Co-Director, Cultural Resources Facility

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This is not a state position
Job Title: Co-Director, Cultural Resources Facility
Supervisor: Directors of the Cultural Resources Facility
Wage: $32-$45/hr. dependent on qualification of candidate
Hours per week: 40 hours

Background and duties:
This is a grant funded, temporary appointment. Continuation of this position is contingent
upon satisfactory performance and project funding. Multiple hires anticipated.
The ideal candidate will assist the CRF Director, Geospatial Archaeology Research
Center Director, and Project Managers with project work, staff mentorship, and business
development. Project work will primarily consist of developing relationships with clients,
managing field work, data analysis, report review and quality control for cultural resource
management projects, as well as the development of research designs and scopes of work,
including seeking and bidding Requests for Proposals.
The successful candidate will be experienced and established as a professional
archaeologist, preferably with previous experience in California and will expand CRF’s
professional reputation in archaeological and historical consulting in the Pacific Northwest,
California, and Great Basin region. This position will be a temporary position, unless satisfactory
performance and project funding (including successful seeking of grants and contracts by the
employee) supports the position continuing. The incumbent will report to the CRF Directors.
Salary will be based on individual qualifications and experience.

Essential functions of the job:
 Serve as primary author on large technical reports, research designs, treatment plans, and
other technical documents.
 Conduct content edits of technical reports and site forms.
 Assist with training and mentoring cultural resources staff in topics including
NRHP/HRHP eligibility, implementation of research designs, and site recording
 Help maintain the CRF quality assurance/quality control program and ensure that all
fieldwork, analysis, and report production is conducted appropriately.
 Remain current with agency protocol for conducting cultural resources work, particularly
in Humboldt County.
 Oversee technical aspects of field research, data collection, inventory, analysis, and final
report production.
 Take initiative, resolve problems, and create improved procedures to ensure that tasks are
completed in the most effective manner.
 Comply with CRF and client safety programs, and assist in the development of such
 Maintain good working relationships with state and federal agency contacts and clients.
 Work closely with CRF’s research associates, managers, and Director to promote CRF’s
business interests in adherence to its mission, vision, and values.
 Promote CRF in the scientific community through professional presentations,
participation in professional conferences, and coordinating the participation of other staff
members in professional conferences.
 Seek contracts/grants and prepare proposals.
 Additional project management duties that may be assigned, as needed: manage budgets,
prepare proposals, interact with clients, and manage staff.

Minimum Qualifications:
 Master’s Degree in anthropology, archaeology, or closely related field.
 Emphasis in California archaeology
 Relevant technical specialization (e.g., historical archaeology, lithic analysis, GIS,
architectural history, etc.).
 Exceptional technical writing skills and a record of completing and editing technical
reports in a timely fashion.
 At least five (5) years archaeological fieldwork in a lead/supervisory role
 Listed as a Registered Professional Archaeologist (or qualified for RPA status).
 Currently or formerly permitted by the CA State Historic Preservation Division (Permit
to Conduct Archaeological Activities in the State of CA)
 Experience with content edits of reports and a solid background of scheduling and
budgeting of projects related to cultural resources.
 Ability to work collaboratively as a team member and to effectively train and mentor
junior staff.
 Must be able to work in physically demanding field conditions. Frequent overnight travel
will be required.
 Experience with NEPA, CEQA, Section 106, and CA Revised Statutes
 Ability to work independently as well as oversee small or large projects by working
closely with CRF Directors and Project Managers.
 Adept at working with a variety of colleagues, clients, and agency representatives.
 Interface with clients, including attending team or scoping meetings as needed. Able to
effectively discuss all aspects of a cultural resource project including regulatory
requirements, methodology, findings, research questions, and results etc. to non-specialist
clients and the public.
 A commitment to fiscal and scheduling responsibilities for projects of all sizes and
 Must demonstrate completion, at a PI level, of a minimum of one testing or data recovery
excavation project (three or more projects a plus) involving primarily archaeological
investigations and preparation of final reports consistent with the Secretary of the
Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for Archeology and Historic Preservation.

Preferred Qualifications – all minimum qualifications, plus:
 Ph.D. in anthropology, archaeology, or closely related field
 Educational emphasis in California archaeology
 Experience with CRM in California
 Past peer-reviewed publication record and conference presentation experience
 Listed as a Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA)
 Currently permitted by the CA State Historic Preservation Division (Permit to Conduct
Archaeological Activities in the State of CA)
 Record of successful contract and grant funding in CRM

Application Instructions: Applicants must submit all of the following application materials
electronically to ude.tdlobmuhnull@frc:
1.) A CV/resume detailing work history and related degrees and experience
2.) A letter of application
3.) Names, addresses and daytime telephone numbers of three professional references
4.) Completed HSU SPF Employee Information Form for Applicants.

Application review date:  Position open until filled
Humboldt State University Sponsored Programs Foundation is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race,
religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression,
sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected
veteran status, or any other legally protected status. More information about HSU SPF’s Equal
Employment Opportunity hiring can be found here.

For assistance with the application process, please submit an Accommodation Request Form
which can be found here or contact ADA Coordinator at 707.826.3626 or confidential fax at
707.826.3625. For more information regarding accommodation, you may also visit the HSU
Human Resources website at Individuals in need of a
telecommunications relay service may contact the California Relay Service at 877.735.2929

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily
before any candidate can be offered this position within HSU SPF. Failure to satisfactorily
complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued
employment of current HSU SPF employees who apply for this position

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