Cultural Resource Coordinator (Archaeologist)


Fredericksburg , VA
United States
38° 18' 11.4624" N, 77° 27' 37.944" W
Virginia US

Working Title:  Cultural Resource Coordinator (Archaeologist) Fredericksburg District
Role Title:  Hist/Arch & Preserv III - 29033
Job Open Date:  07-21-2011;  Job Close Date (Jobs close at 5pm EST):  08-05-2011
Job Type Detail:  Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1
Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? No
Hiring Range:  $40,959 - $84,062
Agency:  Dept of Transportation (501);  Agency Website:
Location:  Stafford - 179; Position Number:  20560; Job Posting Number:  0048971
Type of Recruitment:  General Public - G;  Job Type:  Full-Time;  Pay Band:  05

Job Description:  This position will plan and coordinate the archeology component of one of VDOT's regional statewide cultural resource programs. Position will be based in the Fredericksburg District office and will be responsible for duties throughout the Northern Region covering Fredericksburg, Culpeper and Northern Virginia.

Applies project-level techniques, principals, and practices used in the collection and analysis of cultural resource data to assess the significance of identified resources; determines the effects of transportation projects on significant resources; and determines the appropriate treatment of affected resources in project design and construction.

Applies cultural resource management principals and techniques in the intra and interagency coordination of transportation projects involving complex archeological issues with Federal and state environmental laws, regulations and policies, procedures, and interagency agreements.

Ensures project-level compliance with Federal and state laws and regulations, while maintaining environmental quality for transportation projects.

Coordinates findings with Central and District offices to ensure historic property issues are incorporated into the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of transportation facilities.

Works with project stakeholders to develop memoranda of agreement/programmatic agreements and implements agreed upon mitigation measures.

May fill additional vacancies from this recruitment.

In addition to a rewarding work experience, VDOT offers core benefits including competitive health and life insurance programs, pre-tax spending accounts, and leave programs. Employees participate in a State Retirement Plan; a tax-deferred Retirement Savings Plan with employer-matching provisions is also available. Employees are eligible for participation in a Short and Long Term Disability Program after one year of employment. Miscellaneous benefits include paid holidays, training and tuition assistance programs, wellness programs, etc.

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is an Equal Opportunity Employer by both policy and practice. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or against otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. It is the intent of VDOT's employment and personnel practices to conform to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations regarding non-discrimination. View details & knowledge, skills, & abilities for applicant evaluation at local VEC or
TDD 1-800-828-1120.

Minimum Qualifications: 

Demonstrated knowledge of the Commonwealth's archeological resources and the ability to apply technical and scientific principles to their management in an applied transportation context.

Knowledge of current archeological history method and theory.

Demonstrated ability to design, conduct, and oversee cultural resources studies.

Demonstrated ability to effectively negotiate and manage consultant contracts and ensure compliance with contract deliverables and schedule.

Proficient knowledge of and ability to interpret a wide range of transportation, environmental, and cultural resources statutes, regulations, policies and procedures at both the federal and state level.

Demonstrated knowledge of the Commonwealth's cultural resources and the ability to apply technical and scientific principles to their management in an applied transportation context.

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to individuals and groups.

Demonstrated ability to work with professionals to advise and resolve environmental engineering problems as they relate to cultural resource issues in a transportation context.

Must be able to physically perform archeological fieldwork.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Education and experience consistent with the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Standards for Archaeology, Architectural History, History, Preservation Planning or a related discipline (e.g., historic engineering, cultural resource management; (Federal Register 48:44738-44739; 36 CFR Part 61; 36 CFR Part 800).

Project management experience in the application of advanced and complex technical and scientific environmental principles and practices as related to cultural resources issues as they pertain to public works projects, especially pertaining to civil and structural engineering.

Special Requirements: 

Valid Virginia drivers license required. Position is essential in emergency operations. Fingerprint based background check, references, work history, and DMV records check will be conducted.

Special Instructions to Applicants: 

Applications must be received through our on-line system by 5:00 p.m. on August 5th. Applications submitted via e-mail, postal mail or fax will not be considered.

Notice: VDOT will record information from each new employee's Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) into the Federal E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.

Optional Applicant Documents:  Resume; Cover Letter; Other Document
Contact Information:  Joan Spangler, 540-372-3576

Institution or Company offering position: 
Virginia Department of Transportation
Contact Name: 
Joan Spangler