Topic ID #35636 - posted 4/24/2015 12:22 PM

Archaeologist - Eglin AFB, Florida

CEMML Human Resources


An Archaeologist (Research Associate II Special) 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 Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.



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



Eglin Air Force Base (AFB) is a United States Air Force base stretching over 724 square miles of land area and over 123,000 square miles of water ranges in the Gulf of Mexico. Eglin AFB is located in Okaloosa County in northwestern Florida near the towns of Crestview, Fort Walton Beach, Valparaiso, and Niceville. These cities provide a variety of comfortable homes, schools, recreational facilities, businesses, and access to some of the best beaches in the world.


Provide cultural resources technical support to Eglin Air Force Base Cultural Resource program managers. Review projects as part of the Air Force Environmental Impact Analysis Process. Review for completeness and accuracy all contractors' technical archaeological reports and National Register of Historic Places determinations of eligibility. Design and implement archaeological survey and data recovery projects. Conduct archaeological site assessments to determine impacts to resources. Represent Eglin AFB Cultural Resources Management at public outreach events.



The successful candidate must be able to walk over uneven terrain in inclement weather. The position may also require bending, climbing, and lifting up to 25 pounds.



The successful candidate must demonstrate U.S. employment eligibility; CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.  BS/BA in archaeology, anthropology, or closely related field with archaeology or anthropology emphasis is required. Demonstrated knowledge of southeastern U.S. cultural resource management with the ability to conduct archaeological site analysis, survey and data recovery, report preparation, and presentation is necessary. Must have, or be able to obtain, a valid drivers' license.


MS/MA in archaeology, anthropology, or closely related field with archaeology or anthropology

Emphasis is beneficial. Excellent oral and written communication skills are helpful. Experience with GPS/GIS and Access database is desired. Demonstrated expertise in the application of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and expertise in the application of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is desired. Also, demonstrated knowledge and experience with the Archeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA) and the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act  (NAGPRA) is helpful. Demonstrated knowledge of the nomination process for the National Register of Historic Places and of the application of the criteria for eligibility is beneficial. Experience with cultural resources management on military reservations is desired.



Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.



Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Annual salary range is $44,000 - $46,000.  Continuation of the position is dependent on the receipt of funding from the sponsor for Cultural Resources Management efforts at Eglin AFB, FL.



Colorado State University offers a generous benefits package including 24 days of paid vacation leave, tuition credits, excellent health insurance (including vision and dental), and retirement plans with 10% matching.   For more information on Administrative Professional benefits, visit


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



Prospective candidates should apply online at Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered.  Apply no later than May 3, 2015, 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 addressing each qualification)

2)   Resume

3)  Transcripts (for each degree earned that is listed under qualifications)

4)   Degree Conferral (copy of diploma if conferral is not included on transcripts)

5)   Three professional references, including at least one supervisor (will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates)


Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. 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.


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