Topic ID #35976 - posted 7/31/2015 1:38 PM

Architectural Historian/Historic Preservation Specialist



An Architectural Historian/Historic Preservation Specialist (Research Associate III Special) position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). This position is located at Hill Air Force Base in Layton, Utah providing support for the Cultural Resources Management (CRM) program.  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.




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



The primary duties include assisting the Cultural Resources Program Manager in the following: conducting effects assessment of built-environment resources pursuant to compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), as amended; historical and archival research; inventory and National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) evaluations of architectural and engineered resources to satisfy the Air Force’s obligations under Section 110 of the NHPA; review and/or preparation of historic resources survey reports, NRHP eligibility evaluations, State historic building inventory forms, and Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record (HABS/HAER) documentation; negotiating, developing, and implementing creative mitigation; developing historic preservation plans and cultural resources management plans; technical writing; and National Environmental Policy Act support.   The incumbent will be responsible for the following:

  • Working in conjunction with AF liaison/program managers to oversee the built-environment component of the Hill AFB CRM Program
  • Reviewing and/or inspecting  work for quality, accuracy, and completeness
  • Analyzing, summarizing, and/or reviewing data
  • Reporting findings, interpreting results, and/or making recommendations
  • Writing reports, articles, or related material based on research, investigation, or analysis
  • Conducting inspections and surveys of buildings and structures located on Hill AFB or on property under AF control
  • Ensuring compliance with applicable federal and/or state laws, regulations, and/or Air Force and Department of Defense rules, standards, and guidelines, etc.








The successful candidate must be able to walk over uneven terrain and work in inclement weather on occasion.     




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. A Master’s degree in History, Architectural History, Architecture, or a closely related field is necessary.  The successful candidate must meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards for history and/or architectural history (36 CFR Part 61).  The incumbent must have documented experience in the following: conducting historical and archival research; analyzing historical data; conducting architectural surveys and evaluations; and synthesizing and writing up the results of research (e.g., building and structure inventories and evaluations; HABS; HAER; and Historic American Landscapes Survey [HALS] documentation; NRHP and state register forms; historic contexts).  A thorough understanding of Sections 106 and 110 of the NHPA is also necessary.  The successful candidate must be proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite, and must have or be able to obtain a valid driving license.



Ten years of related experience is preferred. Experience conducting historic architectural investigations on U.S. military installation is a plus.



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.  Range $63,000 - $65,000.  Continuation of the position is dependent on the receipt of funding from the sponsor for Architectural Historian/Historic Preservation Specialist efforts at Hill AFB, UT.



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 9% matching.   For more information on Administrative Professional benefits, visit



Prospective candidates should apply online at Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered.  Apply no later than August 16, 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 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)

5)    References (contact information for professional references, including at least one supervisor)

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


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


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POSITION #: 018127.0001


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