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Posted: 01/28/2013

Arizona Department of Transportation

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is a multi-modal transportation agency that is responsible for planning, building, operating and maintaining a complex highway system in addition to providing title, registration and driver license services to the general public throughout the state of Arizona. ADOT also operates and maintains the Grand Canyon Airport and publishes the award-winning Arizona Highways magazine. ADOT values its employees, challenges them to continuously improve the way we do business, to meet and exceed the needs of our customers, and to carry out their duties in an ethical manner.

Professional Opportunity
Phoenix, AZ

This position serves as a Planner 2 for the Environmental Planning Group's (EPG) Historic Preservation Team, responsible for coordinating and managing all activities associated with securing cultural resource clearances for assigned ADOT highway construction projects, enhancement and local government projects, and various emergency and District level projects as needed or requested. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: *Coordinate historic preservation reviews of assigned projects; *Coordinate and consult with the State Historic Preservation Office, other state and federal agencies, local governments, and Tribes on cultural resource and historic preservation issues; *Oversee consultant activities relating to assessment of historic buildings and structures; archaeological surveys, site flagging, monitoring, testing, and data recovery; *Review technical reports, including historic building and structure surveys and documentation for adequacy, acceptability, and compliance; *Represent EPG's Historic Preservation Team in interactions with ADOT Districts and all sections within ADOT.


Knowledge of:
*State and federal agency policies, procedures, and environmental regulations to effectively and efficiently manage the preparation of environmental documents and permit applications.
*Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).
*Principles of historic preservation.
*Archaeological method and theory.
*Arizona history and prehistory.
*Secretary of the Interior's Standards and Guidelines for the Documentation and Treatment of Historic Properties.

Skill in:
*Verbal and written communication to interact daily with ADOT personnel, outside agency personnel, Tribes, consultants, and the public.
*Project management to facilitate completion of large projects on tight and often changing schedules.
*Phone and email usage.
*Basic computer skills.
*Dealing with archaeological discovery situations.

Ability to:
Manage multiple tasks, while shepherding large projects through a complex process.

Preferred Candidate will have: A Bachelors degree or above in architectural history; historic preservation;
archaeology/anthropology; or related field. Preferred experience will include the following: additional training in Section 106 of the NHPA, Arizona Historic Preservation Act, and other State and Federal cultural resource regulations; experience in the assessment and documentation of historic buildings and structures; field experience in prehistoric and historic archaeology; training and/or experience in project management, public speaking, facilitation, negotiation, problem-solving. Additional environmental background helpful.

Note: This position requires possession of a valid Arizona Class D Driver License. Candidates for this position must complete and sign the Driver Form on page 6 of the State of Arizona Application for Employment at the time of interview, which will allow ADOT to obtain the candidate's motor vehicle record (MVR). The most recent 39-month period shown on the MVR will be reviewed in accordance with A.A.C. R2-10-207.12 (H) and (I). The review must show an acceptable driving record prior to any offer of employment being made by ADOT. Employment is contingent upon an acceptable MVR.

You must apply on line no later than the close date or first review date of the job announcement at 5:00 p.m., Mountain Standard Time. You will not be able to apply after the close date/time because job posting are removed from the job board at that time, unless other wise specified.

All newly hired employees are subject to the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification Program.

RETIREMENT: This position participates in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)*.

*ASRS enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment, if not already an ASRS member at the time of hire.

BENEFITS: Comprehensive benefits package includes accrual of sick and vacation leave, and 10 holidays per year; health* and dental insurance*; retirement plan; life insurance; and long-term disability insurance. Optional employee benefits include short-term disability*, deferred compensation, and supplemental life insurance*.

*Elective benefits for new employees hired on or after July 20, 2011, will be subject to a 90-day waiting period, except for transfers from other State agencies or who regularly worked for the State of Arizona within 2 years prior to the date of hire.

Please visit http://www.azdot.gov/Inside_ADOT/HR/Employment.asp to learn more about benefits given to ADOT employees.

Visit our website at www.azstatejobs.govon how to apply.


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Visit our website at www.azstatejobs.gov on how to apply.
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