$5,268.00 – $6,908.00 Monthly
Multiple Locations Statewide, WA
Full Time – Permanent
Archaeology & Historic Preservation
8/15/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
Travel is estimated to be less than 20% of the work schedule. Field visits and travel may be required.
*The agency headquarters office is in Olympia, but work may be performed remotely anywhere within the State of Washington with flexible options for telecommuting.
This posting has been extended beyond the original closing date.**Application review will begin immediately, and the Hiring Manager reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time. It will be in your best interest to apply as soon as possible.
Who We Are:
The Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) is the principal Washington State agency charged with the identification, protection, and regulation of cultural resources, historic properties, and archaeological sites under state and federal laws.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are values central to DAHP’s workplace culture. We strive to be a collaborative workplace that honors and respects authenticity and unique perspectives while advancing our goals of protecting and preserving historical and cultural resources for future generations. We support taking time for self-care and work-life balance to promote personal and professional growth. DAHP recognizes this is a journey and we are constantly learning and taking steps to enhance our commitment to a vision where each one of us is seen, heard and valued.
What you will be doing:
Functioning independently, you will be responsible for consulting and coordinating with Tribes and State Agencies on behalf of the Agency Director, the Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC), and project stakeholders as required by the Climate Commitment Act. In addition, you will be interacting and communicating with a variety of stakeholders, including administrative and other personnel in the Department, public agencies, private consultants, project applicants, property owners, and the general public.Duties
Some of what you will enjoy doing includes:
- Coordinate with affected Federally recognized Tribes and project applicants assess potential effects to Tribal cultural resources, archaeological sites, and sacred sites
- Review technical studies related to cultural resource impacts as provided in “applications for certification” to the Chair of EFSEC by an applicant. These technical studies will be transmitted from EFSEC to DAHP and the affected Tribes
- Accurately and completely communicate Tribal reactions and positions to the Director, Agency staff, and stakeholders
- Represents the Agency in meetings, conferences, and other public forums
- Provides training on tribal consultation in Washington State to project proponents who are either considering projects in WA or in the pre-planning / scoping process
- Builds relationships with local planners and Tribal cultural resource staff to enhance programmatic workflow and effectively advise project stakeholders about potential impacts to cultural resources
- Meets with Tribes and local governments to understand Tribal and agency concerns and works to mediate those concerns with proponents of energy project siting. Works closely with Tribal governments on Tribal concerns and apply mediation skills in situations involving disputing parties
- Works collaboratively and cooperatively with tribal governments, developers, archaeologists, and planners, to develop solutions to complex identification, avoidance, treatment, and mitigation measures for archaeological sites and cultural resources.
- Some project reviews may require travel to sites or jurisdictions to conduct field assessments of archaeological sites or to participate in in-person meetings with Tribes and stakeholders
- Consult with project stakeholders on Climate Commitment Act projects to ensure effects to cultural resources are avoided, minimized, or mitigated
- By June 30, 2023: In collaboration with the Governor’s Office of Indian Affairs (GOIA) and the Tribes, develop a state agency Tribal consultation process, including best practices for early, meaningful, and effective consultation, early notification and engagement by applicants with federally recognized tribes as a part of the preapplication process. The process should also include protocols for communication and collaboration with Federally recognized Tribes
- After process identified above is implemented, periodically review and update the process and guidance in coordination with GOIA and Federally recognized Tribes
- Tracking and reporting to the SHPO and DSHPO on performance measures pertaining to this position
- Engage with the public, stakeholders, Tribes, and professional communities to effectively communicate Agency positions on various issues pertaining to the protection of cultural resources such as archaeological sites, Traditional Cultural Places, and Tribal sacred sites
- A Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, Native American Studies, Public Policy or a related field
- 2 years of professional experience.
- At least 2 years of significant, first-hand knowledge of appropriate protocols and engagement practices with Native Nations with a detailed understanding of Tribal Consultation procedures – including both legal and ethical concerns.
- Previous experience consulting with government agencies and Tribal governments about cultural resources such as archaeological resources, Traditional Cultural Places (TCPs), and sacred sites.
- Previous experience working on multiple jurisdiction projects, specifically projects crossing private and public land ownership, and projects with Tribal and State Agencies.
- An understanding of issues surrounding clean energy projects, including conflicts between different resource classes and strategies for finding resolution.
- An understanding of Washington State laws and regulations related to cultural resource protection and human remains.
- Ability and willingness to represent the DAHP during consultation with Tribes, EFSEC, and other State Agencies.
- Previous experience working with Tribes on the east side of Washington State.
- Previous experience working on large land area projects such as energy, pipeline, or transportation projects.
- Experience with projects being reviewed through the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), and working through the SEPA EIS process.
- Able to travel to meet with Tribal nations for regular in-person meetings.
- Experience working in local or Tribal government.
Additional preferred skills and competencies include:
- Commitment to pro-equity and anti-racism thinking.
- Exhibits competencies in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Clear and effective communication skills.
- Strong ability to work collaboratively, cordially, and professionally with DAHP staff, constituents, stakeholders, and represent the agency in a positive, professional manner.
- Public presentation abilities.
- Strong organizational and time management skills.
Please provide the following documents in order to be considered; failure to do so may result in you not being considered for the position:
- A letter of interest, describing how you meet the qualifications for this position as outlined in the job posting;
- A current resume, detailing experience, and education; and
- A current list of at least three (3) professional references with current contact information (attached or available to provide at the time of interview)
NOTE: The initial screening will be solely based on the contents and completeness of the “duties summary” section of your application in Careers.wa.gov, completeness of the application material submitted, and the supplemental questionnaire. A resume will not substitute for completing the “duties summary” section of the application. Responses to the supplemental questionnaire regarding work experience must be reflected in the “duties summary” section of the application.
Conditions of Employment:
- COVID Vaccination Requirement: Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14 (Download PDF reader), state employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. If you are selected to serve in this position, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination before you are able to begin work. Please note that any offer of employment is contingent upon you providing verification of your vaccine status, having an approved medical accommodation, or having an approved religious accommodation. No start date will be approved until you have either verified your vaccine status or have an approved accommodation.
Please do not attach your vaccination verification to your application as it will be removed. Details on how to proceed with verification will be provided once a conditional offer has been made.Opportunity for All:
The Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation celebrates our differences and we are committed to a workplace that supports equal opportunity employment and inclusion regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, marital status, families with children (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sex, sexual orientation, gender identity diversity, age, status as a protected veteran, honorably discharged veteran or military status, status as an individual with the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with disabilities or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We will also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws.
You are welcome to include the name and pronoun you would like to be referred to in your materials and we will honor this as you interact with our organization.
For questions about this recruitment or to request a reasonable accommodation in the application process, contact Angie Anderson at (360) 407-8446 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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