A Cultural Resources Specialist (Research Associate II Special) position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). Located at Fort Lee, Virginia, the position will provide expertise related to cultural resources management and curation for the Fort Lee Cultural Resources Management Program.
The Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands is (CEMML) 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 CEMMLs contributions to land management, our mission, vision, and values, visit http://www.cemml.colostate.edu/.
Fort Lee is situated alongside the Tri-Cities of Virginia Petersburg, Colonial Heights and Hopewell as well as the counties of Chesterfield, Dinwiddie and Prince George. It is approximately 116 miles from Washington, D.C., and is 21 miles from Richmond, the Virginia state capitol. Its mission is to provide logistics doctrine, organizations, training, leader development, and material solutions to sustain a campaign quality Army with joint and expeditionary capabilities during peace and war. The Army garrison shares many similarities with its neighbors. Beyond its primary mission of training sustainment Soldiers, Fort Lee is a community, a workplace and a home to hundreds of military families.
Within the past decade, Fort Lee has experienced enormous growth as a result of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure mandates and its designation as the Army Sustainment Center of Excellence a focused training base for military supply, subsistence, maintenance, munitions, transportation and more. Those decisions sparked a massive base modernization mission with a budget of more than $1.2 billion. In addition to new training facilities, administrative areas, dining facilities and barracks, Fort Lee has experienced phenomenal growth among its support facilities for military families.
Curatorial Services: The Fort Lee Curation Facility is the repository for all cultural resources collections from Fort Lee and serves as a Regional Archaeological Curation Facility for collections from other federal agencies. Tasks include: collections archiving including accessioning and cataloging new collections, preparing collections for temporary loan and/or analyses, and repackaging of collections to meet the standards identified in 36 CFR §79. The specialist will provide maintenance and oversight of the artifact inventory database to include new and existing collections as well as site data information, support for the maintenance and security of the building and grounds, and moving materials between storage areas. This task also includes developing and maintaining new or existing exhibits within the Fort Lee Curation Facility.
Coordination of Cultural Resources Educational Opportunities: Participate and assist the Cultural Resources Manager in education programs to include schools, local interest groups, and the Fort Lee community. Coordinate efforts with Fort Lee museums to enhance public awareness of cultural resources on Fort Lee.
Artifacts and Collections Database: Provide data entry and quality control over the artifact and collections database. Provide and implement customization over database, tailoring it to meet the needs of the Fort Lee Regional Archaeological Curation Facility.
Outreach and Educational Materials: Based on Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL), develop a suite of lesson plans focused on outreach activities for various age groups.
The successful candidate must demonstrate U.S. employment eligibility. CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position. A BS/BA degree in museum studies, archaeology, or a closely related field is required. Two years of professional experience in archaeological collections management and curation is necessary. The successful applicant must have knowledge of laws and regulations applicable to the protection and preservation of cultural resources, e.g., the National Historic Preservation Act, and demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication skills. Candidates must have a valid drivers license or the ability to obtain one.
An MS/MA degree in archaeology or closely related field is a plus. Experience with the federal curation Regulation, 36 CFR 79, and archaeological collections management is beneficial. Experience with archiving, including accessioning and cataloging new collections and preparing collections for temporary loan and/or maintenance is preferred. Experience conducting archae