A Cultural Resources Specialist (Research Associate II Special) position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands. This position is located at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
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 CEMMLs contributions to land management, our mission, vision, and values, visit http://www.cemml.colostate.edu/.
Vandenberg Air Force Base is a 100,000-acre installation nestled in the Santa Maria Valley, 9.5 miles north of Lompoc and 70 miles north of Santa Barbara on the central coast of California. The base, with its 45 miles of scenic coastline, is home to 53 species of mammals, 315 species of birds, 17 species of reptiles, 10 amphibian species, and more than 850 plant species. Located in the heart of Californias central coast, the area boasts a mild climate supporting abundant wineries, world-class golf courses, hiking and biking.
Review proposed projects and carry out compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). Conduct visits to proposed project areas and perform a preliminary assessment of potential project effects to cultural resources. Help develop and oversee field investigations involving archaeological inventory survey, National Register site testing, and data recovery of prehistoric and historic archaeological sites. Help write and produce compliance documents. Inspect and improve conditions (e.g., trail and vegetation maintenance) at selected archaeological sites. Assist the Cultural Resources Program Manager with the coordination of installation cultural resources program objectives, training, and construction activities (e.g., monitoring projects to ensure compliance with Section 106 commitments). Provide recommendations for cultural resource program requirement annual submissions.
The successful candidate must demonstrate U.S. employment eligibility. CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position. Applicants must have a BS/BA degree in archaeology or a closely related field plus three years of professional experience in prehistoric archaeology, including experience in pedestrian archaeological field survey, mapping and otherwise recording archaeological sites on official forms, and National Register eligibility test excavations. Knowledge of and experience working with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) is required. Applicant must demonstrate excellence in written communication skills. Applicants must have or be able to obtain a valid drivers license. A willingness to work in a highly structured work environment with established lines of authority, procedures and protocols is required in addition to proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel.
Experience in laboratory analysis, data compilation, and report generation activities is desired. Experience developing and managing Microsoft Access databases and experience working with cultural resource applications of Geographic Information Systems and Global Positioning Systems technology is beneficial. Experience in project review, project development, and project delivery is a plus. Knowledge of the Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA) and the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) is desired.
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.
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Range $42,000-$44,000. Continuation of position is dependent on