Illustrative Examples of Work: Analyze project documentation to determine the eligibility of properties for listing in the National Register of Historic Places, effects to those properties, and provide comments and recommendations for the purpose of surveying and identifying historic properties. Review surveys, data recovery plans, maps, drawings, photos, and other documentation in order to assess effects of projects to historic properties. Synthesize review results and clearly communicate the outcome in writing, meetings, and other communication media. Make site visits to evaluate effects of proposed projects on historic properties. Negotiation of agreements to avoid or mitigate adverse effects to historic properties. Review and comment on federal and state regulations. Review state projects to assess impacts to historic properties. Create and provide education and assistance to federal, state, and local agencies, individuals, companies, and organizations, including workshops and conference sessions. Manage project submission files and enter data related to project review outcomes in tracking database. Organize project file archives and conduct archive file research.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a wide range of preservation constituents in both the public and private sectors. Basic mathematical skills with the ability to apply mathematical concepts to practical situations. Ability to use Microsoft Office software or the equivalent, including spreadsheet, database, and word processing applications. Ability to use Windows and Windows-based PCs and peripherals. Ability to implement, plan, and critically evaluate research. Ability to review, understand, and interpret a variety of technical data, such as engineering drawings and specifications, primary and secondary research sources, maps, and archaeological documentation. Ability to use Geographic Information System software.
Normal office environment. Occasional evening or weekend work. Work may be stressful at times. Requires ability to travel, sometimes with overnight stays. Work may involve attendance at public meetings and site visits.
Meets professional qualification standards in 36 CFR 61, Appendix A, in archaeology, anthropology or a closely related field. Four years of work experience in a professional capacity in the relevant discipline preferred. Familiarity with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for Archaeology and Historic Preservation, as well as other federal historic preservation laws, regulations, and guidelines.