Historic Resources Specialist – Environmental Program Coordinator 2
Highway Division – Technical Services
Join us in keeping Oregon beautiful!
We are recruiting for a historic resources specialist to provide technical guidance to ODOT staff to ensure compliance with federal and state cultural resource laws, specifically related to State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) requirements. This position involves early involvement and coordination with many aspects of ODOT's activities through site visits, meetings, and conversations. The historic resources specialist also similarly supports local agency transportation projects.
We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity.
- Open Until Filled: This recruitment will remain open until filled. Our first application screening is scheduled for Wednesday, 05/02/2018 at 8:00 a.m., but we may close the announcement at any time after this date when we have received an adequate number of applications. We cannot guarantee that we will consider applications received after this screening date. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.
- Limited Duration: This is a limited duration appointment that is scheduled to last for two years, though the duration can change at any time due to business needs. Limited duration appointments are benefits eligible with a designated maximum length of service.
- Representation: This position is represented by the Association of Engineering Employees of Oregon (AEE).
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide technical guidance to ODOT staff to ensure compliance with federal and state cultural resource laws.
- Review and respond to Section 106 and ORS 358.653 documentation.
- Prepare correspondence, draft letters of concurrence, and assess if adequate information has been completed to complete SHPO's consultation.
- Participate in project field visits, project meetings, and ODOT/SHPO meetings.
- Assist agencies in informing ODOT project teams, the public, officials, and historic groups of transportation-related historic resource efforts.
- Participate in process improvement efforts.
- Develop and provide cultural resources training and outreach.
- Participate in and attend professional workshops and conferences.
- Work on special projects as needed, including relevant Section 106 survey guidance and refinement.
A graduate degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation or closely related field with coursework in American architectural history;
A bachelor's degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation or closely related field plus at least two years of full-time experience in research, writing or teaching in American architectural history or restoration architecture with an academic institution, historical organization or agency, museum or other professional institution;
A substantial contribution through research and publication to the body of scholarly knowledge in the field of American architectural history.
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).
Desired Attributes/Application Scoring Criteria: In addition to your related work experience and education, we will use the attributes below to determine whom to interview. You are not required to have all of these attributes, but please make sure that the ones you do have are clearly demonstrated in your application materials. Your application materials may be graded on spelling, grammar, punctuation, and presentation.
- Master's degree in historic preservation, architectural history, public history, or history who meet the Secretary of the Interior's professional qualification standards for architectural history.
- Experience and knowledge working with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act.
- Coursework in American architectural history coupled with experience in evaluating the architectural history of the Western United States, with preference given for the Pacific Northwest.
- Typical work schedule is Monday through Friday with occasional overtime required.
- Work is performed in a typical office environment with use of a computer.
- Occasional travel required, including regional travel.
- Field work involves exposure to inclement weather, highway traffic, and construction equipment.
- Field work may involve working alone in isolated areas and at heights above 20 feet.
Learn More and Apply!
This recruitment will remain open until filled. Our first application screening is scheduled for Wednesday, 05/02/2018 at 8:00 a.m., but we may close the announcement at any time after this date when we have received an adequate number of applications. We cannot guarantee that we will consider applications received after this screening date. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.
Click here to learn more and to apply! Please note that we can only accept applications and/or resumes through our website.
For questions about the job announcement or online application, please call 503-986-7146 or email odotrecruitmentEM@odot.state.or.us.
ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.