Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands

Portland, Oregon

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $30.00/hour
Required Experience 0 - 1 years


A Temporary Hourly (9-month) Project Archaeologist position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) to provide support for the Cultural Resource Management Program for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District Office. This position is located in Portland, Oregon.


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


  • Provide support at up to 25 Operating Project Locations on the Columbia and Willamette River Basins, The Rogue River Basin and Coastal Channels and Harbors, located in the states of Oregon and Washington.
  • Conduct archeological survey, evaluation, and monitoring as needed. Supervise, direct and manage field support and technicians for the survey and evaluation activities. This includes project area survey, documented with field notes and photographs, preparation of reports that include recommendations to the District Archeologist regarding National Register Eligibility, monitoring of existing sites, and preparation of appropriate State Historic Preservation Office site forms.
  • Provide small-scale identification surveys of archaeological and architectural resources and archaeological site evaluations for National Register of Historic Places eligibility. The determinations will be for sites, buildings or structures that may be affected by projects identified during the environmental impact review process.
  • Support all aspects of integrated cultural resources management in compliance with Federal preservation law governing the protection and preservation of historic properties with the least impact on the Corps’ mission. The candidate shall capture location information regarding area inventories, shovel test pits, and other relevant data on government provided equipment.
  • Prepare and provide written reports, site form documentation and updates and other correspondence as requested throughout the period of performance. Reporting will include: providing technical input for the preparation of Section 110 compliance documents, site forms, information papers, monitoring reports, National Register 10-900 nomination forms, and management plans. Cultural resource reports will meet SHPO standards.
  • Investigate, report, and consult on known sites, late discoveries and inadvertent finds, and review artifact curation and monitoring as well as visit sites and record data on the condition of cultural sites.
  • Gather existing cultural data from SHPO, and from US Forest Service for co-managed lands.
  • Gather existing cultural data from SHPO, and from US Forest Service for co-managed lands.
  • Maintain electronic and paper records and files, and provide input to maintain Geographic Information System (GIS) data related to cultural resources. The candidate shall utilize, maintain existing and create new GIS layer data in ArcGIS (and update data as it becomes available) to prepare project maps to reflect cultural resources operations


The successful candidate must be able to walk over uneven terrain and work in inclement weather. 


  • The successful candidate must demonstrate U.S. employment eligibility; CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position. The successful candidate must demonstrate U.S. employment eligibility; CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in archaeology, anthropology, or closely related field with archaeology or anthropology emphasis and five years of post-graduation professional experience are required.
  • Experience with GPS/GIS and Access database is required. Demonstrated knowledge of Pacific Northwest U.S. prehistory and history, the ability to conduct archaeological site analysis, survey and data recovery, report preparation, and presentation is necessary.
  • Must have, or be able to obtain, a valid driver’s license by employment start date.


  • Master’s Degree in archaeology, anthropology, or closely related field with archaeology or anthropology emphasis and two years of post-graduation professional experience are preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are helpful.
  • Demonstrated expertise in the application of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and expertise in the application of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is desired.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with the Archeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA) and the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) is helpful.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the nomination process for the National Register of Historic Places and of the application of the criteria for eligibility is beneficial.
  • Experience with cultural resources management on Department of Defense lands is desired.


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.


Pay rate is commensurate with experience and qualifications.  The pay rate is $30.00 per hour. 

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.

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

See a complete listing of open CEMML positions at



To apply, please e-mail the following:

(1) A cover letter of application to include order of preferred work locations

(2) Resume

(3) List of three references including one current or former supervisor to:

Stephen Sherman

Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.

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