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🔗Environmental Review Specialist for Non-Programmatic Agreement Transportation Projects

  • Full Time
  • Raleigh, NC
  • $37,577 - $54,486 USD / Year
  • February 17, 2023
  • Department: North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
  • Job Summary: The Environmental Review Specialist for NCDOT Non-Programmatic Agreement Projects reviews projects funded by or through NCDOT and not covered by the 2021 Programmatic Agreement between the SHPO, NCDOT, Federal Highway Administration, and USACE.
  • Job Qualifications:

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / CompetenciesTo receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must provide the information on the application form. Any information omitted from the application form, listed as general statements, listed under the text resume section, or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit. In order to qualify for this position, you must meet ALL the following KSA’s listed below:


    Must have a background related to architectural history.
    Must have general working knowledge of the structure and operation of national, state, local, and private preservation programs.
    Must have a valid NC driver’s license or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of employment.
    Must be able to travel for day and occasional over-night trips.
    Management Preferences:
    Demonstrated experience working with Section 106.
    Working knowledge of the structure and operation of national, state, local, and private preservation programs, including the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation.
    Working knowledge of architectural history, particularly vernacular architecture.
    Ability to work well with the public.
    Experience working with GIS.
    Ability to effectively communicate technical information to the general public.
    Understanding National Register of Historic Places program.
    City and Urban Planning experience.
    Experience reading and understanding engineer plans and documents.
    Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

    Master’s degree in historic preservation, planning, architecture history, or a closely related field from an appropriately accredited institution and three years of experience in historic preservation;


    Bachelor’s degree in history, planning, or architectural history, or a closely related field from an appropriately accredited institution and four years of experience in historic preservation; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • How to Apply:

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North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office

As the official state agency for historic preservation in North Carolina, the Historic Preservation Office identifies, protects, and enhances North Carolina’s historic properties and districts through a coordinated statewide program of incentives, information, and technical assistance for public agencies, private organizations, and the state’s citizens. Section programs include: processing nominations to the National Register of Historic Places; comprehensive architectural surveys for counties and municipalities; technical assistance for the care and treatment of historic buildings; technical assistance and training for 105 local historic preservation commissions statewide; management of a federal pass-through grant program for the federal Certified Local Government (CLG) program; and environmental review of development projects that may affect historic properties and archaeological resources. It functions as the state clearinghouse for federal & state protection & incentive programs.

Key Responsibilities:
The Environmental Review Branch within the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) reviews federal and state undertakings that may affect historic properties: including buildings, structures, archaeological sites, objects, and districts that are listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. The reviews are carried out pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, regulations of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation at 36 CFR 800, National Environmental Policy Act, North Carolina General Statute 121-12(a), and the State Environmental Policy Act. Comments on the undertakings are provided to federal, state, and local governments as well as businesses, organizations, and individuals to assist them with development projects within the state. The Branch also coordinates closely with federal, state, and local governments to educate their personnel, the public, and public officials on review and compliance matters related to historic preservation.

Telework up to three days per week may be possible with this position.
Please note that internships and teaching/graduate assistantships may be counted as experience as long as the work performed is directly relevant to the position.

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    As an organization operating under Public Land Corps Act (PLC) authority, many NCPE positions qualify the intern for Federal Hiring Preference if (1) they complete a minimum of 640 hours at one or more qualifying conservation project(s); (2) are between the ages of 16 and 30 years (35 if a veteran); and (3) apply for a Federal position at USAJOBS with PLC noted in the announcement within two years of completing the internship. Find out more about this hiring preference during the interview or contact for details.


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