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Posted: 07/06/2009


Cultural Resources Specialist
Temporary Position - URS37748
Professional Opportunity
San Diego, CA

Minimum Requirements : " BA, BS  Architectural History, History, Historic Preservation, Geography, or related field and 1 year of experience.

" Meet or Potential to Meet the Secretary of the Interiors Professional Qualification Standards for Architectural History or History

" Understanding of Section 106 of the NHPA, NEPA, and CEQA

" Familiarity with California Department of Parks and Recreation DPR 523 series forms

" Possess a high level of professionalism

Job Description : URS is seeking a talented Cultural Resources Specialist to join the Cultural Resources Group in the companys San Diego, California office. The San Diego office is a dynamic profit center in one of the top architecture, engineering, and construction firms in the nation. The successful candidate will join the cultural resource management team and work with other Architectural Historians, Archaeologists, and Paleontologists in a collegial, intellectually-stimulating environment that fosters professional development.

The successful candidate will work on a diverse range of projects for a well-developed client base that includes primarily Federal agencies such as FEMA, BLM, and USACE, but also state and local government and private entities. Project work will encompass the full scope of CRM activities including cultural resources survey; National Register evaluation through determinations of eligibility and integrity analyses; effects determinations pursuant to Section 106 as well as cultural resource impacts analyses in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act; documentation and recordation of historic properties; the development of Section 106 agreement documents; and CRM training. The Cultural Resources Specialist will work under the supervision of the Cultural Resources Group Leader and will provide technical support to Project Managers as assigned.


-Competent in historical research through local libraries, historical societies, and archives

-Ability to write and edit historic contexts and technical reports

-Ability to follow directions and report templates

-Background in Prehistory, History, and preferably United States Architectural History

-Familiarity with California Department of Parks and Recreation DPR 523 series forms

-Ability to work well independently and with a diverse, multi-disciplinary team in a fast-paced, team oriented work environment

-Ability to simultaneously work on multiple tasks/projects with tight deadlines

-Accountable for the timely completion of fieldwork

-Accountable for the minimization of overtime by the timely completion of daily field survey effort

-Accountable for the accurate recording of survey and testing information, and transfer of such information (in the form of field notes) to the Crew Chief

-Ability and willingness to work in hot and rugged environmental conditions throughout California;

-Ability and willingness to work either a 5 on / 2 off or 10 on / 4 off work schedule;

-Experience operating and acquiring data points with GPS/Trimble units in the field;

Talented, dedicated, proactive individuals will find numerous opportunities for professional development and advancement such as URSs Project Management Certification program and employee mentorship program.

: : EOE M/F/D/V

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Until Filled

How to apply
Submit Resume via URS website.

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