Topic ID #42342 - posted 4/16/2020 5:45 PM

Cultural Resource Analyst, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Highland, CA


Cultural Resource Analyst
Full-time, permanent, salaried
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
Highland, CA

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Under the direction of the Director of Cultural Resources Management (CRM), the Cultural Resource Analyst will assist in the organization and execution of a comprehensive heritage stewardship program by establishing, maintaining, and improving tribal consultation efforts with various Federal, state, and local agencies and organizations. The incumbent will review relevant documentation and provide thorough, thoughtful responses to project-based scoping inquires and requests for tribal consultation that primarily result from agency obligations under the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The incumbent will further provide staff-level recommendations regarding the identification, assessment, and treatment of cultural resources within Serrano ancestral territory, as guided by the community, and provide assistance with the implementation of these various efforts.


Essential Duties Responsibilities

• Responsible for 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. Incumbent will be responsible for all consultation efforts, to include: 1) the review and analysis of project plans, environmental assessments, archaeological data, geotechnical reports, ethnographic information, historic data, etc., 2) the provision of appropriate cultural information and concerns relevant to the project, and 3) the drafting and provision of culturally appropriate project-specific mitigation measures, conditions of approval, and any other relevant permit language.

• Responsible for assisting with the facilitation of Tribal monitoring efforts, to include: 1) regular tracking of active development projects and monitoring assignments, 2) providing updated lists of available monitors as needs arise, 3) preparing project-related data packages for monitor use, and 4) ensuring relevant project mitigation/conditions are being met.

• Responsible for assisting the department, as needed, with internal projects geared toward improving the efficiency and organization of the CRM program, to include data entry, collections processing, document imaging, and large-scale data migration efforts.

• Responsible for assisting the department, as needed, with training and outreach efforts geared toward the Tribal community, Tribal employees, external partners, and the general public.

• Perform other duties to support the efficient operation of the department, as assigned by the CRM Director.



• Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, Historic Preservation, Urban and Regional Planning, or a related field is required. A Master’s Degree in one of these fields is preferred.

• Minimum of Three (3) years of relevant and progressive experience, including the ability to conduct both team-oriented and independent research and document reviews, perform high-level technical writing, and successfully carry-out tribal/agency consultation is required.

• Demonstrated knowledge of Federal and/or state laws and regulations that govern historic preservation and environmental requirements, as well as tribal consultation, and demonstrated experience in carrying out compliance activities under those regulations, such as fieldwork, research, consultation, and reporting, is required.

• Experience managing cultural resources project reviews/consultation efforts from initial scoping to the conclusion of the project, with little supervision, is desired.

• Experience working for or with Tribal governments and indigenous communities is desired.

• Basic understanding of archaeological laboratory and curatorial practices 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 is desired.

• Willingness to attend training that will augment the skills needed to perform the work detailed above is required.


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