Summary: The Environmental Services Division at the Indiana Department of Transportation in Indianapolis, Indiana, is seeking a new manager for the Cultural Resources Office. The manager directs a team of archaeologists and historians who provide assessments and documentation in support of transportation projects. The office is well-established and has nationally recognized programmatic approaches to affected resources. Strong candidates will have direct or translatable experience with Eastern Woodland archaeology, industrial or historical archaeology, and/or US Midwestern architectural or landscape history, as well as a high level of understanding of Section 106, NHPA, and NEPA.
The full job description as posted is below:
Incumbent oversees the Cultural Resources Office, which contains the History Unit and the Archaeology Unit. Responsibilities include setting and enforcing policy, directing preparation and review of environmental documents, providing regulatory guidance, and managing contract consultants.
Area of responsibility is INDOTs compliance with Federal and State environmental laws and regulations as they apply to transportation projects. Specifically, the Manager is responsible for compliance with
Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, Section 4(f) of the USDOT Act of 1966, Indiana historic preservation law, other applicable Federal cultural resources laws, Indiana historic preservation law, and relevant portions of the National Environmental Policy Act. The Manager also oversees assistance provided by Office staff to other functional areas of INDOT on compliance with these laws and regulations during construction and maintenance operations.
The Manager leads a staff of professionals responsible for all aspects of cultural resources compliance and curation. This includes interpreting cultural resources laws, regulations, and guidelines, reviewing documents prepared by consultants for accuracy, completeness, and harmony with current standards of professional practice; performing field investigations and managing materials and information in accordance with current standards of professional practice; and ensuring the execution of agreed mitigation measures. The Manager maintains guidance documents and practice manuals, coordinates and delivers training, and performs quality assurance reviews.
The Manager serves as INDOTs representative to resource agencies, at public meetings, on committees, and at conferences. The Manager maintains data systems specific to the office and leads coordination with other functional areas of INDOT and other parties to obtain and manage data needed for the Offices operations.
The Manager supervises two team leaders and maintains consistency between them on hiring, discipline, performance evaluation, and professional development. Other duties include workflow planning and analysis, budget management, and directing professional development. The Manager is responsible for the development, maintenance, and closure of interagency agreements on delegation of authority, staffing and streamlining.
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