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    This position is located in the Repatriation Department, Cultural Resources Center, National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), Smithsonian Institution (SI). The employee independently conducts research analysis and submits repatriation recommendations to the Board of Trustees on specific topics as assigned by the supervisor.

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    • Researches, writes, and critically analyzes relevant data into a well-organized, written, and reasoned repatriation report. This requires the researcher to independently research information using the best scientific and historical documentation available based on the legal criteria for repatriation as defined in the NMAI Repatriation Policy.
    • Tracks the history of each case report using legal case management software system and keen time management skills to ensure that case review process and critical deadlines are met.
    • Assists and participates in repatriation consultations with tribal nations, indigenous communities, and Native individuals.
    • Applies broad knowledge of Native American culture, history, and protocols to each case research report, consultation, and outreach effort by being aware of the socio-political climate relative to the specific tribal claim or community they are addressing.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Some conference and field travel (domestic and international) may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    This position is open to all U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals (including Veterans Recruitment). Excepted Service employees may also apply to this announcement.  

    Note: Federal employees with permanent status or individuals eligible for special appointing authorities may also apply to Job Announcement #18R-JC-303909-MPA-NMAI.

    More than one selection may be made from this announcement.

    Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/503431200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.