Native American Heritage Commission


$3,448.00 - $5,604.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 10/19/2021

Job Description and Duties

Under direction of the Chief Deputy Executive Secretary of the Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), the Staff Services Analyst (SSA) will be a part of an interdisciplinary team responsible for independently performing the less complex analytical duties developing and maintaining the Native American Land Information System (NALIS). The SSA will assist the NAHC in aiding California Indian tribes with adhering to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) , conferring directly with tribal governments, landowners, environmental consultants, and government agencies as a representative of the NAHC in the protection of tribal cultural resources that are traditionally and culturally affiliated to their jurisdictions to mitigate CEQA project impacts to tribal cultural resources in order to fulfill NAHC’s statutory responsibilities for the implementation of Assembly Bill (AB) 52 (Gatto, 2014).

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You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
$3,448.00 - $4,320.00 A
$3,733.00 - $4,672.00 B
$4,476.00 - $5,604.00 C
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Yolo County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Work Shift:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Week:
Monday - Friday

Department Information

The Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) Core Values and Employee Expectations are key to the success of the NAHC Mission. The mission of the NAHC is to "Protect Native American by preserving all known sacred sites provide respectful treatment and disposition of ancient Native American human remains, associated grave goods to the fullest extent of the law." NAHC employees are to adhere to the Core Values and Employee Expectations, to perform their duties to exhibit and promote these values and expectations.

Special Requirements

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 10/19/2021

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.
Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Department of General Services
Attn: DGS-OHR/Certification Unit
P.O. Box 989052
West Sacramento, CA 95798-9052

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Department of General Services
Office of Human Resources-Reception
Office of Human Resources
707 3rd Street, Suite 7-130
West Sacramento, CA 95605
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Statement of Qualifications -
    A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is required. The SOQ serves as documentation of each applicant's ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing. The SOQ must be single-spaced, 12 pt. font, not exceed 2 pages, and responses MUST be numbered in the same order as the SOQ items. Resumes and cover letters do not take the place of the SOQ and application packages received without the SOQ may not be considered.

    The SOQ should address the following:

    1. Please describe why you are the ideal candidate for this position.
    2. Please describe your experience, training, or education with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
  • A minimum of two years working with California Native American tribes with specific knowledge in the areas of ethnography, history, and contemporary tribal cultural issues.
  • Knowledge of Public Resources Codes, Health and Safety Codes and other State and Federal laws applicable to the protection of tribal cultural resources and Native American human remains and associated grave items.
  • Knowledge of and experience in working with California Environmental Quality Act.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of California and tribal governments.
  • Skill with computer software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and database software.


There are many benefits to joining our team!  The State of California has a generous benefits package, some benefits include:

  • Medical Benefits, including health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Paid Holidays and leave
  • Defined benefit retirement program
  • Savings Plus Program (401(k), 457)
  • Commute Program
  • Employee Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Medical/Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts

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Contact Information

The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Department Website:
Hiring Unit Contact:
Christian James
(916) 573-1071

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
EEO Main line
(916) 376-5127
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Reporting Location

Native American Heritage Commission
1550 Harbor Blvd. Ste 100
West Sacramento, CA, 95691

Please specify RPA 20865-20867-NAHC and JC-267392 on your state application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.