In accordance with Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-33-20 and, as a result of the COVID-19 rapid out-break, Caltrans will continue its hiring practices as they are deemed necessary to “maintain continuity of operations of the federal critical infrastructure…,” Candidates who participate in the interview process will be considered essential in promoting this effort and are not in violation of Executive Order N-33-20. Virtual interviews via web portals or phone will be offered as deemed appropriate and feasible by the hiring manager – standard in-person interviews will still be offered if conditions permit. Please speak with the Hiring Unit contact for more information.
The Senior Environmental Scientist (Archaeologist) is responsible for leading the compliance of federally funded Local Agency transportation projects across the nine counties of the Bay Area with federal and state Cultural Resources regulations, primarily Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act; using best scientific knowledge to provide strategies and guidance for local agencies on cultural resources impacts for projects; coordinating with architectural historians, local agencies and their cultural resources consultants, Local Assistance environmental planners, Native American tribes and the District Native American Coordinator, Caltrans Cultural Studies Office (CSO) and the California Office of Historic Preservation (OHP). The position involves scoping Section 106 studies, reviewing consultant-prepared documentation, site visits, meetings and coordination to ensure efficient and effective regulatory compliance.
You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.