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Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians

Corning, CA

Full-Time position

Native Preference in hiring is given to qualified enrolled members of Paskenta Band of Nomlaki
Indians and Native Americans in accordance with the Band’s Preference Policy (Chapter 1-715 of the
Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians Tribal Policies). Applicants claiming Indian Preference must submit
verification of Indian certified by tribe of affiliation or other acceptable documentation of Indian heritage.

Under direct supervision and guidance of the Chief Executive Officer or designee, the
Cultural Resources Manager will promote, protect, preserve and manage all matters relating
to Cultural Resources. They will perform a variety of tasks serve as Cultural Resource lead
and/or principal investigator for cultural resources investigations involving varying levels of
constraints, study requirements and documentation. Must be self-motivated, have the
capacity to multi-task, maintain a positive attitude, oversee department office, and possess
exceptional verbal and written communication skills.

1. Ensure the protection and preservation of Culture Resources during preconstruction and/or pre-development activities, including plans for ground
disturbance activities during emergencies within the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki
Indians reservation.
2. Ensure Native American remains and associated grave items are treated with
appropriate dignity according to Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians customs and
3. Assist in evaluating Initial Studies, Environmental Impact Reports, Cultural
4. Reports and/or any other reports for proposed development projects within the
aboriginal and ancestral lands of Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians.
5. Ability to conduct initial site surveys and field pre-work for monitoring activities within the aboriginal boundaries of Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians ancestral lands.
6. Ability to conduct fieldwork and monitoring.
7. Conduct cultural surveys within the boundaries and ancestral lands of the Tribe
8. Prepare site record reports and Primary Records.

9. Assist in the maintenance of historic and cultural properties inventory on Tribal
10. Assist in the education of staff and contractors working within Ancestral Lands with
an awareness of cultural resources and observance of undiscovered cultural
11. Keep detailed notes and records information in the appropriate format for Paskenta
Band of Nomlaki’s file records and site protection records, including electronic
records and GIS records.
12. Ability to create sketch maps for site identification.
13. Produce daily and weekly reports of monitoring activities.
14. Travel to construction and/or project sites as needed.
15. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
16. Work within established deadlines.
17. Must be able to listen, communicate and maintain a professional manner.
18. Ability to work well with the Tribal Council and Tribal Members.
19. Ability to communicate clearly with Tribal Government, federal, state, or local
governmental agencies, and archeological consultants.
20. Other duties as directed by the Chief Executive Officer or designee

1. High School Diploma or the equivalent.
2. 5-10 years’ experience managing cultural resources program for native American
tribes and/or as a Tribal Historic Preservation Officer.
2. Familiar with Administration skills, including navigating email and google calendar.
3. Knowledge of archaeological excavation and investigation procedures.
4. Knowledge and experience of cultural landscapes, such as villages, hunting and
camping sites, gathering areas, and/or burial sites.
5. Knowledge of federal and state laws enacted to protect Native American cultural
resources, cultural properties, cultural sites, burial sites, and cemeteries.
6. Knowledge of topographical maps and use of UTMs.
7. Ability to learn new computer software programs or mobile apps, as needed.
8. Physically able to conduct surveys, site visits, and monitoring of projects.
9. Must be sensitive to tribal culture and cultural differences.

Must have a Valid California driver’s license. Please be advised a pre-employment Drug
Test and a Department of Justice Fingerprinting clearance will be required as a condition
of employment.

This position requires the physical agility to access potential project sites in diverse
terrain. The manager is physically exposed to various weather temperatures while
surveying the sites. While performing the duties of this job, the Cultural Resources
Manager is regularly required to sit and stand, use fingers and hands to handle and/or
feel work-related items.

Requires the ability to perform heavy manual labor, occasionally in extreme weather
conditions. Position requires the ability to stand, walk lift, carry, and move light to medium
weight of 10-50 pounds on a regular basis and over 50 pounds on an occasional basis.
Must have sufficient hand-eye coordination, hand and finger dexterity, including the ability
to grasp items as needed. Visual acuity to operate equipment, and to read technical and
safety information is a must.
This position frequently is required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or maybe crawl. The Cultural
Resources Manager is required to stand and walk for long periods of time. Specific vision
abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral
vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is occasionally required to work near
a moderate noise level. The employee may be required to work in an environment
subjected to cigarette smoke. This position requires the ability to work non-conventional
work hours.

How to Apply: Visit to download the Application. Submit your application, resume, and references via email to Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians Human Resources Department at

Employment with Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians is voluntarily entered. All PBNI personnel are employed on an at will basis. At-will employment may be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice at any time by the employee or by PBNI. No manager, supervisor, or employee of the organization has any authority to enter into an agreement for employment for any specified period or to make an agreement for employment other than at-will terms. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians and employee and is subject to change by the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None