Cultural Resource Specialist - Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) - CEMML


POSTED BY: Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands


Cultural Resource Specialist

A Cultural Resource Specialist position is being advertised with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) to provide technical, strategic, evaluation, and planning support and expertise in the areas of cultural resources management and tribal relations for the Air Force Civil Engineer Command (AFCEC) Environmental Quality Branch. This position will be duty-stationed at Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) and will provide on-site technical support to AFCEC subject matter expert (SME) and Subject Matter Specialists (SMSs) in the development of technical tools and guidance to support the Air Force Cultural Resources Program. Temporary telework arrangements may be considered, but are subject to being modified or discontinued immediately upon written notice.  Relocation expenses may be available; conditions apply. 

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The Cultural Resource Specialist will provide expert technical, policy, and planning advice to AFCEC SME and SMSs regarding strategic evaluation, planning, and implementation of current Executive Orders, as well as DoD, and U.S. Air Force mandated environmental goals and objectives. This may entail complex studies and analyses to evaluate adequacy and alignment of current and future efforts and activities that have implications for compliance with cultural resource statutes and regulations. The Cultural Resource Specialist may assist SME and SMSs in defining and describing policy options, including enterprise-wide environmental aspects and targets to improve program goals and objectives. This will entail consistent monitoring of DoD and Air Force initiatives related to cultural resource issues in order to provide informed analysis and advice to SME and SMSs. Other tasks may include, but are not limited to, developing recommendations for execution strategies and improvement to policies and guidance documents, including the Air Force Cultural Resources Management Playbook, Integrated Cultural Resources Management Plan (ICRMP) guidance documents, guidance governing government-to-government tribal relations and Installation Tribal Relations Plans (ITRPs), etc. Cultural Resource support tasks may also include briefings, presentations, and memoranda for AFCEC/CZTQ management deliberations and decisions; assisting with Air Force biannual environmental data call and the annual Environmental Management Review; evaluating and recommending improvements to evaluation metrics and Historic Facility Inventory data; as well as assisting with meeting coordination, drafting meeting materials and minutes, data consolidation, and developing Cultural Resources briefing slides.



·         MS/MA in anthropology/archaeology, history, architectural history, or closely related field with knowledge and experience in cultural resource management and historic preservation planning is required, plus 5 or more years of relevant experience.

·         Must meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards (36 CFR 61) to be considered.

·         Experience working in highly structured organizations such as governmental agencies, the military, or corporations with clearly established lines of authority, procedures, and protocols.

·         Prior experience conducting complex studies and analyses and presenting divergent professional cultural resource opinions.

·         Demonstrated knowledge working with U.S. federal historic preservation laws and regulations that govern federal historic preservation requirements and tribal consultation, and have demonstrated experience carrying out consultation and compliance activities under those regulations.

·         Experience consulting with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) and State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPOs).

·         Have a thorough understanding of most standard computer programs.

·         Excellent written communication skills.

·         Must have, or be able to obtain, a Department of Defense Common Access Card (CAC) and be eligible to obtain a Secret Clearance.



·         Demonstrated experience acting with diplomacy and discretion at all organizational levels, work with a wide range of information, organize details, and meet deadlines.

·         Experience supporting Regional- or Headquarters-level Cultural Resource programs.

·         Experience developing and providing program oversight and execution is helpful.

·         The most highly qualified candidates will demonstrate knowledge of cultural resource issues on U.S. military installations and extensive knowledge of Department of Defense and U.S. Air Force policies and processes related to cultural resources management, as gained through working for, or with, the Department of Defense.

·         Demonstrated knowledge and experience conducting consultation in support of federal historic preservation laws, regulations, and policies, including the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Archaeological Resources and Protection Act (ARPA), Native American Graves and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), and 36 CFR 800.

·         A high degree of analytic acumen, initiative, and resourcefulness; proven leadership skills and team- building capabilities; and excellent oral and written communication skills are desirable.

·         Previous experience writing high-level briefing packages suitable for presentation to military leaders is highly desirable.

·         Experience with IWIMS, ACES or TRIRIGA; Air Force eDash; and/or other DoD databases; as well as SharePoint systems is beneficial.

·         Current Secret clearance or clearance within the last 10 years is also beneficial.

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Annual salary range: $90,000 - $100,000.  This is a 12-month Administrative Professional position with the possibility of extension for up to six years.


How to apply:

Interested applicants apply online at no later than October 19, 2020 for full consideration.


We do 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. CEMML/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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