CULTURAL/NATURAL RESRCE SPEC 2 - Architectural Historian

  • State of Nevada
  • Carson City, Nevada
  • May 24, 2022
  • Salary: N/A USD

Job Description





*Pay Grade: GRADE 33

Salary Range: $47,188.80 - $69,739.20

Fulltime/Parttime: Full Time


Phone: 775 888-7176


Position Description

The Cultural/Natural Resource Specialist class series encompasses positions that perform a broad range professional and technical work involving but not limited to cultural resource assessment, consultation, programming, funding, evaluation, survey, inventory, preservation, research, education, planning, mitigation, and recovery.

The incumbent will be Cultural/Natural Resources Specialist II, in the Cultural Resources Section (CRS), Environmental Program at the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT), reporting to a front-line supervisor who reports to the Chief Cultural Resources Program Manager.

The incumbent will be an Architectural Historian and will be expected to complete the above described professional and technical work. The position will also do Cultural Resources Project Management. This position will manage standard right-of-way and material pit projects, capacity projects, major capacity projects, potentially political projects, and others. Steps in managing projects will include area of potential effect, identification, evaluation, finding of effect and others in a fluid project design environment while consulting at the State, Federal, Tribal and Interested Party levels. As part of this role, the applicant should be comfortable in their mapping abilities, project design levels, understanding and ability in Geographical Information Systems (GIS).

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Minimum Qualifications
  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in history, architectural history, historical preservation, art history, archaeology, anthropology or a closely related field and one year of experience performing professional archaeological work in research, field studies work which involved archaeological program research planning, compliance, enforcement and technical support collection, cataloging, analysis and preservation of artifacts and other data; OR Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in history, architectural history, historical preservation, art history, archaeology, anthropology or a closely related field and two years of experience as described above; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience above the Bachelor's degree level; OR two years of experience as a Cultural/Natural Resource Specialist I in Nevada State service.

The Examination

Application Evaluation Exam
  • The exam will consist of an application and resume evaluation. It is essential that applications/resumes include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.

    Special Requirements
    • Positions at the Cultural Natural Resource Specialist II and III levels in the Department of Transportation are required to hold Principle Investigator status at the time of appointment.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
    • Working knowledge of grants and fund development.
    • Ability to and all other knowledge, skills and abilities required at the lower level.
    • General knowledge of State and federal agencies and specific requirements pertaining to site importance, making survey recommendations and conducting archaeological surveys on federal property .
    • Detailed knowledge of research methodologies and techniques.
    • Ability to conduct primary and secondary research on cultural resource sites.
    • Ability to research and classify artifacts.
    • Detailed knowledge of arts program development and administration.
    • Ability to read and interpret design plans, specifications and pit descriptions.
    • General knowledge of current Native American interests and concerns in the Great Basin to effectively mitigate projects as required by federal law.
    • Detailed knowledge of an arts field applicable to the position.
    • Ability to locate, document and interpret research materials as necessary.
    • Ability to describe Great Basin biota and land forms for archaeological documents and site reports.
    • Ability to prepare material for use in the media.
    • Working knowledge of preservation and conservation technology to assess the condition of cultural/natural resources and recommend appropriate action.
    • Working knowledge of Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts purposes, goals and responsibilities.
    • Detailed knowledge of arts policy.
    • Detailed knowledge of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, section 106 compliance process and other related regulations to ensure compliance with historic preservation law.
    • Detailed knowledge of a variety of tools and equipment used to perform data collection and interpretation.
    • General knowledge of statistics.
    • Detailed knowledge of functions of regulatory agencies and the general time frame involved in the cultural resources regulatory process.
    • Working knowledge of environmental impact statements and related documents to fulfill related cultural resources management requirements.

    This recruitment may close at any time based on the number of applications received. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

    *The salary range indicated in this announcement is based on the Employee/Employer retirement compensation schedule. An employer-only option is available at a reduced salary range.

    The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages.

    Nearest Major Market: Carson City
    Nearest Secondary Market: Reno

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