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Posted: 08/03/2015

Employer
Missouri Department of Transportation
Design Division

The Missouri Department of Transportation works with the public, transportation partners, state and federal legislators, and other state and local agencies to provide a safe and efficient transportation system to the people of Missouri. Our mission is to provide a world-class transportation experience that delights our customers and promotes a prosperous Missouri.


Position
Historic Preservation Specialist (Architectural Historian)
7976
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
Jefferson City, MO
Details
$3,150/Month Minimum
 

To view the entire job description and to apply on-line, please visit www.modot.org/jobs.


General Summary:

--- Historic Preservation Specialist (Architectural Historian) - Nonsafety Sensitive ---

The historic preservation specialist - nonsafety sensitive performs routine entry-level activities involving investigations of cultural resources, writing reports and memoranda, and addressing impacts of proposed transportation projects. Responsibilities are performed under direct supervision.

--- Intermediate Historic Preservation Specialist (Architectural Historian) - Nonsafety Sensitive ---

The intermediate historic preservation specialist - nonsafety sensitive performs varied and moderately complex activities involving investigations of cultural resources, writing reports and memoranda, and addressing impacts of proposed transportation projects. Responsibilities are performed under moderate supervision.

--- Senior Historic Preservation Specialist (Architectural Historian) - Nonsafety Sensitive ---

The senior historic preservation specialist - nonsafety sensitive performs varied and complex activities with regard to conducting and/or leading historic preservation studies to interpret and mitigate adverse impacts that lie within proposed highway projects in compliance with federal laws and regulations. Responsibilities are performed under general supervision.

Minimum/Required Qualifications:

--- Historic Preservation Specialist (Architectural Historian) - Nonsafety Sensitive ---

Bachelor's Degree: Historic Preservation, Architectural History, or related field.

--- Intermediate Historic Preservation Specialist (Architectural Historian) - Nonsafety Sensitive ---

Bachelor's Degree: Historic Preservation, Architectural History, or related field.

Two years of experience in research, writing, interpretation, or other demonstrable professional activities related to historic resources with an academic institution, historical organization or agency, museum, or other professional institution or public agency.

--- Senior Historic Preservation Specialist (Architectural Historian) - Nonsafety Sensitive ---

Bachelor's Degree: Historic Preservation, Architectural History or related field

Four years of experience in research, writing, interpretation, or other demonstrable professional activities related to historic resources with an academic institution, historical organization or agency, museum, or other professional institution or public agency.


Special Working Conditions/Job Characteristics:

--- Historic Preservation Specialist (Architectural Historian) - Nonsafety Sensitive ---

Job requires occasional, statewide, overnight travel.

--- Intermediate Historic Preservation Specialist (Architectural Historian) - Nonsafety Sensitive ---

Job requires occasional, statewide, overnight travel.

--- Senior Historic Preservation Specialist (Architectural Historian) - Nonsafety Sensitive ---

Job requires occasional, statewide and out-of-state, overnight travel.

Examples of Work:

--- Historic Preservation Specialist (Architectural Historian) - Nonsafety Sensitive ---

Obtains information from historic preservation staff and district personnel to assist in developing, writing, and editing technical reports in accordance with department policies and practices for approval by the Federal Highway Administration and other agencies.

Assists in the preparation of resource documentation, which includes resource descriptions, maps, illustrations, photography, graphic layout, etc.

Assists in the evaluation of projects for historical resource impacts and compliance with state, federal and organization guidelines.

Assists with analysis regarding architectural history, historical bridges, or other studies of historically significant resources.

Assists in the preparation of internal reports, correspondence, and graphic materials as it relates to historic preservation regulations and requirements.

Researches topics concerning federal or state legislation, regulatory agency guidance, and performs literature or computer searches on various historic preservation topics.

May conduct field investigations and analysis regarding architectural history, historic bridges, or other studies of historically significant resources.

Performs other responsibilities as required or assigned.

--- Intermediate Historic Preservation Specialist (Architectural Historian) - Nonsafety Sensitive ---

Assists with analysis regarding architectural history, historic bridges, or other studies of historically significant resources.

Evaluates projects for historical resource impacts and compliance with state, federal and organizational guidelines; presents information to department staff through frequent and regular communications; and makes recommendations regarding the need to avoid or minimize historic property adverse effects, or develop compensatory mitigation plans.

Prepares resource documentation, which includes resource descriptions, maps, illustrations, photography, graphic layout, etc.

Prepares, edits, and reviews internal reports, correspondence, and graphic materials as it relates to historic preservation regulations and requirements.

May serve as project leader for cultural resource investigations and report production.

Obtains information from historic preservation staff and district personnel to develop, write, and edit technical reports in accordance with department policies and practices for approval by the Federal Highway Administration and other agencies.

Assists in the preparation of formal Memorandum of Agreement and Section 4(f) Evaluations for historical properties adversely affected by department undertakings.

Researches topics concerning federal or state legislation, regulatory agency guidance, and performs literature or computer searches on various historic preservation topics; provides technical assistance in understanding and complying with state, federal and organizational standards and regulations and participates on project core teams.

May conduct field investigations and analysis regarding architectural history, historic bridges, or other studies of historically significant resources.

Performs other responsibilities as required or assigned.

--- Senior Historic Preservation Specialist (Architectural Historian) - Nonsafety Sensitive ---

Evaluates projects for historical resource impacts and compliance with state, federal and organizational guidelines; presents information to department staff through frequent and regular communications; makes recommendations regarding the need to avoid or minimize adverse impacts, or develop compensatory mitigation plans.

Prepares, edits, and reviews internal reports, correspondence, and graphic materials as it relates to historical resource regulations, requirements, or other preservation issues; follows up on permit requests as assigned; prepares resource related information and materials for public hearings.

Obtains information from preservation staff and district personnel to develop, write, and edit technical reports in accordance with department policies and practices for approval by the Federal Highway Administration and other agencies.

Prepares technical reports for inclusion in historic preservation or environmental documents in accordance with federal requirements and department policies.

Researches topics concerning federal or state legislation, regulatory agency guidance, and performs literature computer searches on various preservation topics; provides technical assistance in understanding and complying with state, federal and organizational preservation standards and regulations; participates on project core teams.

Prepares formal Memorandum of Agreement for historical properties adversely affected by the proposed action for execution by the department, Federal Highway Administration, Missouri State Historic Preservation Officer, and Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.

Develops mitigation agreements and memoranda of understanding with resource agencies.

Serves as expert and represents the department's cultural resource activities both internally and externally.

May conduct field investigations and analysis regarding architectural history, historic bridges, or other studies of historically significant resources.

Performs lead worker responsibilities, which may include providing general instruction, assigning and reviewing work, coaching and training, providing guidance and instruction in the proper and most efficient methods of accomplishing tasks, and providing input to the direct supervisor on staffing decisions and performance management.

Performs other responsibilities as required or assigned.


Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D/V

OPen until
08/17/2015

How to apply
To be considered for this vacancy, please go to the Missouri Department of Transportation Employment Application System (www.modot.org/jobs) and submit an on-line application. Applications, and if applicable transcripts, must be received by no later than 11:55 p.m. on August 17, 2015.
Donielle Lawson
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