Tribal Heritage Manager
Job Title: Heritage Manager Department: Environmental Protection
Salary Scale: $55,000 Status: Full-Time
This position is full-time and is located at the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California (NFR), Environmental Protection Department (EPD). The job focuses on managing the Tribal Heritage Program which includes supervising cultural resource monitoring staff, overseeing cultural and language activities, preparing and implementing grants, contracts and agreements, and ensuring that the tribe is consulted when local, state or federal agencies propose and implement activities in tribal aboriginal lands. The Heritage Manager is under the general direction of the Environmental Director. This position requires a positive attitude and a professional demeanor.
Position requires the ability to coordinate, communicate, collaborate and consult with agencies, organizations and individuals regarding Tribal Heritage goals and objectives.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
While the essential functions outlined below describe a significant portion of this positions assigned responsibilities, other functions and account-abilities may be assigned from time to time as the Tribe deems necessary.
• Manages the day to day activities of the Tribal Heritage Program
• Supervises cultural monitoring staff and language coordinator
• Reviews local, state and federal project letters, attend project meetings and initiate consultation between tribe and agencies
• Drafts, finalizes and submits letters to agencies providing comments on project impacts and/ or seek formal consultation
• Performs Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act and Tribal Historic Preservation Officer duties as designated by Tribal Council
• Implements Tribal Heritage Strategic Plan
• Coordinates and provides relevant onsite training and guidance for program
• Researches and writes grants to sustain program and/or works with tribal grants management team
• Produces monthly, quarterly or annual reports to Tribal Council and/or funding agency
• Develops and sustains partnerships and collaborations with other tribes, government officials, and agency representatives
• Understands and interprets complex statutes, laws, codes, regulations, policies and guidelines
• Attends necessary meetings, workshops, or conferences called in relation to cultural resource protection and preservation
• Updates existing GIS data, and produces project maps
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Demonstrated working knowledge of CEQA, NEPA, ARPA, Section 106 and knowledge of the Western Mono culture.
The individual must possess a valid California Driver’s License and must be capable of passing a pre-employment drug screen, a criminal background investigation, and mandated reporter training. The individual must have the ability to work with people from diverse cultures, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds and possess a basic knowledge of Native American communities and always maintain cultural sensitivity. Indian Preference applies to those who are qualified.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
A Bachelor’s degree, from an accredited college or university, with major course work in anthropology, or related field is required, with three (3) years of progressively responsible cultural and natural resource management experience. The work experience must have included supervisory experience, report writing, public speaking/communication, and some experience in GIS applications.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to bend, stoop, squat, crouch or kneel, and occasionally will sit and talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to walk short or long distances, categorized as easy to arduous hiking; use hands to operate, finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls,; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift, carry and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet to generally loud. Occasionally, employee will be exposed to various weather conditions or minor hazards (heat, cold, rain, snow, wind, biting/stinging insects, branches, poison oak, uneven terrain, etc.); Elevation may range from 500’ to 8,000’.
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