The purpose of this position is to aid the FTA Section 106 Project Coordinator in Section 106 reviews related to federally delegated transit projects. The individual in this position works to ensure compliance with historic preservation laws, rules, procedures, and policies that must be satisfied in order for transit projects to be constructed.
Through the end of Fiscal Year 2016 (June 30, 2016), the position will work on the following projects (approximate percentage of times shown will vary from month to month).
? Southwest Rail Corridor = 40%
? Bottineau Line = 35%
? Gateway Corridor = 20%
? Minneapolis Streetcars = 5%
Additional projects will be assigned as they are developed. The priority for this position will be to assist the FTA Section 106 Program Coordinator on conducting FTA reviews; however, based on workload and available funding, the position may review FHWA-funded projects; MnDOT state funded projects; and/or FRA projects (in coordination with the Passenger Rail Office?s Environmental Coordinator).
The position is Unclassified, and will be evaluated on a year-by-year basis to determine if the position will be renewed. The position can be renewed for up to three years, at which time it will either be converted to permanent or will not be renewed.
This position must meet at a minimum the federal requirements for an architectural historian OR historian as outlined in 36 CFR 61: the Secretary of the Interior?s Professional Qualification Standards (http://www.nps.gov/history/local-law/arch_stnds_9.htm). Described below:
The minimum professional qualifications in architectural history are a graduate degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation, or closely related field, with coursework in American architectural history, OR a bachelor's degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation or closely related field plus one of the following:
1. 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; or
2. Substantial contribution through research and publication to the body of scholarly knowledge in the field of American architectural history.
The minimum professional qualifications in history are a graduate degree in history or closely related field; or a bachelor's degree in history or closely related field plus one of the following:
1. At least two years of full-time experience in research, writing, teaching, interpretation, or other demonstrable professional activity with an academic institution, historic organization or agency, museum, or other professional institution; or
2. Substantial contribution through research and publication to the body of scholarly knowledge in the field of history.
Minimum 2 years of actual field experience conducting surveys of standing structures (preferably for transit corridors or other linear transportation projects), evaluating structures for eligibility for listing on the National Register of Historic Places, assess project effects on historic properties, report writing, working with consulting parties, and developing and implementing the terms of a Section 106 agreement (MOA or PA).
Knowledge of and experience working within federal historical procedures and guidelines related to cultural resources reviews, especially Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended; the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969; and Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966.
Knowledge of Minnesota legislation, including the Field Archaeology Act, the Historic Sites Act, and the Private Cemeteries Act.
This position must be able to review and monitor cultural resources consultant work (historical and archaeological) in order to recognize the quality of the work and to make needed edits to improve the quality and consistency of consultant?s recommendations and products.
In addition to meeting the qualifications for history or architectural history, desired qualifications to also meet the Secretary of the Interior Standards for archaeology.