Topic ID #38756 - posted 9/21/2017 9:18 AM

Architectural Historian Oklahoma Department of Transportation


Please see the attached announcement for an architectural historian position at the Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s Cultural Resources Program, based at the University of Oklahoma.  The job requisition can be found at


Job Number: 172834 

Organization: Archaeological Survey

Campus: Norman

Schedule: Full-time

Work Schedule: M-F; 8:00-5:00

Salary Range: $39,023 - $51,690

Benefits Provided: Yes

Required Attachments: Resume, Cover Letter

Description-- Architectural historian/Historian for Oklahoma Department of Transportation


The Architectural Historian position supports the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) Cultural Resources Program in conducting fieldwork and preparing reports of investigations on resources of the built environment as part of the Section 106 process for transportation undertakings.  


The Architectural Historian works independently under the general oversight of a Cultural Resources Program Director, however projects are assigned by ODOT's Environmental Programs Division. The Architectural Historian is expected to be expert in the field of architectural history and be able to decide how to best navigate the Section 106 process that involves resources of the built environment. 


The specific duties of this position will be determined based on the abilities and experience of the successful candidate.  Duties may include planning, implementing, supporting, and/or personally conducting archival research and field studies of resources of the built environment.  Such studies may be conducted independently or at the direction of the Cultural Resources Program Director or Environmental Programs Division.  The position will also involve the review of such materials produced by consultants.  Documents may include background or context studies, cultural resources technical reports for Section 106 consultation, Section 4(f) analyses, Historic American Engineering Record documentation, and other such materials. 



Required Education: Master's Degree AND:

  • Demonstrated fieldwork, report production, inventory and assessment of built environment


  • Ability to speak, read and write clear, concise English
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Highly organized and able to handle multiple projects and deadlines
  • Able to produce reports and complete work within deadlines
  • Able to work well with interdepartmental teams and initiatives
  • Must be able to read and interpret policy as well as State and Federal regulations
  • Able to effectively evaluate projects/programs and produce comprehensive reports
  • Composition and proofreading skills
  • Must have advanced/proficient/writing skills for composing audits, reports and advisories
  • Some technical writing experience


  • Must meet Secretary of Interior Qualifications for a historian, architectural historian, or closely related field (36 CFR 61)

Advertised Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to communicate effectively in written and conversational format. Must be able to conduct fieldwork consistent with the architectural history profession (conduct in-field review, prepare documentation forms, prepare National Register evaluations and nominations).

Departmental Preferences:

  • None

Supervision: No Supervisory Duties

Special Instructions: If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy.  To view the policy, visit

Special Indications: None

Job Posting: Sep 21, 2017

Unposting Date: Ongoing


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