Santa Clara County ParksThe mission of the Santa Clara County Parks & Recreation Department is to provide, protect, and preserve regional parklands for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. Santa Clara County Parks strives to provide all visitors a place where diversity and inclusivity is valued and makes every effort to provide access to outstanding recreational opportunities, a rich cultural historical legacy, and an expansive regional trail system for all to enjoy.
United States, CA, San Jose Metropolitan Area
The Cultural Resources Program Manager is a new and exciting position dedicated to developing and fostering a cultural resource stewardship program for the Santa Clara County Parks Department. The position is responsible for developing, coordinating, planning, and overseeing the administration and implementation of the cultural resource program for the Parks Department, including cultural resource evaluation, protection, stewardship and conservation efforts, monitoring of historic/cultural sites and archaeological resources, maintaining standards for and records of cultural collections in the field and in park facilities, and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and established policies, procedures, and standards for cultural, historic, and archaeological resources.
In addition to meeting the employment standards, a qualified candidate must possess experience in research and field project work in archeological investigation or cultural/historic resource management and protection programs.
Position projects and tasks will include:
Following, developing, and implementing principles and practices of cultural resource management and archaeological/historic preservation
Developing and ensuring that techniques and procedures for curating and preserving archeological and historic collections are followed by Department staff
Following and implementing American archeological research and field methods, including techniques of field surveys and preparing reports
Recommending, coordinating, and directing cultural resource planning and management efforts and activities
Reviewing, evaluating, and preparing environmental documents and other reports regarding cultural resources for compliance with environmental regulations and policies
Planning, coordinating, organizing, and leading project teams for archeological and historic resource projects
Cultivating and maintaining positive relationships and with local tribes and serve as the Department’s primary liaison to tribal representatives and the State Office of Tribal Affairs
Developing and conducting employee training programs related to identifying and protecting cultural, historic, and archaeological resources
Sufficient, education, training, and experience to demonstrate the possession and direct application of the following knowledge and abilities. Training and Experience Note: The required knowledge and abilities are typically attained through training and experience equivalent to possession of a Bachelor’s degree. Relevant experience can substitute for education on a year-for-year basis. Relevant experience includes experience performing analytical, administrative, lead, supervisory, or management duties, which include interpreting rules and regulations, gathering data and formulating recommendations, and report writing. AND Four (4) years of analytical, administrative, lead, supervisory or management experience which includes duties interpreting rules and regulations, gathering data and formulating recommendations, and report writing; one (1) year of which must be at the journey level. A Master’s Degree can substitute for one (1) year of the required experience.
Job Experience Length (in years)
Four (4) years of analytical, administrative, lead, supervisory or management experience which includes duties interpreting rules and regulations, gathering data and formulating recommendations, and report writing; one (1) year of which must be at the journey level; A Master's Degree can substitute for one (1) year of the required experience. In addition to meeting the employment standards for Program Manager 1, a qualified candidate for this position must also possess experience in research and field project work in archeological investigation or cultural/historic resource management and protection programs.