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Posted: 11/16/2017

Texas Department of Transportation
Environmental Affairs Division

state transportation agency

Historic Preservation Specialist
Job ID 108954
Professional Opportunity
Austin, TX
$3763 – $8060 monthly

Professional Qualifications: Bachelors Degree in History or a related field, plus 4-5 years progressively responsible experience, Masters Degree in History, Architectural History, Historic Preservation or a closely related area of study preferred.  Related graduate level education may be substituted for experience on a year per year basis.  Candidate must meet Secretary of Interior's Code of Federal Regulations, 36 CFR Part 61 requirements for professional qualifications. This position is for one Environmental Specialist depending on business needs and the applicants qualifications and experience.

General Description

Candidate provides high-level expertise and technical advice in highly complex areas of historic preservation for clearance of transportation activities. Work involves planning, overseeing and coordinating work activities to ensure compliance with applicable state and federal laws, rules and regulations. Candidate may lead the work of professional employees. Work may require extensive contact with high-level executives, governmental agencies, university officials and private entities. Employees at this level are virtually self-supervising and assume direct accountability for the work product. 


  • Serves as a project or lead worker, leading or overseeing the development and implementation of policy, procedures, guidance, and documents to ensure compliance with applicable state and federal environmental laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Oversees planning, analyzing, coordinating, scheduling, conducting, and reporting complex cultural resource fieldwork for environmental clearance of transportation projects in compliance with applicable state/ federal laws/rules/regulations/policies.
  • Oversees the implementation of all required training for Department personnel and consultants in state and federal environmental laws, rules, regulations, policies, guidelines, and procedures and the development of training materials.
  • Oversees the production of cultural resource contract specifications, issuing requests for proposals, reviewing proposals, and recommending proposals for award.
  • Responsible for consultation with agencies, federally-recognized tribes, special-interest groups, divisions and districts, and consultants regarding complex or highly technical cultural resource issues


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How to apply
online applications through TxDOT.gov website; Careers button; search by job title
Bruce Jensen
Phone: 512-416-2628
125 E. 11th Street
Austin, TX 78701

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