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Posted: 07/01/2015

Georgia Department of Transportation
Office of Environmental Services-Cultural Resources Section

Under the leadership of Commissioner Russell McMurry, P.E., the Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) plans, constructs, maintains and improves the state's roads and bridges; provides planning and financial support for other modes of transportation such as rail transit, airports and air safety planning. Georgia DOT is responsible for waterways, including the Savannah and Brunswick ports and intercoastal waterway. The Department also provides administrative support to the State Road and Tollway Authority and the Georgia Rail Passenger Authority.

Historian Associate, Transportation Planner
Professional Opportunity
Atlanta, GA
$ 36,520.32

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.


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

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


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

Possesses familiarity with word processing applications

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