Job Title: Section 106 Reviewer - AHPP
Category: E - Paraprofessional
Employment Status: Full Time Regular
Pay Rate Type: Exempt
CHARACTERISTICS OF WORK
This position is an Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) employee who is permanently assigned to the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program (AHPP, i.e. the SHPO). Under supervision of the Section 106 Program Manager at the AHPP, the employee will review and evaluate Section 106 cultural resources studies and environmental documentation of various proposed projects in the State of Arkansas.
EXAMPLES OF 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.
l Conduct review of Arkansas cultural resources projects under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (as amended).
l Review submitted documents for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with federal regulations and Arkansas state guidelines.
l Write correspondence to governmental agencies and their contractors making recommendations on how to be fulfill the federal obligations under Section 106, including the necessity for historic research and fieldwork as appropriate.
l Assess the eligibility of, and impacts on, archeological and structural resources for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.
l Assist in the preparation of National Register of Historic Places nominations for archeological sites.
The educational equivalent to a masters degree from an accredited college or university in archeology, anthropology, historic preservation, or closely related field, and one year full-time professional experience in archeological fieldwork as a Principal Investigator. Must meet the Secretary of the Interior standards for archeologist in 36CFR61. Working knowledge of Arkansas archeology and history, Section 106 law, NAGPRA, the Arkansas burial law, and other pertinent state and federal regulations regarding historic properties. Valid drivers license. Proficiency in basic computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Strong oral and written communication skills. Experience using GIS preferred.
("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.)