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Posted: 07/26/2016

Employer
Colorado State University
Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML)

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.


Position
Native American/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian Consultation Specialist
201600578AP
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
Fort Collins, CO
Details
$49,000-$51,000
 

POSITION SUMMARY:

A Native American/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian Consultation Specialist (Research AssociateIII, Special) position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). This position is located at Fort Collins, Colorado.

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.

The successful candidate will conduct long-term consultation with Native American, Alaska Native, and/or Native Hawaiian stakeholders on a wide variety of heritage resource and environmental justice issues in accordance with DoD and service-specific regulations and guidelines. Additionally, the successful candidate will conduct and coordinate historic research involving cultural affiliation overviews,†NAGPRA-related inventories, and evaluations. Also, the Consultation Specialist will prepare agreement documents pertaining to native stakeholder issues such as†NAGPRA-related Comprehensive Agreements and Plans of Action, Programmatic Agreements regarding access to sacred sites, etc. The Consultation Specialist will conduct and coordinate field surveys identifying and documenting Traditional Cultural Properties (TCPs) pertaining to indigenous peoples. The Consultation Specialist will conduct workshops on cultural competence issues for U.S. military personnel and Native American consultation, and participate in heritage interpretation and partnership development projects. The successful candidate may be required to travel frequently.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct long-term consultation with Native American, Alaska Native, and/or Native Hawaiian stakeholders on a wide variety of heritage resource and environmental justice issues in accordance with DoD and service-specific regulations and guidelines.
  • Conduct and guide historic research involving cultural affiliation overviews, the Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA), the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA)-related inventories, and evaluations.
  • Prepare agreement documents pertaining to native stakeholder issues such as†NAGPRA-related Comprehensive Agreements and Plans of Action, Programmatic Agreements regarding access to sacred sites, etc.
  • Conduct and guide field surveys identifying and documenting Traditional Cultural Properties (TCPs) pertaining to indigenous peoples.
  • Conduct workshops on cultural competence issues for U.S. military personnel and Native American consultation, and participate in heritage interpretation and partnership development projects.

REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:†

  • MA degree in applied anthropology, cultural anthropology, Ethnic Studies, or closely related field, with specialization in Native American issues, or J.D. degree in Law with specialization in Federal Indian law and policy.
  • At least two years of relevant experience
  • The successful candidate must have demonstrated experience in area of Native American, Alaska Native, and/or Native Hawaiian research and consultation.
  • Additionally, demonstrated experience with tribal consultation protocols, thorough knowledge of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), and experience with the repatriation of Native American human remains is required.
  • The successful candidate may be required to travel frequently.
  • 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.

PREFERRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Desirable qualifications include demonstrated knowledge of federal environmental and historic preservation law and their implications for native peoples, including but not limited to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), the Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA), the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), The American Indian Religious Freedom Act, and Executive Order 13007.
  • Experience with established approaches and procedures for conducting long-term consultation with Native American and/or Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian stakeholders with respect to heritage resource management (HRM) and environmental justice (EJ) issues is beneficial.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are a plus.

OPen until
07/31/2016

How to apply
Prospective candidates should apply online at http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/35896. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered. Apply no later than July 31, 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 birth dates 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, references will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates) Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driverís License - Desired, not required Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. 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. Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so. See a complete listing of open CEMML positions at http://www.cemml.colostate.edu.
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