Topic ID #37224 - posted 7/22/2016 3:11 AM

Cultural Resource Program Manager, GS-11 - Pipestone, MN

Jennifer Palmer

Cultural Resource Program Manager
Agency Contact Information
1 vacancy in the following location:
 Pipestone, MN
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent
Opened Friday 7/22/2016
(0 day(s) ago)
 Closes Thursday 8/4/2016
(13 day(s) away)
Salary Range
$59,246.00 to $77,019.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade
Promotion Potential
Supervisory Status
Who May Apply
United States Citizens
Control Number
Job Announcement Number
Job Overview
Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service, as we prepare for a second century of Stewardship and Engagement.  Become a part of our mission to connect with our past and create important connections to the future by building a rich and lasting legacy for the next generation of park visitors, supporters and advocates. For more information about the National Park Service, click
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Open to all qualified United States Citizens Vacancy ID Number (VIN) 1749089
This position is also being advertised under Merit Promotion procedures via MWC-MP-16-064C.
Status applicants who wish to be considered under both Merit Promotion and Competitive procedures MUST submit a separate application for each announcement.
The incumbent serves as the Cultural Resources Program Manager for Pipestone National Monument, assisting as the principal advisor to the superintendent and management team in building and maintaining government-to-government relationships with American Indian tribes.  The cultural manager utilizes knowledge and experience regarding the National Park Service (NPS) mission, the Monument's enabling legislation, cooperative agreements; laws, executive orders, and regulations; and NPS policy and guidelines to address government-to-government consultation, the exercise of religious freedom, and the rights and traditional uses of the Monument by American Indians.
The cultural manager manages the Monument's cultural resources program to ensure protection of cultural and natural resources, and makes significant contributions for the preparation of historic preservation documentation, compliance, and background materials as required by Section 106 and Section 110 of NHPA, NEPA, NAGPRA, NPS Management Policies, and cultural resources management guidelines for all park undertakings.  The cultural manager recommends, plans for, and executes professional cultural investigations required to meet NHPA, NAGPRA, guidelines, and research needs of the Monument. The cultural manager reviews projects initiated by park staff, making recommendations for approval to park managers, and coordinating park and regional PEPC review of projects.  
The cultural manger manages the Monument's museum collections and exhibits; coordinates and manages the documentation, preservation, protection, exhibition, and use of park collections; and utilizes collections software and database to meet NPS standards.
The cultural manager also serves on the Monument management team in achieving goals and objectives in coordination and cooperation with other supervisors and division heads.  The cultural manager provides for public involvement, including American Indians and other traditionally associated groups, on sensitive or potentially controversial resources issues and otherwise assures that Monument cultural programs are well coordinated within a local, regional and national context.
Note:  Within the Monument Visitor Center, the employee will be exposed to minor atmospheric levels of pipestone dust created by cultural demonstrators carving pipestone items.  The Department of Interior Occupational Safety & Health Team has determined that there are no health risks posed at the current levels of exposure.
Area Information
Pipestone National Monument is located adjacent to the city of Pipestone in southwestern Minnesota approximately 8 miles from the South Dakota border and 30 miles from the Iowa border. With an altitude of 1,600 feet, the area is high plains and solid farmland. 
Summer temperatures average in the 80's with the high reaching 100 occasionally. 
Winters are cold and windy with below 0 readings and at times minus 30 to minus 40 degrees wind chill. All services are available in Pipestone or within commuting distance.  Sioux Falls, South Dakota is within a one-hour drive and would provide all the amenities found in larger cities. K-12 schools are available in the city of Pipestone (population 4,384).
Travel Required
Not Required
Relocation Authorized
Relocation will be paid in accordance with current DOI/NPS policy.

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