The incumbent in this position will work as a member of a team of environmental and engineering professionals to deliver Federal-aid and State-aid highway, bridge and other transportation construction projects in Idaho. This position will identify and document historic resources which are eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places, to compare alternates, to assess effects of the proposed transportation projects to those resources, to prepare documentation concerning such resources and effects to them in accordance with various State and Federal environmental laws and regulations, and to complete mitigation of adversely affected resources. This position will be responsible to assure compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act, Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, and Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act.
Occasional fieldwork and travel may be required.Example of Duties
RESPONSIBILITIES: Using skills acquired through education, training, and experience,Provide project document quality control; reviewing for sufficiency, technical accuracy and compliance with ITD procedures and federal regulatory requirements;Makes determinations of National Register of Historic Places eligibility and project effect on historic properties;Serve as technical support to the Federal Highway Administration, ITD or local government staff in environmental resource areas, including Cultural Resources;Coordinate with the State/Tribal Historic Preservation Office, federal agencies, tribal staff, consulting parties, and consultant firms as needed;Review, recommend, author, and implement procedures, policy and guidance;Review, interpret and recommend comments on proposed rulemaking;Conduct compliance monitoring;Develop process improvement and/or streamlining tools;Develop or support training and/or presentations;Develop and negotiate interagency agreements;Implement and track performance measures and reporting;Manage consultant agreements and contracts as needed;Complete in-house production work (fieldwork and reports) as needed.Minimum QualificationsConsiderable knowledge of: environmental concepts and principles; environmental planning methods and impacts associated with transportation project location, design, and construction; methods involved in collecting, analyzing, and organizing data.
Some knowledge of: engineering concepts relating to environmental planning.
Experience: making public presentations of technical study findings; developing plans for mitigation measures.
Completion of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Architectural History, Architecture or Historic Architecture, Historic preservation, in accordance with the Secretary of Interior Standards with requisite experience (i.e. experience in fieldwork [survey] and resource identification) or a Master's degree in Architectural History, Architecture or Historic Architecture, Historic preservation.Experience leading Section 106 consultation for or on behalf of a federal agency.Demonstrated architectural field survey experience such as but not limited to large scale surveys of corridors or multiple properties.Knowledge of and experience applying architectural history field survey methods.Experience applying National Register of Historic Places criteria to evaluate historic property eligibility for listing in the NRHP.Experience applying architectural history and history expertise to analyze potential effects to historic properties resulting from transportation or similar projects and identifying appropriate measures to address any potential effects.Possesses familiarity with word processing applications and ESRI ArcView GIS software.Possesses familiarity with the National Environmental Policy Act and section 4(f) of the US DOT Act.Knowledge of SHPO's role in reviewing transportation projects and related technical reports.
Keywords: Architectural Historian
Posted: January 14, 2019
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