JOB TITLE: Cultural Resources Technician
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt Full-Time
SALARY GRADE: $19.30-$25.09
Location: Coos Bay/North Bend
This position is a covered position as defined in the Coquille Indian Tribe Chapter 185 Child Protection Ordinance. Candidate must pass a pre-employment drug screen and Criminal and Character Background Check.
JOB SUMMARY OF MAJOR FUNCTIONS
Under the direct supervision of Tribal Historic Preservation Officer/Archaeologist, primary responsibility is to provide support to the Tribal Historic Preservation Office in protecting and preserving the Tribe’s culturally significant sites and resources with the Tribe’s area of interest.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Monitors various project activities to ensure that applicable Federal and State laws, regulations, and acts are followed in protection of the Tribe’s cultural resources.
- Coordinates with agencies, contractors, and consultants associated with current projects to ensure cultural site protection
- Review and provide comment on Federal, State, and local project review requests, SHPO permits,and regulatory permits.
- Maintains regular communication and correspondence with local, state, and federal agencies on issues that may impact cultural resources.
- Assists in documenting new site information in the Tribe’s Cultural Landscapes Database (GIS) from internal and external sources.
- Work around human remains and burial/cremation items.
- Visit sites to determine protection needs and monitors site protection activities.
- Perform tasks typical of archaeological projects including but not limited to archaeological monitoring, excavation, and laboratory analysis.
- Collaborates with agency and tribal staff on site evaluation and assessment.
- Works to identify, and document, significant tribal resources through research, written records, oral histories, and other resources.
- Assist with reviewing and commenting on EA’s and EIS’s for projects within the Tribe’s area of interest.
- Contribute to the preparation of technical reports, perform background research, and assemble routine bibliographies pertinent to the Tribe’s cultural resources, as well as other written deliverables.
- Follows Tribal, State and Federal guidelines in situations of inadvertent discovery.
- Assist and support cultural education opportunities within CIT and Tribal community.
- Other duties, as assigned.
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