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Job Title:  HISTORIC ARCHITECT 
Agency:  MILITARY AFFAIRS & EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 
Job Reference ID:  55342 
Category:  NATURAL RESOURCES 
Grade:  21 
Posted Date:  04/09/2020 
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Job Description



The Department of Emergency & Military Affairs (DEMA) is the headquarters for the Arizona National Guard. The Army National Guard is "Always Ready - Always There" providing military forces to accomplish community, State and Federal missions.  The Air National Guard maintains excellence with flexible, sustainable, expeditionary and joint interoperable capabilities in all facets of current Federal and State missions.  The Division of Emergency Management’s mission is to coordinate emergency services and efforts to governmental agencies to reduce the impact of disaster on person and property.  The Division of Administrative Services maintains the business operations of human resources, finance, purchasing/contracting, and legislative activities.  Many positions posted do not require military membership.

 

HISTORIC ARCHITECT

PAY RATE:  $19.2226 - $ 34.4057 per hour (DOE)

State Grade 21

This position is not eligible for over-time compensation.

WORK LOCATION: Camp Navajo, Bellemont, AZ

 

Position Description:

The Environmental Management Office (EMO) Cultural Resource Manager (CRM) / Historic Architect will perform work of considerable difficulty under the general direction of the Senior Cultural Resources Manager (SCRM), but with full authority and independence of action. The CRM is the Cultural Resource Program's (CRP) installation-level professional and subject matter expert for Camp Navajo; responsible for program performance and oversight of cultural contractors at this facility. The CRM fosters an environment conducive to teaming and works collaboratively with other CFMO, AZARNG and DEMA departments to facilitate mission readiness, support the development and sustainment of real-property, and enhance cultural stewardship on resource-sensitive projects. This position exercises a high degree of independent decision making, leadership, and in the absence of the SCRM, is responsible for overall success and management of the Cultural Resource Program.

 

Responsibilities Include:

 

·        Conduct surveys, archival research, historic building assessments, and architectural view-shed studies.

·        Review, evaluate and prepare NEPA, Historic American Building Survey (HABS), and Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) documentation.

·        Development of programmatic goals with focus on reduction of encumbrances.

·        Project Management, personnel allocation / planning, scheduling, contractor involvement / oversight, budget control, invoicing, and development of cultural team technical approaches.

·        Evaluate federal, local, and state registers for documentation; Consult Historic American Building Survey (HABS) and Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) documentation.

·        Review permit applications to determine presence of National Register-eligible properties and assess permit effect to ensure legal and regulatory compliance.

·        Utilize Federal, Army, and National Guard Bureau (NGB) systems of record, including building inventory tracking systems such as Planning Resource for Infrastructure Development and Evaluation (PRIDE) and Installation Status Report (ISR), to prepare information for periodic reporting. Use geographic information systems (GIS) to modify and update historic structures, buildings, and historic property data layers.

·        Facilitate public interest / coordinate regularly with internal and external stakeholders, proponents, military personnel, tribal nations, technical specialists (architects, engineers, scientists, planners), state / federal regulators, outside agencies, and the general public on state-wide historic building and property inventories (primary focus on Camp Navajo Historic District and eligible or listed historic buildings & properties).

·        Uniquely responsible for the survey, identification, evaluation, treatment and monitoring of historic buildings and structures state-wide for all Army National Guard (ARNG) facilities / real property.

·      In cooperation with the SCRM, the CRM oversees application of federal historic preservation laws and standards, to include Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), the Arizona Antiquity Act, and their integration with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

 

Special Job Requirements:

 

 

This position requires possession of, and ability to, retain a current, valid state-issued driver's license appropriate to the assignment.  Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver's license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.)  In and Out of State travel required.  Selected incumbent is required to pass a criminal background investigation as well as possess the ability to achieve a favorable National Agency Check with investigation for purpose of obtaining a Common Access Card (CAC) within the first year of appointment. Upon hire, incumbent must meet the Secretary of the Interior's Standards (36 CFR Part 61) for minimum qualifications required to perform identification, evaluation, registration, and treatment activities in one or more of the outlined fields (preferably Historic Architecture). Incumbent must complete Wildland fire courses S130/190 and pass a work capacity test ("pack test"), outlined in PMS 310-1 Wildland Fire Qualifications System Guide (within 1-year of hire, funded through Appendix 2). As well as, complete the Wildland fire incident responder requirements as Cultural Resource Technical Specialist (THSPs) and Wildland Fire Cultural Resource Advisor (READ), outlined in PMS 310 Wildland Fire Qualifications System Guide (within 1-year of completing work capacity test; funded through Appendix 2).

 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Desired Qualifications:  

 

Knowledge of:

 

·      Professional knowledge of techniques, concepts, principles, and practices in the areas of cultural resource conservation / management and historic building preservation; understanding of ARNG cultural resource and historic property management priorities, policies and procedures.

·        Competency in interpretation and application of local, state and federal fiscal and environmental laws; Department of Defense, Army, National Guard Bureau and State of Arizona regulations, policies, and procedures as they relate to management of state and federal military lands.

