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Tribal Historic Preservation Assistant

Cowlitz Indian Tribe
Ridgefield, Washington
Closing date
Sep 20, 2021

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Title: Tribal Historic Preservation Assistant I
Schedule: Monday-Friday 8 am to 5 pm
Location: Ridgefield, WA
Classification: Fu11 time plus benefits
Opening Date: July 27, 2021
Salary Range: $22.00 to $24.00 DOQ
Closing Date: August 10, 2021 or until filled

Primary Functions:

This position provides both administrative and project assistance to the Cultural Resources Program Manager regarding the preservation of Cowlitz Tribal heritage life ways, including the inventory and documentation of archaeological sites, traditional cultural properties, and heritage lifeways and skills. This position will also assist with the planning and development of the application for the Cowlitz Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (THPO) Program.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Interacts with Federal and State partners in a polite and professional manner.

Assists with historic preservation-related duties including NHPA scoping request reviews, site visits, meetings, and consultations.

Assists in organizing correspondence and files, preparing response letters, reports and forms, entering data and files into a database/GIS and filing all project-level information.

Visits archaeological digs with the Archaeologist, or other compliance-driven field projects requiring physical labor that could include weekend workdays.

Attend cultural and historic preservation field training opportunities.

Facilitates Elders Advisory and Culture Executive Board meetings and gatherings.

Attends various Tribal committee meetings as needed.

Under supervision, the THPA 1 will have significant interaction with tribal members when acquiring oral histories or providing information in response to external inquiries. Duties require a high degree of tact, courtesy, etiquette, interpersonal skills and business manners.

This position has access to confidential information, including program files, historic documentation and archival material. Must have a high standard of moral and professional ethics.

All other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor' s degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, Historic Preservation Law, History or a related field required.

General work experience or internship (1 to 3 years) required. Valid Washington State Driver's license required.

Job Knowledge:

The ability to analyze and synthesize written and oral data to generate project documentation is a necessity.

The THPA J must be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in written form, on a professional level with representatives of other government agencies, museums, and educational institutions, whether in professional settings, in the field, at conferences or educational trainings.

Must be able to work cooperatively with people from a wide spectrum of educational backgrounds, work both independently and in groups, and follow instructions.

Must be proficient with computer use, including Microsoft Office 365 suite.

The THPA1 must have some demonstrated proficiency of Cowlitz Tribal culture and history.

Close concentration to and attention to detail are required while performing most duties of the job. Work is subject to frequent interruptions, both by phone and in-person, where varied responses with each contact are required.

Works in a busy office environment (80% or more) and in the field (20% or less) in all types of weather conditions. The basic functions of this job routinely require standing, sitting, kneeling, reaching, seeing, speaking and hearing; walking greater than 2 miles over rough terrain with a 15 pound pack, and the ability to repetitively lift 25 pounds.

The Cowlitz Indian Tribe is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and a Drug & Alcohol-Free workplace.
Except as provided by Title 25 CFR, Section 472 which allows for Indian preference in hiring, the Cowlitz Indian Tribe does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, sex, national origin, physical handicap, marital status, politics, or membership or non-membership in an employee organization.

Please mail or fax resume and cover letter to:

Human Resources Department Cowlitz Indian Tribe

P.O. Box 2547 Longview, WA 98632 Fax: (360) 578-1641
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