Field Archaeologist/Editorial Specialist (Riley/Field Arch/Editorial Spec/1/1/13)

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


Fort Riley KS
United States
Kansas US


A Field Archaeologist/Editorial Specialist (Research Associate II Special) position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands. This position is located at Fort Riley, Kansas.


The Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands is a research, education and service unit within the Warner College of Natural Resources at 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


Fort Riley is an approximately 100,000-acre United States Army installation located in Kansas. Fort Riley is located near the towns of Junction City and Manhattan, Kansas. Junction City is a growing city of over 20,000 and maintains its small town atmosphere. Manhattan has a population of over 50,000 and is the home to Kansas State University. Fort Riley and the surrounding areas have access to  recreational, cultural, educational, and leisure opportunities.


Responsibilities for this position will include assisting the Cultural Resources Program staff by planning for and conducting Section 106 and 110 archaeological surveys, site evaluations for eligibility for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places, and mitigation of archaeological sites that may be in conflict with Army missions. The successful candidate will also assist in the planning and implementing of archaeological policies and procedures and the Integrated Cultural Resources Management Plan, with the routine field mapping of archaeological sites and features using total station and GPS devices, and with artifact processing/analysis tasks on cultural materials recovered in field work. The incumbent will write and contribute to the timely production of final reports on work accomplished and will conduct research on historic documents, tax records, and maps.


A BS/BA in anthropology, history, or closely related field, plus three years of professional experience in archaeology and cultural resources management, is required. Candidates must have a demonstrated knowledge of archaeological survey methodology, site testing methodology, and field data recording. The ability to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions and rugged terrain with minimum supervision, as well as experience with Microsoft Office, are a must. Candidates must have or be able to obtain a valid driver’s license. The successful candidate must demonstrate U.S. employment eligibility; CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.


An MS/MA in anthropology, history, or closely related field is preferred. Experience with historic and Plains archaeology and experience with directing archaeological surveys, determinations of eligibility for listing in the National Register of Historic Places, analysis of archaeological materials, and conducting basic research is a plus. Demonstrated knowledge of Sections 106 and 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (as amended), 36 CFR 800, Archeological Resources Protection Act, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, Army Regulation 200-1, and other pertinent laws and regulations governing historic properties is desired. Preference will be given to applicants with experience writing, preparing, and/or contributing to archaeological surveys and site examination reports.


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: $35,000 - $37,000.  Continuation of the position is dependent on the receipt of funding from the sponsor for Field Archaelogist/Editorial Specialist efforts at Fort Riley.


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 no later than January 1, 2013, 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 (cover letter addressing each minimum and desirable criterion in announcement)
  2. CV (resume)
  3. Transcripts (for each degree earned that is listed under qualifications unless announcement specifies that years of experience are allowed to be substituted)
  4. Degree Conferral (if transcripts do not include confirmation that degree was awarded, include a copy of diploma)
  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.

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POSITION #: Riley/Field Arch/Editorial Spec/1/1/13

Institution or Company offering position: 
Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands
Contact Name: 
CEMML Human Resources