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Title: Burial Recovery Project Manager, Seasonal Temporary
Location: FDL Tribal Center
Supervisor: Emergency Management Director
Closing Date: July 9, 2020
Salary: $60.00 - $80.00 per hour


General Summary:

Responsible for implementing and overseeing all aspects of the burial recovery effort at Fond du Lac Historic Cemetery in the Fond du Lac neighborhood, Duluth, MN. The Burial Crew Project Manager is appropriately qualified as evidenced by training, education, experience, and possesses demonstrable competence in tribal cultural resource management as well as archaeological theory and methods, and in collecting, handling, analyzing, evaluating, and reporting archaeological data and other cultural components.

Position Responsibilies:

  • Assist in the continuing development of Fond du Lac’s Cultural Resources Program.
  • Directs coordinates, and supervises the Burial Recovery Supervisors, Burial Recovery Crew Leads and Burial Recovery Technicians.
  • Oversees all aspects of burial recovery work and follow all protocols, guidelines, and instructions for burial recovery process.
  • Analyze recovered items.
  • Responsible for the overall project implementation to include budgeting, staffing, fieldwork, weekly report writing, and quality assurance.
  • Ensure methodology is followed when executing all aspects of burial recovery and monitoring activities.
  • Keep all information confidential.
  • Apply appropriate investigative methods in the field and in collecting, handling, analyzing, and reporting artifacts and other cultural components.
  • Enforce safety standards for field crews.
  • Oversee the management and maintenance of field equipment.
  • Work closely and take direction from Principal Investigators to ensure every aspect of the burial recovery meets current regulatory compliance requirements and professional technical and ethical standards.
  • May represent the Fond du Lac Band on various committees or as a representative in interagency policy and planning committees that deal with cultural resources.
  • Appropriate work attire is required.
  • Must attend all mandatory department trainings.
  • Ensures confidentiality of all financial records and all records for employees and/or clients.
  • Displays a responsive and professional manner in promptly responding to all requests, complaints, and problems.
  • Recognizes that each employee is a representative of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and is responsible for demonstrating courtesy, respect, and sensitivity to the needs of all others, including visitors and co-workers.
  • Represents the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and the department in a positive and professional manner in the community.
  • Required to maintain proper attendance including reporting to work on time in accordance with applicable policies.
  • Maintains a clean and organized work area.
  • Due to changes and modifications in the job from time to time, employees are required to be flexible and assume other responsibilities assigned by management as deemed necessary.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 35 pounds is required.
  • Prolonged walking and standing, bending, stooping, climbing, pushing, pulling are required.
  • Subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, including work in adverse and extreme weather conditions.
  • Risks can include but are not limited to snake or insect bites.

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in archaeology, anthropology, cultural resources management, or closely related field from an accredited institution or 5 years’ experience as a Burial Recovery Supervisor; or a combination of education and experience is required.
  • Strong leadership and supervision abilities including problem solving and constructive conflict resolution is required.
  • Demonstrated experience interacting and collaborating with Tribal elders, clients, property owners, agency officials, the public, etc. is required.
  • Demonstrated experience with soils identification, human/faunal skeletal identification, and photography is required.
  • Experience to identify the need to defer to subject matter to experts, as appropriate, is required.
  • Knowledge of computer applications to include word processing, Access, Excel and Microsoft Outlook is required.
  • Knowledge of Federal and state environmental and cultural resource laws and regulations pertaining to antiquities and cemeteries on public, private, and Tribal lands is required.
  • Knowledge of Ojibwe treaty rights and the incorporation of Ojibwe perspective into cultural resource programmatic activities or projects is preferred.
  • Knowledge of historic properties of religious and cultural significance to Tribal groups is preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing is required.
  • Ability to work independently and establish priorities is required.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy is required.
  • Ability to establish professional and harmonious working relationships on all projects and with all parties involved.
  • Subject to drug and alcohol testing in accordance with the Fond du Lac Reservation’s Personnel Policies.
  • Subject to pre-employment and annual background checks.

This position is eligible for our comprehensive benefit plan, which includes medical, dental, retirement, optional life insurance, optional disability coverage and more. For detailed information please click here.



APPLY TO: Fond du Lac Human Resources
1720 Big Lake Road
Cloquet, MN 55720


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