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ADOT - Cultural Resources Project Manager

05/22/2023 21:54 | AAC Board Admin (Administrator)

Location: 205 S 17th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007

This position may offer the ability to work remotely, within Arizona, based upon the department's business needs and continual meeting of expected performance measures.

Salary: $60,773.54 - $69,999.00; Grade: 21


The position completes the cultural resources reviews for all the federal-aid projects. This position also assists with maintenance work orders, disposals, material source pits, and other state funded projects. This position is responsible for ensuring the technical completeness of documentation, is part of the Historic Preservation Team and will be supervised by the Historic Preservation Team Lead.

The State of Arizona strives for a work culture that affords employees flexibility, autonomy, and trust. Across our many agencies, boards, commissions, many State employees participate in the State’s Remote Work Program and are able to work remotely in their homes, in offices, and in hoteling spaces. All work, including remote work, should be performed within Arizona, unless an exception is properly authorized in advance.


Manage and oversee consultant activities relating to archaeological surveys, site flagging, monitoring, testing, and data recovery; and assessment of historic buildings and structures. Review technical reports, including overviews, surveys, testing and data recovery work plans, and final data recovery reports for adequacy and compliance. Work with consultants to ensure delivery of product by project deadlines.

Coordinate and consult with other state and federal agencies, local governments, and tribes on cultural resources and historic preservation issues, including site eligibility and project effects. Prepare and review Section 106 documents, including Memorandum of Agree ment, Programmatic Agreements, and letters. Develop requests for proposals as necessary and review consultant proposals and budgets. Provide cultural resource input to environmental documents.

Telephone and email consultation, project facilitation, and answering questions to facilitate the project management process.

Communicate with Historic Preservation Team Lead/Cultural Resources Program Manager on a weekly basis to ensure adequate review of work projects, inform HPT Lead of potential problems in the completion of the work that may affect project schedules or budget, and discuss with HPT Lead difficult or complex projects. Fill in for Planner III on an as-needed basis during flex days, vacation, sick days to ensure continuity and flow in the project clearance process and serve customers.

Work on emergency, non-standard or accidental discovery projects to ensure agency compliance with appropriate cultural resource laws. Review projects and update project reports and databases for tracking.

Participate in team, group, and miscellaneous meetings and training as required by the supervisor. Must be able to drive a state vehicle during the course and scope of work.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

State, Federal, Tribal, local agency policies, procedures, and regulations to effectively manage and facilitate cultural resources clearances/projects.

Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.

Principles of historic preservation, archaeological methods, and Arizona history and prehistory

Verbal and written communication and facilitation to interact daily with ADOT personnel, outside agency personnel, tribes, consultants, and the public.

Project management to facilitate completion of large projects on tight and often changing schedules.

Phone and email usage; skills  to address archaeological data recovery situations.

Google Systems and Basic computer skills, use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positions System (GPS), are desired, but not required.

Manage multiple tasks, while shepherding large projects through a complex and often changing process


Additional training in Section 106 of NHPA, Arizona Historic Preservation Act, and other State and Federal cultural resource law.

Experience collecting class I data (AZSITE, HPT Portal, City of Phoenix database, GLOs, etc.). 

Field experience in prehistory and historic archaeology.

Experience in drafting small survey and monitoring reports.


This position requires possession of a Bachelor’s degree or above in archaeology, anthropology, history or in a related field.

This position requires possession of a valid Arizona Class D Driver License. Candidates for this position must complete and sign PART 1 of the State of Arizona Application for Employment at the time of interview, which will allow ADOT to obtain the candidate's motor vehicle record (MVR). The most recent 39-month period shown on the MVR will be reviewed in accordance with A.A.C. R2-10-207.11 (H) and (I). The review must show an acceptable driving record prior to any offer of employment being made by ADOT. Employment is contingent upon an acceptable MVR.


The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:

  • Sick leave
  • Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
  • Health and dental insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
  • Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance
  • Mandatory participation in the Arizona Retirement System (ASRS) is required

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit the benefits page


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