The Transportation Architectural Historian is involved in assessing the architectural integrity of structures and associated features as they relate to transportation projects in compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.
Frequent overnight statewide travel may be required
- The incumbent is responsible for the development of department policies, priorities, procedures and budget for cultural resources (CR) compliance related to historic architecture, history or archaeology
- The incumbent in this position serves as liaison to other agencies, consultants, Native American Tribes, and the archaeological or historical community
- The incumbent writes and reviews consultant Scopes of Work, negotiates and administers consultant contracts and review consultant reports for adequacy
- The incumbent undertakes literature reviews, field survey and investigations and prepares federally required documentation
- The incumbent coordinates federal compliance procedures and submits site information to the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO)
- The incumbents writes and updates environmental sections of department manuals
- The incumbent represents the department on committees dealing with CR and gives presentations, workshops, and training
- The incumbent reviews and comments on legislation governing CR
To satisfy federal funding requirements, applicants must meet the following in accordance with federal regulation 36 CFR Part 61, Appendix A:
Graduate degree* in architectural history, art history, historic preservation, or closely related field, with coursework in American architectural history;
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.
The current opening also requires good knowledge of cultural resource management principles and practices as they relate to historic architectural resources. Typically gained by successful completion of college coursework in culture resource management or closely related field.
* To qualify with a graduate degre, the degree must be earned by July 31, 2012.