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🔗Cultural Resources Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI
  • $89,000-98,000 USD / Year
  • Job Qualifications:

    MA degree in anthropology, archaeology, or related field.
    Minimum of two (2) years of professional work experience that demonstrates a thorough knowledge of the fundamental principles and theories of professional archeology.
    Proficient in archaeological research, including research design, fieldwork, analysis, and site form preparation
    Experience authoring reports and other documentation for state and local level review.
    Have a thorough understanding of most standard computer programs.
    Experience communicating technical information clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
    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 authorized to work in the U.S. by proposed start date; CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.

  • How to Apply:

    Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than June 10, 2024, for full consideration. Mailed or emailed applications will not be accepted.

    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 birth dates from application materials. A complete application consists of:
    – Statement of Qualifications (one-page letter addressing each qualification described in the announcement) uploaded in the ‘Cover Letter’ slot.
    – Resume
    – References – please include within your application contact information for 3 professional references including at least one supervisor. References will not be contacted without prior notification to candidates.
    CSU is committed to full inclusion of qualified individuals. If you are needing assistance or accommodations with the search process, please reach out to the listed search contact.

Website Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML)

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. To learn more about CEMML’s contributions to land management, our mission, vision, and values, visit http://www.cemml.colostate.edu/.

A Cultural Resources Specialist (Professional Contributor II) position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) to provide on-site program support for Commander, Navy Region Hawaii. This position will be duty-stationed at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) on the Island of Oahu. Relocation expenses are available; conditions apply.

The Cultural Resources Specialist is expected to function as part of a team that supports Navy Region Hawaii’s (CNRH) cultural resources management and compliance tasks. The position requires a combination of office and field activities to assess potential effects of proposed undertakings. This position requires excellent interpersonal skills, collaboration, flexibility, and diplomacy. The Cultural Resources Specialist will provide cultural resource management and evaluation technical support, review and asses impacts on archaeological sites and historic properties, and coordinate with project proponents and managers.

The primary duties include assisting Navy Region Hawaii in the following: perform background and archival research; assess potential effects of proposed undertakings; review and/or prepare reports, NRHP eligibility evaluations, and site forms; and assist in the development of mitigation and/or treatment plans.

Must be able to communicate and interact with internal/external staff, Navy officials, seamen, airmen, and the public in a professional manner. Work requires a high degree of independent judgment/decision making, technical writing and organizational skills, attention to detail, and people skills.

LOCATION: Commander Navy Region Hawaii is the regional coordinator for all shore-based naval personnel and shore activities in Hawaii. Navy Region Hawaii at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam provides key services to maintain the safety and vital infrastructure that allows the Navy to operate efficiently in Hawaii. Pearl Harbor was established as a U.S. Naval Base in 1908 and is listed as a National Historic Landmark for its contribution to the rise of the U.S. as a major power in the Pacific and the crucial role it played in World War II, beginning with the December 7, 1941 attack.

Work location is dependent on the needs of the partner/project/role. In some instances, positions may require staff to be fully in-person. In other instances, hybrid or remote arrangements may be possible.

Benefits

All NCPE interns received an hourly stipend, the rate is listed at each position description. Additionally, interns receive paid time off (PTO), paid Federal holidays if working full-time, and access to NCPE's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for career and personal counseling, coaching, and referrals. Project sites may also offer a housing allowance and/or commuting stipend; this information is also listed in the description or offered during the interview.

Eligible NCPE interns who successfully complete their internships may count their position towards earning a Public Land Corps (PLC) Non-Competitive Hiring Authority certificate. To be eligible to earn a PLC certificate, an intern must be 30 years old or younger (or 35 if a veteran). Once earned, the PLC hiring authority certificate may be used to apply for eligible Federal temporary, term, or permanent positions. Successful completion of a NCPE internship does not guarantee Federal employment. Contact manager@preservenet.org for more details.

Eligibility

To be eligible, applicants must be at least 18 years old, currently enrolled in a degree-seeking academic program at the college level (or recently graduated within the past 12 months), and be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. Interns are not eligible to work more than 1200 hours total in the program; previous interns must stay within this overall limit. The length of an internship can vary from 10 to 30 weeks if full time (40 hours per week) or longer if on a part-time schedule. If selected, the exact starting date will be determined by you and the NPS supervisor. The stipend rate is $17.00 per hour unless otherwise listed.

The successful candidate is responsible for finding and paying for travel to and housing at the internship location; some exceptions apply. The supervising office may be able to assist in locating housing but it is ultimately up to the individual accepting the internship to find accommodation.

The National Council requires all interns working in-person at Federal facilities and/or with Federal employees receive the Covid-19 vaccination. Please be advised that you may also be required to wear a mask, depending on the protocols adopted by your work site. Also be aware that, due to Government-wide security requirements, a background check will be required if you are selected for a position. This will include providing information about recent housing and employment history. The position supervisor will have more information about these requirements and procedures at the time of hiring. You may direct any questions to NCPE's Internship Program Director, Julee Johnson, at manager@preservenet.org.

Please note that interns are not NCPE or NPS employees. Stipends are academic awards and taxes are not withheld, nor are social security contributions made on your behalf. These funds may be taxable, however, so consult a tax preparation professional if you have questions.

How to Apply

You may review NCPE's internship opportunities anytime without registering. Use the search function to find listings by location, keyword, or area of interest/category. Once you identify one or more positions of interest, there is a 3-step application process.

Step 1: Click on the Apply for Job button, then select Universal Application. Click on Register to create a User Account, which requires a username and email. A link will be sent to you from manager@preservenet.org to create a password. We suggest that you add this email to your safe senders list so you don't miss receiving this important link. You will be instructed to Log In to Preservenet using your username or email and password, which will take you back to the Universal Application.

Step 2: The Universal Application is required to apply for all NCPE internships. You fill out this form only once. In addition to contact information, educational status, work history, and experience, it requires two attachments: (1) the 2 most recent years of academic transcripts. These may be unofficial transcripts if official versions are unavailable. A PDF is preferred, labeled Your Your Last Name_Your First Name_Transcript. (2) a resume or CV (curriculum vitae). Please limit to a maximum of 4 pages; 2 pages are preferred. A PDF is preferred but jpg, png, doc, or docx file types are accepted. Label Your Last Name_Your First Name_Resume. This form may be saved as a draft and completed later. Use the link provided to return to the form.

Step 3: Once you submit the Universal Application, you may browse and apply for NCPE internships using the link provided. Complete the application process by clicking on the Apply for job button found at each internship listing and upload the required Essay. Use the essay to explain why you are applying for an internship, including how your interest areas will benefit the National Park Service (NPS) and how the internship will further your studies and career goals. Be as specific as possible; there is a 400-word maximum length. Submit the essay to finish the application for that position. You may apply for a maximum of 6 internships during an application round; there is no limit at other times of the year. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!

Once the deadline for submission has passed, NPS supervisors will review the applications and may contact candidates for a phone interview. Candidates who are not selected will be notified. Please allow about 4 weeks after the deadline before inquiring about the status of your application.

Logging in with a Registered User Account and completing the Universal Application is required to apply for NCPE Internships. Please visit the Universal Application page to register for an account and complete the form. After logging in and completing the form, refreshing this listing will display the Job Application to apply online.