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Historic Preservation Team Portal Administrator and State Act Programmatic Agreement Coordinator

Employer
Arizona Department of Transportation
Location
Phoenix, Arizona
Closing date
Jan 26, 2022

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Position Type
Other
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Business
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ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (ADOT)

Driving the future of transportation with a diverse and innovative team

Please note: in order to be considered for this position, you must apply directly on our state website. To do so, please visit: https://www.azstatejobs.gov/jobs/environmental-science-specialist-phoenix-arizona-united-states

JOB SUMMARY:

This new position incorporates work that is being completed by a supplemental employee who is the HPT Portal Administrator and also fulfills a gap in our environmental compliance fo State funded projects. Under the direction of the Cultural Resources Program Manager, this position is responsible for coordinating with new and existing HPT Portal users, acting as a liaison between various ADOT departments, and consulting with state, federal, and Native American communities. Additionally, this position will manage the State Act PA and complete all consultation associated with these state funded projects.

Please note: This position has the ability to work remotely, but candidate must be able to travel to Phoenix when needed.

Job Duties:
  • Manage Portal accounts of highly sensitive agency data, update contacts in the Portal including obtaining security clearances, partners with FHWA on agency contact list, differentiates data sets to determine appropriate information for Portal Database, coordinates with the Arizona State Museum's AZSITE on data information transfer of ADOT highway system, and collaborates with ITG to improve the Portal mapping application
  • Interprets and applies applicable federal and state laws, regulations, policies and procedures in consultation and liaison with other state and federal agencies, local governments, and Tribes on cultural resources and historic preservation issues related to maintenance work orders, disposals, material sources, and encroachment permits.
  • Evaluates legacy cultural resources reports to ensure they still meet current archaeological standards, reviews and approves new cultural resources survey, monitoring, testing/data recovery reports to ensure that the work meets ASM and SHPO requirements. Drafts clear, concise consultation documents for project requirements and State Historic Preservation Act specifications. Determines whether consultation letters or memos are the appropriate form of documentation for the particular project.
  • Identifies and flags Archaeological sites for avoidance as needed for maintenance projects, assess archaeological sites using professional discretion and independent judgement for National Register of Historic Places eligibility, if previously unclear, Organize field visits with Tribes for Material Source projects
  • Responsible for independent decision-making implementing the PA between Arizona SHPO and ADOT, prepares quarterly batch reports and yearly reporting, interprets and evaluates conditions of PA stipulations and makes recommendations to management on whether current stipulations may need to be modified
  • Schedule and conduct travel, possible overnight Travel and lodging along with Driving a state vehicle in the course and scope of duties


PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS

Project Director for archaeological investigations (per AAA), experience in the assessment of historic buildings and structures, understanding of GIS databases and mapping application

REQUIREMENTS FOR POSITION
  • Valid Motor Vehicle drivers license
  • Master's degree or above in archaeology/anthropology/history or related field.
  • Meets the Professional Qualification Standards established by the Secretary of Interior (SOI) {48 FR 44716, Sept 1983, as updated} Meets qualifications to be listed as a Project Director on the Arizona Antiquities Act Permit as outlined in the Arizona Antiquities Act Policy Number 68-202(c)(1) (e)(l-4); ARS 41-841 et seq.


BENEFITS

The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
  • Affordable medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance plans
  • Top-ranked retirement and long-term disability plans
  • Accrued vacation at 4.00 hours bi-weekly for the first 3 years
  • Sick days at 3.70 hours bi-weekly
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Deferred compensation plan
  • Wellness plans
  • Great Work Life Balance!
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