Topic ID #42832 - posted 11/3/2020 11:28 AM

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians seeking qualifiable tribal monitors


The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians (SMBMI) is a southern Californian tribe that maintains a close relationship with their ancestral lands and who have been tasked by their creator to steward this territory. This stewardship involves the monitoring of development and soil disturbances and thus the need for tribal monitors. The cultural resources department of the SMBMI is currently in search of tribal monitors who fully or partially meet the following criteria; 

  • Are familiar with the San Bernardino, Kern, Riverside, or Los Angeles county landscape
  • Experience in monitoring 
  • Clear communication skills
  • Ability to work remotely and independently
  • DoD security clearance (preferred) 
  • Reside nearby the Serrano Ancestral Territory

Position Summary:

Under the direction of an archaeological firm that would change on a project-to-project basis and the Cultural Resource Analyst of the SMBMI's cultural department, the qualified monitor would provide eyes and ears on soil disturbance projects. The qualified monitor would fill out daily monitoring forms for SMBMI and any necessary paperwork provided by the archaeological firm overseeing projects. 


The position is unique in that SMBMI does not contract out our monitors directly. Instead, they operate as independent contractors. We keep a list of approved monitors that we provide to CRM firms. The approved monitor would then negotiate wages with the CRM firm.

Interested applicants should contact Ryan Nordness at



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