Job Title: Cultural Resources Manager
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NOTE: This announcement is the vacant Cultural Resource Manager with the Indiana Army National Guard as a State of Indiana position. The job description is a little misleading due to a technical glitch within the State’s job coding database. All aspects of the job are related to cultural resource management even though the announcement includes descriptions of environmental compliance tasks.

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Agency Statement:
About the Adjutant General’s Office:
The Adjutant General’s Office (AGO) provides a dynamic workplace while serving the Indiana National Guard at its various facilities throughout the state. AGO’s programs and projects offer exciting opportunities for professionals in many fields – from maintenance repair to cadre to civil engineers – looking to begin or advance their careers. AGO offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, as well as an outstanding work/life balance. AGO offers agency specific benefits, such as a physical fitness program, an opportunity to work an alternative work schedule, and a spot bonus program to reward hardworking employees.

Salary Statement:
The salary for this position traditionally starts at $59,800.00 but may be commensurate with education or work experience.

Role Overview:
This position is to serve as the Cultural Resources Manager within the Environmental Program of the Indiana Army National Guard. The position will be responsible to advise the Environmental Program Manager, Commanders, and Directorates on the requirements of laws and regulations relative to cultural resource management to include: National Historic Preservation Act, Archaeology Resources Protection Act, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, National Environmental Policy Act. This position is responsible for management of all cultural resources (archaeological and historic) under the care of the Indiana Army National Guard, writing and implementing the Integrated Cultural Resource Management Plan (ICRMP) and the components contained within the plan (i.e., inadvertent discovery plan), overseeing or conducting scientific data gathering actions, studies, field investigations or remedial actions. Includes archaeological surveys, historic surveys, maintenance and treatment plans, archive reviews, etc. Successful applicants will possess a Master’s degree in anthropology, archaeology, or closely related discipline. A Bachelor’s degree in anthropology, archaeology, or closely related discipline and equivalent experience may substitute for educational requirements. Minimum of five years professional experience in a cultural resource management (undergraduate research, graduate research, internship, or employment). Advanced education or training can substitute for a maximum of two years

A Day in the Life:
The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Interpret laws, regulations and guidelines within area of assignment including environmental response, solid and hazardous waste management, surveillance and standards or water management.
  • Develop and modify existing state programs to adapt to changes in federal or state legislation mandated policy changes, for example, change of grant program to loan program requires development of agency regulations and development of procedures for IDEM staff to follow in the implementation of changes, or providing leadership for new regulations required under Indiana Ground Water Protection Act.
  • Coordinate environmental review of loan projects including preparation of categorical exemptions, environmental assessments, environmental impact statements and records of decision.
  • Maintain a tracking system on projects to ensure that state’s allocation of grant and loan monies is in accordance with schedules(s) from original grant/loan requests through planning, design and construction to final close-out audit.
  • Prepare and provide a variety of written communications including responses to letters of inquiry
    from concerned citizens, elected representatives and governmental officials.
  • Chair or facilitate a variety of work-related committees such as dispute resolution committee to resolve disputes regarding funding of community construction projects.
  • Develop, maintain, manage and update computer data system to rank communities for wastewater treatment projects and distributes state and federal funds.
  • Research, analyze and report on priority projects and their progress.
  • Perform annual audits of a large number of water pre-treatment programs.
  • Provide technical assistance to municipalities and industries and evaluates industrial compliance to all environmental regulations.
  • Coordinate review of requests for variance and exemptions from hazardous waste regulations.
  • Review program plans for completeness, economic and technical feasibility and environmental impact.
  • Design and directs research projects regarding such issues as groundwater supplies, providing
    technical expertise for analysis and interpretation and logistics of projects.
  • Prepare progress reports for Commissioner and Assistant Commissioners and provides consultation to management and staff.
  • Review and evaluates technical work reports and supporting data for acceptability and conformance with federal requirements, laws and regulations, conclusions, recommendations and completeness.
  • Assign and reviews work of lower-level staff members.

The job profile is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or
responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change
or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

What You’ll Need for Success:
You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Environmental Science, Environmental Policy, Chemistry, Biology, Geology or a related field.
  • Six (6) years of work experience in an environmental or environmental public health field.
  • Extensive knowledge of theories, practices and principles of Environmental Management and related areas.
  • Thorough knowledge of theories, practices, and principals of physical sciences (chemistry, biology, physics) as they relate to program area.
  • Thorough knowledge of federal and state regulations as they apply to program area and the ability to apply these in a variety of conditions and situations.
  • Ability to conduct surveys, inspections and investigations of facilities and sites, review projects/situations, read plans, interpret findings, and make recommendations.
  • Ability to establish long- and short-term project management goals and objectives.
  • Ability to prepare documents for administrative and regulatory action.
  • Ability to effectively interact with local, state, and federal groups and government representatives orally and in writing.
  • Ability to prepare accurate and thorough reports.
  • Ability to develop and define procedures and accomplish objectives within the appropriate and established deadlines.
  • Ability to interpret and implement public policy as it relates to program specific environmental rules or laws.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
This role may be utilized in a supervisory capacity based on agency needs.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:
The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness Rewards Program: Complete wellness activities to earn gift card rewards
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access

Equal Employment Opportunity:
The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruit, select, develop, and promote employees based on individual ability and job performance. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of employer-employee relations without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. We will comply with the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable state and federal laws.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, you can request assistance by contacting the Indiana State Personnel Department at

The State of Indiana has established a culture that welcomes equity, inclusion, and opportunity for all employees and applicants. We encourage you to apply if you feel you have the transferrable skills to be successful in this position and we look forward to reviewing your application.