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🔗Project Archaeologist – Schofield Barracks, Hawaii

Colorado State University - Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands

Title: Project Archaeologist – Schofield Barracks, Hawaii
Location: Schofield Barracks, Hawaii
Full job description:
Full Consideration Application Date: 04/03/2023
Salary Range: $63,000 – $77,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Position Summary:
The Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (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

A Project Archaeologist (Research Associate II) position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) to provide on-site program support for the Cultural Resources Management Program, Environmental Division in the Directorate of Public Works, U.S. Army Garrison, Hawaii (USAG-HI). This position will be duty-stationed at Schofield Barracks on the Island of Oahu. Moving allowance is available; conditions apply.

This position involves a combination of office and field activities. This position functions as part of a team to support the Army’s cultural resources management and compliance tasks, including writing plans and reports, accompanying cultural accesses, conducting archaeological monitoring, site recording, pedestrian survey, data collection and input, implementing data recovery plans, drafting National Register evaluations and other assigned tasks/projects. The Archaeology Field Director will familiarize themselves with installation plans, undertakings, and cultural resources.

The Project Archaeologist will work closely, and in collaboration with, the CEMML Cultural Resources Project Director (Supervisor) and the USAG-HI Cultural Resource Managers (CRMs) and staff assigned to the Environmental Division of the Directorate of Public Works of USAG-HI. This position will serve as a field supervisor for other CEMML Cultural Resources Program staff.

Tasks may include, but are not limited to, inventory and documentation of 25-50 cultural resources annually, reviewing approximately 200 proposed undertakings for National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) compliance purposes, and provide monitoring and protection support for 50-100 known cultural resources.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following: Coordinate scheduling and support from individuals in the U.S. Army, CEMML, and contractors to accomplish fieldwork. Work as the field supervisor of a team of archaeologists and technicians. May be assigned control and coordination of projects under guidance from the CEMML Cultural Resources Project Director and with approval from the USAG-HI CRMs. The Project Archaeologist will also participate in educational and outreach activities.

Must be able to communicate and interact with internal/external staff, Army officials, Soldiers and 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.

Fieldwork may be strenuous and may involve a variety of environmental conditions such as variable weather, temperature and, humidity, dense jungle, high desert, steep slopes, rough terrain, high altitudes, and occasionally subterranean locations (lava tubes, caves, tunnels, bunkers) if authorized by the USAG-HI CRMs in accordance with an approved risk assessment. Travel by helicopter may be required on rare occasions. Must be able to drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle over rough terrain. Conduct fieldwork under strenuous and extreme outdoor conditions. Backpacking day-trips of several hours are commonly required over rough terrain in remote areas at elevations ranging from sea level up to 10,000 feet.

Must attend the U.S. Army UXO safety awareness training prior to working in those areas, and maintain the awareness training annually for the duration of employment.

Beginning Monday, August 16, 2021, Colorado State University has mandated vaccinations against COVID-19. Faculty and staff are required to submit their vaccine status or declare an exemption. More information about the vaccination mandate can be found on the CSU COVID-19 Information & Resources site here,

Required Qualifications:
• BS/BA degree in anthropology, archaeology, historic preservation, history, or related field.
• Minimum of three (3) years of professional work experience in archaeology, including experience in pedestrian archaeological field survey, mapping and recording archaeological sites, and participating in National Register evaluations.
• Familiarity with Federal historic preservation laws and regulations, especially the National Historic Preservation Act, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, and Archaeological Resources Protection Act.
• Working knowledge of cultural resource applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) technology.
• Working knowledge and experienced with use of compass and maps.
• Willingness to work in a highly structured work environment with established lines of authority, procedures, and protocols.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
• Must be physically able to hike up to ten (10) miles per day on rough terrain, and carry and handle equipment weighing up to twenty-five (25) pounds in remote areas at elevations ranging from sea level up to 10,000 feet.
• Must be able to conduct fieldwork under strenuous and extreme outdoor conditions.
• Must possess certification in First Aid/CPR/AED (or be able to obtain within three (3) months from date of hire) and maintain active certification for duration of employment.
• Must be able to drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle over rough terrain.
• 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.

Employee Benefits:
Colorado State University (CSU) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas: &

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