Opening: Forest Archeologist/Tribal Relations Coordinator

The 5.4-million acre forest is the second largest in the National Forest system. The forest's programs and opportunities are as varied as the awe-inspiring landscape.

Position Title: Forest Archeologist/Tribal Relations Coordinator

Tour of Duty: Detail/Temporary Promotion Not To Exceed 120 Days and/or permanent full time

Duty Station: Chugach National Forest Supervisor’s Office, Anchorage, Alaska

The position will manage two programs – the Forest Heritage Program and the Forest Tribal Government Program.

The Forest Archaeologist:

· Implements the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) and Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA)
· Manages a Programmatic Agreement with the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO)
· Integrates Heritage goals with other forest program goals
· Participates in interpretation/education and other programs
· Provides technical leadership for Zone Archeologists located on Ranger Districts

The Tribal Relations Coordinator:

· Develops and maintaining productive relationships with tribes and other Alaska Native organizations
· Advises and assists the Forest Supervisor, Deputy Forest Supervisor, District Rangers and Staff in maintaining government-to-government relationships and partnerships with tribes
· Assists in the development of agreements and protocols with tribes
· Assists Forest Service employees and Tribal Officials in understanding each other’s missions, policies, and cultures

Please have people express interest in this opportunity no later than February 3, 2012.

Brenda Tracy
Acting Recreation Lands Minerals and Heritage Staff Officer
Chugach National Forest
(907) 743-9534
(907) 743-9488 Fax