A qualified Cultural Resources/GIS Specialist will be duty stationed on Guam to provide on-site technical support and assistance to the Joint Region Marianas (JRM) Cultural Resources Manager (CRM) and actions related to the Programmatic Agreement between the Commander, Joint Region Marianas and the Guam State Historic Preservation Officer, Regarding Military Training and Testing on and within the Surrounding Waters of the Island of Guam, including research and assessment of potential impacts to cultural resources by military training and testing within the JRM Area of Responsibility (AOR). In fulfillment of this objective, the Cultural Resources/GIS Specialist will develop, maintain, and provide GIS data and maps; as well as conduct quarterly impact assessments, literature searches and data gathering, archaeological inventory surveys, and monitoring.
This position requires excellent interpersonal skills, collaboration, flexibility, and diplomacy. The successful incumbent will provide cultural resource and GIS technical support, review and assessment of impacts on archaeological sites and historic properties, and coordinate with project proponents and managers, as well as Installation GIS Managers. Relocation expenses may be available; conditions apply.
LOCATION: This position is duty stationed at NAVFAC Marianas, Joint Region Marianas headquarters on the island of Guam, a self-governing territory of the United States located 3,300 miles west of Hawaii and 1,500 miles east of the Philippines. Guam averages 86 degrees (F) year-round with a multitude of activities, including diving and snorkeling at Tumon Bay Marine Park, sky diving, beautiful hiking trails; as well as three shopping malls and four movie theaters. Joint Region Marianas (JRM) was established in 2009 as the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force on Guam combined headquarters. The Department of the Navy manages thousands of known terrestrial (and submerged) cultural resources on Guam and within the JRM AOR, including Chamorro (prehistoric), Spanish-era, and World War II era historic properties retaining a high degree of historical integrity.
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• Bachelor’s degree in anthropology, archaeology, history, geography, GIS, computer science, or closely related field.
• Minimum of one (1) year of professional work experience with GIS software (i.e. ESRI ArcGIS/ArcGIS Pro 10.x software, Arc Catalog software, ESRI ArcGIS Online) is required. Course work will not be included.
• Minimum of two (2) years of post-graduate, professional work experience that demonstrates knowledge of the fundamental principles and theories of professional archeology.
• Excellent written communication skills and experience with technical report writing.
• Have a thorough understanding of most standard computer programs, especially MS Office suite (including Excel and Access).
• Previous work experience in a highly structured, hierarchical workplace with a well-defined chain of command.
• Previous archeological field experience in the Pacific region, particularly the Mariana Islands, is highly desirable.
• More than 1 year of experience using GIS and managing cultural resources geospatial data including data collection, digitizing, attribution and documentation (metadata) is preferred.
• Experience with and knowledge of best data management practices, specifically within relational databases and/or file geodatabases is desirable.
• Highly qualified candidates will demonstrate expertise and knowledge working with U.S. federal historic preservation laws and regulations that govern cultural resource management, including the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Archeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA) and Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) is particularly desired.
• Experience with consulting and obtaining data from State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO).
• Professional expertise in National Register of Historic Places Evaluation Criteria for determining eligibility for listing as outline in 36CFR 60.4.
• Demonstrated familiarity with military culture and its established lines of authority, procedures, and protocols is beneficial.
• Experienced in all aspects of archaeological research, including research design, mitigation plans, fieldwork, analysis, and report and site form preparation is preferred.
• Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work independently with a wide range of data and meet deadlines.
• Ability to act with diplomacy and discretion at all organizational levels with excellent judgment, interpersonal, and communication skills is highly desirable.
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Annual salary range $53,000 – $66,000
HOW TO APPLY
Prospective candidates should apply online at https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/93166 . Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply by November 1, 2021 for full consideration; position closes on November 15, 2021.
A complete application consists of:
• Statement of Qualifications (one page letter addressing each qualification described in announcement)
• References (contact information for three professional references, including at least one supervisor)
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