Topic ID #34382 - posted 1/7/2015 11:21 AM

Temporary Hourly Archaeological Field Technicians - Oahu, Hawaii

Temporary Hourly Archaeological Field Technicians - Oahu, Hawaii


Archaeological Field Technician positions (Non-student Temporary Hourly) for survey work on the north shore (Kahuku area) of O’ahu, Hawaii are available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). Applicants must live on O’ahu, and have transportation to and from the work site.


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.


The project area is located on the north shore of the Island of O’ahu, Hawaii. Field technicians will be required to make their own way to the worksite at the start of each workday. In the past, field crews have carpooled.


Under the general direction of the CEMML archaeological Crew Chief, conduct archaeological field work involving archaeological inventory survey operations on various tracts of military training lands. Many of these tracts are in remote areas with difficult access. Work will involve both surface walk-over and limited sub-surface shovel testing techniques, along with maintaining daily field records of all work completed as well as detailed site recording of all archaeological sites encountered. All field work must follow the field standards set out by the CEMML Crew Chief and Project Director.


The successful candidate must be able to work under adverse weather conditions in very rugged terrain and heavily vegetated areas. The position will require bending, crawling, climbing and hiking through heavily wooded, often steep, terrain and lifting/carrying up to 25 pounds.


Knowledge of the methods of, and experience in conducting, archaeological survey, site recording and testing required. Understanding of and ability to properly use a compass. Experience drawing scale site and feature maps using tape and compass. Ability to write comprehensive and detailed site and feature descriptions and maintain field notes. Applicants must live on O’ahu, and have transportation to and from the work site.


Experience with archaeology in Hawaii and knowledge of traditional Hawaiian archaeological features and artifacts preferred. Knowledge of historic period Hawaiian archaeology and military related features preferred. Experience with Trimble GPS equipment will be helpful. Digital photography skills a plus. BA in Archaeology, anthropology, or related fields and in archaeological field school is beneficial.


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.


The pay rate is $17.62/hour, 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday (excluding federal holidays and possible work stoppages due to military training, but an effort will be made to accommodate lost field time).


Prospective candidates should apply by submitting the documents listed below to Stephen Sherman at or Colorado State University/CEMML, 1490 Campus Delivery, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1490.

1) Statement of Qualifications (one page letter addressing each qualification described in



2) Resume

3) References (contact information for professional references, including at least one supervisor)


Apply no later than January 15, 2015, for full consideration

Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. 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.

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.


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