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Posted: 05/23/2013

Georgia Department of Transportation
Office of Environmental Services

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans, constructs, maintains and improves the state's road and bridges; provides planning and financial support for other modes of transportation such as mass transit and airports; provides airport and air safety planning; and provides air travel to state departments. The Department also provides administrative support to the State Road and Tollway Authority and the Georgia Rail Passenger Authority.

Historian, Transportation Planner
Professional Opportunity
Atlanta, GA

Duties & Responsibilities: Under close supervision, perform entry level work learning to conduct surveys and research on Federal-aid and State-aid transportation projects to identify and document historic resources which are eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places, to compare alternates, to assess effects of the proposed transportation projects to those resources, to prepare documentation concerning such resources and effects to them in accordance with various State and Federal environmental laws and regulations, and to complete mitigation of adversely affected resources. Serve as a liaison between the Georgia Department of Transportation and other State and Federal agencies and private parties concerned with historic resources of the state.

Minimum Training & Experience: Completion of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a related field.


Technical Competencies:
*Completion of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Architectural History, Architecture or Historic Architecture, Historic preservation, or a closely related field in accordance with the Secretary of Interior Standards with requisite experience (i.e. experience in fieldwork (survey) and resource identification)
*Possesses basic knowledge of the identification, evaluation, and management of historic resources *Demonstrated architectural field survey experience
*Possesses familiarity with related legislation such as the National Historic Preservation Act (knowledge in this area is typically obtained through a bachelor's and/or master's degree in history, historical preservation, or a closely related field.)
*Ability to comprehend laws, policies, rules and regulations related to historic preservation

Other Competencies:
*Committed to providing quality customer service
*Ability to perform basic mathematical computations
*Ability to use correct grammar and spelling to communicate facts and messages in a clear and organized manner
*Ability to adapt quickly to change including new policies/procedures
*Ability to manage own time effectively
*Ability to effectively apply new knowledge and skills in work performed
*Ability to accurately recall instructional information
*Displays a high level of commitment toward work and a high standard of ethical conduct


Technical Competencies:
*Completion of a Masters degree from an accredited college or university in Historic Preservation, Architectural History, Architecture, or Historic Architecture.
*Demonstrated architectural field survey experience such as but not limited to large scale surveys of corridors, cities, or municipalities.
*Demonstrated experience in interpreting and applying historic preservation and/or environmental laws such as the National Historic Preservation Act
*Possesses familiarity with the Georgia Environmental Policy Act and the National Environmental Policy Act, and section 4(f) of the US DOT Act
*Experience reading and understanding plans, maps, and/or aerial photographs

Other Competencies:
*Possesses familiarity with word processing applications
*Possesses the ability to develop solutions to moderately complex problems
*Ability to accurately recall instructional information
*Consistently displays a professional image
*Effectively interacts with co-workers to achieve goals


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How to apply
Apply for this position at https://www.careers.ga.gov/.

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