Cultural Compliance Manager - AZ Game & Fish

05/23/2013 11:12 | AAC Admin (Administrator)
Administrative Services Officer II
“Cultural Compliance Manager”
FLSA –Exempt
SALARY GRADE 21 ($39,983 - $68,156)

Description of Duties: This position will be responsible for advising and facilitating the protection, preservation, and management of historic and archaeological resources for Arizona Game and Fish Department properties or activities. Responsibilities will include the following: ensuring Department projects are in compliance with all applicable State and Federal Historic Preservation and Antiquity laws and guidelines; acts as the cultural resource liaison with other state and federal agencies; forms partnerships related to ensuring the protection and preservation of cultural resources; Develops programmatic agreements or other agreements to partner on compliance issues on private, state and federal lands; provides information on sites that may be eligible for listing to State Museum for inclusion in statewide database; develop cultural awareness training and an archaeological program for the Department; Conducts cultural resource surveys necessary for implementing Department projects; prepares documentation, report writing, GIS and database creation of cultural resources; project management, planning and review; work in a team environment involving AGFD staff, other State and Federal agencies, and outside contractors. The position will be responsible for coordinating cultural compliance on any project that may impact cultural resources to assist the Department in carrying out its trust responsibilities to manage, conserve, and protect wildlife and fisheries resources, and safe and regulated watercraft and off-highway vehicle operations for the benefit of Arizona’s citizens. Performs other duties as needed, attends meetings, conferences and training sessions.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: The candidate must have knowledge of state and federal laws pertaining to historic preservation, archeology and cultural resource management; methods and techniques of sources of information for archaeology resources; principles and fundamental concepts and practices of cultural resources management; criteria that qualifies properties for the National Register; review and implementation of compliance regulations.  The preferred candidate will have skills in: current scientific archaeological theory, methods and techniques in the identification, evaluation and preservation treatment of cultural resources, working with complex project proposals, technical reports, Federal and State regulations, legislation, and guidelines. Must be skilled to interpret criteria for the National Register, handle negotiations, make decisions, and evaluate impacts, and archaeological preservation planning.  The ideal candidate will be able to work independently and as part of a team and be able to manage multiple project tasks simultaneously, analyze and prepare detailed cultural resource compliance reports and documentation including maps, images, and diagrams that will assist with agency planning and compliance. The candidate must be able to travel frequently statewide including overnight stays. The preferred candidate will have a Master’s degree in archaeology, anthropology or closely related field and two years of professional experience in archaeology or cultural resources management and compliance or any combination of training and experience that meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities may be substituted. Preference will be given to individuals with experience coordinating and ensuring compliance for a natural resource or land management agency. 

Licenses and Certifications: Candidate must be able to obtain Arizona Antiquities Act permits and accompanying Repository Agreements, as issued through the Arizona State Museum (ASM), in addition to archaeological/cultural resource-use permits issued by various federal agencies throughout Arizona (e.g., Bureau of Land Management, USDA National Forests, Department of Defense Military Installations, etc.). This position requires possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment.  Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.)

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