Cultural Resources Planner/Analyst (LAD) 


Assist the Cultural Resources, Senior Manager with cultural resource planning, analysis, management, compliance and restoration efforts on KS’ Hawai‘i lands. Duties include assessing existing cultural resources conditions and undertaking needed surveys and assessments to develop or revise cultural resource management strategies. Other responsibilities include maintaining information and inventory management data systems, ongoing monitoring and assessment, supporting the development of educational and stewardship collaborations, and communication of project objectives and outcomes to various audiences. Job requires knowledge of Hawai‘i’s cultural resources including regulatory requirements, best management practices and restoration strategies that guide cultural resources stewardship.

Assessment and Planning: Assist with identification and execution of needed cultural resource related surveys and assessments, including but not limited to ethno-historic surveys, archaeological surveys, and cultural impact assessments. Development and revision of cultural resource management plans, monitoring strategies, information syntheses, composite maps, and compilation and analysis of data. Assist the Cultural Resources Senior Manager and Land Assets Managers in creating cultural resources related program design, development and implementation plans for LAD initiatives and other Endowment projects, as assigned.

Information and Inventory Management: Maintain inventories of cultural resources associated with KS lands system-wide. Obtain and maintain various information types related to KS lands statewide from diverse sources and collections including but not limited to, GIS data, historical and cultural reports, regulatory compliance documentation, and site and materials surveys and inventories. Works with the KS’ Land Information Management and Services (LIMS) department in the development and maintenance of databases to store information and integrate within LIMS systems. Disseminate historical and cultural resources information system-wide for asset management and educational purposes.

Contract Supervision: Plan, execute and supervise contracts for services including those for surveys, assessments, literature reviews, site maintenance, restoration efforts, collaborative projects, collections management, monitoring, research, and other cultural resource management activities.

Operations and Program Development: Participate in the identification, development, implementation, and monitoring of cultural resource management plans for stewardship and education. Identify and monitoring of cultural resource focused research to support asset management and stewardship. Assist with the development of external collaborations (e.g. stewardship contracts, curatorship agreements) and contracts for service including those for research, survey, threat mitigation, preservation, restoration and adaptation.

Communications: Prepare and provide reports and communicate orally and in writing. Support the reporting of cultural resources activities and trends to Director, Regional Asset Managers, and Land Assets Managers. Assist with development and communication of cultural resource management activities to varied internal and external audiences. Attend internal and external meetings regarding assets, plans, programs, related issues and community activities. Serve as a member of cultural resources-oriented organizations such as: Hawaiian Historical Society, Society for Hawaiian Archaeology, Native Hawaiian Historic Preservation Council, etc.

Professional development and training.

Performs other related duties as assigned or requested


Position Requirements

• Over 3 – less than 5 years of minimum related work experience requirement.

• Must understand and have demonstrated proficiency with cultural resource stewardship and interpretation activities with an emphasis on Hawaiian cultural resources and within the context of cultural landscapes.

• Must understand and have demonstrated experience with Hawaiian cultural values and practices associated with cultural sites, remains, and on-going traditions.

• Must be familiar with State of Hawai‘i and Federal legislation, rules and regulations governing historic preservation, cultural properties and cultural remains.

• Must be familiar with Native Hawaiian communities, agencies and organizations and be able to work effectively with local communities.

• Must have demonstrated experience and work effectively with interdisciplinary projects and associated personnel.

• Must be sensitive to and comfortable with cultural remains issues.

• Must be knowledgeable in Hawaiian geography and familiar with general Hawaiian culture, language and practices.

• Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills, including oral communication and writing for broad and varied audiences.

• Must be able to communicate and work effectively with varied organizations and individuals including, colleagues, lessees, tenants, agency personnel, special interest organizations, and community collaborators.

• Must be able to prioritize and manage multiple activities simultaneously; be able to meet deadlines, and to work independently with a high degree of accuracy.

• Must have experience with standard Microsoft Office software and audiovisual equipment.

• Must be able to work flexible hours.

• Must have a valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Strong interpersonal skills, including presentations, oral communication and writing for broad and varied audiences.

• Able to speak, read and translate the Hawaiian language with fluency.

• Able to conduct cultural resource research at various repositories statewide.

• Experience with Arc View Geographic Information System, and creating databases in Microsoft Access.

• Experience with culture-focused stewardship and education program collaborators and teaching or working with educators.

• Familiarity with multimedia graphic and presentation systems, and video and still cameras.

• Knowledge of KS’ Strategic Plan mission and objectives.



Work Year 12.00 

Work Type FT 

Special Notes None Specified 

Licenses None Specified 

Educational Requirements

Bachelor's Degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, Hawaiian Studies, Pacific Island Studies, Historic Preservation, Ethnography, Cultural Resources, Planning.

7-10 years of direct work experience considered in lieu of degree


Salary Schedule and Grade SR 

Position Available Date  


Close Date 4/24/2012 

Location Kawaiahao Plaza 

About the Organization We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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