Two seasonal archaeologist positions

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Fort Polk 71459 Fort Polk , LA
United States
31° 7' 14.8836" N, 93° 10' 4.5336" W
Louisiana US


Two seasonal archaeologist positions, one experienced archaeological crew chief and one experienced archaeological field technician, are available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) for the Winter-Spring 2013 field season to support technical services to the Department of Defense at Fort Polk, Louisiana.


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 Polk is a nearly 200,000 acre United States Army installation in the Vernon Parish County located approximately 7 miles east of Leesville, Louisiana, and 20 miles north of DeRidder, Louisiana. In the Vernon Parish County, you can find and abundance of recreational opportunities including golf courses, parks, museums, lakes, and excellent educational opportunities.


Under the general direction of the CEMML lead archaeologist at Fort Polk, these positions will conduct archaeological field work involving archaeological inventory survey operations on various tracts of military training lands. Many of these tracts are in remote areas with difficult access. Work will involve both surface walk-over and systematic sub-surface shovel testing techniques, along with maintaining daily field records of all work completed as well as detailed site recording of all archaeological sites encountered. All field work must follow the field standards for Louisiana (LA) Division of Archaeology and follow their Phase I Archaeological Survey Standards as they pertain to the Fort Polk Military Reservation. A copy of these standards will be made available to the successful candidates once a job offer has been made. Additional duties may include assistance with the Fort Polk site monitoring program or other program management tasks.

DURATION: The positions will work approximately 4.5 months (780 hours) starting January 2013, contingent upon the availability of funding.  Crews typically work a field session of five consecutive 8-hour days, with weekends off, for a 40-hour work week.

LIVING CONDITIONS: Must have local (Leesville-Deridder) or regional (SW Louisiana) residency for commuting purposes. No per diem expenses will be paid for these positions.


Crew Leader Minimum Requirements - BA/BS in anthropology or archaeology, including completion of archaeological field school, and three years of crew chief experience. M.A. in anthropology/archaeology preferred. Must have or be able to obtain a valid driver’s license.

Crew Member Minimum Requirements - Completion of junior year in an Anthropology degree program with emphasis in archaeology or completion of archaeological field school. Must have or be able to obtain a valid driver’s license.

* Preferred applicants will have knowledge of North American prehistory and Gulf Coast archaeology and have previous archaeological field experience.

* Applicants must be able to walk long distances in adverse terrain and weather conditions, carrying all necessary supplies and equipment.

* Applicants must be extremely flexible, be able to work well with others, and possess a positive attitude.


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.


The crew leader will earn $15.62/hour and the crew member will earn $13.61/hour based on qualifications and experience.


Please read all instructions. Applications may be emailed, faxed, or mailed. Application packets must include: 1) cover letter indicating position of interest and previous experience and levels of responsibility; 2) resume; 3) copy of college transcripts; and 4) name and daytime phone number for three references including one current or former supervisor. Transcripts do not need to be official, sealed, or sent from college. All application materials must be received by close of business on Wednesday, 2-JAN-2013. Incomplete applications cannot be considered. Qualified applicants may be contacted after the closing date to schedule a telephone interview. Submit all application materials to the following address:

Mr. Stephen A. Sherman

Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands

Campus Delivery 1490, Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO 80523-1490

TEL: 970-491-3209; FAX: 970-491-2713; E-MAIL: Stephen.Sherman@Colostate.EDU

For more information, contact Steve Sherman at the telephone number or e-mail address indicated above.

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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