Architectural Historians (Research Associate I, II, III Special) positions are available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). This positions will be located at Fort Wainwright, AK.
CEMML is 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 Wainwright is located near Fairbanks, Alaska, and encompasses over 1.5 million acres of military training lands, including a main post area of 13,000 acres. 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, and views of the Alaskan Northern lights. http://www.fairbankschamber.org/
The Historian will assist with ensuring Army compliance with cultural resource laws, primarily Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). Assist with implementing Army policies, procedures, and management plans. Review projects to determine impacts to historic resources and complete necessary Section 106 compliance actions, including mitigation and monitoring of impacted resources. Perform research and fieldwork necessary for the identification, documentation, evaluation, and reporting of historic resources, especially historic buildings. Prepare National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) site evaluations, historical reports, and other technical documents; contribute to research designs; and develop historical contexts. The Historian will maintain historic building inventories, installation histories, and files relating to history projects. Provide technical assistance and expertise as resource specialist for the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) or related projects. Assist with public outreach and education; public meetings or scoping; and working group meetings. Take initiative and solve problems to ensure tasks are completed in the most effective manner. 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 Armys mission. Additional responsibilities as assigned by the Cultural Resources Manager.
A BS/BA or MS/MA in history, architectural history, historic preservation, or closely related field. One year of professional experience in historic preservation, involving historical and archival research, resource significance assessment, technical report preparation, project impact assessment, and cultural resource management is needed. Experience supervising projects, writing NRHP determinations of eligibility, producing historical context reports, and/or conducting basic research is required. Demonstrated knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to cultural resource management and historic preservation, including, but not limited to, NHPA and 36 CFR 800 is a must. The successful candidate must have or be able to obtain a valid drivers license. U.S. citizenship is required for military base access.
Experience working on Army installations or knowledge of Army cultural resource management policies as well as experience with history of Alaska; specifically military, World War II, and Cold War history is beneficial. Experience conducting Historic American Buildings Survey as well as Historic American Engineering Record documentation and/or building inventories is desired. Excellent written and verbal communication skills with proficiency in Microsoft software as well as organizational skills, with the ability to manage diverse, concurrent responsibilities is preferred.
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.