Cultural Preservation Coordinator (Part-Time)

Open Date: 05/12/2021

Closing Date: Until Filled

Requisition Number: 006-2021

Department: Cultural Resources

Classification: Part-Time, Non-Exempt

Salary: Commensurate w/ Experience

Location: Valley Center, CA


Under the supervision and direction of the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (THPO) the Cultural Preservation Coordinator will assist in the administration of the Tribal Historic Preservation Office’s programs, responsibilities and initiatives related to historic and cultural preservation. This position must possess strong communication skills, and the ability to work in a team environment. This person will conduct business in a professional and cordial manner that will uphold the integrity and reputation of Rincon.


The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

  1. Assist with conduction Section 106 and CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act) reviews, research, archival/collections work and maintaining department records.
  2. In coordination with the CRD Manager/THPO, work directly with the community by coordinating projects and events on the subjects of culture, history, art and documenting community knowledge.
  3. Review and analysis of academic research to gather and document Rincon history and culture; review scholarly reports for pertaining to the Rincon people to ensure accurate presentation of Rincon.
  4. Assist with performing assignments, exercising judgment in evaluation, techniques and procedures for the preservation of tribal cultural resources on and off reservation.
  5. Identify Cultural and Cultural Natural Resources and assist in development of protective measures on reservation or through consultation.
  6. Assist the THPO to negotiate or/and collaborate with Tribes and agencies on cultural and natural preservation efforts.
  7. Effectively represent the department in contacts and relationships with the public, local business community and other tribal governments.
  8. Work independently within established guidelines, prioritize and coordinate activities, and meet critical deadlines.
  9. Build and maintain constructive relationships with those encountered during course of work.
  10. Use appropriate interpersonal style and approach to ensure team cohesiveness and cooperation.
  11. Review work for pertinence, accuracy and completeness.
  12. Demonstrate a commitment to data confidentiality agreements and professional ethics standards.
  13. Must demonstrate knowledge of and experience with project compliance-related activities including consultation.
  14. Demonstrate an interest and willingness to learn and accept increasing responsibility for tasks.
  15. Assist with prepare research designs, agreement documents, tribal involvement plans, management plans, and Historic Property Treatment Plans.



  • Bachelor’s degree with five years of increasingly responsible cultural resources/archaeological experience with previous experience and interest in the cultivation and preservation of Native American heritage.
  • Knowledge of applicable Tribal customs, traditions, policies and government regulation; applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Valid California Driver’s License


The following license and certification are required to be maintained throughout employment and are not subject to waiver:

  • Valid California Driver’s License. Must maintain a satisfactory driving record with the DMV.


  • Demonstrated knowledge of Luiseño and California prehistory and history and material culture.
  • Demonstrated experience writing technical reports, and ability to write at a professional level.
  • Candidates should have demonstrated understanding of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
  • The candidate will have strong communication skills and the ability to work closely with CRD Manager/THPO, staff, and community members.
  • Candidates should also have good organizational skills, a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and willingness to learn and execute new tasks.
  • Willingness to work under varied weather conditions.
  • Successful candidates must be familiar with basic archaeological fieldwork including regulatory framework for cultural resource management, and Luiseño traditional practices.


The Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians offers a comprehensive and competitive benefit package for full-time and qualifying part-time employees. Benefit include the following:

  • Health & Wellness Coverage: Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) Accrual
  • Holidays: Full-time employees and qualifying part-time employees are eligible for eleven (11) full paid holidays, and four (4) half day (4 hours) paid holidays.
  • Comprehensive Annual Performance & Merit Reviews
  • Job Training based on Business Needs
  • Life and Long Term Disability: $100,000 employer paid Life Insurance and Long Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Accounts: Healthcare and Dependent care reimbursement accounts
  • Supplemental Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
  • Supplemental Coverage: Disability, Accident, Cancer, Life and Hospital Confinement
  • Retirement: 401(k) retirement plan with a generous employer match
  • Company Events: Rincon Tribal Government holds great social events for employees and occasionally raffle many prizes.