Class Definition: Technical and administrative work at a professional level for the Agency of Transportation (VTrans), involving identification and documentation of historic sites that may be affected by proposed Agency construction or maintenance projects. Duties involve project consultation and coordination with VTrans engineers, the Division of Historic Preservation, FHWA, and various local officials; resource identification, impact effect determinations, and development of related documents, reports, and permits; and review of consultant generated projects and submitted reports. Work is performed under the general direction of the VTrans Historic Preservation Officer.
Examples of Work: Reviews Transportation design plans to determine any effects on historic resources. Visits proposed construction or maintenance sites to assess the suitability of historic resources for inclusion in the National Register. Proposes recommended changes to project designs to ensure compliance with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation. Reviews consultant reports for compliance with contracts and state and federal historic preservation laws. Visits job sites to ensure conformance with agreements. Consults with the State Historic Preservation Officer on eligibility issues, suitability of reports, information submittal requirements. and violations of historic preservation law. Prepares permit documents and portions of consultant contracts. Performs related duties as required.
Environmental Factors: Work is performed in both office and field settings, and private means of transportation may be required. Work outside of the normal work schedule and out of the state may be required. Some historical resources may be located in remote areas that are difficult to access. Outdoor work is performed throughout the year, leading to exposure to all types of weather. Adversarial situations may be encountered in the normal course of duties.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Thorough knowledge of federal and state laws relating to historic preservation and cultural resource management.
Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of historic preservation, documentation, analysis, and interpretation.
Working knowledge of computer applications.
Ability to present clear and concise oral and written reports, position statements and recommendations
Education and Experience:
Master's degree in historic preservation, archeology or architectural history.
Two (2) years or more of professional experience in historic preservation, archeology or architectural history.
Working knowledge of transportation planning and design principles and practices.