AHPP Section 106 Reviewer
Requisition Number: 17539
Date Posted: 5/12/2021
Closing Date: 5/25/2021
Location: Environmental – Cultural Resources
Address: 10324 Interstate 30
City: Little Rock
Category: B – Professional
Employment Status: Full Time Regular
Pay Rate Type: Exempt
Salary Minimum: $50,232.00
CHARACTERISTICS OF WORK
This position is an Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) employee who is permanently assigned to the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program/State Historic Preservation Office (AHPP/SHPO). Under supervision of the Section 106 Program Manager at the AHPP, this position reviews and evaluates federal undertakings in accordance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), as amended, and the implementing regulations (36 CFR Part 800) for the State of Arkansas.
EXAMPLES OF WORK
The following examples are intended only as illustrations of various types of work performed. No attempt is made to be exhaustive. Related, similar, or other logical duties are performed as assigned. The Department may require employees to perform functions beyond those contained in job descriptions. The Department may modify job descriptions based on Department needs. The Arkansas Department of Transportation is an “at will” employer.
Conduct reviews of federal undertakings in accordance with Section 106 of the NHPA and its implementing regulations (36 CFR Part 800).
Review submitted documents such as cultural resource survey reports, archeological and structure site forms, public notices, project proposals, and agreement documents, for accuracy, completeness, and compliance with federal and state laws, regulations, and guidelines.
Provide guidance, resources, and recommendations to governmental agencies, tribal nations, engineering firms, and contractors on how to fulfill federal obligations under Section 106, including historic research and fieldwork as necessary.
Assess the eligibility of, archeological and structural resources for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.
Review, consult, and advise on appropriate effect findings for federal undertakings under Section 106.
Assist in the preparation of National Register of Historic Places nominations for archeological sites.
Education and experience:
The educational equivalent to a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in archeology, anthropology, or closely related field. The following professional qualifications standards of the Secretary of the Interior as published in the Code of Federal Regulations, 36 CFR Part 61, must also be met:
At least one year of full-time professional experience or equivalent specialized training in archeological research, administration or management;
At least four months of supervised field and analytic experience in general North American archeology; and
Demonstrated ability to carry research to completion.
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. Experience using GIS preferred.
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
Working knowledge of Arkansas archeology and history, Section 106 law, NAGPRA, the Arkansas burial law, and other pertinent state and federal regulations regarding historic properties. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Effective oral and written communication skills, including report writing.
Ability to traverse rugged terrain, including, but not limited to, steep hills, creeks and streams, swamps, brush and timber covered property, fences, etc.
Licenses, registrations and certifications:
Valid driver’s license.
(“Accredited” means the educational institution or program is accredited by an accrediting organization recognized either by the United States Department of Education or by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.)
A criminal background check will be required to determine suitability of employment, and failure to meet these standards may cause the applicant to be rejected or terminated from that position.
There has never been a better time to join our team of dedicated public servants who strive to help the Department meet its mission to provide a safe, efficient, aesthetically pleasing and environmentally sound intermodal transportation system for the user. We offer competitive pay and benefits with many opportunities for career advancement.
If you need assistance completing the application, please contact Human Resources at 501-569-2454.