HUMAN RESOURCES

MISSION

Human Resources will take a leadership role and provide services in support of Bear River’s vision by promoting the concept that our employees are our most valuable resource.

 

We are focused on delivering quality customer service and committed to recruiting, developing, rewarding and retaining the Bear River Workforce.

TRIBAL PREFERENCE COMLIANCE

MISSION

The Tribal Preference Compliance Officer aims to honor the Mission of the Bear River Band of
the Rohnerville Rancheria by providing a resource for the Tribal Membership, Government and
Entities to maximize and expand access, success and growth of tribal employment through the
Native American Self Determination Act of 1975.

VISION

It is the vision of the Bear River Tribal Preference Compliance Officer to assist the Bear River
Tribal Members, Bear River Tribal Families and First Nations citizens from federally recognized
tribes to provide Tribal Preference in all aspects of employment to achieve the strongest most

successful community possible.

Teresa Ballew, THRP

Human Resources Director

teresaballew@brb-nsn.gov
707-733-1900 Ext. 1333
Fax: 707-733-1725

Roseann Thomas, THRP

Human Resources Generalist

roseannthomas@brb-nsn.gov
707-733-1900 Ext. 1533
Fax: 707-733-1725

Nina Fry

Tribal Preference Compliance Officer

COMPLIANCE REVIEW

MISSION

The mission of the Compliance Review Section is to process application review requests under Federal, State, and Tribal laws in order to ensure the preservation and resilience of cultural resources, and to contribute to and create Tribal geospatial reference databases. The Compliance Review Section is responsible for the review of projects, plans, policies and programs within Tribal territory – the geographic area considered by the Bear River Band to be ancestral, aboriginal, or ceded. These lands are located across Humboldt, Trinity, and Mendocino counties.  Compliance review staff work to achieve compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), and the Archaeological Resource Protection Act (ARPA) through government-to-government consultations. 

Compliance Review staff receive a large number of proposals per year for review, from multiple Federal, State, and Local Agencies.  We work closely with geospatial staff, cultural staff, and archaeologists, and offer cultural monitoring; please contact us for the most recent fee schedule. 


To submit a project for compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, or for compliance with local and State regulations and guidelines, please submit:

A description of the "project" including the location
Supporting plans and maps that clearly show the Area of Potential Effect (APE)
Photographs of the APE
Any previous cultural resource surveys conducted within the APE with corresponding Section 106 determinations.  

Projects and monitoring requests should be submitted electronically to melaniemccavour@brb-nsn.gov and THPO@brb-nsn.gov or to: The Bear River Tribe of the Rohnerville Rancheria Tribal Historic Preservation Office 266 Keisner Road, Loleta, CA 95551.  Please allow 30 calendar days for review from when we receive your project documentation.

WEB RESOURCES

Federal
National Historic Preservation Act, Section 106
CEQ Guidance and Executive Orders Related to Native Americans

Memorandum on Tribal Consultation and Strengthening Nation-to-Nation Relationships

State
Native American Heritage Commission Laws, Local Ordinances & Codes
Tribal Cultural Resources (AB 52)
AB 168: : Tribal Scoping Consultation Requirements for Projects Seeking Review Under the Streamlined Ministerial Approval Process (SB 35)
Tribal Consultation Under AB 52: Requirements and Best Practices

INTERNSHIPS & CAREERS

If you are a Geospatial, Native American Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, or Environmental Sciences and Engineering student or graduate and would like to intern with us, please contact  melaniemccavour@brb-nsn.gov.

You can also contact your Department Chair to request that your for-credit internship class be completed with us. We offer internships in all of the above areas of concentration, as well as in Environmental and Natural Resources and Sustainable Energy.