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Posted: 12/13/2012

Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands

The Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) is a leading global provider of research and sustainable management of natural and cultural resources on federal lands. As a center of excellence within the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University, CEMML can access campus resources to deliver cutting-edge solutions to environmental challenges. Our on-campus staff includes a full range of environmental and compliance professionals, and we also have technical staff embedded at military installations across the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska, and Germany. We understand the business challenges facing our clients and know how to efficiently serve all federal agencies. Whether the DoD, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, National Park Service, or another federal agency, we will deliver innovative, full-service solutions to help our clients understand and successfully manage their impacts to the environment.

Two seasonal archaeologist positions available
Internship Opportunity
Fort Polk, LA


Two seasonal archaeologist positions, one experienced archaeological crew chief and one experienced archaeological field technician, are available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) for the Winter-Spring 2013 field season to support technical services to the Department of Defense at Fort Polk, Louisiana.



Under the general direction of the CEMML lead archaeologist at Fort Polk, these positions will conduct archaeological field work involving archaeological inventory survey operations on various tracts of military training lands. Many of these tracts are in remote areas with difficult access. Work will involve both surface walk-over and systematic sub-surface shovel testing techniques, along with maintaining daily field records of all work completed as well as detailed site recording of all archaeological sites encountered. All field work must follow the field standards for Louisiana (LA) Division of Archaeology and follow their Phase I Archaeological Survey Standards as they pertain to the Fort Polk Military Reservation. A copy of these standards will be made available to the successful candidates once a job offer has been made. Additional duties may include assistance with the Fort Polk site monitoring program or other program management tasks.The positions will work approximately 4.5 months (780 hours) starting January 2013, contingent upon the availability of funding.  Crews typically work a field session of five consecutive 8-hour days, with weekends off, for a 40-hour work week. Must have local (Leesville-Deridder) or regional (SW Louisiana) residency for commuting purposes. No per diem expenses will be paid for these positions.



Crew Leader Minimum Requirements - BA/BS in anthropology or archaeology, including completion of archaeological field school, and three years of crew chief experience. M.A. in anthropology/archaeology preferred. Must have or be able to obtain a valid drivers license.

Crew Member Minimum Requirements - Completion of junior year in an Anthropology degree program with emphasis in archaeology or completion of archaeological field school. Must have or be able to obtain a valid drivers license.

  • Preferred applicants will have knowledge of North American prehistory and Gulf Coast archaeology and have previous archaeological field experience.
  • Applicants must be able to walk long distances in adverse terrain and weather conditions, carrying all necessary supplies and equipment.
  • Applicants must be extremely flexible, be able to work well with others, and possess a positive attitude.



The crew leader will earn $15.62/hour and the crew member will earn $13.61/hour based on qualifications and experience.


See a complete listing of open CEMML positions at http://www.cemml.colostate.edu

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How to apply
APPLICATION Please read all instructions. Applications may be emailed, faxed, or mailed. Application packets must include: 1) cover letter indicating position of interest and previous experience and levels of responsibility; 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 close of business on Wednesday, 2-JAN-2013. Incomplete applications cannot be considered. Qualified applicants may be contacted after the closing date to schedule a telephone interview. Submit all application materials to the following address: Mr. Stephen A. Sherman; Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands; Campus Delivery 1490, Colorado State University; Fort Collins, CO 80523-1490; TEL: 970-491-3209; FAX: 970-491-2713; E-MAIL: Stephen.Sherman@Colostate.EDU For more information, contact Steve Sherman at the telephone number or e-mail address indicated above. CSU is an EA/AA/EO employer. CSU conducts a background check on all final candidates. See a complete listing of open CEMML positions at http://www.cemml.colostate.edu.

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