Cultural Resources Manager



Job Title: Cultural Resources Manager
Prepared By: Human Resources
Department: Tribal Programs Prepared Date: 09/06/2022
Reports To: Director Tribal Programs Approved By: Tribal Chairman
FLSA Status: Exempt Approved Date:
Manages all Tribal Historic Preservation Office operation activities and initiatives.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform
this job successfully. Upon request, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Provide outstanding customer service to guests and all other employees by exceeding our mission statement.
• Review and analyze projects for compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act, and its
implementing regulations, as well as other cultural resource laws and regulations such as ARPA,
NAGPRA, American Indian Religious Freedom Act, NEPA, CEQA, and other Historic Preservation laws;
Review incoming project notifications and endorse outgoing correspondence drafted by the THPO
• Perform research and write reports assessing the archaeological impacts of proposed land use or
development projects.
• Prepare necessary data for the budget in area of responsibility.
• Review project-based documentation including scoping requests, environmental assessments,
archaeological reports, ethnographic information, and maps to assess impacts to historic resources.
• Conduct archaeological field surveys and archaeological monitoring; and author associated technical
reports with DPR forms.
• Draft official correspondence on behalf of the THPO Department concerning development projects,
management plans, mitigation measures and any other work-related tasks as assigned.
• Assist in the operations and management of the Tribal Cultural Monitoring Program.
• Oversee NAGPRA projects.
• Maintain and enhance the Tribal Registry geodatabase.
• Coordinate with Tribal consultants and/or contractors on projects prioritized by THPO.
• Function as the THPO principal investigator during survey, evacuation and recordation of subsurface
features and artifacts.
• Coordinate with the Tribal Archivist to prepare artifacts for curation as needed.

• Attend meetings on behalf of the THPO Department.
• Ensure that all grant programs are in compliance with the Tribal Government Administration & Grants Policies and Procedures Manual.
• Assist in updating the Tribal Government Administration & Grants Policies and Procedures Manual on an annual basis.
• Track fiscal budgets associated with tribal programs funded by grants and coordinate with the Tribal
Accounting Department to ensure all financial recording, procurement, inventory of assets and audits
are performed in accordance with OMB regulations.
• Promote partnership and dismantle communication barriers by serving as a liaison (i.e., intermediary)
between the Tribe, other Native American tribe(s), and federal, state, and local agencies.
• Coordinate activities with other pertinent agencies and work cooperatively on mutual interests of the
• Maintain excellent communications with all Directors and Supervisors.
• Implements approved departmental policies and procedures.
• Ensure the budget for the department is monitored and adhered to by implementing effective
processes and procedures.
• Prepare necessary data for the budget in area of responsibility.
• Keep abreast of competitive changes including industry trends and local competitive set.
• Develop, maintain and nurture a positive work environment.
• Responsible for maintaining a disciplined environment and implement practices that promote safety,
quality and productivity.
• Help coordinate and supervise training, assignments and development of subordinates.
• Ensure compliance with all Minimum Internal Control Standards (MICS) as well as all Tribal Internal
Control Standards (TICS).
• Present a positive image of the Tribal organization to its guests and vendors and to assist them as
• Must follow all safety policies and procedures and attend all scheduled safety meetings and training as
a condition of employment.
• Able to make difficult decision in a fair and honest manner.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Perform any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

Manage directly and indirectly all employees of the Tribal Historic Preservation Office. Adhere to the Tribal
organization’s policies, procedures and applicable laws.
Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of this unit.
Carry out supervisory responsibilities which include but are not limited to: interviewing and training
employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining
employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

 Master’s degree in anthropology, archaeology, historic preservation or a related field
 Computer literate including experience with ArcGIS, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Adobe

 Must pass periodic random drug screens.
 Must be able to pass background suitability investigation.
 Must obtain a Tribal Gaming License.
 Must obtain all other applicable certifications and licenses.
 Must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States within 72 hours of employment.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Upon request, reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is
frequently required to stand; walk and sit. The employee is occasionally required to use upper extremities,
including but not limited to, hands and fingers to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. They may be
occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, bend, push, pull, twist, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds and/or push, pull up to 50 pounds. The employee is occasionally required use repetitive movements to complete tasks. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Employee may be occasionally required to work in low light conditions, and may be exposed to loud noise for extended periods.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters
while performing the essential functions of this job.
 Multiple locations.
 Some enterprises are open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week; therefore, you must be flexible to work
any and all hours.
 Must be available for emergency calls 24/7.
 Must be available to work weekend and holidays.
 Some enterprises are gaming facilities.
 Some enterprises are not a smoke-free environment.
 Surveillance cameras and audio equipment monitor the premises recording activity throughout most
of the facilities on 24 hours per day, 7 days per week basis.

The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians has a resolution on file with Human Resources to ensure that the Indian Preference will be adhered to in the following order in accordance with IPA:

1. Tribal Members
2. Other Native Americans
3. All other ethnic groups

I have read and understand all of the elements of the above Cultural Resources Manager Job Description.

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