Cultural Resources Specialist-Guam

Mathies,Tom <Tom.Mathies@...>


The Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands at Colorado State University is seeking applicants for a Cultural Resource Specialist to serve as an independent liaison between Department of the Navy (DON) and Guam State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) to assist with coordination, communication, and documentation preparation and review during the construction phase of military buildup on Guam. The successful incumbent will support project review and assessment of impacts on archaeological sites and historic properties, and coordinate with project proponents and managers, as well as other programs/offices. Primary duties include maintaining and updating GIS data to support consultations with SHPO, coordinating with DON personnel/offices to collect and respond to SHPO requests for additional information, and preparing/consolidating project data and information for SHPO review and consultation in accordance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and agency implementing regulations. This position will initially be half-time (20-hours) per week salaried position with possible accretion of duties after 1-year. Relocation expenses may be available; conditions apply.

The successful incumbent is expected to operate as a team member within the SHPO’s Office. This position will be duty stationed at Agana Heights, Guam, which is the largest and most southern island in the Mariana Islands archipelago. The DON manages thousands of known terrestrial (and submerged) cultural resources on Guam and within the Joint Region Marianas Area of Responsibility, including Chamorro (prehistoric), Spanish-era, and World War II era historic properties retaining a high degree of historical integrity.

Required Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in anthropology/archaeology, or closely related field.
  • Minimum of 2 years of related field experience.
  • Have a thorough understanding of most standard computer programs.
  • Demonstrated competency in Geographic Information Systems including ArcGIS software (10.x) and related ESRI products.
  • Previous work experience in a highly structured, hierarchical workplace with a well-defined chain-of-command.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States by proposed start date. CEMML will not provide sponsorship for this position.
  • Ability to pass a federal background check in order to obtain a DoD Common Access Card (CAC).
  • Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date.

Preferred Job Qualifications:

  • Meet the Secretary of Interior’s professional qualification standards in Archaeology (36 CFR, part 61).
  • MA/MS degree in anthropology/archaeology, or closely related field plus at least 2 ½ years full-time professional experience applying the theories, methods, and practices of Archaeology.
  • Highly qualified candidates will demonstrate expertise and knowledge working with U.S. federal historic preservation laws and regulations that govern federal historic preservation requirements; and demonstrated experience carrying out consultation and compliance activities under those regulations.
  • Highly qualified candidates will also possess experience managing complex cultural resources databases (e.g., archaeological sites, accessions, land acquisitions, etc.) appropriate for the scale of a large land-holding agency.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with cultural resource issues on U.S. military installations and knowledge of Department of Defense processes related to historic preservation and cultural resources management is desirable.
  • Working experience with ESRI ArcGIS/ArcGIS Pro software, Arc Catalog software, ESRI ArcGIS Online. Sound GIS dataset management skills.
  • Familiarity with federal Spatial Data Standards (SSFIE) formats.
  • Previous archaeological field experience in the Pacific region, particularly the Mariana Islands, is highly desirable.
  • Excellent technical writing skills are beneficial.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work to a deadline is also beneficial.
  • Ability to act with diplomacy and discretion at all organizational levels with excellent judgment, interpersonal, and communication skills is highly desirable.

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.

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