The Environmental Management Office (EMO) Senior Cultural Resources Program Manager (SCRPM) will perform work of considerable difficulty under the general direction of the Deputy Environmental Program Manager (DEPM), but with full authority and independence of action. This position plans, organizes and supervises the activities of other professionals and technical personnel engaged in conservation/preservation of cultural resources on all AZARNG-managed land/facilities (both state and federal). Establishes program goals and oversees program implementation including budget & personnel, provides review of all AZARNG projects for compliance with cultural resource laws, and makes recommendations to the Environmental Program Manager (EPM) on changes to program and standard operating procedures (SOPs). This position exercises a high degree of independent decision making, personnel management and leadership, and is responsible for overall success of the cultural resource program.
• Plan, develop, maintain, and implement all federal and state required management plans/agreement documents for the cultural resource program. Ensure these are aligned with statewide program goals, tasks, and resource requirements. Advises management and project teams of potential environmental risk relating to the protection of cultural resources and suggests resolution. Serve as a subject matter expert for archaeological resources statewide and provide the EPM and DEPM with technical and professional recommendations.
• Ensure compliance with federal and state laws and regulations. Oversee application of federal historic preservation laws and standards, to include Section 106 and 110 of the NHPA, the Arizona Antiquity Act, and their integration with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Conduct studies, develop resource management plans and integrated approaches toward acquisition of permits and clearances. Make findings of project effect for all AZARNG construction projects and military training efforts on behalf of the Department of Defense (DoD), National Guard Bureau (NGB) and Arizona Department of Military Affairs (DEMA).
• Manage the overall CRP and project-specific budgets. Coordinate projects related to environmental compliance and resource management. Develop and manage contracting documents (scopes of work / requests for proposals).
• Act as lead hiring manager for any CRP vacancies. Develop CRP position descriptions/respective hiring paperwork. Seek contractors, as needed, to temporarily maintain workloads; maintain contract oversight. Review time sheets/invoices, travel proposals, and develop performance evaluations for state employees. Set overall priorities for CRP team.
• Function as the program liaison between AZARNG and AZ tribes. Oversee consultation efforts between federal, state, local agencies and local Tribal governments, per DoD, Army, and NGB policies.
• Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders; seek involvement with outside research/education programs; identify training opportunities; participate in regional, state and national committees and working groups; build interdisciplinary partnerships; develop integrated approaches to compliance and resource protection that will benefit the ARNG.
• Administration with special reference to planning, organizing, and directing a comprehensive CRP; to include financial management, personnel management, and technical management of a professional inter-disciplinary team.
• Professional knowledge of techniques, concepts, principles, and practices in the areas cultural resource conservation and management; understanding of ARNG cultural resource management priorities, policies, and procedures.
• Interpretation and application of local, state and federal fiscal and environmental laws; Department of Defense, Army, National Guard Bureau and State of Arizona regulations, policies, and procedures as they relate to management of state and federal military lands.
• Applying principles of project management; to include programming future year projects, writing statements of work and cost estimates, evaluating contractor proposals, managing work performed by contractors, and review of technical documents.
• NEPA and NHPA, particularly as they relate to Department of Defense and Land Management Agencies. Must have experience working on impact analyses for NEPA, Section 106 consultation, and experience with tribal consultation.
• Public and tribal-specific etiquette; recognize and understand public perception, values, and act with professionalism in conducting relations with stakeholders, Native American tribal leaders, and preservation officers.
• Cultural resource program budget requirements for current and out-years in compliance with the Anti-Deficiency Act; understanding of state and federal contracting procedures.
• Directing a comprehensive cultural resource program and develop integrated program components; apply supervisory and work leadership techniques.
• Personnel and performance management to include training, advising, counseling, coaching, and mentoring subordinates, developing mutual trust and understanding.
• Managing a cultural resource program budget; pursue project and external funding opportunities; conduct grant writing and execution; identify opportunities to simplify CRP processes, reduce program costs, and increase efficiencies for both internal staff and project stakeholders.
• Recognizing program needs and requirements; establish and direct priorities and plans; organize and delegate tasks and responsibilities appropriately.
• Utilizing problem solving and analytical skills to gather, assemble, and analyze facts; draw conclusions; devise creative solutions to problems that are complex in nature; and identify changes and trends.
• Developing program plans and standard operating procedures (SOPs) to assist with compliance of cultural resource laws and regulations.
• MS Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, ArcGIS, and various Army/NGB/State project tracking and database applications.
• Written communication; management of correspondence (memos, letters, comprehensive plans); develop high-concept and technical-level presentations.
• Verbal communication; establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships/partnerships with diverse stakeholders; public speaking/briefing; communicate technical information to lay audiences and military leadership; present at local, regional, and national conferences/forums with varying audiences; lead external workshops on legal / regulatory changes.
• Employing strong organizational and time management skills; react to numerous shifting priorities driven by EMOs wide range of customers/proponents.
• Think clearly and respond appropriately in high-pressure situations.
• Execute a diverse set of daily tasks while setting short-term and long-term program priorities.
• Lead day-to-day team operations and provide budgetary oversight of CRP.
• Prioritize recommendations and actions within the scope, goals and budget of the CRP.
• Identify, evaluate, train, and direct the use of new technologies, applications, and processes used by the CRP team.
• Review and direct the academic and professional development of the CRP team.
• Recognize, empathize, and make efforts to understand and support subordinate recommendations as needed.
• Translate/shift between scientific, planning, engineering, and policy-driven efforts.
• Plan, coordinate, and direct a variety of activities and complex projects to support a broad range of customers.
• Conduct awareness training for internal and external stakeholders.
• Review reports and analyze/evaluate technical cultural data to ensure completeness and accuracy.
• Analyze potential risks/significant impacts of proposed projects on cultural resources as they relate to the military mission.
• Work effectively in collaborative multi-disciplinary teams.
• Travel in-and-out of state to conduct training, inspect construction projects, and attend conferences/workshops.
• Communicate effectively, verbal and in writing.
Desired qualifications include any combination of experience, education and training that meets the knowledge, skills, and abilities described. PhD in Anthropology/Archaeology: Southwestern U.S. Archaeology or related advanced degree or combination of degree/work exp. Experience with NEPA planning efforts as they relate to the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) on DoD lands.
• Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state issued driver's license. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver's license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete a required driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).
• In and out of State travel required.
• Individual is required to pass a criminal background investigation.
• Requires the ability to achieve a favorable National Agency Check with investigation for the purpose of obtaining a Common Access Card (CAC).
• Upon hire, must meet Secretary of the Interior's Standards (36 CFR Part 61) for minimum qualifications for principal archaeologist or architectural historian (36 CFR Part 61) to function as the cultural resources Principal Investigator (PI) and federal representative on all National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) Section 106 / 110 consultation requirements with SHPO and tribes.
• Upon hire, must have a Principal Investigator (PI) permit and/or meet the qualifications of Arizona Antiquities Act (8-202) for PI, to function in this capacity for all state undertakings.
• Upon hire, must have a minimum of 10 years of experience in cultural resources program management and/or investigations.
• Upon hire, must have a minimum of 5 years in a supervisory role as an archaeologist or cultural resource manager.
• Ability to be listed on Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA) within 1-year of hire.
The State of Arizona offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
• Sick leave
• Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
• Health and dental insurance
• Retirement plan
• Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
• Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
Eligible DEMA employees participate in excellent retirement programs provided by the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) and for fire personnel the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS).
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