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Preservation Director in Auburn, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 1/11/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Location:
    Auburn, CA
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  • Pay Rate
    $65000.0 - $100000.0/Hour
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
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Job Description

Volt is looking for a Director of Tribal Historic Preservation. 

The Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the Preservation Department and provides guidance and support to the Tribal Preservation Committee and the Tribal Historic Preservation Office. The Director is responsible for meeting the historical and cultural preservation goals and objectives of the Tribal Community. This includes environmental preservation, natural resources, GIS mapping, site monitoring and historical preservation. Tact, poise, and sound judgment are routine requirements in communicating with internal and external contacts, offices, and organizations. 

Job Functions

  • Manage the Tribal Historic Preservation Department, including its personnel and all ongoing projects
  • Coordinate, supervise, and manage the Department’s participation in AB 52, SB 18, and other state law consultative processes, and NHPA Section 106, NEPA, and other federal law consultative processes.  This includes:
    • Supervising the review of incoming project correspondence to identify cultural resources or high risk areas that may be impacted by the project;
    • Reviewing and approving all outgoing response letters, coordinating review with the Tribe’s legal counsel, and ensuring that response deadlines are met;
    • Coordinating and managing all project consultation meetings, assigning appropriate staff (including the Director when appropriate) to attend consultations;
    • Coordinating and managing all project site surveys, assigning appropriate staff (including the Director when appropriate) to attend;
    • Consulting with the Tribal Historic Preservation Committee and Tribal Historic Preservation Officer to develop appropriate responses and plans for projects that impact cultural resources or areas of importance to the Tribe;
    • Coordinating and managing the implementation of all responses and plans for projects that impact cultural resources or areas of importance to the Tribe, ensuring that responses and plans are implemented appropriately and effectively;
  • Knowledge of Federal Environmental Law and California Environmental Law
  • Federal and State laws, regulations, policies, and procedures that govern cultural resources management
  • Understanding of relevant confidentiality laws, regulations, policies, and procedures, both internal and external
  • Ability to apply environmental law theory, principles, and professional practices to natural and cultural resource management projects and programs
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Tribal members, other employees, and members of the general public.
  • Ability to handle sensitive information appropriately and professionally while maintaining a high level of confidentiality
  • Valid drivers’ license
  • Ability to travel to a location, walk, and conduct fieldwork for long hours, sometimes in inclement weather, through rugged terrain, often at high altitudes
  • Ability to travel by car, train or airplane as needed 


  • Five years of experience in Cultural Resource Management in a supervisory capacity
  • Education:
    • Master’s Degree in anthropology, archaeology, history, or a closely related field.
    • PhD in anthropology, archaeology, history, or a closely related field. Preferred
  • Possess advanced skills and experience in one or more specialty scientific areas (e.g., lithic, ceramic, or faunal analysis; osteology; historical archaeology).
  • Experience with tribal consultation and/or the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act
  • Experience or interest in working with California Indians

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer