Topic ID #34463 - posted 1/16/2015 1:30 AM

THPO Technician/Assistant - Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, MI

Jennifer Palmer

Posted: January 09, 2015 Deadline: January 22, 2015
POSITION: THPO Technician/ Assistant
LOCATION: Lac Vieux Desert Reservation
The Technician/ Assistant is responsible for assisting the THPO Officer in carrying out
the responsibilities of the Tribal Historic Preservation Office including the clerical and
administrative work.
 Get mail and open mail daily
 Answer phones and greet clients and customers
 Answer Correspondence as directed
 Keep Calendar for THPO
 Attend Meeting as required
 Attend Trainings as required
 Other duties as assigned
 Enter all payments received into an Excel Spreadsheet and generate closure letters
as directed.
 Maintain the Excel Spreadsheet and run reports daily for accounting with deposits
 Must have general knowledge and possess basic use of GPS mapping systems
 Assist with on-site monitoring of Section 106 projects both on and around the Lac
Vieux Desert Reservation
 Must have the ability to effectively write a site monitoring report
 Participate in workshops, training sessions, conferences and other activities for the purpose of upgrading skills relevant to job duties
 Assist with grant writing preparation as well as grant reporting
 Know and understand how the following regulations apply to the Ketegitigaaning Ojibwe Nation (LVD), the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 as amended (NHPA), Archaeological Resources Protection Act 1979 (ARPA), American Indian Religious Freedom Act of 1978 (AIRFA), and the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990 (NAGPRA) apply that knowledge in daily duties.
 Assist with Cultural Programming and Classes within the Department
 Ability to write and speak professionally
 Microsoft EXCEL experience and use is a must
 Ability to work with standard Computer Programming as well as GIS mapping software used for cultural resources inventories.
 Must have knowledge of historical land use areas occupied by the Ketegitigaaning Ojibwe Nation (LVD)
 Must demonstrate sensitivity to the traditions of the Ketegitigaaning Ojibwe Nation and agree not to publish or otherwise distribute culturally sensitive information to the public without proper consent
 Knowledge and understanding of missions, organizational goals and objectives of the Tribal intent for historic preservation and cultural resource management program.
 Must be in good physical health with the ability to work outdoors in a variety of conditions and landscape including extreme conditions such as heat, cold, or rain
 Some college or professional experience in Cultural resources management, Native American studies and specific training in database management required
 Must have Drivers’ License or be able to obtain one within 60 days of being hired. The applicant must be insurable under the tribes’ insurance as well and must pass a background check as well as a pre-employment drug test and be bondable
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed, as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Management retains the right to add or to change the duties of the position at any time. Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen and applicable background checks related to the position. The Lac Vieux Desert Tribe will provide preference to all qualified Indians in employment and training opportunities in compliance with the Lac Vieux Desert Indian Preference Ordinance enacted by the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians on May 18, 2012 as may be amended from time to time.
Date Approved by Tribal Council: December 16, 2014

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