Arizona Archaeological Council

NMDOT Seeking Applications for Environmental Specialist

03/05/2017 08:18 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

The New Mexico Department of Transportation Environmental Bureau has posted a job announcement for an Environmental Specialist-Advanced (ES-A)(posting #18864).  Job listing and application details can be found on the NM State Personnel Office website  This is a range 75 position with a likely mid-point starting salary.  The selected candidate will be primarily responsible for the review of cultural and natural resource documentation in order to environmentally certify contractor located activities such as borrow pits, equipment yards, and other construction related facilities.   The review and certification emphasis of this position is cultural and natural resource related and members of both professions are welcome to apply.  Importantly, NMDOT cultural and natural resource staff work together as a team and provide technical support to each other during the project development review and certification process.


The listed qualifications for the ES-A position are quite broad due to the multi-disciplinary nature of studies required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which focus on proposed project effects to humans and human interaction with the environment.  Cultural resource documentation is a major component of the NEPA process and many cultural resource professionals have direct or indirect experience and training related to NEPA.  If you have contributed to or reviewed NEPA documents you likely have NEPA experience.  You may also have on the job training related to the NEPA process that seeks to integrate many environmental disciplines toward the review and evaluation of a proposed project’s impacts to the human and natural environment. If you have a degree in anthropology, historic architecture, cultural resource management, or related field and consider yourself working in the world of “environmental science” please consider applying. 


The position closes on 3/12/17.


You can contact me at the number below or Steve Lakatos, NMDOT Cultural Resources Supervisor, at 505-827-5513 with any questions.              

Blake Roxlau

NMDOT Environmental Bureau Mgr.



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