. Today, KPSFS supports more than 185 satellites, performing mission operations around the world.

Relocation expenses may be available; conditions apply. The positions are not eligible for telework. Employees are expected to report in person/ on-site on work days.

Beginning Monday, August 16, 2021, Colorado State University has mandated vaccinations against COVID-19. Faculty and staff are required to submit their vaccine status or declare an exemption. More information about the vaccination mandate can be found on the CSU COVID-19 Information & Resources site here:
https://covid.colostate.edu/pandemic-preparedness-team-broad-guidance-for-all-summer-and-fall-2021-activities/.

Required Qualifications:
• MS/MA degree in anthropology, archaeology, historic preservation, cultural resources management, history, or related field.
• 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).
• Minimum of two (2) years of post-graduate professional work experience that demonstrates a thorough understanding 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. NHPA Section 106 and 110) and state regulations.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
• Ability to conduct field work.
• 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 authorized to work in the U.S. by proposed start date; CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Employee Benefits:
Colorado State University (CSU) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas: https://hr.colostate.edu/hr-community-and-supervisors/benefits/benefits-eligibility/ & https://hr.colostate.edu/prospective-employees/our-perks/.

Colorado State University conducts background checks on all final candidates.

CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer.

To apply for this job please visit jobs.colostate.edu.