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Archeologist Environmental Planner Senior

Employer
State of Idaho
Location
Boise, Idaho
Closing date
Mar 4, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Discipline
Archaeology
Hours
Full Time
Specialty
Environmental Anthropology
Organization Type
Government
Description

IDAHO TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT

NOTICE: Applications will be accepted through 4:59 PM MST on the posting end date. If you are a current or temporary State of Idaho employee you MUST apply through your internal Luma account.

Do you want to make a difference and be part of an award-winning agency, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Idaho through transportation? At the Idaho Transportation Department, every employee is critical to the mission and we strive to foster an innovative, collaborative workplace where employees can grow and do their best work. The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is currently recruiting an Archeologist (Senior Environmental Planner classification) to provide environmental support for transportation projects. Within ITD, all Cultural Resources work (archaeology, architectural history, and history) is conducted under the under the Environmental Services section alongside other Environmental Planners and encompassing other environmental disciplines. A knowledge of environmental concepts, principles, and planning is desired. However, experience in archeology is required. This position is located at ITD Headquarters in Boise, ID. The incumbent for this position will work as a member of a team of environmental and engineering professionals to deliver Federal-aid and State-aid, highway, bridge and other transportation construction projects (linear) in Idaho. This position will focus on completing the environmental processes required to deliver and construct statewide projects. This position requires working in a deadline driven environment, balancing multiple priorities, and engaging in complex problem solving while providing support to operational staff in environmental compliance.

REQUIRED: Attach resume to application.

Note: A driver's license record's check is required before a final job offer is made and occasional fieldwork and travel may be required.

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:
  • Provide project document quality control; reviewing for sufficiency, technical accuracy and compliance with ITD procedures and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Makes determinations of National Register of Historic Places eligibility and project effect on historic properties.
  • Archeology research and survey
  • Analyzes archaeological sites and artifacts in the development of statewide survey priorities and procedures in coordination with Idaho State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) as part of mitigation programs.
  • Serve as technical support to the Federal Highway Administration, ITD, or local government staff in environmental resource areas, including Cultural Resources.
  • Coordinate with the State/Tribal Historic Preservation Office, federal agencies, tribal staff, consulting parties, and consultant firms as needed.
  • Reviews federal projects for determination of eligibility and project effect in accordance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA)
  • Assists federal agencies, local agencies/communities, and interested parties in developing mitigation and treatment alternatives
  • Conducts or oversees contractors for architectural survey field work
  • Review, recommend, author, and implement procedures, policy and guidance
  • Review, interpret and recommend comments on proposed rulemaking
  • Conduct compliance monitoring.
  • Develop process improvement and/or streamlining tools.
  • Develop or support training and/or presentations.
  • Develop and negotiate interagency agreements.
  • Implement and track performance measures and reporting.
  • Manage consultant agreements and contracts as needed.
  • Complete in-house production work (fieldwork and reports) as needed.
  • Expect to work on both projects and program level activities.
  • As an independent peer reviewer, provide project document quality control, review for sufficiency, technical accuracy and compliance with ITD procedures and state and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Provide project document quality control; reviewing for sufficiency, technical accuracy and compliance with ITD procedures and federal regulatory requirements.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: **You must possess all the minimum qualifications below to pass the exam for this position. Please make sure your resume or work history supports your meeting the minimum qualifications for this position. Failure to do this may disqualify you from being considered for this position.

Considerable knowledge of:
  • Environmental concepts and principles: Minimum requirement met by completion of a graduate degree in archeology, anthropology, or closely related field in accordance with the Secretary of Interior Standards with requisite experience; plus
1. At least one year of full-time professional experience or equivalent specialized training in archeological research, administration, or management;

2. At least four months of supervised field and analytic experience in general North American archeology, and

3. Demonstrated ability to carry research to completion.
  • In addition to these minimum qualifications, a professional in prehistoric archeology shall have at least one year of full-time professional experience at a supervisory level in the study of archeological resources of the prehistoric period. A professional in historic archeology shall have at least one year of full-time professional experience at a supervisory level in the study of archeological resources of the historic period.
  • Methods involved in collecting, analyzing, and organizing data: Minimum requirement met by one to two years of experience collecting and analyzing project environmental data (e.g. National Register of Historic Places eligibility, analyzing architectural styles and structures) or completion of college level coursework such as, site analysis, or statistics, where data collecting and analysis was applied. OR at least three years of work experience comparable to completion of coursework for a Master's degree in the above listed previously.
Some knowledge of:
  • Engineering concepts relating to environmental planning
Experience:
  • Making public presentations of technical study findings: Minimum requirements met by at least six (6) months of full-time professional work experience making public presentations; OR at least three (3) credits of college-level coursework covering public presentations; OR at least 16 hours of professional training in making public presentations.
  • Developing plans for mitigation measures: Minimum requirement met by through 6 months experience developing plans for mitigation measures.
  • Valid Driver's License
Desired Qualifications:
  • Completion of a graduate degree in archeology, anthropology, or closely related field in accordance with the Secretary of Interior Standards with requisite experience.
  • Experience leading Section 106 consultation for or on behalf of a federal agency.
  • Demonstrated architectural field survey experience such as but not limited to large-scale surveys of corridors or multiple properties.
  • Knowledge and/or expertise in the application and analysis of Section 4(f) resources and the use of those resources.
  • Must meet the Secretary of Interior Standards for Archeology.


SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

To learn more about the department, please visit the . Make a difference in your community and in the lives of the citizens of Idaho!

Benefits:

The State of Idaho offers a robust total compensation package, including medical, vision, and dental insurance; PERSI retirement benefits; paid sick, vacation, and parental leave; and 11 paid holidays per year. For additional information related to benefits and/or State programs, please visit https://dhr.idaho.gov/StateEmployees/Benefits.html.*

EEO/ADA/Veteran:

The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email .

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.

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