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Posted: 08/19/2015

Tennessee Valley Authority
Cultural Compliance

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), a corporation owned by the U.S. government, provides electricity for 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states at prices below the national average. TVA, which receives no taxpayer money and makes no profits, also provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists utilities and state and local governments with economic development.

Architectural Historian/Historic Preservation Specialist
Professional Opportunity
Knoxville, TN
$15-30 hr based on experience
Open Until

An Architectural Historian/Historic Preservation Specialist contract position (not full time permanent) is available with TVA. This position is located in Knoxville, Tennessee and will provide support for the agencys cultural resources program. Pay would be between $15-30 and hour depending on experience. Hours could vary between 20-40 a week. This position could require overnight travel.

Job Duties will include:

Conducting effects assessments of built environment resources for compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), as amended. Inventory and National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) evaluations of architectural and engineered resources to satisfy TVAs obligations under Section 110 of the NHPA. Review and/or preparation of historic resources survey reports. NRHP eligibility evaluations. Coordinating state historic building inventory forms, and Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record (HABS/HAER) documentation. Negotiating, developing, and implementing creative mitigation; developing historic preservation plans and cultural resources management plans; technical writing; and National Environmental Policy Act support. Ensuring compliance with applicable federal and/or state laws, regulations, and/or TVA rules, standards, and guidelines, etc.

Required Job Qualifications:

A Masters degree in History, Architectural History, Architecture, or closely related field is required. Experience in Tennessee Valley is a plus. The successful candidate must meet the Secretary of the Interiors Professional Qualification Standards for history and/or architectural history (36 CFR 61). The incumbent must have documented experience in the following: conducting historical and archival research; analyzing historical data; conducting architectural surveys and evaluations; synthesizing and writing up the results of research (e.g., building and structure inventories and evaluations; HABS; HAER; and Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) documentation; NRHP and state register forms; historic contexts). A thorough understanding of Sections 106 and 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act is necessary.

How to apply
Please submit your resume/vita to mmshuler@tva.gov by COB 09/09/15.
Marianne Shuler
Phone: 865-632-2464
400 W. Summit Hill Dr.
Knoxville, TN 37902

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