Job Details

Archaeologist - Guam

  2022-06-27     Colorado State University     NAVFAC Marianas  

Archaeologist - Guam

Employee Benefits

Colorado State University (CSU) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas: &

Description of Work Unit

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 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

LOCATION: This position is duty stationed at NAVFAC Marianas, Joint Region Marianas headquarters on the island of Guam, a self-governing territory of the United States located 3,300 miles west of Hawaii and 1,500 miles east of the Philippines. Guam averages 86 degrees (F) year-round with a multitude of activities, including diving and snorkeling at Tumon Bay Marine Park, sky diving, beautiful hiking trails; as well as three shopping malls and four movie theaters. Joint Region Marianas (JRM) was established in 2009 as the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force on Guam combined headquarters. The Department of the Navy manages thousands of known terrestrial (and submerged) cultural resources on Guam and within the JRM AOR, including Chamorro (prehistoric), Spanish-era, and World War II era historic properties retaining a high degree of historical integrity.

Position Summary

A field Archaeologist will be duty stationed on Guam to provide on-site technical support and assistance to the Joint Region Marianas (JRM) Cultural Resources Manager (CRM) and actions related to the Programmatic Agreement between the Commander, Joint Region Marianas and the Guam State Historic Preservation Officer, Regarding Military Training and Testing on and within the Surrounding Waters of the Island of Guam, including research and assessment of potential impacts to cultural resources by military training and testing within the JRM Area of Responsibility (AOR). In fulfillment of this objective, the Archaeologist will conduct quarterly impact assessments, literature searches and data gathering, archaeological inventory surveys, archaeological testing, National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) evaluations, data recovery, monitoring, and support annual meetings with stakeholders.

This position requires excellent interpersonal skills, collaboration, flexibility, and diplomacy. The successful incumbent will provide cultural resource inventory and evaluation technical support, review and assessment of impacts on archaeological sites and historic properties, and coordinate with project proponents and managers, as well as Installation GIS Managers. Relocation expenses may be available; conditions apply.

Required Job Qualifications • Bachelor’s degree in anthropology, archaeology, or closely related field.

• Minimum of three (3) years of post-graduate professional archeological work experience that demonstrates a thorough knowledge of the fundamental principles and theories of professional archeology.

• Professional expertise in the National Register of Historic Places Evaluation Criteria for determining eligibility for listing as outlined in 36CFR 60.4.

• Proficient in archaeological research, including research design, mitigation plans, fieldwork, analysis, and report and site form preparation.

• Have a thorough understanding of most standard computer programs.

• Previous work experience in a highly structured, hierarchical workplace with a well-defined chain of command.

• The successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the United States by the proposed start date. CEMML will not provide sponsorship for this position.

• Ability to pass a federal background check in order to obtain a DoD Common Access Card (CAC).

• Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date.

Preferred Job Qualifications • Highly qualified candidates will demonstrate expertise and knowledge working with U.S. federal historic preservation laws and regulations that govern cultural resource management, including the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Archeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA) and Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA).

• Previous archeological field experience in the Pacific region, particularly the Mariana Islands, is highly desirable.

• Ability to adequately learn and apply local regulations and laws pertaining to the management and protection of cultural properties in Guam.

• Meet the Secretary of Interior’s professional qualification standards in Archaeology (36 CFR, part 61).

• Experience conducting Phase IA, IB and II field investigations and authoring reports and other documentation for state and local level review.

• Demonstrated familiarity with military culture and its established lines of authority, procedures, and protocols is beneficial.

• Working experience with ESRI ArcGIS/ArcGIS Pro software, Arc Catalog software, ESRI ArcGIS Online. Sound GIS dataset management skills.

• Familiarity with agreement documents such as Programmatic Agreements (PA) and/or Memorandum of Agreements (MOA).

• Excellent written communication and organizational skills and the ability to work with a wide range of data and meet deadlines.

• Ability to act with diplomacy and discretion at all organizational levels with excellent judgment, adaptability, interpersonal, and communication skills is highly desirable.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than 6/27/2022 for full consideration at Mailed or emailed applications will not be accepted.

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 birth dates from application materials. A complete application consists of:

Statement of Qualifications (one-page letter addressing each qualification described in the announcement) uploaded in the ‘Cover Letter’ slot.


References – please include within your application contact information for 3 professional references including at least one supervisor.

References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver’s License

Search Contact Amanda Wallander,

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity and equal access institution and 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.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715,

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836,

The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836,

Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks for the finalist before a final offer. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

To apply:

Do not contact this company in solicitation of any product or service.

apply below | save job

Apply for this Job

Please use the APPLY HERE link below to view additional details and application instructions.

Apply Here

Back to Search

Want an email alert with jobs like this one? Sign up today!