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Posted: 01/29/2016

Employer
Colorado State University
Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands

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/.


Position
Archaeologist/Geospatial Database Specialist
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
Holloman AFB, NM
US
Details
 

POSITION

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.

 

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 CEMMLs contributions to land management, our mission, vision, and values, visit http://www.cemml.colostate.edu/

 

LOCATION

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. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

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.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
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.

 

 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
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.

 

 

 

BACKGROUND CHECK

 

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

 

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.

 

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How to apply
APPLICATION Prospective candidates should apply online at http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/30608. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered. Apply no later than February 7, 2016, 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 addressing each qualification) 2) Resume 3) Transcripts (for each degree earned that is listed under qualifications) 4) Degree Conferral (copy of diploma if conferral is not included on transcripts) 5) Three professional references, including at least one supervisor (will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates) Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. 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. See a complete listing of open CEMML positions at http://www.cemml.colostate.edu.
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