Archaeological Field Technician (Research Associate I, Temporary) position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands for a temporary 12 month appointment. This position is located at Fort Hunter Liggett, California.
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 Hunter Liggett (FHL), CA. is the largest U.S. Army Reserve Command post with over 165,000 acres. FHL is located in Monterey County, in the central coast of California, 150 miles south of San Francisco and 250 miles north of Los Angeles. The installation is bounded on the north by the Salinas Valley, on the east by the foothills of the Santa Lucia Mountains, on the south by the Monterey/San Luis Obispo county line and on the west by approximately 55 miles of Los Padres National Forest. FHL is surrounded by small communities such as Lockwood, population approx. 520 (15-20 min drive to FHL), and Bradley, population approx. 1,400 (15-20 min. drive to FHL). King City, population approx., 13,000 is 25 miles northeast (25-40 min. drive to FHL) while Paso Robles, population approx., 31,000 is 45 miles south (40-50 min. drive to FHL)this information was derived from
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: Work under the general direction of the Archaeological Field Director and Crew Chief(s) in locating previously recorded archaeological sites (approximately 400) within the identified study area(s), mapping of all sites using GPS, and updating site records as needed. This is not a supervisory position.
The successful candidate must be able to walk over uneven terrain in inclement weather. The position may also require bending, lifting up to 35 pounds, and hiking through heavily wooded and/or rugged areas.
B.A. in Anthropology, Archaeology, Historic Preservation, Cultural Resources Management (CRM), or closely related field is required. Completion of an accredited archaeological field school is necessary. Demonstrated ability and competency with Trimble GPS (specifically Trimble GeoXH and Trimble Geo 7x units) is needed. Must have demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Ability to meet deadlines and meet project objectives, and ability to work well as part of team is required. Must have or be able to obtain a valid drivers license. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the United States by proposed start date. CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position. Demonstrated ability to evaluate archaeological sites for their eligibility to the National Register of Historic Places.
Two or more years of post-graduation professional CRM experience is desired. Demonstrated knowledge of federal historic preservation legislation is helpful. Demonstrated knowledge of archaeological field and laboratory methodologies and analytical techniques is desired. Prior experience conducting CRM on military lands. Archaeological and CRM experience in California is beneficial.
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: $30,000-$35,000. Continuation of position is dependent upon the availability of funding.