An Archaeological Technician (Research Associate II Special) positionis available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML).This position will be located at FortWainwright, Alaska. This is a 24-month appointment.
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 scienceto promote the sustainablemanagement of naturaland 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 tosupport resource stewardship. We collaboratewith 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 CEMMLs contributions to land management, our mission, vision, and values, visit http://www.cemml.colostate.edu/.
Fort Wainwright is located nearFairbanks,Alaska, and encompasses over 1.5 million acres of military training lands, including a main post area of 13,000 acres. Approximately 15,000 people live andworkat FortWainwright. Fairbanks isthe second largest city inAlaska by population. Fairbanks hostsmovie theaters, museums, parks, Alaskas largest university, and access to fishing, hunting, native crafts, dog mushing, snowmobiling, skiing, hiking and views of the Alaskan Northern lights. http://www.fairbankschamber.org/
This position will require frequent travel to Donnelly Training Area near Delta Junction, Alaska. Delta Junction is a small town of just under 1,000 residents and is located about 90 miles south of Fairbanks,the closest city. Thetown has incredible viewsand accessto the Alaska Range, the Delta,Tanana, andClearwater rivers, and basic services(groceries, library, and medical clinic). Summertime climate in both locations is typically sunny with temperatures of 60-90°F.
The incumbent will assist Fort Wainwrights archaeologist in ensuring Army compliance with cultural resources laws, primarily Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). The employee will assist with implementing Army policies, procedures, and management plans; review projects to determine impacts to archaeological resources; and complete necessary Section 106 compliance actions, including mitigation and monitoring of impacted resources. The employee will supervise field crews and direct research and fieldwork including surveying, testing, and data recovery necessary for the identification, documentation, evaluation, and reporting of cultural resources, especially archaeological sites. Fieldwork may require extended hours, irregular schedule, and travel to remote locations and overnight camping. Other duties include preparing National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) site evaluations, technical reports, and documents; conducting data analysis; and contributing to research designs. The incumbent will maintain archaeological site inventories, related files, and GIS layers; will analyze and interpret Army s