This position is for an Architect located in Mount Rainier National Park, in the Maintenance Division.
This is a Career/Career-Conditional Full-Time appointment.
You will work with the park’s landscape architect, engineer, project managers, resource specialists, and compliance team to complete projects in a demanding landscape, and protect resources to ensure continued public access for future generations.
Responsible for the identification, research, planning, treatment, and preservation maintenance of historic and prehistoric structures. Performs architectural duties associated with review, design, treatment, and monitoring of historic and prehistoric structures. The structures are diverse in design, materials, and composition and may exist in diverse climatic, geographic, and environmental conditions.
Represents the superintendent when working with others on historical architecture matters. Develops and maintains liaisons and effective working relations with related groups and individuals, agencies, and the public in order to encourage and facilitate cooperative regional management strategies. Attends management and professional conferences and other events for the purposes of exchanging information, presenting technical and policy information, and advancing advocacy for park stewardship.
Conducts on-site investigations of project sites to determine the feasibility of proposed projects, including the development of design alternatives and subsequent analysis to ensure the project is consistent with NPS policies, guidelines, and standards and environmental and cultural compliance laws and regulations.
Conducts and coordinates historic and prehistoric structure research projects related to the identification, documentation, analysis and evaluation, and treatment; conducts research involving historical documents, photographs, plans, drawings, and related items to develop knowledge of and data about specific historic and prehistoric structures, such as period designs.
Prepares and maintains list of classified structures documenting the location, historical development, condition, and management of historic and prehistoric structures in the park.
Prepares historic structure reports documenting existing conditions and defining treatment actions based on examination of the structure, documentary research, and professional evaluation of all data; and prepares other written reports, graphic illustrations, and plans associated with managing historic and prehistoric structures.
Works in a multi-disciplinary context to develop the appropriate guidelines and actions with architectural conservators, historical landscape architects, historians, archeologists, curators, architects, and other cultural and natural resources professionals and park managers in the understanding of historic and prehistoric structures integrity and significance.
Prepares or oversees preparation of scopes of work that clearly define the objectives and requirements of the project for A/E design or documentation services. Examples of such projects include list of classified structures, historic structure reports, existing condition drawings, and design services for treatment work. Participates in negotiations with A/E firms, including development of detailed cost estimates of major work items. Designated as Contracting Officer’s Authorized Representative during the course of design contacts. Ensures contractual requirements, including technical adequacy, design excellence, and project schedules are met.
Incorporates appropriate GIS technology into job to provide comprehensive and scientifically sound answers to inquiries from managers and others. Uses automatic methods of data collection, analysis or illustration. Inputs data into digital form and uses computer applications for data analysis, manipulation, and presentation.
Serves as a park cultural resources compliance coordinator. Prepares historic preservation documentation and background materials for clearances, permits, licenses, etc., as required by Section 106 and Section 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, Archeological Resources Protection Act, NPS Management Policies, and cultural resources management guideline for planning and construction projects that involve cultural resources. Reviews projects initiated by park staff and makes recommendations for approval to managers.