TCP Coordinator position

BASIC FUNCTION OF WORK: This is an exempt position.  Incumbent provides technical support to the Colville Confederated Tribes History/Archaeology Program for project initiated under tribal, federal, state or local agencies s well as private company contracts for the Cultural Resource Management (CRM).  Incumbent will provide professional services including; administering and overseeing a project from beginning to end; implement, organize, maintain and update existing files and databases; administer the Colville Confederated Tribes five-part Traditional Cultural Property (TCP) program ensuring compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Section 106.  Incumbent may supervise or oversee tribal employees and/or subcontractors in the tasks described below.  Position is federally funded, no guarantee of continued employment if funding ends.


 Education and Training:

Master of Arts Degree in History, Anthropology, American Indian Studies, or a closely related field; AND four years of experience on research and/or cultural resource projects, natural resource management, within the Columbia Plateau region, two of the four years must be at the supervisory level.

Must possess and maintain a WA State Driver’s License and be eligible for the Tribes’ insurance throughout employment.

Must be able to demonstrate a dependable and punctual work history, reflecting a better than average endance.

Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including nights, weekends and holidays.

Must be able to travel, including overnight trips.

Must have reliable transportation and vehicle insurance.

Must maintain STRICT confidentiality.

Must be comfortable around human remains.

Must demonstrate ability to life at least 40 pounds.

Must be able to sit and stand for long periods, and work at a computer for extended time.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Responsible for overview, documentation, inventory, evaluation, and mitigation treatments of five-part TCP program.

Responsible for project related administrative activities – prepare scopes of work 7 budgets, maintain contract binder;

Work effectively in an integrated work environment with various interdisciplinary teams/programs;

Conduct library research;

Conduct interviews with tribal members, traditional practioners, tribal leadership and other informants;

Operate digital recording equipment, transcribe interviews, manager Elder and Oral History databases;

Conduct key-word searches in the Oral History Database and in the TCP Transcripts files;

Conduct statistical analysis, and write professional technical reports as well as business-style communiqués, including knowledge of appropriate writing style and layout, citation procedures, and map preparation;

Oral presentations required.

NOTE:  Pursuant to Tribal Policy, this position is subject to pre-employment, random, post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug testing.



CLOSING DATE:  OPEN UNTIL FILLED; however, for consideration of first round of applicants, application reflecting qualifications and supporting documents MUST be received in the Human Resources office by 4:00 p.m. Thursday, March 8, 2012, or post marked by that date.



Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation
Human Resources Office
P.O. Box 150
Nespelem, WA  99155
(800) 506-9434

Applicant must submit transcripts & additional documentation as indicated.  To hold your place in a job file HR will print the first page of faxed/email applications; for further consideration, forward signed application to Human Resources by closing – ORIGINAL REQUIRED.


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