An Archaeologist/Geospatial Database Specialist (Research Associate III Special) position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) to provide support for the Cultural Resource Management Program. This position is located at Holloman Air Force Base (HAFB), New Mexico.
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/
Holloman Air Force Base (HAFB) is located in New Mexico's Tularosa Basin between the Sacramento and San Andreas mountain ranges. The closest city to HAFB is Alamogordo. With a population of more than 35,000, and a 70-degree average annual temperature, this area is rich in history and natural beauty and provides a variety of entertainment, such as museums, natural parks, the White Sands National Monument dunes, golfing, shopping, a zoo, and much more.
Provide cultural resources technical guidance to Holloman Air Force Base Cultural Resource Program.
Primary duties involve inventory review of the HAFB archaeological and historical site data records and completion of electronic data entry to update the GIS records on approximately 491 cultural resources sites using ESRIs ArcGIS software. HAFB will use these GIS records to update the official data provided to higher USAF authorities. Other duties may involve assisting the HAFB Cultural Resource Manager with: (a) Review of projects as part of the Air Force Environmental Impact Analysis Process; (b) Review for completeness and accuracy of contractors' technical archaeological reports and National Register of Historic Places determinations of eligibility; (c) Execution of archaeological site assessments to determine impacts to resources; and (d) Representing Holloman AFB Cultural Resources Management at public outreach events.
The successful candidate must be able to walk over uneven terrain in inclement weather. The position may also require bending, climbing, and lifting up to 25 pounds.
The successful candidate must demonstrate U.S. employment eligibility; CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position. BS/BA in archaeology, anthropology, or closely related field with archaeology or anthropology emphasis is required with five (5) years of post-graduation work experience. Demonstrated knowledge of south-central New Mexico prehistory is required with the ability to conduct archaeological site analysis, survey and data recovery, report preparation. Demonstrated working knowledge GIS data entry, spatial data management, and map production using ESRIs ArcGIS software is essential. Must have, or be able to obtain, a valid drivers' license.
MS/MA in archaeology, anthropology, or closely related field with archaeology or anthropology emphasis is required with at least two (2) years of post-MA work experience. GIS experience using ESRIs ArcGIS 10.x. Excellent oral and written communication skills are helpful. Experience with State of New Mexico paper and electronic archaeological site records is highly desirable. Demonstrated expertise in the application of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and expertise in the application of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is desired. Also, demonstrated knowledge and experience with the Archeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA) and the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) is helpful. Finally, experience with cultural resources management on military reservations is desired.
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. Annual salary range is $50,000 - $52,000. Continuation of the position is dependent on the receipt of funding from the sponsor for Cultural Resources Management efforts at Holloman AFB, NM.