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Posted: 04/03/2017

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
Cultural Resources Department

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Cultural Resouces Analyst
Professional Opportunity
Highland, CA

Under the administrative direction of the Director of Cultural Resources Management (CRM), assists in the organization and execution of a comprehensive heritage stewardship program, establishing, maintaining, and improving tribal consultation efforts with various Federal, state, and local agencies and organizations.  Incumbent will review correspondence, technical reports, maps, and other documentation, respond to project-based scoping inquires and requests for tribal consultation, and provide staff-level recommendations regarding the identification, assessment, and treatment of cultural resources within Serrano ancestral territory.  This position will be responsible for creating and implementing GIS-based project review procedures/protocols and developing increasingly more effective and efficient project-tracking and response systems for use by CRM Department staff.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide professional cultural resources technical support to the CRM Director and staff to address cultural resources concerns within Serrano ancestral territory due to proposed Federal, State, and local-level infrastructure development;
  • Review project-based documentation, including scoping requests, environmental assessments, archaeological reports, ethnographic information, and maps to
    • Make comment with respect to the adequacy and accuracy of historic properties identification, evaluation, and assessment of effect efforts and
    • Provide cultural resources-based information and direction to lead agencies as a consulting party under the National Historic Preservation Act, California Environmental Quality Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act; American Indian Religious Freedom Act; E.O. 13007; 13175 and; 12898; and CA Gubernatorial E.O. B-10-11, as well as all other relevant and applicable agency-based standards, policies, and protocols;
    • Assist staff via the provision of technical support and professional recommendations pertaining to archaeological Scopes of Work/Levels of Effort; culturally-appropriate and creative mitigation options; discovery and monitoring plans and protocols; and treatment protocols for artifacts, including culturally-appropriate curation and/or on-site reburial options; 
    • Create, implement, and maintain GIS-based access and data, as well as procedures for incorporating this technology and its outputs into departmental project reviews;
    • Participate in tribal consultation meetings and conference calls with various Federal, state, tribal, and local agencies and organizations, including the CA Office of Historic Preservation and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, at the direction of the CRM Director;
    • Assist in preparing Conditions of Approval Language (COAs); mitigation measures (MMRs); and agreement documents (MOUs, MOAs, Pas) with various agencies, as deemed necessary by the CRM Director;
    • Attend and participate in SMBMI-sponsored events pertaining to heritage stewardship and cultural awareness and education, as requested by the CRM Director;
    • Conduct research and prepare written reports, memoranda, correspondence, and staff-level recommendations for the CRM Director and departmental staff, as well as externals;
    • Assist in the preparation of special reports and/or Action Item Requests for the CAO and Business Committee;
    • Help to prepare and edit departmental literature, including cultural resources management-based training materials, cultural overviews, best practices/guidance documents, etc.;
    • Help plan and coordinate meetings, special events, and tours for staff and externals;
    • Attend local, regional, and/or national conferences and training events pertaining to the work of the CRM Department, as deemed appropriate by the CRM Director;

Responsibilities may require local travel (travel within a three-hour radius of daily duty station)


  • Bachelors Degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, Historic Preservation, Urban and Regional Planning, or a related field is required.
  • A.S. degree or certificate in Geographic Information Systems OR one (1) year of practical work experience using ESRI software (ArcGIS Desktop 9.3 or later, including Arc Map, ArcCatalog, ArcToolbox) in a resources management and/or regulatory context is required.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of relevant and progressive experience, including the ability to conduct both team-oriented and independent research and document reviews, perform high-level technical writing, and successfully carry-out tribal/agency consultation is required.
  • High level of proficiency in PC applications, including Windows 10 and Microsoft Office (Word; Outlook; Excel; PowerPoint) is required; basic knowledge of SharePoint systems is desired.
  • Working knowledge of GPS technologies and associated software, primarily Trimble handheld units and ArcPad software is preferred.
  • Basic understanding of archaeological field, laboratory, reporting, and curatorial practices is preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of southern California historypre-contact to the contemporary era is preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Federal and state laws and regulations that govern historic preservation and environmental requirements, as well as tribal consultation, and demonstrated experience in carrying out consultation and compliance activities under those regulations--including interpretation, analysis, and enforcement--is preferred.
  • Experience managing cultural resources project reviews/consultation efforts from initial scoping to the conclusion of the project, with little supervision is desired.
  • Experience working for or with Tribal governments and indigenous communities is desired. 
  • Ability to meet the professional requirements necessary to gain access to and perform confidential records searches at California Historical Resources Information Centers is desired. 
  • Willingness to attend training that will augment the skills needed to perform the work detailed above is required.
  • Willingness to carry out other duties as assigned by the CRM Director, CEO/CAO, and Business Committee is required.


  • A qualified candidate/employee must have a valid drivers license with an acceptable driving record as determined by the companys insurance carrier.
  • Must be able to undergo and successfully pass pre-employment drug screening, criminal background investigation, and credit check


San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Please email me.
Sandra McBride
Phone: 909-863-2270

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