Announcement: ODOT17-1567ocCultural Resource SpecialistEnvironmental Program Coordinator 2Highway Division – Region 2 Tech CenterSalem
We are recruiting for a limited duration cultural resource specialist to join our Region 2 Environmental Unit in Salem. The purpose of this position is to be a staff expert in the fields of historic preservation, architecture, cultural analysis, and the Federal Highway Administration's Section 4(f). This individual analyzes and documents the impacts of projects and other department activities on historic sites and structures, recreation property, and wildlife and waterfowl refuges. Research includes scoping projects, conducting field surveys, and document searches. This person also has contact with planners, historians and preservationists, and citizens to aid in determining the status of potentially historic properties.
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Limited Duration: This is a limited duration appointment that is expected to end on or before June 30, 2019, though the duration can change at any time or could possibly become a permanent position due to business needs. Limited duration appointments are benefits eligible and have a designated maximum length of service.
Representation: This position is represented by the Association of Engineering Employees of Oregon (AEE).
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Perform research to assess the effects of transportation projects on cultural resources in accordance with historic preservation laws and regulations.
- Interpret rules and regulations and develop procedures for research and compliance.
- Compile research and assessments of project effects and mitigation design into cultural resources reports and related documents.
- Provide peer review for department and project documents.
- Prepare Historic American Building Survey and Historic American Engineering Record documentation as part of project mitigation.
- Assess the applicability of the Federal Highway Administration's Section 4(f) law on property potentially impacted by transportation projects.
- Prepare documentation to support Section 4(f) findings.
- Coordinate applicability and findings with the Federal Highway Administration office.
- Manage consultant activities, including preparing and/or reviewing scopes of work, monitoring progress, providing technical and project information, reviewing consultants' work, and approving payment authorizations.
Two years of environmental analysis or resource project management experience and a bachelor's degree with 30 quarter or 20 semester hours in an environmental science, a physical science, a natural science, engineering, or a closely-related field.
Three additional years of environmental analysis or resource project management experience may substitute for the bachelor's degree.
Driving is an essential function of this position. A valid driver license and an acceptable driving record are required for this position. We will conduct pre-employment driving records checks on our final candidate(s).
Preferred Attributes: We may show preference to candidates whose application materials demonstrate the following.
- Master's degree in historic preservation, architectural history, public history or history and who meet the secretary of the interior professional qualification standards for architectural history and history.
- Knowledge of Pacific Northwest history and architecture.
- Experience and knowledge working with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and Section 4(f) of the US Department of Transportation Act of 1966.
- Professional level experience handling historic resources review and compliance work.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Experience working in project teams with individuals or groups with differing or competing interests.
- Experience related to transportation and geographic information systems (GIS).
- Occasional overtime hours and overnight trips may be required.
- Field work involves walking along freeways, highways, and bridges with high traffic volumes.
- Visits to construction sites include working near heavy machinery.
- Work in inclement weather may also be required, as well as working along active streams or on steep slopes.
- Possible exposure to hazardous plants and animals.
For questions about the job announcement or online application, call 503-986-7146.
This opportunity closes at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 27, 2017.
ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.