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🔗Experienced Cultural Resource Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Fredericksburg, VA
  • $65,000 USD / Year
  • Job Reference #: 2024-6193
  • Job Summary: Mead & Hunt, Inc., is looking for a talented, collaborative, and innovative problem-solver who wants to build a dynamic career in cultural resource consulting with a nationally recognized team.
  • Job Qualifications:

    The successful candidate must have:

    ·         Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in historic preservation or a related field such as history, architectural history, public history, cultural resource management, landscape architecture or related field from an accredited four-year college or university, and

    ·         At least four (4) years of relevant professional experience

    ·         Meets the Secretary of Interior Standards in their respective field

     

    The ideal candidate will have experience with any/all of the following:

    ·         Completing cultural resource management reports and activities for Section 106 compliance projects

    ·         Conducting research, field survey and applying the National Register Criteria

    ·         Authoring reports including architectural descriptions, historic contexts and statements of significance

    ·         Navigating project schedules and deadlines

    ·         Understanding of American architectural styles

    ·         Outreach to traditionally underrepresented groups, neighborhoods, and communities and/or researching and evaluating associated historic resources

  • How to Apply:

    If you have strong communication and organizational skills, are self-motivated, and can work well both independently and as part of a team, complete the online application process for this job posting at www.meadhunt.com/careers. Mead & Hunt will not sponsor a visa (H-1B, etc.) for this position.

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected veteran status, disability, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

    Salary Range: $60,000-$70,000 – Actual compensation may vary due to other factors such as: experience, skill set or location.

  • Application URL: https://careers.meadhunt.com/jobs/6193?lang=en-us

Website Mead & Hunt

Nationwide Firm with Roots in Renewable Energy: Mead & Hunt is a national, full-service architectural, cultural resources, engineering, planning, and construction firm that has been serving our clients for well over a century. The firm was established by hydroelectric and hydraulic engineer Daniel Mead in 1900. Since its founding, Mead & Hunt has grown significantly in size and diversity. The growth of the company has mirrored the changing markets of the country—as infrastructure needs expanded, so did we. Today, the firm provides services nationwide and employs approximately 1,300 people.

Fredericksburg, VA; Richmond, VA

Mead & Hunt, Inc., is looking for a talented, collaborative, and innovative problem-solver who wants to build a dynamic career in cultural resource consulting with a nationally recognized team. This exciting opportunity allows for professional growth through challenging and rewarding projects for a variety of state and federal agencies nationwide and a team of knowledgeable and fun colleagues to learn from and support you. Mead & Hunt has a strong and thriving people-focused culture that values diversity, inclusion, and connection.  We offer competitive pay based on experience and a variety of valuable benefits, such as a retirement plan (401(k)) with employer match, health insurance, disability insurance, opportunities for bonuses, paid time for community service projects, support for technical training and professional growth and networking opportunities, both internally and externally, and an Employee Assistance Program that provides our team with resources and support in situations that may come up in their personal lives, and many more.

 

Responsibilities for this position consist of completing and leading activities related to Section 106 compliance projects for historic resources in consultation with clients and project managers, leading research efforts and site visits, and preparation of various documents and reports, including historic contexts, property descriptions, inventory forms, and National Register evaluations.  Travel and a valid driver’s license are required. This position will be based in an office to facilitate team collaboration and mentoring but there is opportunity for some amount of remote work.

Benefits

All NCPE interns received an hourly stipend, the rate is listed at each position description. Additionally, interns receive paid time off (PTO), paid Federal holidays if working full-time, and access to NCPE's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for career and personal counseling, coaching, and referrals. Project sites may also offer a housing allowance and/or commuting stipend; this information is also listed in the description or offered during the interview.

Eligible NCPE interns who successfully complete their internships may count their position towards earning a Public Land Corps (PLC) Non-Competitive Hiring Authority certificate. To be eligible to earn a PLC certificate, an intern must be 30 years old or younger (or 35 if a veteran). Once earned, the PLC hiring authority certificate may be used to apply for eligible Federal temporary, term, or permanent positions. Successful completion of a NCPE internship does not guarantee Federal employment. Contact manager@preservenet.org for more details.

Eligibility

To be eligible, applicants must be at least 18 years old, currently enrolled in a degree-seeking academic program at the college level (or recently graduated within the past 12 months), and be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. Interns are not eligible to work more than 1200 hours total in the program; previous interns must stay within this overall limit. The length of an internship can vary from 10 to 30 weeks if full time (40 hours per week) or longer if on a part-time schedule. If selected, the exact starting date will be determined by you and the NPS supervisor. The stipend rate is $17.00 per hour unless otherwise listed.

The successful candidate is responsible for finding and paying for travel to and housing at the internship location; some exceptions apply. The supervising office may be able to assist in locating housing but it is ultimately up to the individual accepting the internship to find accommodation.

The National Council requires all interns working in-person at Federal facilities and/or with Federal employees receive the Covid-19 vaccination. Please be advised that you may also be required to wear a mask, depending on the protocols adopted by your work site. Also be aware that, due to Government-wide security requirements, a background check will be required if you are selected for a position. This will include providing information about recent housing and employment history. The position supervisor will have more information about these requirements and procedures at the time of hiring. You may direct any questions to NCPE's Internship Program Director, Julee Johnson, at manager@preservenet.org.

Please note that interns are not NCPE or NPS employees. Stipends are academic awards and taxes are not withheld, nor are social security contributions made on your behalf. These funds may be taxable, however, so consult a tax preparation professional if you have questions.

How to Apply

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Step 1: Click on the Apply for Job button, then select Universal Application. Click on Register to create a User Account, which requires a username and email. A link will be sent to you from manager@preservenet.org to create a password. We suggest that you add this email to your safe senders list so you don't miss receiving this important link. You will be instructed to Log In to Preservenet using your username or email and password, which will take you back to the Universal Application.

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Once the deadline for submission has passed, NPS supervisors will review the applications and may contact candidates for a phone interview. Candidates who are not selected will be notified. Please allow about 4 weeks after the deadline before inquiring about the status of your application.

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