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TCNS Coordinator

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Cultural Preservation
Reports To: 
Cultural Preservation Director
Type of Position: 
Regular Full Time
Absentee Shawnee Tribe / 2025 S. Gordon Cooper Dr. / Shawnee, OK 74801
General Description
The position reports to the Cultural Preservation Director and is responsible for protecting and preserving sacred objects, archeological sites, significant areas of interest, and archives significant to the Absentee Shawnee cultural and history.
  • Protect and preserve the Absentee Shawnee’s Cultural Resources.
  • Help in monitoring the Tribal Historic Preservation projects and follow the guidelines of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), the Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 (ARPA) and the Executive Order 13007 Indian Sacred Sites.
  • Process and prepare invoices and intent letters associated with TCNS notifications in accordance with Section 106 reviews.
  • Review and consult on all TCNS notification from both government agencies and the private industry in accordance with Section 106 reviews.
  • Assist the THPO office’s programs on other consultations concerning NHPA Section 106 reviews from both government agencies and the private industry
  • Read, analyze, and interpret historical documents, anthropological documents, archeological reports, professional journals, technical manuals, government regulations, and geographic maps.
  • Maintain records of TCNS projects consulted on for future access by the THPO office.
  • Interact with other THPO departments and agencies to research history in identified significant geographic areas.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with consulting incorporations, government agencies, state SHPO offices, other THPO offices, and the National Park Service.
  • Attend meetings related to various projects/consultations and communicate information from THPO office, attend trainings and conferences related to tribal historic preservation, and travel to areas of interest and consultations.
  • Write reports, business correspondences and interact with consulting corporations and general public.
  • Monitor culturally significant areas on a regular basis and assist with projects and events associated with the Cultural Preservation Department.
  • Assist and advise in maintaining the accuracy of information in the databases.
  • When appropriate, assist in archaeological surveys before construction projects commence (in accordance with Section 106 of the NHPA) in order to identify and preserve archaeological sites/properties of significance to the tribe that may be affected by an undertaking
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Cultural Preservation Department Director.
Qualifications / Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Geography, History, Anthropology, or Archeology and/or equivalent combination of education and practical work experience.
  • Understand the importance of cultural preservation, and possess cultural awareness and sensitivity to all situations.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of information.
  • Must have computer knowledge and experience with Microsoft software, GIS program capabilities and GPS Unit operation.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from clients and general public.
  • Must have attention to detail and high level of accuracy, must have effective communication skills both written and verbally, and must have excellent writing ability for preparing reports and correspondence.
  • Able to organize/prioritize multiple tasks effectively and effective organizational skills for maintaining files and other documents.
  • Must have excellent customer service skills, able to work with diverse groups, and have solid interpersonal skill to work well with others.
  • Able to travel frequently, and access areas of interest.
  • Must be professional in demeanor and appearance.
  • Must be able to lift up to 30lbs.
  • Must have a valid driver licenses and be insurable.
  • Must be able to pass a background check and drug screen.
  • Native American Preference/EOE/Drug Free Workplace.
Posted Date: 
1 year 9 months ago