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This position is located in FRA’s Environment and Project Engineering Division at USDOT/FRA Headquarters. The selected individual will serve as the Deputy Federal Preservation Officer and an expert in Section 106 of the NHPA for FRA’s programs, grants, loans, and stewardship of FRA-owned properties. The selected individual will serve as an authoritative advisor on a national basis and plays a major role in coordinating FRA’s activities under NHPA and applicable cultural resource laws.
- Maintain regular contact with the ACHP, the Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places, State Historic Preservation Officers, Tribal Historic Preservation Officers, Section 106 consulting parties, and project sponsors regarding complex and/or controversial projects. Set up and represent FRA at interagency meetings to resolve differences and reach solutions in order to successfully deliver FRA-assisted railroad projects. Represent FRA at Section 106 consulting party meetings, conferences, and other transportation events.
- Provide professional subject matter expertise to carry out the functions of FRA with respect to historic preservation and cultural resources considerations in relationship to the efficient delivery of FRA programs in the context of NEPA. Identify, develop and/or support historic preservation-related educational opportunities for FRA staff.
- Serve as the Deputy FPO and an expert for FRA in historic preservation and cultural resources, including archaeology, historic architecture, cultural landscapes, and traditional cultural properties, as they relate to FRA’s programs.
- Develop, review, and/or provide technical direction regarding the preparation of Section 106 documentation such as surveys and reports that identify historic properties and assess effects to such properties that may be affected by railroad projects. Develop, review, and/or provide technical direction regarding the development of Section 106 agreement documents (Memoranda of Agreement or Programmatic Agreements) to resolve the adverse effects of railroad projects on historic properties. Recommend solutions to avoid or minimize such adverse effects.
- Coordinate with and provide technical assistance to FRA regional team members and project sponsors regarding project-specific Section 106 compliance methodologies and specific application of historic preservation and cultural resources impact studies to the development of railroad projects. Negotiate, mediate, and resolve controversies or disagreements which could otherwise impede the successful implementation of FRA-assisted railroad projects.
- You must be a U.S Citizen and eligible for consideration.
- You must meet specialized experience to qualify.
- Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.
- Required documents must be submitted by the closing date.
Qualification & Experience:
- Experience implementing and providing regulatory and policy interpretation of laws and regulations, including Section 106 of the NHPA, in order to achieve compliance with requirements related to historic preservation and cultural resources for federally-assisted Infrastructure projects while preparing and reviewing Section 106 compliance documents such as National Register of Historic Places eligibility determinations, effects reports, Memoranda of Agreement, Programmatic Agreements, cultural resources survey reports, cultural resources sections of NEPA documents, etc.
- Experience consulting with project sponsors, federal and state and local agencies, Native American tribes, historic preservation societies and organizations, property owners, and the public regarding the implementation of agency programs and projects and the consideration of effects to historic properties and cultural resources, including archaeology, historic architecture, cultural landscapes and/or traditional cultural properties, in the planning, location, design, construction, and/or operation of federally-assisted infrastructure projects and programs.
Company: Federal Railroad Administration
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Dallas, TX, US
Application Deadline: N/A