Salary $3,401.00 – $4,425.00 Monthly
Thurston County – Tumwater, WA
Full Time – Non-Permanent
Parks and Recreation Commission
8/10/2022 5:00 PM Pacific
Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
State Parks is governed by a board of seven volunteer citizens appointed by the Governor. Commission members serve staggered six-year terms, setting public policy and guiding the agency. The Washington state park system includes more than 100 developed parks, recreation programs, trails, boating safety and winter recreation.
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission cares for Washington’s most treasured lands, waters and historic places. State parks connect all Washingtonians to their diverse natural and cultural heritage and provide memorable recreational and educational experiences that enhance their lives.
Washington’s state parks will be cherished destinations with natural, cultural, recreational, artistic and interpretive experiences that all Washingtonians enjoy, appreciate and proudly support.
Washington State Parks employs more than 750 permanent staff and more than 350 seasonal and temporary staff throughout the state. The headquarters office is located in Tumwater, and region offices are located in Burlington, East Wenatchee and Tumwater.___________________________ This recruitment is for one (1) full-time, non-permanent Program Specialist 2, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Assistant Stewardship position at Parks’ Headquarters located in Tumwater, Washington.
This full-time non-permanent position is scheduled to end on 06/30/2023.
For more information on Washington State Parks, click here.Duties
Under the general supervision of the Collections Manager, this position supports the agency mission by caring for the states cultural heritage. This position will provide technical curatorial assistance to facilitate the agency’s legal compliance with federal law 25 US Code Chapter 32, Public Law 101-601 Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA).
Duties include, but are not limited to:
- Provide specialized curatorial assistance in the research and compilation of NAGPRA resource catalogs, in accordance with federal law and agency collections policies and procedures.
- Assess and prioritize existing indigenous community materials in State Parks’ possessions and determine which items need to be documented and research possible indigenous community of origin for each item.
- Create comprehensive history of agency NAGPRA compliance from existing files and develop a plan of action for continuing compliance.
- Create an inventory of indigenous ethnographic items that includes a written description of each object, reconciliation of object acquisition and agency’s use history.
- Collaborate with NAGPRA specialist and tribal Reconcile object acquisition history and agency in history.
- Assess, properly handle and appropriately house certain items of indigenous culture.
- Identify affected tribes to engage in NAGPRA consultation process.
- Generate and prepare inventory and documentation for tribal review.
- Organize and develop tribal notification documentation.
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- Two years of professional experience with museum collections, artifact preservation, or Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) compliance.
- Bachelor’s degree in Museology/Museum Studies, United States History, Native American History, Native American/Indigenous Peoples Law, or Archaeology.
- Knowledge and understanding of laws relating to Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) compliance.
- Experience in tribal relations.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
Per Governor Inslee’s Emergency Proclamation 21-14 (Download PDF reader), all Washington State Parks employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the time of hire. Please note that any offer of employment is contingent upon you providing verification of your vaccine status. No start date will be approved until you have verified your vaccine status. If you have questions about this requirement, please contact the recruitment team at HR.Recruitment@parks.wa.gov.Supplemental Information
HOW TO APPLY
To ensure consideration, please complete the online job application and profile at State Parks Jobs.
You must attach in your application the following:
- Letter of Interest specifically addressing the qualifications listed in this announcement.
- Current resume.
- Three professional references.
**All requested materials must be submitted. Incomplete or late application materials will not be accepted. Failure to follow application process may disqualify you from further consideration.**
The information provided in your application must support your selected answers in the application questions. Answers will be verified and documentation may be required. Responses not supported in your application will disqualify you for consideration of employment from this recruitment.
This position is included in the non-supervisory bargaining unit represented by the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE). For more information: https://wfse.org/
Diversity Policy Statement
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is committed to creating an equitable, hospitable, appreciative, safe, and inclusive park environment – one that embraces and values the full spectrum of all community members’ contributions. The Commission makes this commitment because:
- Diversity strengthens the workforce in competence and ability.
- Celebrating diversity appreciates and values individual differences.
- Diversity serves an increasingly heterogeneous society.
- Diversity helps ensure the relevance of a state park system, its mission, properties, and programs to all people of this state today and in the future.
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strengthens our ability and commitment to serve all citizens.
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating and sustaining a working environment that includes, welcomes, and respects diverse identities of race, culture, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, and more. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam veterans and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are invited to apply. Persons desiring any accommodations in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the human resources office at (360) 902-8565. Applicants who are deaf or hearing impaired may call through the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.
For information about this position, please contact Alicia Woods at Alicia.Woods@parks.wa.gov or (360) 586-0206.
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