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Job Description and Duties

Will Consider Environmental Planner – Archeology.

Under the general direction of the Senior Environmental planner, the incumbent carries out the activities of Native American coordination and consultation, and acts as a liaison between Caltrans and federally recognized Native American tribes, unrecognized Native American groups and individuals. Incumbent ensures that consultation occurs early in the planning stage, and continuously throughout the life of the project. The incumbent consults with Native Americans who are likely to have knowledge of, and/or concerns for cultural resources that are located within a project’s Area of Potential Effects and are at risk of being impacted by the construction of a Caltrans infrastructure projects. The incumbent assists project archaeologists consultation efforts with Native Americans to identify areas of concern within the Caltrans right-of-way such as gathering places and traditional cultural properties. The incumbent works with Native Americans to establish professional relationships, facilitating District project delivery and resource management. The incumbent must possess of a valid California driver’s license required when operating a state owned or leased vehicle.

Incumbent will work closely with District archaeologists and the project development team regarding project specific Native American coordination and consultation. Request a Sacred Land File Search from the Native American Heritage Commission. Will compile and maintain contact lists for Section 106 (NEPA) and AB52 (CEQA) consultation. Will assist with the sending out initial consultation letters to Native American tribes and individuals and follow-up with phone calls and/or emails if needed. Initiate project specific meetings and field reviews with Tribes, individuals, project archaeologists, and/or project development team members to identify Tribal concerns and to discuss specific aspects of the project. Assist with the scheduling of Tribal monitors for projects in construction. Develop and process MOUs with Tribes for purposes of monitoring or using tribal expertise.


Schedules reoccurring meetings with District 1 Tribes regarding upcoming projects and general information sharing. Incumbent will work closely with Caltrans Headquarters Native American Cultural Studies Branch, the District 1 Native American Liaison, and all other Native American Coordinators in North Region.


Assists with tribal consultation on the return of archaeological materials consistent with AB275 requirements.


You must be on the Caltrans examination list to be eligible for this position. Eligibility for hire is determined by your score on the exam. The exam is located here: 8TR64.PDF (ca.gov) or  This is an exam bulletin for Environmental Planner (Archeology) (ca.gov) 

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Working Conditions

Position located in Eureka, Humbolt County

This is a reposting of JC-331106.  If you have previously applied to this position you do not have to re-apply.  Your application will be considered.

Base of operation will be at the District 1 Eureka office. Hybrid work setting working part of week at home and part at office. Working outdoors in all weather conditions and variable terrain. Incumbent may have to regularly travel to offices and field locations throughout the North Region.

New to State candidates will be hired into the minimum salary of the classification or minimum of alternate range when applicable.

For further details about this position Environmental Planner – Archeology and a copy of the duty statement, please contact Catherine Cha at (530) 720-2697.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.


Additional Documents

Position Details

Job Code #:



Position #(s):



Working Title:


District Native American Coordinator




$6,387.00 – $7,999.00


Shall Consider:


$4,295.00 – $4,880.00 A

$4,430.00 – $5,281.00 B

$5,313.00 – $6,652.00 C

# of Positions:



Work Location:


Humboldt County

Job Type:


Permanent, Full Time


Department Information

Caltrans Mission: Provide a safe and reliable transportation network that serves all people and respects the environment.

Caltrans Vision: A brighter future for all through a world-class transportation network.

The Caltrans workforce is made up of diverse and unique individuals who contribute to our organizational success. Caltrans is about celebrating diversity, valuing one another, and recognizing that Caltrans is strong not in spite of the diverse attributes of our workforce, but because of our diversity. 

Department Website:www.dot.ca.gov 

Frequently Asked Questions for an Applicant: http://dot.ca.gov/jobs/docs/faq-ct-applicants-081617.pdf   

Director’s EEO Policyhttps://dot.ca.gov/programs/equal-employment-opportunity

Director’s EEO Policy Statement: https://dot.ca.gov/programs/equal-employment-opportunity

Special Requirements

  • Possession of a valid driver’s license is required when operating state owned or leased vehicles.
  • This position(s) may require medical and/or audio clearance prior to being hired

Candidates that believe they meet the Minimum qualifications based on a pattern of education from the classification description (specifications) must provide a copy of your degree/transcripts and/or license along with your application (STD. 678) to be considered for this position.If selected for the position Official sealed transcripts will be required prior to appointment.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 12/1/2022

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply. Individuals who are eligible for a Training and Development assignment may also be considered for this position(s).

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process. Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:


Department of Transportation

Attn: Caltrans HR Contact

Certification Services MS-90

P O Box 168036

Sacramento, CA 95816-8036

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:


Department of Transportation

Caltrans HR Contact

Classification and Hiring Unit – ECOS

1727 30th Street, MS 90

Sacramento, CA 95816

Closed on weekends and State Holidays.

08:00 AM – 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.


Click HERE  to view the Benefits Summary for Civil Service Employees in the State of California.

Contact Information

The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Hiring Unit Contact:
Catherine Cha
(530) 720-2697

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department’s EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
Caltrans EEO Office
(844) 368-3367

California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Important Applications Instructions

The State application (STD. 678) is required and each section must be filled out completely and thoroughly. For mailed or hand delivered applications to be considered for this position, the Job Control number (JC-340193), PARF# 27-3-056, and title of the position (Associate Environmental Planner – Archeology/Environmental Planner – Archeology) must be included on the STD. 678 form.


Electronic applications through your CalCareers account are highly recommended and encouraged.


Candidates that meet the minimum qualifications based on possession of EDUCATION, LICENSE, OR CERTIFICATE must include a copy of your DEGREE/TRANSCRIPS, LICENSE, or CERTIFICATE, along with your State application (STD. 678), to be considered for this position.


NOTE: Do not submit the “Equal Employment Opportunity” questionnaire (page 5) with your completed State application (STD. 678). This page is for examination use only.


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Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

To apply for this job please visit www.calcareers.ca.gov.