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Posted: 07/19/2018

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

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/

Cultural Resources Specialist, Travis ISS
Professional Opportunity
Travis AFB, CA
Open Until
Until Filled

A Cultural Resources Specialist position is being advertised with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) to provide technical expertise, program management support, surveillance, and oversight of Cultural Resources installation support services for the Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC) Travis Installation Support Section (ISS), which supports AFCEC staff at the Travis ISS and Cultural Resource Managers at Travis and Beale Air Force Bases in California. The duty station for this position is Travis Air Force Base.

The Cultural Resources Specialist shall provide technical expertise, guidance, management support, and oversight for the Travis ISS regarding National Historic Preservation Act Section 106/110 consultation and documentation; review project documents (work plans, schedules, and technical reports); assist with project execution; develop Archaeological Resource Protection Act (ARPA) and/or Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) plans of action that address inadvertent discoveries; collate, review, and respond to periodic data calls; assist with annual reviews of Integrated Cultural Resource Management Plans (ICRMPs) and Integrated Tribal Relations Plans (ITRPs); track milestone dates and deadlines for plans and permits; assist with the identification and evaluation of built environment features and structures, archaeological sites, and Traditional Cultural Properties; assist with the inspection of curated collections and facilitate professional access to curated materials for research purposes; technical report reviews and revisions; provide technical expertise and support for media and advocacy materials; provide technical expertise in geospatial mapping related to the management of cultural resources and historic/prehistoric properties; and develop, manage, and organize cultural resources data and associated files. This position will routinely interface with Cultural Resources Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), AFCEC Program Managers, and the Travis ISS Chief to forecast and prioritize program requirements. Occasional travel of 1-5 nights per month is expected for this position.


MS/MA in historic preservation, architectural history, archaeology, or related field, and knowledge and experience with historic preservation, planning, and cultural resources management and other technical training pertinent to the position is required, plus 10 or more years of relevant experience.
Experience managing cultural resources projects from initial programming and planning to conclusion of project, with little to no supervision.
Acting with diplomacy and discretion at all organizational levels, and working with a wide range of information, organizing details, and meeting deadlines.
Demonstrated expertise and knowledge working with U.S. federal historic preservation laws and regulations that govern federal historic preservation requirements; and demonstrated experience carrying out consultation and compliance activities under those regulations.
Demonstrated field experience working with prehistoric and historic archaeological resources, and detailed knowledge and expertise working with historic documents and features of the built environment, including landscapes, structures and buildings.
Have a thorough understanding of most standard computer programs.
Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.
Must demonstrate knowledge of Department of Defense policies and processes, and military culture in general.
Must have a valid drivers license or the ability to obtain a drivers license by the employment start date.
Must have, or be able to obtain, a Department of Defense Common Access Card (
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 most highly qualified candidates will possess knowledge and experience in California history and pre-history, especially north-central California (Patwin, Nisenan, and Miwok culture areas).
Demonstrated familiarity with cultural resource issues on U.S. military installations and extensive knowledge of Department of Defense and U.S. Air Force policies and processes relating to historic preservation and cultural resources management is highly desirable.
Experience working in highly structured organizations such as governmental agencies, the military, or corporations with clearly established lines of authority, procedures, and protocols is desirable.
Experience with and proficiency in ACES-PM; Air Force eDash; and other DoD databases is beneficial.
Experience working with and/or developing SharePoint systems is preferred.
Working knowledge of ArcGIS a plus.


Annual salary range is $90,000 to $100,000.  Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.  This is a 12-month Administrative Professional position, continuation of which is dependent on the availability of funding from the sponsor for continued cultural resources support efforts at Travis AFB.


Colorado State University offers a generous benefits package including 24 days of paid vacation leave, tuition credits, excellent health insurance (including vision and dental), and retirement plans with 12% matching.   For more information on Administrative Professional benefits, visit http://www.hrs.colostate.edu/benefits/.

How to apply
APPLICATION Prospective candidates should apply online at http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/57154. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than July 20, 2018 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) uploaded in the ‘Official Transcripts’ or ‘Unofficial Transcripts’ slot. 4) Degree Conferral (copy of diploma if transcripts do not include confirmation that degree was awarded) uploaded in the ‘Other’ slot. 5) References – please include within your application contact information for 3 professional references including at least one supervisor. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. DIVERSITY STATEMENT Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion. 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.

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