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Posted: 09/19/2016

Bureau of Project Delivery

PennDOT is Pennsylvania's State Department of Transportation. The Bureau of Project Delivery is responsible for the preliminary engineering of road and bridge projects in the Commonwealth, including Section 106 coordination and NEPA

Historic Preservation Specialist - Archaeologist
Professional Opportunity
Dunmore, PA


The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is hiring an archaeologist to be based in District 4-0 offices in Dunmore.  Individuals 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.




Each of the eleven PennDOT Engineering Districts 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.  Each position is located in a PennDOT District Office, under the guidance of the District Environmental Manager.  Most positions support more than one Engineering District. This position is expected to provide support for both District 4-0 (Dunmore) and District 3-0 (Montoursville).




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 anarchaeologicalposition although the minimum experience and trainingsuggests that it is an architecturalhistorian.The position description is usedfor both types ofjobs. The operative termsfor the regional archaeologist is "any equivalent combination ofexperienceandtraining" andsupplemental questions have been developed to better evaluatethe education, training and experience of a qualified applicant relative to this position.




The position had an additional requirement to meet the Secretary of Interior Standards for Archaeologist.




Salary range is $45,692 $69,477.  There is an excellent benefits package, including paid life and subsidized medical insurance, dental and vision care programs, annual and sick leaves, and a competitive retirement plan.




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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. A full job description is found at and application is made through http://employment.pa.gov/SitePages/jobopportunities.aspx, under Historic Preservation Specialist- Regional Archaeologist. 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
Fax: 717-772-0834
P.O. Box 3790
Bureau of Project Delivery
Oil City, PA 17105-3790

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