Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc. (CRA) is seeking mid-level or senior-level Architectural Historians in support of the recovery activities and undertakings of FEMA for presidentially declared disasters in the state of AL, CT, DE, FL, GA, KY, MA, MD, ME, MS, NC, NH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, and WV.These activities include assistance to ensure expeditious resolution of issues associated with compliance with environmental and historic preservation laws,regulations, and EOs,including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), among others. FEMA support will be provided in reviewing recovery projects within the designated disaster areas to ensure that these actions comply with environmental and historic preservation laws, regulations, and EOs.This support will generally require staff in Joint Field Offices or other area field offices as needed.
U.S. citizenship and a valid drivers license are required for these positions. Candidates must have either an advanced degree in Historic Preservation or Architectural History and 5 years of experience, or a Bachelors degree and 10 years of experience; senior-level applicants should have either an advanced degree in Historic Preservation or Architectural History and 10 years of experience, or a Bachelors degree and 15 years of experience. Candidate familiarity and availability to meet emergent requests and rapid mobilizations are essential, as deployment notices may come as little as 48 hours in advance. Successful candidates are preferably those who are currently FEMA badged or have been previously badged, and can demonstrate disaster response experience.
Candidates must demonstrate the technical expertise required to identify historic properties, evaluate the effects of projects on historic properties, and have experience coordinating and consulting with State Historic Preservation Officers. Additionally, candidates must be detail oriented, well-organized, an excellent verbal and written communicator, and technologically proficient with experience in working with databases. Specific duties may include working with staff to oversee projects, attending kickoff meetings, conducting fieldwork, managing fieldwork crews, conducting analyses, interpreting analytical data, preparing status reports, and writing technical reports.
Currently, candidates are anticipated to be deployed between two months and up to one year. This may be revised as additional details develop with a given task order, so this represents our current understanding. Work may be in urban, rural, remote, rugged, inclement, and/or disaster settings with limited resources and are expected to be prepared for these variable fieldwork conditions. It is imperative that candidates be able to work 8 to 10 hour days (or longer if necessary) in a variety of conditions. The pay rate position is $37.50 an hour for the mid-level position and $55.00 an hour for the senior-level position. Additionally, "time-and-a-half" pay may be authorized, depending on the task order.