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Posted: 07/18/2014

Fort Monroe Authority
Heritage Assets

In its long history, Fort Monroe has witnessed some of our nation’s most significant events. Located at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay you can enjoy the panoramic waterfront views, nature trails, historic homes and buildings, restaurants and beaches. Today, through a partnership between the National Park Service, Fort Monroe Authority, City of Hampton and the United States Army, Fort Monroe is a wonderful place to live, work, play and learn.

Archeaology & Environmental Coordinator
Professional Opportunity
Fort Monroe, VA
$35,000-38,000 based on experience
Open Until

Archaeology and Environmental Coordinator

Department:              Heritage Assets

FSLA status:              Exempt, FTE

Work conditions:       Office and field environments at historic fort, residential, commercial and special use buildings, including construction work sites, not ADA accessible.   Moderate lifting.  Regular 40 hour workweek, 8:30 AM 5:00 PM, and as otherwise required for emergencies, special events, etc.

Salary:                 $35,000-$38,000 annually based on experience, full state benefits.

Reports to:         Director of Heritage Assets and Fort Monroe Historic Preservation Officer, Fort Monroe Authority (FMA)

Posting closes:           Monday, August 18


The Archaeology and Environmental Coordinator is a professional position reporting to the Director of Heritage Assets.  This new position at the Authority will join FMAs growing team.  Fort Monroe resources include one large archaeological site, a moated fort, over one hundred-forty (140) historic buildings, a public museum, wetlands, eight (8) miles of shore and live oak arboreta.  Grounds and surrounding environs are used by daily visitors, public programs and special events.  Working with the Director of Heritage Assets, the Coordinator will collaborate with local, state and federal partners to manage the heritage assets (cultural and natural resources) in the Authoritys purview.  The Authoritys heritage stewardship responsibilities are governed by multiparty Programmatic Agreement (PA) and state-level Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) documents available on the FMAs website: http://www.fmauthority.com/about/the-fort-monroe-authority/historic-preservation/. The Coordinator may rely on extensive onsite archives available at Fort Monroes Casemate Museum to understand and protect these resources. 


Responsibilities of Archaeology and Environmental Coordinator:

  1. Assists Director of the Heritage Assets Department to prepare plans for and manage the archaeological and environmental programs as required by all applicable laws, regulations and legally binding agreements.  Ensures compliance with the same.
  2. Manages other programs in the FMAs Environmental Management System, including pollution prevention, sedimentation and erosion control, and spill prevention and response.
  3. Monitors natural resources present at the site and prepares plans for managing the same to include wetlands, fisheries, wildlife, and natural areas.
  4. Operates software programs such as ESRIs ArcMap using the FMAs geographic information system (GIS) to locate, describe and quantify the historic and natural resources under the FMAs management.  Provides support to FMA special projects.
  5. Conducts research needed to assess, plan for and manage heritage assets using archives, libraries and museums in the Fort Monroe locale and at state and federal repositories. 
  6. Prepares studies, reports, plans and presentations appropriate to the Authoritys status as a public instrument of the Commonwealth of Virginia AND/OR reviews and directs studies, reports and plans prepared for the Authority by consultants for consistency with the FMAs mission and compliance requirements.
  7. Represents and communicates the FMAs core values of heritage stewardship using appropriate media (i.e., publications, presentations, written reports, fact sheets, databases, social media, etc.).
  8. Collaborates with Casemate Museum and others on education and enrichment programs.
  9. Reports regularly to the Director of Heritage Assets.
  10. Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Minimum of a Bachelors Degree and experience in the following or related fields:  archaeology, anthropology, environmental science, geography, historic preservation, natural resource management.
  • Minimum of 2 years in appropriate field(s).
  • Knowledge of state and federal laws and experience applying state and federal regulations for one or more of the following: National Historic Preservation Act (especially Section 106), federal and Virginia Antiquities Acts, Archaeological Resources Protection Act, National Environmental Policy Act, the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for Archeological Documentation and the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.

How to apply
This posting will close on Monday, August 18, 2014. To apply please forward a copy of your resume, cover letter and FMA Job Application (available on website at www.fmauthority.com) to: Joan F. Baker Human Resources Manager jbaker@fmauthority.com Or mail to: Joan F. Baker Human Resources Manager 151 Bernard Road Fort Monroe, VA 23651 Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Joan Baker
Phone: 7576908073
Fax: 1.888.331.3613
151 Bernard Road
Fort Monroe, VA 23651

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