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Posted: 08/23/2012

Employer
SC Department of Archives and History
State Historic Preservation Office

The State Historic Preservation Office encourages and facilitates the responsible stewardship of South Carolina's irreplaceable historic and prehistoric places.


Position
Review Coordinator for Transportation Projects
60011707
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
Columbia, SC
US
Details
see online posting
 

Coordinates the State Historic Preservation Office's review of federally-funded transportation projects.

Coordinates and prepares for appropriate signature recommended agency responses on federal undertakings involving transportation and transportation enhancement projects submitted for comment under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, as amended, and through NEPA documents. Provides input for SCDOT long-range planning including Advanced Project Planning Reports, and for transportation projects coordinated through the Local Public Agency Administration program. Key functions:

Consults with state and federal agencies, owners and managers, and consultants and interprets state and federal laws and regulations;

Evaluates significance of historic/architectural and archaeological properties based on National Register of Historic Places criteria (coordinating with other SHPO staff as needed);

Assesses the potential effect of proposed projects on historic/architectural and archaeological properties (coordinating with other SHPO staff as needed)

Makes site visits;

Attends liaison coordination meetings with SCDOT, and provides training on Section 106 at DOT workshops. Also attends public information meetings and public hearings as requested by SCDOT.

Reviews and comments on memoranda of agreement;

Tracks agency responses to transportation projects through maintenance of databases, logs, and preparation of reports.

Additional duties: Helps consultants, SCDOT, local governments and other organizations to plan, implement, and promote surveys of historic properties. Consults with professional consultants and comments on draft products; coordinates field evaluation of surveys to determine National Register eligible resources; assists with digitization of cultural resource survey information to ensure availability in online GIS system ArchSite.

Minimum and additional requirements: A master's degree in historic preservation, architectural history, archeaology or a related field or a B.A. in historic preservation, architectural history, archaeology or a related field and 2 years relevant work experience in cultural resources management.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Knowledge of American history, architecture, historic landscapes, and archaeology;
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local preservation programs, including Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act;
  • Knowledge of the National Register of Historic Places and historic resources survey process, including evaluation of historic landscapes and districts;
  • Ability to use GIS in culture resource management;
  • Ability to interpret and apply complex federal regulations and guidelines;
  • Ability to work well with state and federal agency and local government officials, and the general public.
  • The position requires a person with initiative, judgement, tact, and organizational, time management, and communication skills.

Position requires travel around the state, but overnight stays are generally not necessary. Must have or be able to obtain valid S.C. drivers license.

Preferred qualifications: A master's degree in historic preservation, architectural history, archeaology or a related field and 2 years relevant work experience in cultural resources management.

OPen until
09/30/2012

How to apply
Please complete the online state application to include all current and previous work history and education. Please include a cover letter and writing sample. A resume will not be accepted in lieu of a complete application. The job posting and online application and instructions can be accessed at www.jobs.sc.gov. Search under "Agencies" for Department of Archives and History.
Elizabeth Johnson
Phone: 803-896-6168
ADDRESS
8301 Parklane Road
Columbia, SC 29223
US

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