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Posted: 09/12/2018

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

CEMML is a research, education and service unit within the Warner College of Natural Resources at 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/.

Forestry Archaeologist
Professional Opportunity
Fort AP Hill, VA
Open Until


This position conducts 30 +/- archaeological surveys and inventories of proposed forestry harvest blocks and is fully responsible for compliance with local environmental and safety rules and regulations. Conducts pedestrian surface surveys of proposed project areas and recommends whether further cultural resource investigations are required. Works closely with the Cultural Resources Program to conduct and monitor archaeological inventories and evaluations, and to recommend improvements to project planning and methods and techniques. The Archaeologist shall also assist with other cultural resource management (CRM) activities as required. Such activities may include: cultural resources training for installation personnel, including tenant and training organizations; GPS data collection; archaeological monitoring for construction/maintenance projects; assisting with cultural resources volunteer programs; assisting and supporting other ENRD activities if additional support is required and at various public outreach events.


Fort A.P. Hill encompasses 76,000 acres in Caroline County, Virginia and provides military training in explosives, combat, navigation and orienteering, demolition, engineering, parachuting, equipment drops, weapons use and other requirements. In compliance with Army Regulation 200-1, Environmental Protection and Enhancement and the installation Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan (INRMP), Fort A.P. Hill manages its forest resource to provide the desired training setting, to maintain exceptional forest health and ecosystems, and to provide renewable forest products and income to the local economy.


BS/BA degree in anthropology, archaeology, historic preservation, or a closely related field.

Minimum of four (4) years professional experience in prehistoric archaeology, including experience in pedestrian archaeological field survey, mapping and otherwise recording archaeological sites on official forms, and National Register eligibility test excavations.

Experienced in archaeology of the Mid-Atlantic Region.

Knowledge of and experience working with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).

Demonstrated excellence in written communication skills.

Experience working in highly structured organizations such as governmental agencies, the military, or corporations with clearly established lines of authority, procedures, and protocols is required.

Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel.

The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. by proposed start date; CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.

The successful candidate must have a valid drivers license or the ability to obtain a drivers license by the employment start date.

Must be physically able to carry and handle equipment up to 25 pounds. Long periods of standing, walking over rough uneven surfaces, recurring bending, stooping, lifting, reaching, digging, or similar activities are expected. Much of the work will be performed outside in cultivated fields or in a forest environment which may contain thick vegetation, and where there is exposure to insect bites, poisonous flora and fauna, and extremes of weather and temperature.


Masters Degree in anthropology, archaeology, historic preservation, or a closely related field and 2-years professional experience in archaeology.

Experience in archaeological laboratory analysis, data compilation, and report generation activities.

Experience developing and managing Microsoft Access databases.

Experience working with cultural resource applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) technology, especially ArcGIS is highly desirable.

Knowledge of the Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA) and the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) also preferred.

Prior experience with cultural resources management on a military base is beneficial.

Previous HAZWOPER training a plus.

How to apply
APPLICATION Prospective candidates should apply online at https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/60211. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than September 24, 2018 for full consideration. Emailed or mailed applications will not be accepted. 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. 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. 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. SALARY Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Annual salary range $40,000-$59,000. Continuation of the position is dependent on the receipt of funding from the sponsor for Archaeology efforts at Fort AP Hill, Va. BENEFITS 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/. See a complete listing of open CEMML positions at http://www.cemml.colostate.edu.

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