The opening of Tribal Monitor job positions  are not guaranteed. Job placement depends on the availability of work. Availability of work is outside the control of the FTBMI. 

Reports to: Tribal Historic and Cultural Preservation Office (THCPO)

Schedule: Part/Full Time
Duration: Temporary
Begin: Immediately

Salary: $18 – 25/hour, depending on experience

[The following is not an exhaustive list of duties/responsibilities, experience, working conditions, and requirements and should be considered as a light overview of the job.]

The Tribal Monitor is a staff representative of the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians Tribal Historic and Cultural Preservation Department’s (THCP) Cultural Resources Management Division 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 resources, remains, and sites/landscapes. While assigned to a construction/development project, the Monitor inspects the ground during soil disturbance in order to watch for, and protect, tribal cultural resources. 


  • Recognize Tribal cultural resources and ensure the protection of these resources during pre-construction and/or development of various projects within the jurisdiction of the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians (FTBMI). 
  • 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.
  • Produce daily activity logs of monitoring activities on a daily basis 
  • Other duties as directed by the THCPO 


  • Knowledge of FTBMI cultural landscapes, such as villages, hunting and camping sites, gathering areas, or burial sites


  • This position requires working long hours in outdoor weather conditions year-round, including high temperatures, winds, and direct sun.
  • 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. 
  • Monitoring requires much physical activity and you must be physically capable of walking, hiking, and standing.
  • Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.
  • Risks can include but are not limited to snake or insect bites and or poisonous plants.

• 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.

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