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Architectural Historian (Environmental Planner Senior)

By May 23, 2023
  • Full Time
  • Boise, ID
  • June 13, 2023

Idaho Transportation Department


Do you want to make a difference and be part of an award-winning agency, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Idaho through transportation?

At the Idaho Transportation Department, every employee is critical to the mission and we strive to foster an innovative, collaborative workplace where employees can grow and do their best work.

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is currently recruiting an Architectural Historian (Senior Environmental Planner classification) to provide environmental support for transportation projects. Within ITD, all Cultural Resources work (archaeology, architectural history, and history) is conducted under the under the Environmental Services section alongside other Environmental Planners and encompassing other environmental disciplines. A knowledge of environmental concepts, principles, and planning is desired. However, experience in architectural history is required. This position is located at ITD Headquarters in Boise, ID.

The incumbent for this this position will work as a member of a team of environmental and engineering professionals to deliver Federal-aid and State-aid, highway, bridge and other transportation construction projects (linear) in Idaho. This position will focus on completing the environmental processes required to deliver and construct statewide projects. This position requires working in a deadline driven environment, balancing multiple priorities, and engaging in complex problem solving while providing support to operational staff in environmental compliance.

Occasional fieldwork and travel may be required.

REQUIRED: Attach resume to application.

Note: A driver’s license record’s check is required before a final job offer is made.

Example of Duties:
Provide project document quality control; reviewing for sufficiency, technical accuracy and compliance with ITD procedures and federal regulatory requirements.
Makes determinations of National Register of Historic Places eligibility and project effect on historic properties.
Architectural research and survey
Analyzes architectural styles and structures in the development of statewide architectural survey priorities and procedures in coordination with Idaho State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) as part of mitigation programs.
Serve as technical support to the Federal Highway Administration, ITD, or local government staff in environmental resource areas, including Cultural Resources.
Coordinate with the State/Tribal Historic Preservation Office, federal agencies, tribal staff, consulting parties, and consultant firms as needed.
Reviews federal projects for determination of eligibility and project effect in accordance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA)
Assists federal agencies, local agencies/communities, and interested parties in developing mitigation and treatment alternatives
Conducts or oversees contractors for architectural survey field work
Review, recommend, author, and implement procedures, policy and guidance
Review, interpret and recommend comments on proposed rulemaking
Conduct compliance monitoring.
Develop process improvement and/or streamlining tools.
Develop or support training and/or presentations.
Develop and negotiate interagency agreements.
Implement and track performance measures and reporting.
Manage consultant agreements and contracts as needed.
Complete in-house production work (fieldwork and reports) as needed.
Expect to work on both projects and program level activities.
As an independent peer reviewer, provide project document quality control, review for sufficiency, technical accuracy and compliance with ITD procedures and state and federal regulatory requirements.
Provide project document quality control; reviewing for sufficiency, technical accuracy and compliance with ITD procedures and federal regulatory requirements.

Minimum Qualifications:
Considerable knowledge of:Environmental concepts and principles
Environmental planning methods and impacts associated with transportation project location, design, and construction; methods involved in collecting, analyzing, and organizing data
Some knowledge of:Engineering concepts relating to environmental planning
Experience:Making public presentations of technical study findings
Developing plans for mitigation measures
Valid Driver’s License

Desired Qualifications:Completion of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Architectural History, Architecture or Historic Architecture, Historic preservation, in accordance with the Secretary of Interior Standards with requisite experience (i.e. experience in fieldwork [survey] and resource identification) or a Master’s degree in Architectural History, Architecture or Historic Architecture, Historic Preservation.
Experience leading Section 106 consultation for or on behalf of a federal agency.
Demonstrated architectural field survey experience such as but not limited to large-scale surveys of corridors or multiple properties.
Knowledge and/or expertise in the application and analysis of Section 4(f) resources and the use of those resources.
Must meet the Secretary of Interior Standards for Architectural History.

Supplemental Information:
To learn more about the department, please visit the ITD website. Make a difference in your community and in the lives of the citizens of Idaho!

Benefits:Flexible work schedule available to some positions for increased work-life balance
Public Service Loan Forgiveness – eligibility requirements may apply
Accrue paid vacation every pay period and increasing with state longevity
Paid Parental Leave
Paid sick leave separate from vacation leave
11 paid holidays
Competitive Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance benefits, Flexible Spending Account https://ogi.idaho.gov/premium-rates/
Relocation Assistance available to some positions
Defined benefits retirement plan (pension) through the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI) https://persi.idaho.gov/members/base_plan.cfm
Optional 401K and Deferred Compensation plans with traditional and Roth options
Eligible for Employee Assistance Program – Confidential support, information and resources for all of life’s challenges
The Idaho Department of Transportation may conduct verification of the information provided in your application, including validation of driver’s license status, education, employment, and criminal history. Omission and/or falsification of information provided in your application will result in your removal from consideration for employment, appointment, or promotion.

The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email ada.coordinator@dhr.idaho.gov.

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.

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