Full time permanent/40 hours/wk
Salary Range $4,855.00 - $6,368.00 Monthly
Location: Office is in Olympia, WA or can be remote flexible within Washington State
A little bit about us:
The Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation prides itself on promoting the sense of belonging in the workplace and in the diverse communities we serve throughout Washington State. The cultural and historic resources of a community tell the full story of its past, a past that makes any single community distinct from all other places. From lumber mills to schools, sacred landscapes to archaeological sites, rustic cabins to small business districts on Main Street, our historic and cultural resources provide everyone with a tangible link to persons and events that have shaped our communities and ourselves. Preserving these physical reminders of our past creates a sense of place, the result being an environment that instills civic pride and community spirit.
What you will be doing:
You will be working collaboratively with transportation project planners and state facility planners to identify historic and cultural resources to assess impacts made by publicly funded capital projects. This will include making determinations of National Register eligibility and effects in communities across the State, and by serving as a subject matter expert in architectural design review. You will also advise stakeholders on ways to minimize, mitigate, or avoid adverse impacts in order to facilitate telling the full story of Washington State’s incredible historical tapestry of people and culture. Bring your authentic self and be part of the effort to preserve Washington State history.
Who we are looking for:
You must be energetic and passionate about historic preservation. You are a motivated person that is able to switch gears and reprioritize as things come up. You need to be a good communicator and excel at working with a wide variety of stakeholders. You need to be interested in learning and growing and looking for new and better ways to accomplish tasks and goals. You apply a progressive and adaptable attitude to your work.
Why you would want this job:
In addition to a comprehensive benefits package we also offer a flexible work environment, including the option to telework from anywhere in the State.
You will be working with a small state agency with close connection to its mission and stakeholders. If you love to learn and grow, you will enjoy the variety that every day offers you. You are viewed as a subject matter expert and will have plentiful opportunities for professional growth and networking throughout the State, the Pacific Northwest, and the Nation. We put people first and place a high value on the importance of creating a pro-equity and anti-racist state by fostering a sense of belonging and continuously improving the way we serve Washingtonians.