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Posted: 05/20/2015

Idaho Transportation Department
Environmental Section

Idaho is a special place with a unique heritage, an abundance of natural resources, and an exceptional quality of life. The Idaho Transportation Department supports the functions needed to protect the places and resources we value as Idahoans as we construct and maintain those essential transportation projects. If you would like to join the award-winning, dynamic team of professionals dedicated to the mission of Idaho Transportation Department (ITD), this may be the perfect career opportunity for you!

Architectural Historian
Professional Opportunity
Boise, ID
$$19.72 - $24.65 Per Hour -Plus Competit

The Transportation Architectural Historian assists in assessing the architectural integrity of structures and associated features as they relate to transportation projects in compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. The incumbent also performs field work and frequent overnight statewide travel may be required.


  • Review literature, field survey and investigations and prepare federally required documentation;
  • Review of work done by consultants;
  • Coordinate federal compliance procedures and submit cultural resource documentation and determination to the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO);
  • Propose and draft department policies, priorities, manuals, guidance, procedures and budget for cultural resources compliance related to historic architecture, history or archaeology;
  • Serve as liaison to other agencies, consultants, Native American Tribes, and the archaeological or historical community;
  • Write and review consultant Scopes of Work;
  • Negotiate and administer consultant contracts;
  • Represent the department on committees dealing with cultural resources and gives presentations, workshops, and training;
  • Review and comment on legislation governing cultural resources.


To satisfy federal funding requirements, applicants must meet the following in accordance with federal regulation 36 CFR Part 61, Appendix A:

Graduate degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation, or closely related field, with coursework in American architectural history;
Bachelor's degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation or closely related field plus 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.

The current opening also requires good knowledge of cultural resource management principles and practices as they relate to historic architectural resources. This knowledge is typically gained by successful completion of college coursework in culture resource management or closely related field.

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How to apply
At the link provided below, take the following steps: Examination: •You will receive a score based on the information you provide; •A minimum rating of 56 is needed to pass this examination; •Notification of your test results will be available online after the announcement closes and the review process is complete. •All answers to the questions must be supported in the work history, resume, and/or education portion of your application. To preview the exam: •Click on "Preview Exam" below •You will not be able to take the exam from this screen How to Apply: •Click on the Apply Online button to the left •Follow the instructions provided •Complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position Please select: •Idaho Transportation Department under "Agencies" •Full-time under "Job Type/Shift" •Boise under "Cities"
Dan Everhart
Phone: 208-334-8479
3311 W. State Street
Boise, ID 83702

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