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🔗Transportation Planner 2 (Cultural Resources) — Architectural Historian

  • Full Time
  • Newington, CT
  • $85,410 - $122,927 USD / Year
  • Department: Office of Environmental Planning
  • How to Apply:

    Job Opening: Transportation Planner 2 (Cultural Resources) – Department of Administrative Services (



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This position is dedicated to balancing transportation project delivery and historic preservation and ensuring conformance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) for projects funded by Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). The NHPA, which became law in 1966, establishes national policy on the preservation of historic and cultural places. Section 106 of the NHPA requires federal agencies to take into account the effect of any undertaking on any historic property prior to the approval of the expenditure of any Federal funds on the undertaking or prior to the issuance of any license. An integral portion of this process is consultation with multiple local agencies and organizations, Tribes, and the public.

Conducts planning and review of projects in compliance with requirements of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and the Connecticut Environmental Policy Act (CEPA); performs field work, documentary research, and on-site evaluation of buildings, districts, and archaeological sites relative to cultural resources; assists in planning studies relative to all transportation modes for the movement of people and goods; conducts and directs surveys related to cultural resources, environmental studies, land use, and transportation needs; develops, coordinates and evaluates transportation programs; collects, analyzes and updates data related to impacts of transportation facilities, projects and programs and makes recommendations based on this analysis; prepares and reviews archaeological and cultural resource studies, surveys and technical documents for conformance with department standards, needs and state and federal laws and regulations; provides planning assistance and coordinates activities and projects with local, regional, state, and federal agencies, private consultants and stakeholders as required; investigates and responds to public inquiries and complaints regarding transportation plans, programs and/or projects; reviews proposed legislation and distributes information; may perform site analysis work; performs related duties as required. Field work in all weather conditions will be required and travel primarily within the State will be necessary.

Duties of this position include:

Reviewing and determining potential presence of cultural resources and determining impacts, avoidance, and mitigation methods.
Coordination and oversight of the required State and federal documentation to satisfy Section 106 of the NHPA, including Memorandums of Agreement and conformance with Connecticut’s Environmental Policy Act (CEPA).
Coordination of the required stakeholder engagement and public outreach to satisfy Section 106 of the NHPA.
Preparing GIS maps and supporting documentation for cultural resource reviews associated with design projects.
Preparing quarterly and annual reports for programmatic agreements, memorandum of understandings, or requests from Federal and State agencies.
Oversee unit’s On-Call Consultant’s task-based assignments related to analysis and assessment of potential cultural resources.
Preparing and providing training to the Department and consultants.
Preparing and commenting on proposed legislation regarding its impact on the Department.
Participating (and preparing presentations) in meetings with federal and state agencies, elected officials, tribal representatives, and the public.