Topic ID #34717 - posted 2/3/2015 1:44 AM

Archaeology Technicians - 10 seasonal positions, Fairbanks and Delta Junction, AK

Jennifer Palmer

Archaeology Technicians
Fairbanks and
Delta Junction, Alaska


Ten Seasonal Archaeology Technician positions are available with the Center for Environmental
Management of Military Lands (CEMML). These positions will be located at Fort Wainwright and
Donnelly Training Area, Alaska.


The Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands 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


Work will occur at Fort Wainwright and Donnelly Training Area, both in Interior Alaska. Fort Wainwright
is located on the east side of Fairbanks, Alaska. Fort Wainwright encompasses over 900,000 acres,
including a main post area of 4,470 acres, 8,825 acres of ranges, and over 890,000 acres of military
maneuver areas. Approximately 15,000 people live and work at Fort Wainwright. Fairbanks is the
second largest city in Alaska by population and hosts movie theaters, museums, parks, extensive
hiking and biking paths, Alaska’s largest university, and numerous outdoor recreational activities.
Donnelly Training Area is part of the Fort Wainwright maneuver range and is located near Delta
Junction, Interior Alaska’s agricultural center. Delta Junction is a small town of just under 1,000
residents and is located about 90 miles south of Fairbanks, the closest city. The town has incredible
views and access to the Alaska Range, the Delta, Tanana and Clearwater rivers, and basic services
(groceries, library, and medical clinic). Summertime climate in both locations is typically sunny with
temperatures of 60-90°F.


Under the direction of installation archaeologists, the successful candidates will conduct
archaeological field work that includes monitoring, survey, testing, and data recovery. The work duties
will focus on completing archaeological surveys of proposed project areas and may include evaluation
of sites for National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) eligibility. Technician crews that are based at
Fort Wainwright may also be completing survey projects at Donnelly Training Area.


Successful candidates must demonstrate U.S. employment eligibility; CEMML will not provide visa
sponsorship for this position. Knowledge of North American, Arctic or Sub-Arctic archaeology,
previous Alaskan experience, and/or previous archaeological field experience is a must. Walking long
distances in adverse terrain and weather conditions carrying all necessary supplies and equipment,
and ability to camp in remote areas if needed is required. Successful candidates must be extremely
flexible, work well with others, and possess a positive attitude. A valid driver’s license is preferred.
Crew Leader Additional Requirements: A BA/BS degree in anthropology or archaeology, including
completion of archaeological field school, is required. Graduate work in archaeology is preferred. 

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