Commonwealth of Pennsylvania


Position Number:  50295975

Description Activated On:  1/23/2024 7:28:59 AM

Position Purpose:
Describe the primary purpose of this position and how it contributes to the organizationís objectives. Example: Provides clerical and office support within the Division to ensure its operations are conducted efficiently and effectively. 

General responsibilities of this position relate to advising and assisting state and/or federal agencies in the consideration of above ground cultural resources in their project planning and programs. Effective communication is essential as is the knowledge of state and federal historic preservation programs and experience in above ground cultural resource survey.

Description of Duties:
Describe in detail the duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. Descriptions should include the major end result of the task. Example: Types correspondence, reports, and other various documents from handwritten drafts for review and signature of the supervisor.

Assist state and federal agencies with the management of above ground cultural resources.
Assist state and federal agencies with identification and consideration of above ground cultural resources in program and project planning.
Review state and federal program requests and evaluate their effects on above ground cultural resources as required under state and federal legislation
Evaluate decisions made by federal and state agencies in the review of their undertakings in accordance with the National Register criteria, the Criteria of Effect and other appropriate federal and state regulations and procedures.
Participates in the management and collection of above ground survey and compliance review information in association with a comprehensive electronic database and review system for all SHPO programs (PA-SHARE)
Prepares appropriate review responses and/or replies to inquiries about above ground cultural resource survey and preservation programs.
Reviews, plans, and conducts or causes to be conducted above ground survey investigations through PennDOT, OSM, or SHPO proactive survey efforts. This may include coordination with other SHPO staff, guiding and assisting interns or other researcher s or contactors.
Analyzes above ground resource information to assists agencies, the public and professional community in developing contexts and evaluating resources.
Participates in the evaluation of the significance of above ground cultural resources and their eligibility for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.
Develops and presents public programs and agency presentations concerning above ground resources and the functions of the SHPO and PA-SHARE.
Participates in meetings and field views when requested under a Programmatic Agreement with the PA Department of Transportation (PennDOT) for all federally assisted transportation projects.
Communicates regularly with the PennDOT district above ground cultural resource professionals and central office cultural resource managers.
Participates in Section 106-related consulting party meetings when requested by state and federal agencies.
Applies federal and state laws and regulations regarding historic preservation; keeps abreast of changes and additions to relevant laws and regulations.
Participates in continuing education opportunities to maintain proficiency in current practices associated with the field and technology that will assist the SHPO in more effectively carrying out its work.
Adheres to Commonwealth and Commission general safety rules and any specific to this position and immediately corrects any safety hazards in the work area and report same to supervisor.
Performs other duties as required to assist the SHPO with fulfilling its responsibilities and priorities.
Reviews, updates, and maintains above ground resource data in PA-SHARE.
Assists Environmental review customers and staff with application of PA-SHARE Surveyor. Accept and edit data when submitted. Provide ongoing support for these projects in collaboration with Environmental Review staff.
Monitors the PA-SHARE triage queue as scheduled and required.

Decision Making:
Describe the types of decisions made by the incumbent of this position and the types of decisions referred to others. Identify the problems or issues that can be resolved at the level of this position, versus those that must be referred to the supervisor. Example: In response to a customer inquiry, this work involves researching the status of an activity and preparing a formal response for the supervisorís signature.

Review state/federal project requests and evaluates effects on above ground cultural resources. Prepare responses under Environmental Review Division Manager or Supervisorís signature.
Evaluate and recommend action concerning National Register eligibility for committee decisions.
Develop recommendations for avoidance, minimization and mitigation in consultation with federal or state agency officials, applicants acting on their behalf, and/or any formal consulting parties.
Makes decisions on whether projects examined in the office or field need additional above ground study.
Identifies and implements survey plans specific to above ground cultural resources potentially affected by Environmental Review projects, in coordination with other Environmental Review staff.
Research public inquiries for information and prepares responses on behalf of manager/supervisor.

Requirements Profile: Identify any specific experience or requirements, such as a licensure, registration, or certification, which may be necessary to perform the functions of the position. Position-specific requirements should be consistent with a Special Requirement or other criteria identified in the classification specification covering this position. Example: Experience using Java; Professional Engineer License


Previous cultural resource management experience conducting architectural survey preferred.
Need combination of education and experience to meet the criteria under the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Architectural History or History or both.
Knowledge of GIS

Licenses, registrations, or certifications:




Essential Functions
: Provide a list of essential functions for this position. Example: Transports boxes weighing up to 60 pounds.
 1. Review state or federal project requests and undertakings.
 2. Carry out above ground cultural resource survey utilizing Surveyor.
 3. Prepare project correspondence.
 4. Communicate effectively in both speaking and writing.
 5. Travel to project and survey locations, as needed.
 6. Use, manage, and edit electronic project and resource files in PA-SHARE, including mapping.
 7. Valid driver's license.
 8. Mett with the public and public officials.
 9. Meet with federal and state agencies, project applicants and consulting parties.