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Archaeologist/SHPO Liaison – Guam

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Colorado State University - Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands

Company: Colorado State University – Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands
Title: Archaeologist/SHPO Liaison – Guam
Location: Guam
Full job description:
Apply by date for full consideration: 08/07/2023
Salary Range: $63,000 – $76,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Position Summary:
The Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (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

Position will serve as an independent liaison between Department of the Navy (DON) and Guam State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) to assist with coordination, communication, and document preparation and review during the construction phase of military buildup on Guam. The successful incumbent will support project review and assessment of impacts on archaeological sites and historic properties, and coordinate with project proponents and managers, as well as other programs/offices. Primary duties include coordinating with DON personnel/offices to collect and respond to SHPO requests for additional information, and preparing/consolidating project data and information for SHPO review and consultation in accordance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and agency implementing regulations.

The successful incumbent will operate as a team member within the Guam SHPO’s Office located in Agana Heights, Guam, which requires excellent interpersonal skills, collaboration, flexibility, organization, and attention to detail. A high degree of diplomacy, initiative, and resourcefulness; team-building capabilities; and excellent oral and written communication skills are key to success in this position.

LOCATION: This position is located on the island of Guam, a self-governing territory of the United States located 3,300 miles west of Hawaii and 1,500 miles east of the Philippines. Guam averages 86 degrees (F) year-round with a multitude of activities, including diving and snorkeling at Tumon Bay Marine Park, sky diving, beautiful hiking trails; as well as three shopping malls and four movie theaters. Joint Region Marianas (JRM) was established in 2009 as the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force on Guam combined headquarters. The Department of the Navy manages thousands of known terrestrial (and submerged) cultural resources on Guam and within the JRM AOR, including Chamorro (prehistoric), Spanish-era, and World War II era historic properties retaining a high degree of historical integrity.

Required Qualifications:
• MA degree in architectural history, architecture, historic preservation, history, or related field.
• MA/MS degree in anthropology/archaeology, historic preservation, public history, cultural resources management, or closely related field.
• Meet the Secretary of Interior’s professional qualification standards (36 CFR, part 61).
• At least 2-years of professional experience that demonstrates knowledge of the principles and theories of cultural resources management. Experience should include a combination of professional knowledge and experience working with applicable federal (especially Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act) and state regulations.
• 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.
• Have a thorough understanding of most standard computer programs.
• 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: &

Colorado State University conducts background checks on all final candidates.

CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer.

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