Under the direction of the Senior Manager, Cultural Resources Management (CRM), the Cultural Resources Technician assists with the department's overall efforts to organize and execute a comprehensive heritage stewardship program via the culturally appropriate management of Serrano cultural resources and landscapes. This role assists with the Tribe's regulatory consultation and interpretive outreach efforts with external partners as they relate to the preservation and promotion of significant cultural spaces across Serrano ancestral territory.
The Cultural Resources Technician assists with the implementation of a cultural site stewardship program for resources on land held by the Tribe, which includes partaking in construction monitoring, field survey, and resource recordation. The Cultural Resources Technician is also expected to assist with various data management efforts, such as archaeological/archival collections processing and digital GIS/reference library data entry. All duties for the Cultural Resources Technician contribute towards the CRM Department's objective to build capacity within the Tribal community regarding heritage stewardship in a way that gives preeminence to the Tribe's vision, mission, values, and cultural imperatives.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities Assists with the CRM Department's site stewardship efforts by conducting pre-construction cultural resources training both on and off the reservation, conducting Phase I cultural investigations, monitoring Tribal construction projects, recording new resources, updating documentation for previously recorded resources, and performing other field-related duties as the need arises.
Assists the CRM Department with research and product creation related to interpretive projects and outreach efforts geared toward the Tribal community, Tribal employees, external partners, and the general public.
Assists the CRM Department with internal projects geared toward improving the efficiency and organization of the CRM program, including GIS/reference library-based data entry, archaeological/archival collections processing, document imaging, and large-scale data migration efforts.
Assists with the CRM Department's regulatory efforts by providing timely responses to project scoping requests from government agencies and cultural/environmental firms regarding proposed Federal, State, and local-level infrastructure development within Serrano ancestral territory.
Performs other duties as assigned to support the efficient operation of the department.
- A Bachelor's degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, Historic Preservation, Native American Studies, Museum Studies, or related field is required.
- Minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience conducting archaeology fieldwork, such as pedestrian surveys, shovel testing, and/or excavation, is required.
- Minimum of one (1) year of relevant experience related to cultural/historical interpretive efforts and public education is desired.
- Related, relevant, and/or direct experience may be considered in lieu of minimum educational requirements indicated above.
- Familiarity with federal and state laws and regulations that govern historic preservation, environmental compliance, and tribal consultation is required.
- Experience writing technical archaeology reports and conducting or assisting with report reviews is desired.
- Demonstrated ability to conduct thorough research in an archive/reference library is desired.
- Basic understanding of cultural physical and digital data management is desired.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing is required.
- Experience working for or with Tribal governments and indigenous communities is desired.
- Basic knowledge of southern California history (pre-contact to the contemporary era), particularly within Serrano ancestral territory, is preferred.
- High level of proficiency in PC applications, including Windows 10 and Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint) is required; basic knowledge of SharePoint systems and/or ArcGIS is desired.
- Participate in training that will augment the skills needed to perform the work detailed above is required.
- Ability to work effectively and efficiently, both independently and as part of a team, in a dynamic environment is required.
- At the discretion of the San Manuel Tribal Gaming Commission, you may be required to obtain and maintain a gaming license.
- Must undergo and successfully pass pre-employment background investigation.
- A qualified candidate/employee must have a valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record as determined by the company's insurance carrier.
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with applicable law.
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