The purpose of this position is to aid the FTA Section 106 Project Coordinator in Section 106 reviews related to federally delegated transit projects. The individual in this position works to ensure compliance with historic preservation laws, rules, procedures, and policies that must be satisfied in order for transit projects to be constructed.
Through the end of calendar year 2017, the position will work on the following projects (approximate percentage of times shown will vary from month to month): Southwest, Bottineau and Gateway transit lines. Percentage of time per project will vary month to month, but it is estimated that roughly 75-100 percent of their time will be on transit projects. When transit work does not cover 100 percent of the individuals time, the employee will be assigned to additional projects. The priority for this position will be to assist the FTA Section 106 Program Coordinator on conducting FTA reviews; however, based on workload and available funding, the position may review FHWA-funded projects; MnDOT state funded projects; and/or FRA projects (in coordination with the Passenger Rail Offices Environmental Coordinator).
The position is Unclassified, and will be evaluated on a year-by-year basis to determine if the position will be renewed. The position can be renewed for up to three years, at which time it will either be converted to permanent or will not be renewed.
This position must meet at a minimum the federal requirements for a historian or architectural historian as outlined in 36 CFR 61: the Secretary of the Interiors Professional Qualification Standards (http://www.nps.gov/history/local-law/arch_stnds_9.htm).
The minimum professional qualifications in architectural history are a graduate degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation, or closely related field, with coursework in American architectural history, or a bachelor's degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation or closely related field plus one of the following:
At least two years of full-time experience for graduate degree candidates and four years of full-time experience for bachelors degree candidates in research, writing, or teaching in American architectural history or restoration architecture with an academic institution, historical organization or agency, museum, or other professional institution; or
Substantial contribution through research and publication to the body of scholarly knowledge in the field of American architectural history.
The minimum professional qualifications in history are a graduate degree in history or closely related field; or a bachelor's degree in history or closely related field plus one of the following:
At least two years of full-time experience for graduate degree candidates and four years of full-time experience for bachelors degree candidates in research, writing, teaching, interpretation, or other demonstrable professional activity with an academic institution, historic organization or agency, museum, or other professional institution; or
Substantial contribution through research and publication to the body of scholarly knowledge in the field of history.
Minimum 2 years of actual field experience conducting surveys of standing structures (preferably for transit corridors or other linear transportation projects), evaluating structures for eligibility for listing on the National Register of Historic Places, assess project effects on historic properties, report writing, working wi