Schedule: between 16 – 50 hours
Duration: Seasonal/Temporary
Begin: Immediately

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Ability to recognize cultural resources
• Monitor all ground distributing activity including mass grading, grubbing, weed abatement, trenching and any excavation on previously disturbed and undisturbed ground.
• Ability to work with others, maintain professionalism, and abide by safety protocols.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
• Minimum High School Diploma or G.E.D.
• Must have knowledge of Tataviam people, history, and life ways.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS
• To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to work long hours in outdoor weather conditions year-round, including high temperatures and direct sun.
• Monitoring requires much physical activity and you must be physically fit.
• Other activities may include hikes of various durations, with packs/equipment, and occasionally camping for projects that are inaccessible by vehicle.
• Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.

BENEFITS
• OSHA 10 Certification

• Gain Cultural Resources expertise
• Gain construction/development knowledge
• Enhance your Fernandeño Tataviam history expertise
• Protect and preserve the ancestors’ artifacts

REQUIREMENTS
• Must be 18 years of age, or older.
• Must have a flexible schedule.
• Must have reliable transportation
• Must have a cellular device, and a functioning e-mail address that will be used daily.
• Must agree to attend quarterly Cultural Resource Workshops.
• Must agree to obtain OSHA-10 Certification

 

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WHAT IS NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURAL MONITORING?

The Cultural Monitor is a staff representative of the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians Tribal Historic and Cultural Preservation Department (THCP) in the field.  The Monitor will be assigned to development/construction projects to participate and obtain firsthand knowledge of archaeological excavations and construction in areas that are known to have cultural sensitivity or have the potential for cultural deposit. While assigned to a construction/development project, the Cultural Monitor inspects the ground during soil-disturbance in order to watch for, and protect, cultural resources.