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Cultural Resource Technical Lead

Idaho National Laboratory

Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: August 24, 2022
Reference Code: 18276
Does a career focused on changing the world's energy future intrigue you? If so, we might have just the opportunity you're looking for!
Idaho National Laboratory's (INL) Cultural Resources Management Office (CRMO) is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as a Cultural Resource Technical Lead.
Our team works a hybrid 9x80 schedule located at our Research and Education Campus with every other Friday off!
Responsibilities Include:
  • Provide technical leadership and review for products, reports, documents supporting the CRMO while reporting directly to the CRMO Manager. Coordinate the day-to-day operations and activities of the CRMO staff.
  • Assist CRMO Manager in providing strategic leadership and work direction to Cultural Resources team with diverse responsibilities for development and execution of CRMO requirements and policies, lab integration with management systems for the development and implementation of INL CRMO and the accurate and timely submittal of all contract CRMO deliverables.
  • Provide technical oversight to CRMO staff to ensure procedures are being used and interpreted correctly, primarily focused on Section 110 and Section 106 responsibilities. Emphasis includes records and data management, and integration with other systems and lab operations. Interact regularly with DOE-ID and Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Heritage Tribal Office (HeTO) staff.
  • Apply theories, methods, and practices of Archaeology or Architectural History that enables professional judgments to be made about the identification, evaluation, documentation, registration, or treatment of historic properties in the United States. Follow NHPA Section 106 compliance for INL historic properties including survey, evaluation, analysis, data recovery, and report completion.
  • NHPA Section 110 compliance and research. Provide direction/guidance to CRMO staff to develop the strategy and advise on the historic preservation of the INL properties.
  • Coordinate submittal of all required CDRL specific to CRMO on schedule and within budget. Provide quality checks and assurance for the preparation of the CDRLs throughout the year.
  • Assist in the development and conducting of cultural resource training.
  • Lead research and professional topics and cultural resource surveys and inventories.
  • Use data of the cultural resource inventories in the development of management practices.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of GIS technology, data collection, LiDAR, illustration of findings, etc.
  • Display knowledge of HABS/HALS/HAER documentation methods, requirements, and practices.
  • Collect, analyze, and synthesize scientific information from research, monitoring, resources management actions, and other sources of information to solve management challenges of historic properties.
  • Use computer applications to manage, collect, and present findings.
  • Lead coordination of archaeological data recovery plans, methodology and archaeological reporting requirements according to the Secretary of Interior Guidelines.
  • Lead management and preservation of cultural resources.
  • Recognition of interrelationships of projects, such as, maintenance, facilities, operations, research and development, and engineering.
  • Develop and lead work plans and schedules for cultural resource staff in association with scopes of work, cost estimates, and budget proposals.
  • Prepare cooperative agreements for the accomplishment of cultural resource programs including universities, museums, and subcontracts.
  • Develop or coordinate development of components of resource management plans in areas with diverse and complex cultural resources.
  • Lead sophisticated planning undertakings or manage development of new or revised cultural resource planning policies and methodologies.
  • Integrate solid understanding of NEPA documentation either through Environmental Assessments (EAs) or Environmental Impact Statements (EISs).
  • Apply knowledge of compliance legislation and regulations to the development or revision of them and/or to develop implementing policies and guidelines (Section 106 and Section 110).
  • Develop and coordinate with DOE in negotiation of programmatic agreements with State Historic Preservation Officers and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation to resolve complex cultural resource issues.
  • Advise and assist DOE with Tribal consultation.
  • Develop agreement documents associated with adverse effects determinations.
  • Produce clearly-written, well-documented studies of publishable quality to support planning, preservation, management, and public access to cultural resources.
  • Provide technical review documentation including cultural resource reports and effect determinations, site forms and eligibility recommendations, internal and external cultural resource review documentation, archaeological testing plans, data recovery plans, programmatic agreements, memorandum of agreement, historic property preservation plans, research documents, public outreach presentations, etc.
  • Convey complex training situations, which may include diverse staff outside of the cultural resource management profession.


Minimum Requirements:
  • Master's Degree and 6 years or a PhD and 4 years of proven experience. Degree must be in cultural resource management, anthropology, archaeology, historic preservation or a related field. Must have qualifications outlined in the Secretary of Interior Guidelines and Standards for Archaeology and Historic preservation.
  • Solid understanding of multi-discipline characteristics within the cultural resource profession (including, but not limited to history, archaeology, historic architecture, landscape architecture, ethnography, museum studies, and archives).
  • Extensive knowledge of laws, regulations, policies, and guidelines regarding the preservation and protection of cultural resources.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills (writing samples may be requested upon interview).
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy "L" clearance, which requires US Citizenship.
Preferred Requirements:
  • 10 years of full-time experience in cultural resource management (ability to act as principal advisor in the management of diverse cultural resources). Minimum 5 years as a leader and/or in a direct supervisory role.
Job Information
  • Salary Grade: 220
  • Chosen applicants are required to show a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
  • TDP: This is a testing designated position; you will be required to submit to a pre-employment drug screen and periodic drug testing throughout the term of your employment.
INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions.
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Our vision is to change the world's energy future and secure our nation's critical infrastructure.

Selective Service Requirements
To be eligible for employment at INL males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see www.sss.gov.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.

COVID Safety Protocols
As a condition of employment, Idaho National Laboratory will inquire about COVID vaccination status and expects candidates to comply with all required COVID safety protocols, including mask-wearing as applicable.

Idaho National Laboratory has implemented a required vaccination policy effective immediately requiring that all new hires must be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, unless exempt under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, or other applicable state or federal law. In accordance with Idaho National Laboratory's duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we are adopting this policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families, our customers and visitors, and the community at large from infectious diseases that may be reduced by vaccinations.
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We have an extremely competitive salary structure and phenomenal benefits. For more information, please visit: https://www.inl.gov/careers/benefits-overview/
About this Employer‍

Part of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s complex of national laboratories, INL performs work in each of the strategic goal areas: energy, national security, science & environment. INL is the nation’s leading center for nuclear energy research & development.