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Cultural Resource Supervisor - Kenaitze Tribal Member Only

Kenaitze Indian Tribe
Kenai, AK
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Cultural Resource Supervisor - Kenaitze Tribal Member Only

Revision Date: 2/15/2022
Department: Tribal Programs
Employment Status: Full-Time
Program: Cultural Preservation
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Reports to: Tribal Programs Director
Schedule: 40 Hours/52 Weeks
Supervises: Lead Cultural Coordinator and NAGRPA Coordinator
Preference: TERO Ordinance 2017-01, P.L. 93-638

Job Summary

The Cultural Resource Supervisor is responsible for planning and conducting archaeological and architectural surveys to identify, record, evaluate and preserve sites and/or resources. The Cultural Resource Supervisor is responsible for ensuring compliance with state and federal preservation laws that protect archaeological and cultural sites under the National Historic Preservation Act, the Archeological Resources Protection Act, as well as the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA).

Essential Functions

  • Provides training and mentoring to the Cultural Preservation Program staff pursuant to TERO Ordinance 2017-01
  • Acts as a liaison between the Tribe and outside entities working with Kenaitze Indian Tribe on archaeological projects under the direction of the Tribal Programs Director
  • Directs archaeological excavations as well as advising, assisting with, and/or conducting architectural investigations
  • Participates as a field crew member, conducting inventories of cultural resources in areas of proposed projects
  • Works as a team member to ensure archaeology work assignments are carried out in safe, timely manner according to established standards and procedures
  • Identifies and records cultural resource inventory material in the field for use in reports and site forms
  • Assists in research of reference materials such as state and national register files, historic documents, archaeological reports, maps and aerial photos, and interviews source individuals concerning project areas
  • Reviews cultural resource clearance requests, as well as conducting related educational and outreach functions
  • Oversees the archiving of historical documents and artifacts

It is the intent of this job description to highlight the essential functions of the position; however, it is not an all-inclusive list. The incumbent may be called upon and required to follow or perform other duties and tasks requested by his/her supervisor, consistent with the purpose of the position, department and/or the Kenaitze Indian Tribe's objectives.

Working Conditions

Lifting Requirements

  • Light work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg control requires exertion of forces greater than that of sedentary work and if the worker sits most of the time, the job is considered light work.

Physical Requirements

  • Stand or Sit (Stationary position)
  • Walk (Move, Traverse)
  • Use hands/fingers to handle or feel (Operate, Activate, Use, Prepare, Inspect, Place, Detect, Position)
  • Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl (Position self (to), Move)
  • Talk/hear (Communicate, Detect, Converse with, Discern, Convey, Express oneself, Exchange information)
  • See (Detect, Determine, Perceive, Identify, Recognize, Judge, Observe, Inspect, Estimate, Assess)
  • Pushing or Pulling
  • Repetitive Motion

Hazards and Atmospheric Conditions

  • Exposure to Dust
  • Exposure Extreme Temperatures
  • Wet
  • Noise
  • Vibration
  • Other

OSHA Categories

  • Category III - Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid or tissue and as part of their employment, incumbents are not called upon to perform or assist in emergency care or first aid


  • Local



  • Associate's Degree in Anthropology, Environmental Science, or related field, or a combination of education and experience may be substituted for a degree


  • One year (1) of experience working with Cultural Programs, Archaeological Projects and/or other Government Entities
  • Working knowledge of NAGPRA, ARPA, National Historic Preservation Act and other Historic Preservation laws, or obtain training within 90 days of hire


  • Participation in the Kenaitze Susten Camp and/or other archaeological programs
  • Knowledge and experience working with cultural diversities


  • Must have a valid Alaska State driver's license and must remain insurable under the Tribe's policy, or obtain within 90 days of hire

Special Skills

  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, or obtain training within 90 days of hire
  • Conducts business in a service-oriented manner that is attentive, pleasant, respectful and kind when dealing with un'ina, visitors, co-workers and others

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Kenaitze Indian Tribe


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