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Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit. Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), performing project tasks on land controlled by the U.S. Navy, located at the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF), in Kekaha, Kauai. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.


MONTHLY SALARY RANGE:  $3,625-$4,400/Mon. 


DUTIES:  Performs delegated tasks necessary for compliance with Federal, State, and Navy laws and regulations governing possible effects of Navy actions on historical/cultural resources including archival research, document preparation, providing updates on work involving survey, monitoring, or office work to support cultural resource program, Historic Property assessments or treatment, and performance of limited surveys as necessary.  Assists in adaptive management planning by providing regular updates on work involving survey, monitoring, or office work to support the Cultural Resources (CR) program and Historic Property assessment. Works to support all fieldwork, including accompanying cultural accesses, monitoring, pedestrian survey, data collection and input, and coordination of assigned tasks/projects. Responds and documents any unanticipated findings in coordination with PMRF CRM. As directed, performs small-scale archaeological surveys, including targeted surveys of protected sites or not previously surveyed areas on base; monitoring of sensitive areas for identification of archaeological materials or osseous remains; driving or walking to access site areas; collects data to support CR program; including report compilation, initial site assessment, determine presence/absence or extent of known archaeological sites, and collection of additional data, utilizing Global Positioning System (GPS) to establish and confirm location. Drives project vehicle to work sites. Plans and leads educational events for PMRF team, residents, visitors, and the public to improve awareness of the cultural resources program at PMRF. Maintains flexible hours throughout the week to appropriately support the CR program; weekend hours may be required as part of the regular schedule.




Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Archaeology, Anthropology, Cultural Resources Management, or related field.


Two to four (2-4) years of experience in or related to managing cultural resources, archaeological fieldwork, or similar experience. Experience in archaeological fieldwork must include pedestrian survey, mapping, minor excavation, and testing. Experience must be well-documented (include dates and hours per week), paid, unpaid or accredited.


Knowledge of cultural history preferably of Hawaiian or Pacific Islands. Knowledge of Cultural Resource Management laws and application. Knowledge of archaeological methods and theories. Knowledge of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended and related regulations and laws.


Ability to work well in a team setting, as well as work independently on tasks. Must be able to maintain a positive professional attitude in support of a productive work environment. Must have good oral and written communication skills. Ability to use compass, read maps, and operate GPS. Computer literate in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Access, Excel, and PowerPoint. Must possess a valid driver’s license (and if use of personal vehicle on the job is required, must also have valid person driver’s insurance equivalent to Hawai’i’s No-Fault Driver’s Insurance) and maintain throughout the duration of employment.


Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must be able to pass a post offer criminal background check for employment as a Navy Contractor. Must have the ability to obtain and hold a Common Access (CAC) card. Must possess the  American Red Cross Certification in First Aid/CPR (or be able to obtain the certificate following the training provided within three (3) months from date of hire) and maintain throughout duration of employment. Must complete the online Hazard Communication training immediately after hire or no later than employee’s initial exposure to hazardous chemicals.


Ability to conduct work under strenuous outdoor conditions (e.g., extreme weather, thick brush, steep terrain) on a secured military base.


As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and procedures and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawai‘i’s and/or business entity's policies and procedures.  Violation of RCUH's, UH's, or business entity's policies and/or procedures or applicable State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action (including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.).



Experience in the cultural and archaeological setting specific to military lands in Hawai‘i. Completion of an Archaeological Field School, Hawai’i Archaeological Field School. Certificate or credits earned related to Cultural Resource Management from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Archaeology, Anthropology, Cultural Resource Management, Museum Studies, Applied Forensic Anthropology, or other related field including osteology. Experience in Hawai‘i or Pacific Islands archaeology. Experience performing a variety of cultural resources program tasks, particularly in a governmental agency setting. Knowledge of Department of the Defense cultural resources   programs, and the policy, organizational contexts within which they are managed. Familiarity with ArcGIS software or similar.


INQUIRIES:  Stephen Rossiter 341-4314 (Kauai). 


Please apply directly on the RCUH website to be considered for the position.


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to and click on “Job Postings.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Supervisory References, 4) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawai‘i Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-7262 or (808)956-0872. 


CLOSING DATE:  June 10, 2022.


RCUH’s mission is to support and enhance research, development and training in Hawai‘i, with a focus on the University of Hawai‘i.


Equal Opportunities Employer – Minorities/Women/Disability/Veteran.
















  • Posted On

    April 27, 2022
  • Closing Date

    June 10, 2022
  • Organization

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  • Position Type

    Full Time
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