Topic ID #35469 - posted 3/27/2015 1:17 AM

Cultural Resource Specialist - Denver, CO

Jennifer Palmer

Job Title:    Cultural Resource Specialist
Type of Announcement:    This position is open only to Colorado state residents.
Closing Date/Time:    Mon. 04/06/15 11:59 PM Mountain Time
Primary Physical Work Address:    Denver, CO
Salary:    $4,122.00 - $6,033.00 Monthly
Salary Note:    Although the full salary range for this position is provided, appointments are typically made at or near the range minimum.
FLSA Status:    Exempt; position is not eligible for overtime compensation.
Job Type:    Full Time
Location:    Denver, Colorado
How To Apply:    Thank you for your interest. Submit an on-line application by clicking the link below or submit a State of Colorado Application for Announced Vacancy and all supplemental questions according to the instructions provided below. Failure to submit a complete and timely application may result in the rejection of your application. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that application materials are received by the appropriate Human Resources office before the closing date and time listed above.
If not applying on-line, submit application to:    Online is the preferred method of applying. If you are unable to apply on-line, for reasons other than technical issues, please contact((see listing))...

Methods of Appointment:    Appointment to the vacancy or vacancies represented by this announcement is expected to be from the eligible list created. However, at the discretion of the appointing authority, the position(s) may be filled by another method of appointment for a valid articulated business reason.
Transcripts Required:    An unofficial copy of transcripts must be submitted at the time of application. Transcripts from colleges or universities outside the United States must be assessed for U.S. equivalency by a NACES educational credential evaluation service. This documentation is the responsibility of the applicant and must be included as part of your application materials. Failure to provide a transcript or credential evaluation report may result in your application being rejected and you will not be able to continue in the selection process for this announcement.
This position is funded from sources that are term-limited and will expire on June 30, 2017.
Candidate will have no retention rights within the State personnel system.
The Colorado Constitution, Article XII, Section 13 requires that applicants for state classified government jobs be residents of Colorado, unless this requirement is waived by the State Personnel Board. If the residency requirement has been waived for an announced vacancy, it will be noted on the job announcement and applications will be considered from individuals who are not residents of Colorado.
This announcement does not include a residency waiver.
If your goal is to invest in a career that makes a difference, consider joining the dedicated people of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Our professionals are committed to supporting state government and the citizens of Colorado.
Our mission is to develop, preserve, and enhance the state’s natural resources for the benefit and enjoyment of current and future citizens and visitors.
Customer service is a key component for every position in state government as is the focus on ideas and ways to redesign the delivery of services in making state government more:
·         Effective. We are constantly measuring every aspect of government to ensure it’s doing what it’s supposed to be doing and to looking at outcomes to judge whether our programs are successful.
·         Efficient. We are committed to delivering services in ways that are timely and effective including identifying waste and duplication and measure for efficiency.
·         Elegant. Our goal is to deliver state services in a way that elevates both the state employee and the person receiving the services.
In addition to rewarding and meaningful work, we offer:
·         Distinctive career advancement opportunities throughout the State system;
·         Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan plus 401K and 457 plans;
·         Medical and dental health plans;
·         Paid life insurance;
·         Short and long term disability coverage;
·         10 paid holidays per year in addition to vacation and sick leave; and
·         Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible work schedules, training opportunities and more.
In an effort to build diversity and inclusion we welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.
The mission of the Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety (DRMS) is to protect the public, miners and the environment during current mining operations, restore abandoned mines, and to ensure that all mined land is reclaimed to beneficial use.
To learn more about DRMS, visit our website:
The Inactive Mine Reclamation Program (within DRMS) exists to address the hazards and environmental problems associated with past mining activities. The Colorado Inactive Mine Reclamation Program (CIMRP) reclaims abandoned mine land, as well as forfeited bond sites, coordinates Non-Point Source Program water quality demonstration  projects and has an active public education campaign to warn visitors about the hazards in and around abandoned mines. The Colorado Inactive Mine Reclamation Program was established in 1980 to address the hazards and environmental problems that arose from abandoned mines. There are over 23,000 hazardous mine features and 1,300 miles of streams impacted by past mining. The program is funded in part under the authority of the Federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA), through the U.S. Department of the Interior by reclamation fees paid by current coal mine operations. Between 1980 and July of 2014 the program has safeguarded over 9,400 hazardous openings and reclaimed in excess of 2,000 acres of abandoned disturbed land statewide.
 Description of Job:
This grant-funded position exists to support the CIMRP staff by performing mine site surveys and completing historical documentation required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The position examines, assess, interprets, and maps historic mining-related sites to scale, develops written descriptions of individual historical features, and photographs historic features at inactive or abandoned mine sites. The position performs archival research, completes standard historical archaeology forms, and develops an interpretation and written description of the site history to be submitted to the State Office of Archaeology and Historical Preservation for review. The position will also manage various historical preservation and mine safety closure projects conducted by the CIMRP, including developing contracts and construction plans and specifications, negotiating with private landowners, overseeing and certifying construction is completed according to contract specifications, monitoring long-term success of projects, and preparing written reports on historic preservation and mine safety closure projects.
 Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights:
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in natural science, environmental science, physical science, geology, engineering, history or a field related to the work assignment and one year of experience  performing mine site historical and cultural assessment surveys and completing historical documentation required by the National Environment Policy Act (NEPA).  Must have experience and be skilled in examining and assessing historic mining-related sites and working hand-on with artifacts.   The successful candidate will be proficient in preparing written descriptions of individual historical site features, performing archival research and interpreting, describing and writing mine site histories.
Work experience demonstrating competencies equivalent to the competencies learned through completion of the required education may substitute for the education. An advanced degree in a related field may substitute for the education and year of experience.
Conditions of Employment: 
Former employees of the State of Colorado MUST have concluded employment in good standing to be eligible for rehire.
Must possess and maintain a valid State of Colorado Driver's license.
Must be willing to travel occasionally, including some overnight stays.

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