Topic ID #35118 - posted 2/27/2015 12:53 AM

Archaeology Technician Senior - Nespelem, WA

Jennifer Palmer

Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation
 Human Resources Office P.O. Box 150 Nespelem, WA 99155
 (800) 506-9434 (509) 634-2842 Fax (509) 634-2864
POSITION: Archaeology Technician Senior
SALARY: $18.23-$21.65 per hour, DOE
REPORTS TO: Project Director
LOCATION: Nespelem, Washington
BASIC FUNCTIONS: This is a Non-Exempt position. The Incumbent participates on crews conducting archaeological field work
(e.g. survey/inventory, evaluative testing, and mitigation/treatment activities) and Traditional Cultural Property (TCP)
interviews, collection management and subsequent lab work/transcriptions on a project to project basis. The Tech Senior
will have experience in conducting archaeological field work, native plant surveys, collection management, or TCP projects
and will conduct their tasks independently and may assist in teaching skills to Technicians I & II. The Incumbent may also
perform duties associated with curation, and/or clerical office tasks as assigned. (Position is contract funded- no
guarantees of continued employment should funding cease).
 Education and Training:
 High School Diploma or GED; AND Four (4) years post-secondary education completed courses in Anthropology, Native
American Studies, Botany/Plant Ecology, or Museology/Collection Management, AND Two (2) years at the Technician
Senior level; OR
 Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology, Native American Studies, Botany/Plant Ecology, or Museology/Collection
Management ; AND Two (2) years at the Technician Senior level ; OR
 Seventy Two (72) months combined education (completed courses) and specialized experience in Anthropology, Native
American Studies, Botany/Plant Ecology, or Museology/Collection Management.
 Must successfully clear Criminal Background Checks and maintain throughout duration of employment.
 Must possess and maintain a valid state driver’s license and be eligible for Tribes vehicle insurances.
 Must demonstrate experience working with tribal elders.
 Must be comfortable in the presence of human remains.
 Must be willing to become a certified boat operator for reservoir field work.
 Must be able to hike in rugged terrain and able to work in variable conditions with inclement weather.
 Must be able to lift and haul at least 40 pounds.
 Must have appropriate fieldwork attire (hat, gloves, work boots, etc.).
 Must be willing to work non-standard work schedules (e.g. 10 days on, 4 days off).
 Must be able to travel out of the area for overnight stays as dictated by the field work.
 Must have knowledge of the cultural history and language of the Colville Confederated Tribes.
 Must have knowledge of the geography in the Columbia River basin.
 Must have experience using field tools associated with archaeology (shovels, trowels, hatchet, and clippers), oral history,
native plant survey or collections.
 Must be willing to learn, and teach, and use Global Positioning System (GPS) unit, digital cameras, and other field
 Must be willing to teach field techniques, associated with archaeology (survey, excavation, and preparation of paperwork),
oral history, native plant survey or collections.
 Must have the experience or ability to conduct background research.
 Must have good organizational skills.
 Past work performance must reflect better than average attendance, be punctual and have reliable transportation.
 Must adhere to strict confidentiality/ No Tribal, Program, or HR business on Social Media.
Classification: 118 Step: 1-6
 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
 Knowledge and ability to utilize Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and Access and learn computer graphics.
 Knowledge of the basic functions needed, and the ability to do the duties of the position.
 Knowledge, skills, and experience in working with native cultures, tribal sovereignty, and tribal government structures and
protocol is preferred.
 Ability to demonstrate knowledge of cultural resources management;
 Ability to get along with co-workers and take directions from supervisors.
 Ability to take and type clear, concise notes.
 Ability to work on tedious tasks such as photocopying documents and data entry.
 Ability to multi-task and perform tasks in a timely manner, and meet deadlines.
 Ability to work independently after initial training development.
 Ability to maintain good judgment and common sense.
NOTE: Pursuant to Tribal Policy, this “Safety Sensitive “position is subject to post-accident and reasonable suspicion
drug testing.
NEW Bulletin: Effective May 12, 2014: Notifications from the Human Resources will be sent by E-mail.
Please make sure your email address is entered on your application.
CLOSING DATE: Applications and supporting documents MUST be received in the Human Resources Office by, 4:00
p.m., Friday, March 13, 2015.

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