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Section 106 Specialist
This position is located in Lincoln NE. Applications accepted online only at www.statejobs.nebraska.gov.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Manage Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act consultation process for all NDOR projects, and LPA projects that receive federal funds through NDOR/FHWA. Manage the Historic Bridge program. Review Environmental Impact Statements, Environmental Assessments and Categorical Exclusions for compliance. Be knowledgeable of the National Historic Preservation Act, Nebraska State Preservation law, and related federal and state regulations. Coordinate with FHWA, Native American Tribes, Cities, Counties, the general public and other interested parties to ensure compliance with federal, state and tribal laws; to include the Nebraska Skeletal Remains Protection Act, and the Federal Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. Coordinate with NDOR funded staff at the Nebraska State Historical Society (NSHS) to provide direction, oversight, and program management (cooperative effort) for production of Cultural and Historic research investigation, and assessment, including proposed mitigation and resource recovery (if required). Coordinate with consultants performing similar work for federally funded LPA projects. Review and approve all project impact assessments, studies, and proposed mitigation measures for coordination with FHWA and the Nebraska SHPO as required by Section 106 guidelines. Respond to agency and public comments. Develop process procedure guidance documents as required for compliance with state and federal funded programs. Develop, lead and/or participate in Cultural Resource and Historic training efforts for NDOR staff, Consultants, and LPA Responsible Charge (RC). Review and comment on documents prepare by others. Represent NDOR at project management meetings, public information meetings and hearings, city/county meetings, LPA/RC trainings, conference and seminars. Gather and analyze data necessary to determine impacts. File and retrieve records. Perform related duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree in a scientific or technical discipline related to environmental assessment or compliance review principles and practices including but not limited to biological sciences, agricultural/soil sciences, geography, ecology/environmental studies, or related engineering disciplines, and one year of experience performing research, investigative, or compliance work related to environmental or other technical assessments of the impact of construction, engineering, or similar projects. Additional years of progressively responsible experience in the above work may substitute for the Bachelor’s degree requirement on a year for year basis.
PREFERRED: Master’s degree in history, archeology, anthropology, architectural history, or related field. Experience in research, writing, or teaching in any of the fields listed above. Experience in preparation of reports required for compliance with Section 106 of the Historic Preservation Act. Education courses or training to include the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Experience with mapping software and other similar computer programs. Experience using Microsoft Office products. Familiarity with roadway plans.
OTHER: Must be able to communicate effectively. Must be able to collect, organize and present information in a report format. Regular and reliable attendance is also required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of Nebraska history, Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, style and trends of state architecture, or knowledge of Nebraska archeology through time. Knowledge of environmental regulating agencies and their functions. Education or experience in environmental analysis with PC software and programs, GIS software, hand held GPS, and the ability to read and interpret basic engineering plans. Have excellent oral and written communication skills; be able to collect, organize and present information accurately in a report format; have experience in Microsoft Office.
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
1526 K Street, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68508
SECTION 106 SPECIALIST
Posted on: Wednesday, April 26, 2017
This listing expires on: Friday, May 26, 2017