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Posted: 09/25/2015

Colorado State University
Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands

Archaeological Field Director
Professional Opportunity
Fort Hunter Liggett, CA



Archaeological Field Director (Research Associate Temporary) position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands. 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: Supervision of up to 2 RA II (Temporary) Archaeological Crew Chiefs, up to 6 RA I (Temporary) Archaeological Field Technicians and up to four temporary hourly employees. Managing the day-to-day field operations related to GPS mapping and assessment of archaeological sites. This will involve locating previously recorded sites (approximately 400) within identified study area(s), mapping of all sites using GPS, updating site records as needed, and making recommendations for determinations of eligibility for listing on the NRHP for all sites. Additionally sites will be assessed for potential effects to all cultural resources which could result from the proposed action, and site protection recommendations will be made.



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.


M.A. in Anthropology, Archaeology, Historic Preservation, Cultural Resources Management (CRM), or closely related field and three to five years of post-graduation professional CRM experience is required. Must have prior experience in management of cultural resources projects and/or programs including all aspects of planning, logistical support, and execution of field work. Experience managing a team of professional archaeological field technicians is needed. Must have experience managing archaeological survey and testing projects involving multiple crews and locations. Demonstrated ability and competency with ArcGIS, Trimble GPS (specifically Trimble GeoXH and Trimble Geo 7x units), Trimble Pathfinder software and other office software (MS. Office) is necessary. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing is required. Ability to meet deadlines and meet project objectives, and to work well as part of team is needed. 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.


Must have demonstrated ability to evaluate archaeological sites for their eligibility to the National Register of Historic Places.



Demonstrated knowledge of federal historic preservation legislation is desired. Demonstrated knowledge of archaeological field and laboratory methodologies and analytical techniques is helpful. Experience in the oversight of laboratory processing and artifact analysis, and final report generation is beneficial. Prior experience conducting CRM on military lands is helpful. Prior archaeological and CRM experience in California is beneficial.                         



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How to apply
Prospective candidates should apply online at http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/17696 Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered. Apply no later than October 4, 2015, for full consideration. Upload each of the items below individually as a Word Document (.doc), PDF (.pdf), or Rich Text Format (.rtf). Please note that incomplete applications cannot be considered. Please remove social security numbers and birthdates from application materials. A complete application consists of: 1) Statement of Qualifications (one page letter addressing each qualification described in announcement) 2) Resume 3) Transcripts (for each degree earned that is listed under qualifications) 4) Degree Conferral (copy of diploma if transcripts do not include confirmation that degree was awarded) 5) References (contact information for professional references, including at least one supervisor) Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce, and complies with all federal and Colorado state laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services. Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion. See a complete listing of open CEMML positions at http://www.cemml.colostate.edu.

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