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Posted: 02/18/2016

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
Bureau of Project Delivery

PennDOT is the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Transportation Agency

Historic Preservation Specialist - Archaeology
Professional Opportunity
Uniontown, PA
Open Until


The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is hiring an archaeologist to complete a cultural resource team for the South-West Service Region, to be based in District 12-0 offices in Uniontown.  Individuals in a regional position will have unparalleled opportunities and responsibilities to shape the direction and performance of cultural resource investigations conducted on the Departments multi-billion dollar annual design and construction program.




The eleven PennDOT Engineering Districts have been grouped into seven service regions.  Each region will have a team comprised of an archaeologist and an architectural historian.  The team will guide the Section 106 process starting early in project design, working holistically on all cultural resource issues related to a project, and participate interactively with a design team of project engineers, designers, and environmental specialists.  The South-West Region consists of Districts 12-0 (Uniontown) and District 11-0 (Bridgeville- suburban Pittsburgh).  Each regional position is located in a PennDOT District Office, under the guidance of the District Environmental Manager.




Minimum experience and training required for the historic preservation specialist job classification is: two or more years of experience working on an architectural survey, an architectural restoration and preservation project or program, and a bachelors degree in architectural history, American history, art history or course work in Pennsylvania history; or, any equivalent combination of experience and training.




Please note: This is an archaeological position, although the minimum experience and training suggests that it is an architectural historian.  The position description is used for both types of jobs.  The operative terms for the archaeologist is any equivalent combination of experience and training.


How to apply
This is a Non-Civil Service position. Interested applicants are highly encouraged to contact Dr. Ira Beckerman, PennDOT Cultural Resource Section Chief, at (717) 772-0830, or by e-mail at ibeckerman@pa.gov. To apply for this position, visit the Bureau of State Employment’s website at www.employment.pa.gov, select the Apply Now Tab, then the link to “apply now through this Web Site!” under Non-Civil Service Positions. On this list, select Historic Preservation Specialist – Archaeology, then the Apply Link to complete the application. Internet access is provided by most public libraries and PA CareerLink sites. Applicants can visit PA CareerLink online to locate the nearest PA CareerLink center.
Ira Beckerman
Phone: 717-772-0830
P.O. Box 3790
Harrisburg, PA 17105-3790

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