Department of Transportation
JC-324368 – Archaeologist
ASSOCIATE ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNER (ARCHEOLOGY)
$6,387.00 – $7,999.00 per Month
Final Filing Date: 10/1/2022
Job Description and Duties
In accordance with Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-33-20 and, as a result of the COVID-19 rapid out-break, Caltrans will continue its hiring practices as they are deemed necessary to “maintain continuity of operations of the federal critical infrastructure…,” Candidates who participate in the interview process will be considered essential in promoting this effort and are not in violation of Executive Order N-33-20. Virtual interviews via web portals or phone will be offered as deemed appropriate and feasible by the hiring manager – standard in-person interviews will still be offered if conditions permit. Please speak with the Hiring Unit contact for more information.
Will Consider Environmental Planner, Archaeology.
Under the direction of the Senior Environmental Planner, Office of Environmental Management, the incumbent as a participating interdisciplinary team member is responsible for archaeology studies and project effects analysis for transportation projects pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and other applicable state and federal regulations. The incumbent identifies and evaluates archaeological resources as part of the transportation project development process; prepares written analyses of such resources as an aid in the development of modal and design alternatives for transportation projects; identifies and analyzes impacts of transportation projects on historical values and their interrelationships to other cultural resources; develops and recommends mitigation measures to avoid or minimize identified impacts upon these resources.
Possession of a valid driver’s license is required when operating state owned or leased vehicles.
Conducts field surveys and prepares written technical reports (Archaeological Survey Reports, Phase 1, Extended Phase 1 and Phase 2 Reports) on archaeological resources that lie within the area of potential effects of transportation projects to evaluate the potential significance of the resource, and require familiarity with, and use of, archaeological technical terminology. Summarizes these reports and prepares comprehensive Historic Property Survey Reports or Historic Resource Compliance Reports which address cultural and historic properties, in the area of potential effects of transportation projects. Responsible for the preparation of technical memos, screening memos, and other technical writing addressing historical, preservation, or cultural resource issues.
Conducts analysis and prepares written technical reports (Finding of Effect Reports) about possible or anticipated project effects on archaeological resources. Prepares technical reports, such as entitled Treatment Plans or Data Recovery Plans, on proposed mitigation for potential effects on archaeological resources. Interacts in the field, in the office, by telephone, and by letter with interested Native American individuals and other groups in the course of the above work. Develops Memoranda of Agreement to memorialize mitigation commitments for the Department. Carries out mitigation responsibilities and works with district engineering staff to ensure that historic properties adjacent to construction projects are protected.