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Architectural Historian / Industrial Archaeologist

Idaho National Laboratory
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Closing date
Oct 3, 2023

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Description
Does a career focused on changing the world's energy future intrigue you? If so, we might have just the opportunity you're looking for! Idaho National Laboratory's (INL) Environment, Safety, Health & Quality (ESH&Q) group is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as an Architectural Historian/ Industrial Archaeologist Our team works a hybrid 9x80 schedule located at our Idaho Falls facility with every other Friday off! Responsibilities Include:
  • Acts as Principal Investigator (PI) on INL Cultural Resource Management Office (CRMO) projects for historic properties in the built environment
  • Subject Matter expert (SME) / Technical Point of Contact (TPOC) for cultural resource review of projects and undertakings for INL historic properties in the built environment
  • NHPA Section 106 compliance for INL historic properties in the built environment, including survey, analysis, and report completion
  • NHPA Section 110 compliance and research for INL historic properties in the built environment, including survey, analysis, and report completion
  • Conducts research and produces written contexts and reports to document the cultural and scientific history of INL
  • Conducts research and produces written contexts and reports to document historic land use on INL
  • Applies knowledge of federal laws, regulations, state law, DOE orders, professional standards, and a broad knowledge of INL built environment, land use, and history
  • Demonstrates good judgement in applying appropriate methods and techniques for analyzing and solving complex issues from projects with a diversity of scope
  • Participate in long term strategies regarding built environment resources, including but not limited to: EBR-I Preservation Plan, Built Environment Inventory Updates, Long term display opportunities with historic objects, Section 110 preservation issues
  • Represents CRMO expertise within architectural history to internal customers and some external customers
Qualifications:Minimum Requirements:
  • Masters of Arts or Masters of Science and 3 - 6+ years relevant experience or PhD and 2 - 4+ years relevant experience in architectural history, historic preservation, archaeology, anthropology, history, or closely related field
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy "L" / "Q" clearance, which requires US Citizenship.
  • Meets Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Architectural History or Archaeology (36 CFR 61 Appendix A) (
  • Valid Drivers License
  • 1year of full-time experience in cultural resource management relevant to the built environment and historic architectural properties
  • 1 year of full-time experience as a principal investigator
  • Experience or working knowledge related to NHPA Section 106 and Section 110 compliance as pertains to the built environment and historic objects
  • Experience and/or working knowledge of architectural survey and inventory process
  • Experience or working knowledge of NEPA process and integration of Section 106
  • Experience and/or working knowledge of technical reports that record historic property evaluation methodology and analyses, results, interpretations, and compliance recommendations;
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Experience NRHP documentation and nomination process HABS/HAER/HALS documentation Highly technical and scientific built environments Job Information
  • PR0300: Salary Grade 210 ($93,492 - $154,212)/ PR0400: Salary Grade 220 ($107,520 - $177,336)
  • Chosen applicants are required to show a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
  • TDP: This is a testing designated position; you will be required to submit to a pre-employment drug screen and periodic drug testing throughout the term of your employment.
  • Multi-Level: This is a multi-level posting and the selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level dependent on depth and breadth of proven experience and skills.
INL Overview: INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions. INL Mission: Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure. INL Vision: Our vision is to change the world's energy future and secure our nation's critical infrastructure. Selective Service Requirements: To be eligible for employment at INL men born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see Equal Employment Opportunity: INL is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide EEO to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable Accommodation: We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation. Other Information: When applying to positions please provide your resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration. INL does not accept resumes from third party vendors unsolicited. Benefits & Salary: We have an extremely competitive salary structure, robust relocation package, and a phenomenal benefits package. For more information, please visit:

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