Position Title: Tribal Historic and Cultural Preservation Officer (THCPO)

Supervisor: Tribal President, or designee

Start Date: Effective immediately

Hours: Full-time

Salary: $42,000 – $48,000

The Tribal Historic and Cultural Preservation (THCP) Department is entrusted with the duties of preserving and protecting the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians’ (Tribe) invaluable tribal cultural resources. As principle consultant and negotiator for the protection of those resources, the THCP Officer should hold expertise in the field of Cultural Resources Management, and related laws, regulations, and practices.

The THCPO is under the general supervision of the Tribal President, or designee. Tasks can range from clerical work, such as filing, logging and organizing, to coordinating events for the Tribe, scheduling meetings with local governments, and maintaining relations with the public.


  • Assumes all duties of the THCP department
  • Conducts all aspects of cultural resources consultation under environmental protection laws (e.g. CEQA, AB 52, SB 18, NHPA section 106, etc.) and is the principle NAGPRA coordinator for the Tribe.
  • Maintains and updates project database of project notifications, communication and tribal cultural resources
  • Prepares quarterly reports to the Tribal government, including THCP Committee and Council of Elders, and updates them in between, as necessary.
  • Coordinates and manages all on-ground Native American Monitors for construction projects
  • Upholds professionalism with clients and manages projects
  • Coordinates cultural workshops for Tribe and Native American monitors
  • Other duties assigned


  • Must possesses excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Respect and maintain confidentiality of the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians. If hired, the applicant will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement.
  • Must be dependable
  • Must present a professional appearance and a friendly manner
  • Must be punctual
  • Be courteous and personable when dealing with the public
  • Be self-directed, willing to take initiative, and detail-oriented

Physical Demands

  • Requires standing and/or sitting for sustained periods of time.
  • Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.
  • Requires repetitive movement of the fingers, wrists and hands.
  • Occasionally involves fieldwork, which is subject to the environmental conditions of the season.
  • Ability to walk or hike up to a mile periodically.

Experience and/or Education

  • Must have a BA in Archaeology (or a related field)
  • Must hold an MA in Archaeology
  • Knowledge of, or ability to quickly learn, THCPO policies and functions.
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of culture and history of the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians
  • Must be proficient at word processing software, internet-based research, and must have some familiarity with ArcGIS.

Preferred, but not required:

  • Listed on the Register of Professional Archaeologists

Deadline: December 1, 2017 before 5:00 pm


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