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.
Will Consider Environmental Planner - Architectural History.
As a participating member of an interdisciplinary team, and under the general direction of a Senior Environmental Planner, the incumbent is responsible for conducting studies of built environmental cultural resources affected by transportation projects pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and other applicable state and federal regulations. The incumbent identifies and evaluates architectural or other historic built resources as part of the transportation project development process to aid in the development of modal and design alternatives; prepares written analyses of such resources, including consideration of any associated resources (e.g., archaeological sites) to determine historical significance; identifies and analyzes project impacts to significant built environment resources; and, if required, develops and recommends measures to avoid, minimize, and/or mitigate for identified project impacts upon these resources. Participates in consultation efforts with the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) and the Caltrans Cultural Studies Office (CSO) in Sacramento. Will act as lead over special projects and may provide guidance to less experienced staff.
Conducts field surveys, researches, and prepares written technical documents regarding built environment resources that exist within the area of potential effects (APE) of transportation projects. Document types include Historic Property Survey Reports, Historic Resources Compliance Reports, Historical Resources Evaluation Reports, DPR 523 forms, and Finding of Effect Reports, working closely with District archaeologists and other members of the environment project development team. Where required, assists in the negotiation of agreement documents to address adverse project effects. Preparation of technical memos, screening memos, and other technical writing regarding history, architectural history, preservation, or cultural resources issues is an essential duty.
You must be on the Caltrans examination list to be eligible for this position. Eligibility for hire is determined by your score on the exam. The exam is located here:
8TR65.PDF (ca.gov) This is an exam bulletin for Environmental Planner (Architectural History) (ca.gov)
You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.
Position located in Marysville, Yuba County
Duties will require work to be conducted in both Caltrans office and field environments during normal office hours. The duties will on occasion require work meetings offsite in the offices of other agencies or consultants and public meetings held during the evening hours. At the district office or other work locations, employee will normally work in a climate-controlled environment and under artificial light.
New to State candidates will be hired into the minimum salary of the classification or minimum of alternate range when applicable.
For further details about this position Environmental Planner - Architectural Historian and a copy of the duty statement, please contact Catherine Cha at (530) 720-2697.