Topic ID #38859 - posted 10/18/2017 7:31 AM

NAGPRA Coordinator Position



United Keetoowah Band

 Of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma

Department of Human Resource

P.O. Box 746 · Tahlequah, OK 74465

2450 S. Muskogee · Tahlequah, OK 74464

Physical Address: 18263 W Keetoowah Circle · Tahlequah, OK 74464

Phone: (918) 772-4346 · Fax: (918) 772-4367


Public Announcement


Opening Date:             October 17, 2017

Closing Date:              Open Until Filled

Position:                      NAGPRA Coordinator

Department:                Historic Preservation

Reports to:                  Tribal Historic Preservation Officer

Pay:                             $18-$24/hour based on experience

Hours Available:         Full Time Exempt


The United Keetoowah Band of the Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma is seeking NAGPRA Coordinator position that expertise in the identification of human skeletal material and performs systematic investigation of possible archeological sites for the UKB’s Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO). The individual participates in all aspects of laboratory and fieldwork and provides technical assistance to projects with a human osteology/physical anthropology component. The incumbent may assist with consultation, laboratory analysis, cemetery preservation, and other duties as necessary.


Knowledge of the history & archaeology of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. Knowledge of laws; cultural resources, environmental, and Tribal (NAGPRA, NEPA, ARPA, AIRFA, EO13007, etc.). Must be able sustain important negotiations and work cooperatively with tribal, local, state and federal governmental representatives. Competence in the identification and analysis of zooarchaeological remains is preferred. All other duties as assigned.  


The incumbent must be proficient with, Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel, Access and Word. Knowledge and previous use of Geographic Information Systems preferred.


Bachelor’s Degree in bioarcheology, physical anthropology, or closely related discipline is required and a minimum of two (2) years sustained fieldwork or laboratory experience is required, preferably with a federally recognized Indian Tribe. Must be comfortable in the presence of human remains and be willing to be on-call 24 hours per day in the event burials are inadvertently discovered.


Indian Preference will be considered for members of the United Keetoowah Band. A detailed job description will be provided upon selection for interview.


Send your resume and cover letter to Sean Nordwall at


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