·      Experience applying principles of project management; to include programming future year projects, writing statements of work and cost estimates, evaluating contractor proposals, managing work performed by contractors, and review of technical documents.

·       Working knowledge of NEPA and NHPA, particularly as they relate to the Department of Defense and Land Management Agencies. Prior experience working on impact analyses for NEPA, Section 106 consultation, and experience with tribal consultation.

·        Working knowledge of Historic American Building Survey (HABS) and Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) documentation.

·        Knowledge of War World II-era military history, architecture and similar-era buildings.

·        Knowledge of 16th - 20th century commercial and residential architecture in southwestern regions of North America and general military-based architecture.

·       Deep understanding of construction methods and materials; architectural principles and techniques; Federal Historic Preservation Program; Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation; and the International and Arizona Building Codes.

·       General knowledge of public and tribal-specific etiquette; recognize and understand public perception, values, and act with professionalism in conducting relations with stakeholders, Native American tribal leaders, and preservation officers.

 

Skilled in:

 

·        Analyze and assess potential risks / significant impacts of proposed projects on cultural resources and historic properties as they relate to the military mission.

·        Develop program plans and standard operating procedures (SOPs) to assist with compliance of cultural resource laws and regulations.

·        Utilize problem-solving and analytical skills to identify and address program needs, develop solutions to resolve complex issues, and adjust plans and processes.

·        Review reports and analyze / evaluate technical historic property and cultural data for completeness and accuracy.

·        Baseline Computer Software: MS Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, databases, and various Army / NGB / State online applications.

·     Well-developed drafting / cartographic skill sets -- utilize geospatial / mapping and 3D modeling software (AutoCAD, Revit, Sketcup, and ArcGIS) to develop maps / technical drawings, analyze architectural and engineering documents, and conduct surveys.

·        Strong written communication; management of correspondence (memos, letters, comprehensive plans); develop high-concept and technical-level presentations.

·      Well-developed verbal communication; establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships / partnerships with diverse stakeholders; public speaking / briefing; communicate technical information to lay audiences and military leadership; present at local, regional, and national conferences / forums with varying audiences; lead external workshops on legal / regulatory changes.

·        Employ strong organizational and time management skills; react to numerous shifting priorities driven by EMOs wide-range of customers / proponents.

·        Demonstrate proficiency in scientific methodology, conducting research, and statistical / spatial analysis.

·      Support the SCRM with stewardship of CRP funds; pursue project and external funding opportunities; conduct grant writing and execution; identify opportunities to simplify CRP processes, reduce program costs, and increase efficiencies for both internal staff and project stakeholders.

 

Ability to:

 

·        Maintain an orientation / posture toward fulfilling military and agency-specific objectives.

·        Execute a diverse set of daily tasks while maintaining focus on short-term and long-term program priorities.

·        Schedule, conduct, and oversee historic resource surveys, archival research, historic building assessments, field studies of historic structures / architectural view-sheds, and data collection.

·        Prepare, review, comprehend, implement and provide feedback on historic context statements and reports that include cultural, social, and economic elements.

·        Plan, scope, implement, and integrate cultural resources / historic building studies and mitigation measures with limited input.

·        Evaluate local and state registers for documentation including Historic American Building Survey (HABS) and Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) documentation.

·        Develop and communicate technical architectural / construction recommendations to both non-skilled personnel and project managers.

·        Plan, prepare, review, and oversee deliverables and reports related to permitting, due diligence surveys, mitigation plans, and project monitoring.

·        Plan, coordinate, and direct a variety of activities and complex projects to support a broad range of customers.

·        Conduct awareness training for internal and external stakeholders.

·        Maintain the ability to translate / shift between scientific, planning, engineering, and policy-driven efforts.

·        Identify and implement new / evolving technologies and methods in cultural resource management.

·        Work effectively in collaborative multi-disciplinary teams.

·        Operate and negotiate 4-wheel drive and all-terrain vehicles on rugged terrain.

 

Desired qualifications include any combination of experience, education, and training that meets the knowledge, skills, and abilities as described. Preferred candidate will possess a Graduate or Professional degree(s) in architecture, architectural history, archaeology, or a field related to cultural resources, and/or; hold an Arizona license to practice architecture; or ability to be qualified through the Arizona Board of Technical Registration (AZBTR) and the Architecture Registration Exam (A.R.E.) through National Council of Architecture Registration Boards (NCARB), and/or; hold a Wildland Fire "Red Card"; 5+ years experience- per Secretary of the Interior Standards (Archaeology / Historic Preservation).

Unless otherwise noted in this announcement, the State of Arizona offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, wellness, life insurance for employees and dependents, short and long-term disability and flexible spending accounts.  Eligible DEMA employees participate in excellent retirement programs provided by the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) and for fire personnel the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS).

 

DEMA is a smoke-free work environment.

ADA/EEO Employer

The State of Arizona is an Equal Opportunity and Reasonable Accommodation Employer

 

 

 
Position Requirements
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Hourly Rate:  $0.00 / per hour  Salary:  $19.22-34.41 

 

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