Cultural Resources Division Manager – WMS Band 3 – Permanent – *13212-22
$95,000.00 – $105,000.00 Annually
Thurston County – Olympia, WA
Full Time – Permanent
Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
Closing date and time
CULTURAL RESOURCE DIVISION MANAGER
WMS BAND 3
Capital & Asset Management Program (CAMP)
Olympia, Washington – Thurston County
This recruitment is posted continuously and will remain open until a selection is made. First review of applications will take place on September 26, 2022. Application review will be ongoing, and therefore we encourage you to submit your application materials as soon as possible. The Hiring Manager reserves the right to close the posting at any time once a selection has been made.
As WDFW’s expert in historic preservation, you will advocate for the stewardship and protection of cultural resources and become the cultural resources spokesperson and representative!
Serve as the responsible official for compliance with state and federal cultural resource laws and the lead for cultural resource policy implementation and coordination with the Department of Archaeology, Historical Preservation, and Native American Tribes in the stewardship and protection of cultural resources.
Methow River in Autumn – Photo Credit: Scott Fitkin
Bring your knowledge and innovation to this role,
You will provide leadership for the protection of the state and Tribal heritage and ensuring WDFW-managed work meets cultural resource protection needs.
In this dynamic position,
You will be accountable for tactical and strategic planning regarding confidential and sometimes controversial cultural resource issues, with precedents.
Motivate and provide leadership and vision for staff,
You will be responsible for the supervision, accountability, and professional development of two Commerce Specialist 5’s that will be direct reports, five Commerce Specialist 4’s, and three part-time Admin Interns.
You thrive on building collaboration and teamwork,
You will serve as the liaison to the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP), other state and federal agencies, and Tribal Cultural Resources programs.
Autumn along the Naches River – Photo Credit: Jim Cummins
Some of what you will do as our Cultural Resources Division Manager,
- Supervise cultural resources staff to accomplish tasks that address Agency Strategic Goals, Program directives, and Division objectives.
- Provide cultural resource support for the agency’s capital budget project workload, Land Management, and other development, restoration, and acquisition activities.
- Develop policies addressing the stewardship and protection of cultural resources on WDFW-managed lands or affected by WDFW activities.
- Consult with Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP), Indian Tribes, organized constituents’ groups, other state, county, city and federal agencies regarding cultural resource policies and protection of cultural resources.
- Manage the cultural resource division budget.
- Manage the Department-owned cultural resources in concert with other staff who are responsible for land and/or facility management across the state.
- Direct efforts to protect and perpetuate cultural resources on WDFW-managed lands or affected by WDFW activities.
- Act as the agency’s Cultural Resources contact for state and federal elected officials and agencies.
- Work Setting, including hazards:
- 90% – Office work, duties are performed in an office setting, requiring extensive computer use. Telework opportunities are subject to supervisory approval.
- 10% – Travel/Field work which includes working in all weather conditions, in rough terrain, riverbanks, slippery slopes, and other surfaces.
- Position is overtime exempt and is expected to schedule their time within a typical 40-hour work week, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- However, incumbent is expected to adjust schedule and work additional hours as needed to meet business demands and deadlines.
- Some weekend and evening work may be required – a flexible work schedule may be considered at the incumbent’s request, subject to supervisory approval.
- Travel Requirements:
- Some travel may be required throughout the State to attend trainings, meetings, and conferences.
- Occasional overnight travel may be necessary.
Closely related qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-by-year basis.
- Must meet the U.S. Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards for Archaeologist or equivalent (36CFR 61), which are:
- A graduate degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, Historic Preservation, or a closely related field, with coursework in Archaeology and History.
- At least four (4) months of supervised field and analytic experience in general North American studies.
- Demonstrated ability to carry research through to completion (Master’s Thesis). Publications may include inventory reports, cultural resource plans, and other documents that have passed SHPO review and Tribal consultation.
- A minimum of one (1) year of full-time professional experience at a supervisory level in the study of archaeological resources of the precontact or historic period.
- Additional Requirements:
- A minimum of five (5) years professional work experience in archaeology, historical or cultural resource research, administration, or management of which includes at least two (2) years of full-time professional experience at a supervisory level in the study of archaeological resources.
- Two (2) years of regional experience in the Pacific Northwest Coast and/or Columbia Plateau.
- Demonstrated ability to review and consult on projects under state and federal laws (ex. Executive Order 21-02 and/or Section 106).
- Experience consulting with Native American Tribal communities with interests in the cultural resources of the Pacific Northwest.
- Demonstrated ability to analyze laws, regulations and policies that are used to assess the significance of cultural and historical resources or information (ex. National Historic Preservation Act, Executive Order 21-02).
- Management and leadership skills necessary to supervise and lead professional/career employees and to work in alignment with the needs of cross-programmatic work units.
- Long-term planning, budget development and monitoring, establishing work unit goals and objectives.
- Strong communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills.
- Independent decision-making skills in response to internal and external agency issues.
- Proven ability to manage budgets and proven fiscal responsibility.
- Valid Driver’s License.
Special Requirements/Conditions of Employment:
- Must have the qualifications to acquire professional level access to WA DAHP’s WISAARD database.
- Must be able to pass a background check – working with at-risk populations and accessing restricted areas (e.g., McNeil Island, Yakima Training Center).
- Must be able to meet the minimum professional requirements to hold a Washington State Archaeological Site Excavation and Alteration Permit (RCW 27.53.030 (11) and Chapter 25-48 (20.4) WAC.
- Washington State cultural resources.
- Contract preparation and administration.
- Contributing to and using DAHP’s database (WISAARD).
- Volunteers and/or public archaeology.
- Applied Ethnography, particularly in the area of Ethnobotany/Traditional Use of Natural Resources.
- ArcGIS spatial analysis and database management.
- Virtual meetings and Microsoft suite.
- Collaborate effectively across complex, cross-programmatic work units.