The position will involve the person working full time out of the URS office in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The primary role will be to directly assist a Project Manager in oversight of day-to-day operations for several large-scale housing disaster recovery programs currently underway in the states of Texas and Mississippi. The role includes reviewing reports making determinations of NRHP-eligibility and effect on many single family residences, creating submissions to State Historic Preservation Offices using methods defined in executed Programmatic Agreements, working with other URS staff to create and certify Environmental Assessments for the program applications, and ensuring that contractor work scopes comply with Section 106 requirements. The person will travel roughly one week per month to south Mississippi and Texas to meet with URS historic preservation field teams. The person also will routinely meet with south Mississippi and Texas residents, contractors and SHPO staff in the course of their duties. The role also will include occasional assistance to other Baton Rouge cultural resource projects for Section 106/110 compliance efforts.
Masters degree in historic preservation or equivalent program.
Minimum 6 years of work experience. At least one year's experience identifying and recording Gulf Coast single family residences and other buildings.
Secretary of Interior-qualified architectural historian.
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.