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Posted: 02/21/2011


Archaeologist - FWA/ARCH/2/9/11
Professional Opportunity
Fort Wainwright, AK


Archaeologist position (Research Associate II Special) available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands, to be assigned at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, (Fairbanks, AK). Position is contingent on the availability of funding for the Cultural Resources program at Fort Wainwright.


MS/MA in Anthropology with major emphasis in Archaeology. Four years of professional experience in sub-Arctic Archaeology. Candidate must have a demonstrated knowledge of survey methodology and ability to direct fieldwork. Ability to work in adverse weather conditions and rugged terrain with minimum

supervision. Must have, or be able to obtain a valid driverís license. US Citizenship is required. CSU conducts a background check on all final candidates.


Experience in directing archaeological surveys, determinations of eligibility for listing in the National Register of Historic Places, analysis of archaeological materials, and preparation of research designs. Experience with prehistoric and historical archaeology of Alaska or Arctic cultures. Demonstrated knowledge of Sections 106 and 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (as amended), Army Regulation 200-4, 36 Code of Federal Regulations 800, Archeological Resources Protection Act, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, and other pertinent laws and regulations governing historic properties. Experience with geographic information systems and global positioning system equipment and software. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to manage diverse, concurrent responsibilities. Experience working on Army installations or knowledge of Army cultural resource management policies.


Responsible for archaeology program at Fort Wainwright (adjacent to Fairbanks, Alaska) and associated training areas including Tanana Flats Training Area and Yukon Training Area, under the supervision of the Cultural Resources Manager. Assist the Cultural Resources Manager with ensuring Army compliance with all relevant laws, regulations, and executive orders, primarily Section 106 of the NHPA. Assist the Cultural Resources Manager with implementing Army policies, procedures, and management plans relating to cultural resources and with consultation of the State Historic Preservation Officer and other interested parties. Review work orders, proposals, and planning documents to determine impacts to cultural resources and complete necessary Section 106 / 110 compliance actions for maintenance, operations, and training related projects. Supervise and instruct archaeological field crews and oversee logistical arrangements for fieldwork, including planning for field seasons. Oversee and perform all aspects of field research, including survey, testing, excavation, and data collection. Prepare NRHP site evaluations for eligibility, archaeological reports, and other technical documents; contribute to research designs; and conduct literature reviews and archival research as necessary. Conduct mitigation activities as necessary for impacted cultural resources.

Provide technical assistance and expertise as resource specialist for NEPA or related projects. Assist with public outreach and education; public meetings or scoping; and working group meetings.

Establish procedures to maximize scientific returns while meeting deadlines and following budgetary restraints. Take initiative and solve problems to ensure tasks are completed in the most effective manner.

Work in both office and field environments when necessary. Actively participate as a member of an interdisciplinary team and contribute to team efforts in project completion. Effectively coordinate with and communicate closely with individuals in environmental resources, public works, and military operations in support of the Army mission. Conduct on-site analysis of artifacts. Additional responsibilities as assigned by the Cultural Resources Manager.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.


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How to apply
APPLICATION: Detailed job descriptions and application instructions can be found at http://www.cemml.colostate.edu/Jobs/cemmljob.htm. Apply no later than March 20, 2011, for full consideration. A complete application consists of: 1) LETTER OF INTENT- a letter stating your interest in the position; 2) CV- resume; 3) TRANSCRIPTS-transcripts for each degree earned listed in the qualifications, (Bachelors); 4) DEGREE CONFERRAL- if transcripts do not include confirmation that degree was awarded, include a copy of diploma; 5) REFERENCES- contact information for professional references, including at least one supervisor; and 6) STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS-a letter responding to the minimum and desirable criteria in the announcement. CSU is an EO/AA employer.

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