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ADOT - Cultural Resources Manager

07/30/2022 10:32 | AAC Board Admin (Administrator)


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: $79,000-$104,000; Grade: 26; Anticipated Salary:$99,000


Are you interested in an environment where leaders foster a culture based on respect for people and continuous improvement?   ADOT leaders model a collaborative, problem solving, and coaching based culture focused on employee engagement and development. Leaders are accountable, transparent, and communicative as they sustain an inclusive, diverse, and safe environment. ADOT leaders are visible and present, demonstrating: We are One ADOT

The Cultural Resources Manager is responsible for overall direction of staff and mission and for the Cultural Resources Section. This position supports the review and approval of documents under the National Historic Preservation Act and other Federal and State archaeological laws as well as providing implementation of programmatic agreements and guidance for environmental compliance for ADOT construction projects and operations. This position meets the requirements of the Secretary of the Interior's Standards and the ADOT CE and NEPA Assignment MO Us. Model ADOT values through leading, coaching and developing problem solvers to implement and sustain a continuous improvement culture.

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 the implementation of the Section 106 process, Section 4(f), and other applicable Federal and State historic preservation laws for the environmental review and clearance program for the Cultural Resources Section. Meet CE and NEPA Assignment MOU responsibilities. Oversee metrics including lead and lag measures and coordinate with Project Delivery and Environmental Programs for metrics, process improvement and project problem saving. Coaching HPT Team Leader and others.

Oversee consultants and contracts, procurement funding for data recovery activities associated with projects and JPA and IGAs. Support operation, coordination and budget for computer systems such as cultural resource data information systems, encroachment permits and other State Act consultation and lead development and routine review of HPT policies, strategies and procedures to guide team.

Maintain and oversee Implementation of Statewide Section 106 Programmatic Agreement; negotiate buy-in from participants and stakeholders. Participate and lead in partnering meetings with agencies and Tribes. May drive State Vehicle in the course and scope of this positions duties and overnight travel and lodging.

Provide environmental expertise to other agency departments to assist with compliance actions. Serve as subject matter expert, participate on committees and teams, assist in the development and delivery of workshops and training.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Federal, state, and local environmental laws, rules, regulations and policies, including, but not limited to the National Historic Preservation Act, the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990, the Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979, Executive Order No. 13007 (Indian Sacred Sites}, Executive Order No. 13175 (Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments), the Arizona Historic Preservation Act, the Arizona Antiquities Act, and Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966.

Analytical and interpretive skills to formulate and identify effective solutions

Negotiation and conflict resolution and motivational

Strong verbal and written communication skills, and good public speaking skills are needed to Influence community groups, Tribes, or other stakeholders to positive response and cooperation

Interpersonal skills to establish trust and positive perceptions at all levels both Internally and externally

Organizational skills to manage time effectively, set priorities for self and for staff, and perform under pressure

Effectively plan, organize, and perform complex analytical environmental research involving multiple technical and professional disciplines and processes

Requires the ability to understand and integrate with other technical disciplines

Interpret engineering plans, maps, aerial photos

Effectively communicate with employees, stakeholders, and management: the ability to manage people and technical programs

coach and develop employees including continuous improvement practices and principles

Travel and overnight lodging 


Experience in transportation development or environmental planning including the direct supervision of staff. Masters degree in Anthropology with a specialty in North American archaeology and experience in the archaeology and prehistory of the American Southwest, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Meet the Secretary of the Interior's Qualifications Standards in archaeology or closely related field. Meet the qualifications for holding an Antiquities Permit from the Arizona State Museum.

This position requires possession of a valid Arizona Class D Driver License. Candidates for this position must complete page 7 and sign the Driver Form on page 8 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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