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Project Archaeologist - Portland, OR

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Prospective candidates should apply for the position via the jobs.colostate.edu website. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than November 26, 2017, for full consideration. 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) 4) Degree Conferral (copy of diploma if transcripts do not include confirmation that degree was awarded) uploaded in the 'Other' slot. 5) References (contact information for professional references including at least one supervisor, references will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates)

Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Working Title Project Archaeologist - Portland, OR
Research Professional Position Yes
Posting Number 201700856AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Number of Vacancies 1
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range $53,000-$55,000
Desired Start Date 12/17/2017
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Posting Date
Open Until Filled Yes
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 11/26/2017
Description of Work Unit

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.

Position Summary

A Project Archaeologist position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) to provide support for the Cultural Resource Management Program. This position is located at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District Office, Portland, Oregon.

This position will provide support at up to 25 Operating Project Locations on the Columbia and Willamette River Basins, The Rogue River Basin and Coastal Channels and Harbors, located in the states of Oregon and Washington. Responsibilities include but are not limited to conducting archeological survey and evaluation. Supervising field support and technicians for survey and evaluation activities. This includes project area survey, testing, documentation of cultural resources with field notes and photographs, preparation of reports that include recommendations to the District Archeologist regarding National Register Eligibility, monitoring of existing sites, and preparation of appropriate State Historic Preservation Office site forms. Provide small-scale identification surveys of archaeological and architectural resources and archaeological site evaluations for National Register of Historic Places (NHPA) eligibility. Support all aspects of integrated cultural resources management in compliance with Federal preservation law (including but not limited to NHPA Sections 106 and 110, NAGPRA, ARPA, etc.) governing the protection and preservation of historic properties with the least impact on the Corps’ mission. Prepare and provide written reports, site form documentation and updates and other correspondence as requested. Provide technical input for the preparation of Section 110 compliance documents, site forms, information papers, monitoring reports, National Register 10-900 nomination forms, and management plans. Maintain electronic and paper records and files, and provide input to maintain Geographic Information System (GIS) data related to cultural resources. The candidate shall utilize, maintain existing and create new GIS layer data in ArcGIS.

Required Job Qualifications

1) The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the United States by proposed start date. CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.

2) Bachelor’s Degree in archaeology, anthropology, or closely related field with archaeology or anthropology emphasis and five years of post-graduation professional experience are required.

3) Experience with GPS/GIS and Access database is required. Demonstrated knowledge of Pacific Northwest U.S. prehistory and history the ability to conduct archaeological site analysis, survey and data recovery, report preparation, and presentation is necessary.

4) The successful candidate must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date.

Preferred Job Qualifications

1) Master’s Degree in archaeology, anthropology, or closely related field with archaeology or anthropology emphasis and two years of post-graduation professional experience are preferred.

2) Excellent oral and written communication skills are helpful.

Diversity Statement

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

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Cultural Resource Management
Duty/Responsibility

Provide support at up to 25 Operating Project Locations on the Columbia and Willamette River Basins, The Rogue River Basin and Coastal Channels and Harbors, located in the states of Oregon and Washington.

Conduct archeological survey, evaluation, and monitoring as needed. Supervise, direct and manage field support and technicians for the survey and evaluation activities. This includes project area survey, documented with field notes and photographs, preparation of reports that include recommendations to the District Archeologist regarding National Register Eligibility, monitoring of existing sites, and preparation of appropriate State Historic Preservation Office site forms.

Provide small-scale identification surveys of archaeological and architectural resources and archaeological site evaluations for National Register of Historic Places eligibility. The determinations will be for sites, buildings or structures that may be affected by projects identified during the environmental impact review process.

Support all aspects of integrated cultural resources management in compliance with Federal preservation law governing the protection and preservation of historic properties with the least impact on the Corps’ mission. The candidate shall capture location information regarding area inventories, shovel test pits, and other relevant data on government provided equipment.

Prepare and provide written reports, site form documentation and updates and other correspondence as requested throughout the period of performance. Reporting will include: providing technical input for the preparation of Section 110 compliance documents, site forms, information papers, monitoring reports, National Register 10-900 nomination forms, and management plans. Cultural resource reports will meet (State Historic Preservation Office) SHPO standards.

Investigate, report, and consult on known sites, late discoveries and inadvertent finds, and review artifact curation and monitoring as well as visit sites and record data on the condition of cultural sites.

Percentage Of Time 55%
Job Duty Category Research
Duty/Responsibility

Gather existing cultural data from SHPO, and from US Forest Service for co-managed lands.

Percentage Of Time 25%
Job Duty Category Data Management
Duty/Responsibility

Maintain electronic and paper records and files, and provide input to maintain Geographic Information System (GIS) data related to cultural resources. The candidate shall utilize, maintain existing and create new GIS layer data in ArcGIS (and update data as it becomes available) to prepare project maps to reflect cultural resources operations.

Percentage Of Time 20%

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

Prospective candidates should apply for the position via the jobs.colostate.edu website. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than November 26, 2017, for full consideration. 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)
4) Degree Conferral (copy of diploma if transcripts do not include confirmation that degree was awarded) uploaded in the ‘Other’ slot.
5) References (contact information for professional references including at least one supervisor, references will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates)

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver’s License
Search Contact Sabrina Broderick, WCNR_HR@mail.colostate.edu
EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. 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.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

References Requested

References Requested

Minimum Requested 3
Maximum Requested 3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please affirm your knowledge that this position is physically located in Portland, OR.
    • Yes

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Unofficial Transcripts
  3. Resume or CV
Optional Documents
  1. Official Transcripts
  2. Other