Assistant Manager, Archeology

Job No: TTES95
Location: Kamloops



Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc (TteS) is a fast-growing vibrant organization committed to the development and progress of its Band Members and Community.  As such, the TteS invites applications from qualified, highly motivated and dynamic individuals to fill the following position.


POSITION TITLE:     Assistant Manager, Archeology

DEPARTMENT:            Archeology Department          

SUPERVISOR:              Archeology Manager   

TERMS:                        Full Time, Backfill (1 year)    

REFERENCE #:             2024-053 (REPOST)         


Purpose of Position:

The purpose of this position is to be responsible for the planning, development and management of the cultural and heritage initiatives within the Archeology Department of the TteS. This includes administering and planning the annual budget, coordinating the efforts of the archeology team and developing policy as it relates to these activities. This position must use strategic, policy and operational guidance to ensure appropriate planning and coordination for positive cultural, economic, social and environmental impacts.


Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Office work (70%)

  • Prepares and manages the annual Culture and Heritage operating budget with the assistance of finance department in relation to the strategic plan and authorizes, expenditures as required and pursuant to TteS policy.
  • Reports to the Archeology Manager on a regular basis about activities, concerns, issues, and progress made in the completion of strategic plan.
  • Oversees the day-to-day operations of the cultural heritage initiatives, personnel and projects; including chairing regular staff meetings.
  • Oversees archaeological development.
  • Protects, preserves and articulates TteS interests regarding archaeological and cultural issues and research and liaises with other Secwépemc organizations where necessary.
  • Oversees the Cultural Heritage Protection policy, by-laws, and permitting systems and services agreement that are currently in force and that may be developed, modified and enacted.
  • Provides relevant information, research and other related activities involving the advancement of land claims.
  • Provides staff with technical and professional support, supervises, disciplines and evaluates department staff pursuant to TteS Human Resource policy and in conjunction with the TteS Human Resources department.
  • Initiates, authorizes and signs off on all cultural heritage projects, programs, proposals and reports satisfying strategic plans as required and pursuant to TteS policy.
  • Performs all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the TteS policies, standards, and procedures.
  • Maintains confidentiality on all matters relating to the affairs of TteS.



2.         Policy work (15%)

  • Assist in the development and implementation of policies, procedures, administration and management of all consultation and accommodation activities.
  • Meets with various task groups and committees on TteS Cultural and Heritage plans, projects and policies as well as others that may impact TteS.
  • Educate and share information with staff and management on relevant plans, policy and policies.
  • Liaises between departments and ensure organizational strategies are aligned and implemented accordingly.
  • Consider efficiencies where appropriate.


3.         Fieldwork (10%)

  • Archaeological monitoring, excavation, survey, and testing in a wide range of urban and remote locations.
  • Residential, municipal, industrial and resource extraction work.
  • Community based resource management and research projects.
  • Mentoring jr. staff in archaeological methodology and regulatory requirements.
  • Works safely as per TteS safety policy.


4.         Other related duties as required. (5%)


Professional Certification, Education and Experience:

  • Must possess a bachelor’s or graduate degree in archaeology or anthropology with sufficient field and supervisory experience in the Plateau Culture Area.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience focused on archaeology in the Plateau region. 
  • Previous project management experience and strong client engagement skills.
  • Must have demonstrated report writing, leadership and communications skills.
  • Must possess Level 1 First Aid certificate.
  • Must possess knowledge and experience adhering to occupational heath and safety regulations.
  • Must possess a valid BC Class 5 driver’s license and experience with ATV’s, UTV’s, snowmobiles.
  • Must possess a clean driver abstract and maintain clean status throughout employment.
  • Must complete a Criminal Record Check and maintain clear status throughout employment.
  • Must be willing to take a pre-access drug and alcohol test and maintain throughout employment.
  • Must be physically fit and willing to work in challenging environments.


Financial Responsibility:

This position will manage a budget of approximately $2,000,000


Supervision or Training Duties:

This position will supervise approximately 5-10 positions.


Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong knowledge of Secwepemc, values and history.
  • Well versed in the current state of First Nations Social, Economic, and Political issues.
  • Knowledgeable of TteS customs, traditions and history.
  • Demonstrated experience with archaeological consulting.
  • Working knowledge of budgets, human resources and business operations.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate and manage concurrent activities, keeping staff and colleagues informed.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare and present various policy, proposals, recommendations, reports and schedules to various groups.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to organize, manage project-related service contracts to achieve business goals.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Good management and supervisory skills.
  • Proven ability to set priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to take initiative.
  • Ability to work in multi-cultural settings.



HOURS OF WORK:      Normal Day shifts – 7 hours. Non-normal shifts may be required.

PAY GRADE:                Starting at $43.04 - $47.54/hour depending on education and experience


Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

In accordance with Section 16(1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act and pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights code, it is TteS Policy to practice preferential hiring for Aboriginal peoples. Candidates who wish to qualify for preferential consideration must self-identify.


Deadline for the Job posting is July 19th, 2024 by 2:00pm


Submit Job Application Form, cover letter, resume, and references


or at our Human Resources office #200 – 330 Chief Alex Thomas Way.

Office Hours are Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm &

closed for lunch from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm


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