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Posted: 01/28/2016

Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands

ORGANIZATION 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 CEMML’s contributions to land management, our mission, vision, and values, visit http://www.cemml.colostate.edu/. LOCATION Fort McCoy is the largest military base in Wisconsin at 60,000 acres and is located between Sparta and Tomah. Fort McCoy supports the readiness of the force by serving as a training center and a support site for force generation missions. The areas at and surrounding Fort McCoy offer hunting and fishing opportunities along with miles of bike trails, golf courses, and historic areas.

Archaeological Field Supervisor
Professional Opportunity
Fort McCoy,, WI
$Pay Rate is $21.73 per hour.
Open Until




Two Archaeological Field Supervisor (Temporary Hourly) positions are available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). Positions are expected to extend approximately 8 months from 1-FEB-16 through 31-SEP-16.These positions are located at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin.






The Archaeological Field Supervisor will oversee field investigations involving archaeological inventory survey, National Register site testing, and data recovery of prehistoric and historic archaeological sites. Other duties include assisting with field data compilation and report generation activities resulting from all field investigations and assisting the Cultural Resources Program Coordinator with the coordination of installation Cultural Resources Program objectives, training, and construction activities. The specialist will brief military and civilian personnel on cultural resources management issues as they pertain to training and construction activities on the installation.






The successful candidate must demonstrate U.S. employment eligibility.  CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position. A MS/MA degree in archaeology or a closely related field and five years professional experience in archaeology and/or tribal relations is required.  Knowledge of laws and regulations applicable to the protection and preservation of cultural resources, e.g., the National Historic Preservation Act, is necessary.  Applicants must have demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication skills, the ability to pass a background/security check, and have or be able to obtain a valid driving license. The successful candidate must be able to hike on uneven terrain in inclement weather for up to 8 hours per day and be able to lift up to 50 pounds.










Experience in Midwest archaeology, or southwest Wisconsin preferred. Applicants should be capable of meeting the Secretary of the Interiors Standards and Guidelines (36 CFR Part 61), Professional Qualifications Standards for history, archaeology, or architectural history.  Certification as a Registered Professional Archaeologist is a plus.  Experience in all aspects of archaeological field investigations, including inventory survey, National Register site testing, and data recovery, as well as corresponding laboratory analysis, data compilation, and report generation activities, preferred. Experience developing and managing complex cultural resources databases, experience working with cultural resource applications of GIS and GPS technology, proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel, and experience working in highly structured organizations, such as governmental agencies, the military or corporations, with established lines of authority, procedures and protocols are all beneficial qualifications.








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.






Pay Rate is $21.73 per hour.  Continuation of the position is dependent on the receipt of funding from the sponsor for Cultural Resources Specialist efforts at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. Please note, lodging or per diem is not provided.




How to apply
APPLICATION To apply, please e-mail the following materials: 1) Resume 2) Cover letter 3) Name and daytime phone number for three professional references Alexander Woods Alexander.Woods@colostate.edu 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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