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Posted: 03/08/2012

Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands

POSITION Multiple Seasonal Project Historian positions (Temporary Hourly) are available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands. This position is located at Fort Wainwright, Alaska. ORGANIZATION The Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands is a research, education and service unit within the Warner College of Natural Resources at 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 and our mission, vision, and values, visit http://www.cemml.colostate.edu/. LOCATION Fort Wainwright is located east of Fairbanks, Alaska. Fort Wainwright encompasses over 900,000 acres, including a main post area of 4,470 acres, 8,825 acres of ranges, and over 890,000 acres of military maneuver areas. Approximately 15,000 people live and work at Fort Wainwright. Fairbanks is the second largest city in Alaska by population. Fairbanks provides city life, as well as access to fishing, hunting, native crafts, dog mushing, snowmobiling, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, paragliding, and views of the Alaskan Northern lights. http://www.fairbankschamber.org/ RESPONSIBILITIES Under the direction of Installation Cultural Resources Staff, perform research and fieldwork necessary for the completion of a historic project. Conduct initial research and assessment of primary archival collections, and develop PowerPoint presentations, lesson plans, or historic contexts. Additional responsibilities may be assigned. DURATION AND HOUSING Crew will work approximately 3-6 months, starting May/June 2012, (five 8-hour days each week). If necessary, time after September may be scheduled based on availability of funds. Travel expenses to Alaska will not be paid. No housing or per diem will be provided. Applicants are responsible for securing housing and arriving daily at installation. BACKGROUND CHECK 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. HOURLY RATE Range $20-24/hour based on qualifications and experience. Continuation of position is dependent on the receipt of funding from the sponsor for Project Historian seasonal crew efforts at Fort Wainwright. See a complete listing of open CEMML positions at http://www.cemml.colostate.edu.

Seasonal Project Historian positions
Internship Opportunity
Fort Wainwright, AK
$20-24 DOQ

Completion of junior year in a history, architectural history, historic preservation, or closely related degree program with emphasis in historic preservation and/or architectural history.  BA/BS in history, architectural history, historic preservation, or closely related field, and experience in conducting historical and archival research is preferred.  Extremely flexible schedule.  Able to work well with others.  Positive attitude.  Excellent organization skills.  Proficiency in Microsoft software, particularly PowerPoint.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently.

Graduate work in Architectural History or Historic Preservation. Experience conducting historic research or developing lessons plans. Knowledge of Historic Preservation practices, Section 106 and the National Historic Preservation Act, and the National Register of Historic Places standards. Knowledge of archival principles, concepts, methodologies, techniques, and procedures. Previous experience with military, and/or World War II/Cold War era architecture. Previous experience researching and writing historic contexts.  


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How to apply
APPLICATION Application materials may be emailed, faxed, or mailed. Application materials must include: 1) cover letter; 2) resume; 3) copy of college transcripts; and 4) name and daytime phone number for three references including one current or former supervisor. Transcripts do not need to be official, sealed, or sent from college. All application materials must be received by 31 March 2012. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Qualified applicants will be contacted after the closing date to schedule an interview. Submit all application materials to the following address (please do not send any materials to CSU): Directorate of Public Works ATTN: IMPA-FWA-PWE (Thomas) 1060 Gaffney Rd #4500 Fort Wainwright, AK 99703-4500 Fax 907-361-9867 natalie.k.thomas7.ctr@mail.mil. For more information, contact Natalie Thomas at 907-361-9685 or natalie.k.thomas7.ctr@mail.mil. Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. 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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