This position is available for remote work on a full-time basis within Arizona (including virtual oﬃce arrangement).
The State of Arizona strives for a work culture that aﬀords employees ﬂexibility, autonomy, and trust. Across our many agencies, boards, commissions, many State employees participate in the State’s Remote Work Program and are able to work remotely in their homes, in oﬃces, and in hoteling spaces. All work, including remote work, should be performed within Arizona, unless an exception is properly authorized in advance.
This position completes the cultural resources reviews for all the federal-aid projects. This position also assists with maintenance work orders, disposals, material source pits, and other state funded projects. This position is responsible for ensuring the technical completeness of documentation, is part of the Historic Preservation Team and will be supervised by the Historic Preservation Team Lead.
Manage and oversee consultant activities relating to archaeological surveys, site flagging, monitoring, testing, and data recovery; and assessment of historic buildings and structures. Review technical reports, including overviews, surveys, testing and data recovery work plans, and final data recovery reports for adequacy and compliance. Work with consultants to ensure delivery of product by project deadlines.
Coordinate, consult with other state and federal agencies, local governments, & tribes on cultural resources & historic preservation issues, including site eligibility 7 project effects. Prepare & review Section 106 documents, including Memoranda of Agreement, Programmatic Agreements,& letters. Develop requests for proposals as necessary, review consultant proposals/ budgets. Provide cultural resource input to environmental documents.
Telephone and email consultation, project facilitation, and answering questions to facilitate project management process.
Communicate with Historic Preservation Team Lead/Cultural Resources Program Manager on a weekly basis to ensure adequate review of work project, inform HPT Lead of potential problems in the completion of the work that may affect project schedules/budget, discuss with HPT Lead difficult or complex projects. Fill in for Planner III on an as-needed basis during flex days, vacation, sick days to ensure continuity and flow in project clearance process and serve customers.
Work on emergency, non-standard or accidental discovery projects to ensure agency compliance with appropriate cultural resource laws.
Review projects and update project reports and database for tracking. Participate in team, group, and miscellaneous meetings and trainings as required by supervisor. Must be able to drive a state vehicle during the course and scope of work.
State, Federal, Tribal, local agency policies, procedures, and regulations to effectively manage and facilitate cultural resources clearances/projects
Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act
Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act, knowledge of the principles of historic
preservation, archaeological methods, and Arizona history and prehistory
Verbal and written communication and facilitation to interact daily with ADOT personnel, outside agency personnel, tribes, consultants, and the public
Project management to facilitate completion of large projects on tight and often changing schedules
Phone and email usage
Addressing archaeological data recovery situations
Basic computer skills, use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positions System (GPS), are desired, but not required.
Manage multiple tasks, which shepherding large projects through a complex and often changing process
Bachelor’s degree or above in archaeology/anthropology/history or related field. Additional training in Section 106 of NHPA, Arizona Historic Preservation Act, and other State and Federal cultural resource law.
Experience collecting class I data (AZSITE, HPT Portal, City of Phoenix database, GLOs, etc.). Field experience in prehistory and historic archaeology.
Experience in drafting small survey and monitoring reports.
Experience in the assessment of historic buildings and structures.Training/experience in project management,public speaking, facilitation, negotiation, & problem solving.
This position requires possession of a valid Arizona Class D Driver License. Candidates for this position must complete and sign PART 1 of the State of Arizona Application for Employment at the time of interview, which will allow ADOT to obtain the candidate's motor vehicle record (MVR). If considered, PART 2 of the State of Arizona Application for Employment allows a record review and reference check. The most recent 39-month period shown on the MVR will be reviewed in accordance with A.A.C. R2-10-207.11 (H) and (I). The review must show an acceptable driving record prior to any offer of employment being made by ADOT. Employment is contingent upon an acceptable MVR and record review/ reference check.
The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
• Sick leave
• Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
• Health and dental insurance
• Retirement plan
• Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
• Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance
By providing the option of a full-time or part-time remote work schedule, employees enjoy improved work/life balance, report higher job satisfaction, and are more productive. Remote work is a management option and not an employee entitlement or right. An agency may terminate a remote work agreement at its discretion.
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
Mandatory participation in the Arizona Retirement System (ASRS) is required
Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 712-7279. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. ADOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.
ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)
All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.
The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.