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Posted: 09/22/2015

Arkansas Highway & Transportation Dept.
Cultural Resources

Build and maintain all highways in Arkansas.

Architectural Historian
Professional Opportunity
Little Rock, AR


Under general supervision, conducts environmental studies and prepares environmental documentation for proposed highway construction, maintenance, and operations projects. Identifies historic architectural properties in and near Department project sites and secures approval from the State Historic Preservation Office for mitigation of impacts to these resources. Monitors compliance with federal, state, and local laws related to historic architectural resources during design, construction and post-construction of Department work.


The following examples are intended only as illustrations of various types of work performed. No attempt is made to be exhaustive. Related, similar, or other logical duties are performed as assigned. The Department may require employees to perform functions beyond those contained in job descriptions. The Department may modify job descriptions based on Department needs. The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department is an "at will" employer.

  • Under general supervision, conduct archival research and field surveys statewide on Department jobs to identify historic properties.
  • Maintain documentation (including databases) and produce reports of historic structures work for review and comment by the State Historic Preservation Office.
  • Assess the eligibility of, and impacts on, historic structural resources for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Complete mitigation studies that meet HABS/HAER standards.
  • Provide initial historic structure evaluations to assist in project planning.
  • Assist in the review of plans for projects to ensure compliance with environmental regulations and permits.
  • Assist in the development of National Environmental Policy Act documents.
  • Assist in the collection of data using Global Positioning System equipment.
  • Track and maintain progress for assigned tasks, independently resolve issues, show initiative, and work creatively to increase efficiency in assigned tasks.
  • Manage statewide historic bridge inventory and associated procedures and documentation.



Job Requirements:

The educational equivalent to a bachelors degree in architectural history, historic preservation or closely related field and meets the Department of Interior Standard for an architectural historian; masters degree preferred. Working knowledge of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and other pertinent state and federal regulations regarding historic properties. Proficiency in computer skills desired, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat. Proficiency in the use of GIS and GPS equipment for mapping and point location desired. Strong organizational skills, ability to manage diverse project assignments, attention to detail, and demonstrated proficient oral and written communications skills. Valid drivers license and availability for statewide travel, including overnight travel as necessary. Physical ability to withstand field work in year-round weather conditions, including hiking while wearing a back pack and carrying field equipment, and the capability to complete survey tasks in remote areas.

("Accredited" means the educational institution or program is accredited by an accrediting organization recognized either by the United States Department of Education or by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.)

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How to apply
Go to the website http://www.arkansashighways.com Click on the "Employment" tab Click on the "All Other Applicants" Find the job for Architectural Historian Fill out online application
Diana Wilks
Phone: (501) 569-2283
10324 Interstate 30
Little Rock, AR 72209

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