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  • Job Number:524632
  • Classification:Research Professional 4
  • Grade:Grade 81
  • Work type:On Campus, Staff Full-time
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • School/Business unit:UAF Vice Chancellor for Research
  • Location:Fairbanks
  • Categories: Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

The new UAF Environmental Support Services unit will provide environmental services for military installations in Alaska. This individual will provide direct environmental support services while also helping provide leadership to develop the unit itself. Candidates must have experience providing environmental support services for military installations in Alaska.


1-40Responsible for the archaeology program at Fort Wainwright (adjacent to Fairbanks, Alaska) and associated training areas. Inform the Program Manager and under the direction of the Program Manager assist the U.S. Army with compliance of all relevant laws, regulations, and executive orders, primarily Section 106 of the NHPA and ARPA. Enable the UAF Program Manager to assist the Fort Wainwright Garrison with implementing Army policies, procedures, and management plans relating to cultural resources and with consultation of the State Historic Preservation Officer and other interested parties. Review work orders, proposals, and planning documents to determine impacts to cultural resources and complete necessary Section 106 / 110 compliance actions for maintenance, operations, and training related projects. Supervise and instruct archaeological field crews and oversee logistical arrangements for fieldwork, including planning for field seasons. Oversee and perform all aspects of field research, including survey, testing, excavation, and data collection. Prepare Section 106/110- relate documents, NRHP site evaluations for eligibility, archaeological reports, and other technical documents; contribute to research designs and fieldwork methodologies; and conduct literature reviews and archival research as necessary. Conduct mitigation activities as necessary for impacted cultural resources.Essential
2-30Work in both office and field environments when necessary. Actively participate as a member of an interdisciplinary team and contribute to team efforts in project completion. Effectively coordinate with and communicate closely with individuals in environmental resources, public works, and military operations in support of the Army mission. Serve as SME and lead in discipline-related consultation. Conduct on-site analysis of artifacts and interface with the curation facility. Additional responsibilities as assigned by the Cultural Resources Manager.Essential
3-20Provide technical assistance and expertise as resource specialist for NEPA or related projects. Assist with public outreach and education; public meetings or scoping; and working group meetings.Essential
4-10Establish procedures to maximize scientific returns while meeting deadlines and following budgetary restraints. Take initiative and solve problems to ensure tasks are completed in the most effective manner. Foster relations with other professionals and educational institutions for needed research and fieldwork.Essential
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Demonstrated supervisory, planning, problem solving, decision making and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct remote research and supervise crews in remote work settings.
  • Strong public administration skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to use Google suite of tools and Microsoft software.
  • Ability to use ArcGIS
  • Complete complex task without supervision
  • Ability to work with a team as well as independently.
  • Ability to be self-motivated and to complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Ability to develop working relationships within the University of Alaska, within the Army, and with external partners and constituents.
  • Knowledge of DOD systems, procedures, policies, and processes.
Preferred Experience & Education:
  • Demonstrated experience working in scientific field surveys (such as archaeological/anthropological surveys).
  • Work experience executing protocols associated with ARPA and NAGPRA.
Required Experience & Education:
  • Masters of Science or Arts (preferred dominions: Archaeology)
  • Ability to meet Secretary of Interior Professional Qualification Standards (NHPA Section 112).
  • Professional experience in sub-Arctic Archaeology and must have a demonstrated knowledge of survey methodology and ability to direct fieldwork in adverse weather conditions and rugged terrain.
  • Ability to gain CaC access and pass background checks.
  • Ability to access military installations in Alaska.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license.
Salary Information:

This is a full-time, 12-month, non-exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. New hires will be placed on the UA staff salary schedule, Grade 81, based on education and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references with your application.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is identified.  Review of application materials will begin immediately. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient and viable number of qualified candidates have been identified

This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Kenna Metivier, Signers’ Business Office Assistant HR Manager, at or 907-474-1847.

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