Middletown Rancheria Tribal Monitor (Non-Hazmat)

Full-time - Senior
Middletown, CA

Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians 

Posted On: Jun-05
Status: Open
Salary
$25.00-$30.00 Hourly, Depending on Experience
Details

DEFINITION OF POSITION:
Under the direction of the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (THPO), in carrying out the duties prescribed by the Tribal Council to promote, protect, preserve and manage all matters relating to cultural resources.  The Tribal Monitor needs to be a team player and must be able to work well with the Field Supervisors as well as outside agency construction managers on site. Must be self-motivated, have the capacity to multi-task, and possess exceptional verbal and written communication skills.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure the protection of Culture Resources during pre-construction and/or development of various projects within the Middletown Rancheria’s ancestral lands
  • Ensure all artifacts items and associated grave remains are treated with appropriate dignity according to Middletown Rancheria traditions and protocols
  • Assist in evaluating environmental impact reports/studies for proposed development projects
  • Ability to conduct field work and monitoring
  • Conduct cultural surveys within the boundaries of Middletown Rancheria ancestral lands
  • Prepare site record reports and primary records
  • Assist in the maintenance of historic and cultural properties inventory on Tribal Lands
  • Assist in the education of staff and contractors working within ancestral lands with an awareness of cultural resources and observance of undiscovered cultural resources
  • Keep detailed notes and record information in the appropriate format for Middletown Rancheria site protection records and database
  • Produce daily work logs and weekly reports of monitoring activities
  • Travel to construction/project sites as needed, maintain accurate mileage logs
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Work within established deadlines
  • Must be able to listen, communicate and maintain a professional manner
  • Ability to be respectful and conduct themselves in a professional manner with the on-site crew in the field
  • Ability to work well with the General Public, Tribal Administration, Tribal Council and Tribal Members
  • Ability to communicate clearly with THPO, Project Coordinator, Field Supervisor, Tribal Government, federal, state or local governmental agencies and archeological consultants
  • Ability to create sketch maps for site identification
  • Other duties as directed by the THPO and/or Tribal Council

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES:

  • Familiarity with Administration skills
  • Knowledge with archaeological excavation and investigation procedures
  • Knowledge and experience in identifying Native American artifacts and human osteology
  • Knowledge of Middletown Rancheria cultural landscapes, such as villages, hunting and camping sites, gathering areas, or burial sites
  • Knowledge of State and Federal laws and acts enacted to protect Native American cultural sites, and cemeteries
  • Knowledge of topographical maps
  • Knowledge of electronic equipment global systems and digital cameras
  • Ability to learn new computer software programs
  • Physically able to work in the field, ability to walk and/or hike rugged terrain
  • Ability to reach remote job sites for monitoring and/or surveying
  • Physically able to monitor for long periods of time
  • Must be sensitive to Tribal Culture and Cultural differences
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

SPECIFIC TRAINING:

  • First Aid/CPR
  • Wilderness First Aid
  • ICS 100 IC – Introductory to Incident Command System
  • IS-00800.b NRF – National Response Framework
  • Obsidian
  • Stone Tool
  • Faunal – Animal remains (bones, shells, hides, DNA, etc.)

Other Provisions:

The employee is paid a .30-minute lunch break and appropriate .10 work breaks. Calculations of overtime depend on each job site and the specific contract for monitoring.  This position requires the physical agility to access cultural sites in diverse terrain. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands and fingers to handle or feel work-related items. Requires the ability to perform heavy manual labor, occasionally in extreme weather conditions. Position requires the ability to walk and manipulate (i.e., lift, carry, and move) light to medium weights of 10-50 pounds on a regular basis and over 50 pounds on an occasional basis. Requires the ability to stoop, kneel and crouch on a continuous basis. Must have sufficient hand-eye coordination, hand and finger dexterity, including the ability to grasp items as needed. Visual acuity to monitor operating equipment and read technical and safety information is a must. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Adhering to safety guideline at all times.

Hours may vary depending on the nature of (contractual projects) monitoring required and as needed, to include some evening, weekends, and occasional holidays. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. This job description may be changed at any time to include new responsibilities and/or tasks and/or change existing ones as THPO and/or Tribal Council deems necessary.

EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:

  • The employee will have a ninety-day probationary period
  • Confidentially is a must
  • The employee must have a Cellular Phone with texting capabilities and a Camera with the ability to download job specific Apps, including GPS tracking
  • The employee is required to check in via text at start times, all work breaks and departure of the job site, including minimum 2-hour updates throughout the workday
  • Pass any workplace drug test administered at will by your supervisor
  • Preference will be given to qualified Native Americans, pursuant to section 7(b) of Public Law 93-638.
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