Acts as the Principal Investigator, under the supervision of the Director of the Culture & Heritage Department (C&HD), to provide professional and technical assessments within the field of archaeology, either alone or with other C&HD staff, to the Burns Paiute Tribe, as well as to public and private proponents, concerning compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National and State Environmental Policy Acts, and other State, Federal, and Tribal laws protecting cultural resources and archaeological properties on the Burns Paiute Reservation and aboriginal lands of the Burns Paiute Tribe. Provide technical assistance in the identification of cultural resources, cultural resources sites, and areas of significance to the Burns Paiute Tribe, either alone or with a field crew. Perform or work with C&HD staff in the performance of cultural resources inventory surveys and subsurface investigations, when needed; anywhere C&HD cultural resources projects are to be carried out. Keep detailed records assuring completeness and accuracy of activities carried out in the field. Including filling out forms, keeping project or site notes, and supervising a crew in filling out required records as needed. Ensure that fieldwork is carried out in an efficient, professional manner. Track artifacts that have to undergo laboratory analyses. Keep field equipment clean and in working order.
Salary: Starting at $66,000
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must meet the Secretary of Interior standards for a Professional Archaeologist. Register of Professional Archaeologist (RPA) membership preferred.
Theoretical understanding and demonstrated experience of post-processual and/or Indigenous and decolonized archaeology required.
Possess knowledge of the broad field of cultural resource management as it is reflected in Federal and State laws, regulations, and policies; the science and practice of archaeology generally and the Pacific Northwest and the Great Basin. Experience in tribal cultural resource management preferred.
Ability to apply established program standards in all areas of the Burns Paiute Tribe’s Culture & Heritage and Resources Management Program involving archaeology; maintain creditable working relationships with program partners.
Ability to work nights, weekends, holidays, and extended workdays as needed.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:
Master’s Degree in Archaeology and a minimum of 3 years of related work experience including a strong background in Section 106 and the implementation and experience of consultation with Indian Tribes or federal agencies.
Return completed Burns Paiute Indian Tribe Application, Cover Letter, Curriculum vitae/resume, and transcripts to:
Human Resources Director Burns Paiute Tribe 100 Pasigo Street Burns, OR 97720