ARCHAEOLOGICAL TECH - BOAT OPERATOR

Vacancy Ann. # STOI-18-125
Title ARCHAEOLOGICAL TECH - BOAT OPERATOR
Supervisor PRESERVATION PROGRAM MANAGER
Department PRESERVATION DEPARTMENT
Location WELLPINIT, WA
Status FULL-TIME, SEASONAL
Rate of Pay $12.00 PER HOUR
Opening Date JUNE 26, 2018
Closing Date JULY 10, 2018

INTRODUCTION:

Duties include creating and modifying site records, photographic records and reports, revisit and erosion monitoring reports, daily field notes, initial cataloging and curation of artifacts, and other related duties as assigned. Computer literacy is required in maintenance of the Tribal data base. Another important facet of work includes working with Tribal Elders, confirming and recording pertinent site information; proven interpersonal skills are a plus.

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

ARPA Boat Patrol/Archaeological Technicians perform preservation activities which include the following:

  • Identification and documentation of historic, ancestral/archaeological, and traditional cultural properties;
  • Shoreline patrol of Lake Roosevelt by boat as an ARPA (Archaeological Resource Protection Act) preservation effort.
  • Erosion monitoring (to include survey for the GIS platform);
  • Sub-surface testing and evaluation of archaeological, traditional cultural and historic resources;
  • Promote Tribal and public participation in preservation programs and objectives;
  • Continuation of the development of our cultural resources database and spatial information.
  • Emergency burial recovery actions will be supported as the need arises and as assigned. 

 TECHNICAL DUTIES:

  • Archaeological, pre-field activities - file maintenance, use of historic materials, use of field guides;
  • Pedestrian survey and reconnaissance  - Survey techniques, map reading, identification of archaeological, historical and traditional cultural property sites, composition of daily field notes, photo logs, GPS mapping ;
  • Identifying and recording archaeological and historic sites via written report,
  • Photography, and GPS mapping - Preparation of site forms, assessment of artifacts and associated materials, map documentation;
  • Excavation technique - Knowledge of appropriate sub-surface testing methods, manual technique, site documentation - level forms, soil profiles, artifact processing, etc;
  • Maintenance of knowledge base - Retention and use of training provided on the job, continuing education efforts;
  • Equipment maintenance- this will include cleaning of all field gear, shovels, screens, trowels, etc
  • Writing skills - These skills are needed to create and modify site records, photographic records and reports, revisit and erosion monitoring reports, daily field notes, initial cataloging and curation of artifacts, and other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Spokane tribal cultural practices and traditions.
  • Computer literacy is required in maintenance of the Tribal database and operation of GPS equipment. Experience with Microsoft office.
  • Able to work effectively with Tribal Elders, confirming and recording pertinent site information.
  • Must be physically fit; able to walk and stand for long periods of time; able to lift up to 40 pounds.
  • Must be able to work outside for long periods of time in various weather conditions and to travel to remote sites. Also must be able to work irregular hour and possibly weekends.
  • Must have a valid Washington State Driver's License, good driving record and be tribally insurable.

 

Applications Are Available In the Tribal Human Resources Department

Or, can be downloaded from our website: www.spokanetribe.com

Contact:  Sabrina McCoy or Andrea Flett

(509) 458-6583 or (509) 458-6527

P.O. Box 206, Wellpinit, WA 99040

FAX: (509) 458-6556

E-mail:   sabrina.mccoy@spokanetribe.com or andrea.flett@spokanetribe.com

Applications Must Be Received In The Human Resources Department No Later Than

4:30 p.m. on The Closing Date

The Spokane Tribe Reserves The Right To Hire According To Its Indian

Preference Policy

Applicants Are Subject To A Pre-Employment Drug Test

Positions With The Spokane Tribe Are Subject To A 90-Day Orientation Period