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🔗Cultural Resources Protection Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Coos Bay, OR
  • 58,586.11 DOE USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • Department: Department of Culture and Natural Resources
  • Job Reference #: 512409-822317
  • Job Summary: The Cultural Resources Protection Specialist assists the Director of Natural Resources and Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (THPO) in overseeing all aspects of protection of the cultural resources of the Tribes.
  • Job Qualifications:


    ·         Must be at least 25 years old.

    ·         Valid Driver’s license, adequate transportation, and eligibility to operate GSA vehicle required.

    ·         Meet the minimum professional qualifications established by the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications for Archeologist or Architectural History or a closely related field such as graduate degree in archeology, anthropology, history, Native American studies, or a closely related discipline required.

    ·         Four years of experience in area of assignment, which includes NAGPRA and cultural resource laws, familiarity with activities of cultural resource protection

    ·         Must be able to communicate effectively with federal, state, county, and local agencies to establish and implement procedures for the protection of cultural resources.

    ·         Must have knowledge of federal laws protecting cultural sites under the National Historic Preservation Act, the Archeological Resources Protection Act, the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, etc., as well as applicable Tribal, state, county and local laws, ordinances, rules and procedures.

    ·         Must have excellent oral and written communication skills including technical, regulatory, and persuasive writing skills.

    ·         Must have a fundamental knowledge of Tribal history and culture.

    ·         Must be able to prioritize and handle multiple projects.

    ·         Must possess reasonable ability to communicate in English.

    ·         This is a Covered position is subject to pre-employment drug testing and criminal history background check which includes fingerprinting.

    ·         Must have employment eligibility in the U.S.

    ·         Indian preference will be observed in the hiring process.


    ·         Post-graduate degree in archaeology, anthropology, history, Native American studies, or a related discipline.

    ·         Meet the definition of a “Qualified Archaeologist” as defined in ORS 390.235.

    ·         Meet the definition of a qualified archaeological permit applicant as defined in 43 CFR 7.8?

    ·         Must meet the definition of a Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA).

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  • Job benefits: Health (Medical, Dental, Vision), Paid time off, 15 Holidays, Wellness Benefit, etc.
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  • Application Phone #: 541-888-7523
  • Application Address: Tribal Administrative Office 1245 Fulton Avenue Coos Bay, Oregon 97420

Website Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians

  • Survey, identify, locate, and monitor cultural resource sites. Participate in subsurface testing and excavation, report and permit writing, and project tracking.
  • Coordinate with Intergovernmental agencies and internal resources, review permits, technical reports, and environmental impact statements, evaluate potential impacts to archaeological and other cultural resources from proposed activities, and recommend mitigation measures per CTCLUSI Tribal code, ORS code, NHPA section 106 and NAGPRA.
  • Assist the THPO in consultation with agencies, tribes, partners, and jurisdictions for cultural resource projects and plans.
  • Assist the THPO in developing and implementing the Curations Management Plan.
  • Review pertinent records and archival materials, organize and maintain confidential records, including cultural resource files, databases, and maps.
  • Develop and implement a detailed CTCLUSI NAGPRA policy and relevant protocols for the tribe.
  • Serve as the point of contact for NAGPRA-related activities and work closely with CTCLUSI Culture Coalition, Culture Committee, Tribal community, and Tribal leadership.
  • Serve as the CTCLUSI point of contact for NAGPRA-related activities and work closely with the Culture committee, tribal communities, and tribal leadership.
  • Perform archaeological excavations (primarily salvage archaeology) associated with site development or natural site disturbance/erosion.
  • Provide education and outreach for the tribal community through Tribal newsletter articles, presentations, workshops, curation/museum display, and other events organized by the natural resource department.
  • Research funding sources for the expansion of the Cultural Resource Protection Program.
  • Maintain appearance standards as outlined in CTCLUSI policies.
  • Interact with Tribal members, co-workers, colleagues, and the general public courteously, professionally, and efficiently.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Other duties as directed by management.