Tribal Historic Preservation Officer Closing - 04/16/2024


Opening Date: 04/02/2024

Closing Date:   04/16/2024

Job Title: Tribal Historic Preservation Officer 

Salary/Wage: $38.42 per hour

Tribal Level TL 124

Location: Siletz, Oregon 

Classification: Full Time, Exempt 

Job Posting Number:  2354247


Under the direct supervision of the Cultural Resource Manager, the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer oversees all aspects of the protection of cultural resources of the Tribe with an emphasis in NAGPRA, NHPA, ARPA, NEPA, Oregon law & Siletz Tribal Code. The incumbent will conduct cultural reviews pertaining to the preservation of historical locations, artifacts and remains. The THPO will conduct archeological survey and monitoring of projects on and within the Tribe’s areas of interests. 


  • Review and respond to email and written correspondence /notices received by CTSI pertaining to site disturbances; development plans, or other NAGPRA related notifications. 
  • Coordinate with outside governmental agencies and internal CTSI Culture & Natural Resources staff to review permits, technical reports and environmental impact studies/statements to determine potential impacts to areas of interest to the CTSI.
  • Survey, monitor and report on areas of interest to the CTSI.
  • Formulate a network of CTSI Tribal members who are trained as site monitors – to enhance our coverage of our ancestral areas. 
  • Monitor cemeteries and new interments. Mapping and maintaining of records.



Must meet the minimum professional qualifications established by the state of Oregon’s professional Qualifications for Archeologist or Architectural History or closely related field such as a graduate degree in archeology, anthropology, history, Native American studies or closely related discipline required. Four years of experience in NAGPRA and cultural resource laws.

Knowledge in: 

Federal laws protecting cultural sites under the National Historic Preservation Act, the Archeological Resources Protection Act, the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, etc., as well as all applicable tribal, state, county and local laws, ordinances, rules and procedures.

Knowledge of indigenous culture, CTSI history and legal standing and a strong commitment to preserving it. 

Ability to: 

    Work independently. 

    Multitask and prioritize projects. 

    Survey, identify, locate and monitor sites of cultural relevance. 

    Conduct testing and excavation. 

    Review permit requests. 

    Perform project tracking and reporting. 

    Effectively work with federal, state, county and local agencies for the betterment and protection of CTSI cultural resources and culturally relevant sites. 

    Communicate effectively. 

    Represent the tribe and CTSI Tribal interests. 

    Travel, work weekends and evenings as needed. 

Experience in: 


    ESRI suite of products to include ArcGIS, ArcPro, and field ready mapping applications. 

    Siletz Tribal Cultural practices, cultural resource law, and cultural resource management. 

    Archaeological surveys and reviews. 

    Tribal sovereignty. 

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