Location
Tribal Administration
City
Palm Springs
State
CA
Work Schedule
Varies
Average Hours per Week
Varies
Travel Involved
41-50%
Job Type
On call
Starting Rate / Tips DOE  
Category
Tribal Government
Schedule
On call

Cultural Monitor

Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY
The Native American Cultural Monitor is a staff representative between Federal, State, Public, and County agencies and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO).  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.  It is anticipated that the Monitor will receive various assignments and that in some sensitive areas may encounter buried artifacts, features and possibly human remains.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (other duties may be assigned)
• Ability to recognize cultural artifacts, human remains, village sites, midden deposits; must have the ability to read maps
• Monitor all ground distributing activity including mass grading, grubbing, weed abatement, trenching and any excavation on previously disturbed and undisturbed ground.
• Does or oversees field inspections of proposed projects areas to determine the likelihood or the presence of cultural resources, and the potential archaeological sensitivity of the area


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
None

GAMING EXPERIENCE NOT REQUIRED

Job Requirements:

EDUCATION  and/or EXPERIENCE
• Minimum High School Diploma or G.E.D.
• Must have completed a Cahuilla Based Cultural Resource Monitor Educational Program (minimum 40 hours training) be certified and keep certification current
• Minimum of one year of practical training
• Basic knowledge of current local research methods and field application of archaeological principles; basic knowledge of federal, state, local and tribal legislation pertaining to cultural resources
• Must be certified in CPR and basic First Aid

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.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.