Archaeologist – Monitor Data Recovery & Construction activities at Edwards Air Force Base
The Center for Environmental Management of Military lands (CEMML) is seeking two (2) Archaeologist Project Liaisons to provide full-time on-site support to monitor data recovery and construction operations for a high-profile development project at Edwards Air Force Base, California. The Archaeologist Project Liaisons will act as independent project monitors and liaisons whose primary duty is to monitor data recovery and construction operations. At least one Archaeologist will be on-site whenever the project developer or any subcontractor is engaged in archaeological data recovery actions or construction activities. These Archaeologists will ensure all actions are performance in accordance with the Historic Properties Treatment Plan (HPTP) and any derivative Work Plans.
The Archaeologists must have prior experience working with and around heavy machinery to monitor excavations and earth-moving construction activities . This position requires excellent skills in observation, documentation, and reporting; a positive attitude; strong work ethic; commitment to quality and safety; and experience collating, tracking, reviewing, and commenting on monitoring and field reports conducted by others.
The work may require walking long distances and performing physically demanding tasks in varying environments and conditions (i.e. steep terrain, heat, cold, etc.) for up to 10-hours per day. The Archaeologists will also be working in immediate proximity to heavy construction and grading equipment.
LOCATION: Edwards Air Force Base (EAFB) is located in the western portion of the Mojave Desert, 100-miles northeast of Los Angeles. EAFB is the Air Force Materiel Command center of excellence for conducting and supporting research, development, and test and evaluation of aerospace systems from concept to combat. From development of the country’s first jet aircraft to the Air Force’s newest fighter, the test forces at EAFB have played a role in the development of nearly every aircraft to enter the Air Force inventory since World War II.
Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or closely related field with a minimum of 3 years of field experience working on and/or supervising monitoring, testing, and data recovery projects.
Thorough knowledge of the fundamental principles and theories of professional archeology. Resume should demonstrate a combination of post-graduate professional knowledge and field experience regarding application of laws and regulations, field techniques, and survey/investigation processes and procedures.
Proficient with all aspects of archaeological research and reporting, including research design, mitigation plans, fieldwork, and report writing.
Have a thorough understanding of most standard computer programs, especially MS Windows OS and Office software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
The successful candidate must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date. The successful candidate must be legally eligible to work in the United States by proposed start date. CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.
Highly qualified candidates will possess prior professional work experience in the Mojave Desert and/or Great Basin regions
Highly qualified candidates will be able to identify artifacts and cultural features in the field.
Qualifications meeting the Secretary of Interior’s professional qualification standards in Archaeology (36 CFR, part 61) are desirable.
Register of Professional Archaeologist (RPA) certified candidates are encouraged to apply.
The most highly qualified candidates will possess excellent organizational skills and the ability to work with a wide range of data, experience performing tasks under tight deadlines and managing shifting priorities, and the ability to work independently, maintain flexibility, and manage simultaneous workloads of multiple tasks.
Excellent technical writing skills are strongly preferred.
Ability to act with diplomacy and discretion at all organizational levels with excellent judgment, interpersonal, and communication skills is highly desirable.
Experience with GPS data collection and GIS map production, use of other GIS software and technologies (including the full suite of ESRI products such as ArcMap, ArcPro, ArcGIS Online, Collector, and AvenzaMaps) is also highly desirable.
Demonstrated familiarity with military culture and its established lines of authority, procedures, and protocols is beneficial.
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Annual salary range $45,000 – $65,000. These are 12-month Professional positions with benefits and possibility of extension up to 2-years.
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/.
CEMML is a research, education and service unit at Colorado State University (CSU). To learn more about CEMML’s contributions to land management, our mission, vision, and values, visit http://www.cemml.colostate.edu/.
Prospective candidates should apply online at https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/92517 .
Apply no later than October 4, 2021 for full consideration; position closes on October 15.
See a complete listing of open CEMML positions at http://www.cemml.colostate.edu. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. A complete application consists of:
1) Statement of Qualifications (one-page letter addressing each qualification described in announcement)
3) References – please include within your application contact information for 2 professional references including at least one supervisor.