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Cultural Resources Protection Specialist

Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians
Coos Bay, Oregon
Closing date
Sep 29, 2023

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Cultural Anthropology
Full Time
Organization Type
  • Must be at least 25 years old.
  • Valid Driver's license, adequate transportation, and eligibility to operate GSA vehicle required.
  • Meet the minimum professional qualifications established by the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualifications for Archeologist or Architectural History or a closely related field such as graduate degree in archeology, anthropology, history, Native American studies, or a closely related discipline required.
  • Education transcripts required to be included with application submission.
  • Four years of experience in area of assignment, which includes NAGPRA and cultural resource laws, familiarity with activities of cultural resource protection
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with federal, state, county, and local agencies to establish and implement procedures for the protection of cultural resources.
  • Must have knowledge of federal laws protecting cultural sites under the National Historic Preservation Act, the Archeological Resources Protection Act, the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, etc., as well as applicable Tribal, state, county and local laws, ordinances, rules and procedures.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills including technical, regulatory, and persuasive writing skills.
  • Must have a fundamental knowledge of Tribal history and culture.
  • Must be able to prioritize and handle multiple projects.
  • Must possess reasonable ability to communicate in English.
  • This is a Covered position is subject to pre-employment drug testing and criminal history background check which includes fingerprinting.
  • Must have employment eligibility in the U.S.
  • Indian preference will be observed in the hiring process.

  • Post-graduate degree in archaeology, anthropology, history, Native American studies, or a related discipline.
  • Meet the definition of a "Qualified Archaeologist" as defined in ORS 390.235.
  • Meet the definition of a qualified archaeological permit applicant as defined in 43 CFR 7.8?
  • Must meet the definition of a Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA).


The Cultural Resources Protection Specialist assists the Director of Natural Resources and Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (THPO) in overseeing all aspects of protection of the cultural resources of the Tribes with emphasis to assist with work under the purview of NAGPRA and reports to the Director of Natural Resources.

  • Survey, identify, locate and monitor cultural resource sites. Participate in subsurface testing and excavation, report and permit writing and project tracking
  • Coordinate with Intergovernmental agencies and internal resources, review permits, technical reports, and environmental impact statements, evaluate potential impacts to archaeological and other cultural resources from proposed activities and recommend mitigation measures per CTCLUSI Tribal code, ORS code, NHPA section 106 and NAGPRA.
  • Assist the THPO in consultation efforts with agencies, tribes, partners and jurisdictions for cultural resource projects and plans.
  • Assist the THPO in developing and implementing the Curations Management Plan.
  • Review pertinent records and archival materials, organize and maintain confidential records including cultural resource files, databases and maps.
  • Develop and implement a detailed CTCLUSI NAGPRA policy and relevant protocols for the tribe.
  • Serve as the point of contact for NAGPRA related activities and work closely with CTCLUSI Culture Coalition, Culture Committee, Tribal community and Tribal leadership.
  • Serve as the CTCLUSI point of contact for NAGPRA related activities and work closely with the Culture committee, tribal communities and tribal leadership
  • Perform archaeological excavations (primarily salvage archaeology) in association with site development or natural site disturbance/erosion.
  • Provide education and outreach for the tribal community through Tribal newsletter articles, presentations, workshops, curation/museum display and other events organized by the natural resource department
  • Research funding sources for the expansion of the Cultural Resource Protection Program.
  • Maintain appearance standards as outlined in CTCLUSI policies.
  • Interact with Tribal members, co-workers, colleagues, and the general public in a courteous, professional, and efficient manner.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Other duties as directed by management.

  • Limited supervisory authority (project specific) - scheduling and supervising of on-call or contracted archaeological technicians/monitors.

  • Must be able to work in rough terrain and inclement weather.

  • Must be able to work well with Tribal members of all ages, the general public, private landowners, and regulatory agencies.
  • Must be able to walk, talk, hear, use hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms.
  • Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Must be able to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 40 pounds.


Tribal Administrative Office

1245 Fulton Avenue

Coos Bay, Oregon 97420

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