🔗Senior Historian Preservation Planner
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VHB’s Environmental Resources Group in Atlanta is seeking a senior historian to work with our expanding cultural resources group. Key responsibilities include historic resource survey and the preparation of environmental and planning-related documents for transportation, planning, and land development projects.
This position requires periodic outdoor work with limited travel. Strong written and verbal communication skills are paramount, and the ideal candidate must be detail-oriented with the ability to effectively convey technical information. Strong organizational skills are essential, and the ideal candidate must be able to manage priorities, meet deadlines, and work in a team environment.
- Conduct and manage cultural resource identification and evaluation surveys for public and private sector clients
- Coordinate Section 106 and other applicable federal, state, and local historic preservation reviews for transportation and land development projects
- Provide technical fulfillment for cultural resource components of environmental and planning-related documents, including resource identification and assessment of project-related impacts
- Assist Practice Area Leader in consultation and negotiation with SHPOs, government officials, and consulting parties
- Manage the completion of history-related tasks, including the coordination and completion of surveys and effect assessments
- Support other VHB departments and regional offices with historic preservation planning, site history research, and compliance services
- Assist scoping, managing, tracking projects, preparing proposals, and marketing group services within and outside VHB
Preferred Skills and Attributes
- Must meet the Secretary of the Interior’s professional qualifications
- Knowledge of federal and state cultural resource and historic preservation statutes and regulations, including Section 106 and National Register criteria is required
- Excellent research, writing, editing, and photographic abilities
- Experience with building research, and knowledge of architectural styles, forms, building materials, and periods of development
- Knowledge of the history and architecture of Georgia
- Familiarity with existing context studies in Georgia is preferred (Georgia’s Living Places, The Ranch house in Georgia, Tilling the Earth)
- Experience in preparing Section 106 documentation for the Georgia SHPO and/or the Georgia Department of Transportation is strongly preferred
- Ability to read and interpret aerial photography and maps, including construction and right-of-way plans