Illinois State Archaeological Survey - Template, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

ISAS Employment and Archaeological Field Work Opportunities

 

 

Lab WorkThe Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) is a joint research program of the UIUC and the Illinois Department of Transportation. The program was created nearly five decades ago and has a permanent staff of 30+ professionals stationed in four regional offices.

Seasonal opening for field crews are handled through the regional offices. Inquiries concerning employment should be directed to:





Ms. Janice Pankey, Program Administrator
Illinois State Archaeological Survey
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
209 Nuclear Physics Laboratory, MC-571
23 East Stadium Drive
Champaign, IL 61820

(FAX 217-244-7458 or e-mail jpankey@illinois.edu)

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Listings as of July 1, 2015



 

Central Offices/Central Illinois Field Station
Champaign/Urbana, IL

 

Visiting Historic Architectural Compliance Specialist
Illinois State Archaeological Survey
Prairie Research Institute
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS), Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, is seeking a Visiting Historic Architectural Compliance Specialist to be stationed at its central offices in Champaign, Illinois.  This individual will document, research, and evaluate historic resources and architectural resources (historic sites, buildings, districts, and bridges) for Illinois transportation projects in accordance with the rules and regulations of the National Historic Preservation Act (16 U.S.C. 470) and its implementing regulations (36 CFR 61, Appendix A) and the Illinois State Agency Historic Resources Preservation Act (20 ILCS 3420) and the guidelines of the National Register of Historic Places.

The major duties and responsibilities of this individual include conducting field surveys and archival research on Federal-aid and State-aid transportation projects to identify and document historic resources (historic sites, districts, buildings, bridges or structures), to conduct historical research on properties, to identify and evaluate those eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places, to assess effects of the proposed transportation projects to those resources, to prepare documentation concerning such historic and architectural resources and effects to them in accordance with various State and Federal environmental laws and regulations, and to recommend mitigation alternatives for adversely affected resources.  Coordinate findings with IDOT to ensure historic property matters are incorporated into the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of transportation facilities.  Serve as an information source for IDOT and other State and Federal agencies and other parties concerning historic resources of the state.  Work with IDOT to develop memoranda of agreement and/or programmatic agreements for agreed upon mitigation measures.  Conduct public engagement activities that highlight the historic preservation practices of IDOT, ISAS, and Prairie Research Institute (PRI).  Occasional out-of-town projects/overnight travel are required for this position.  Candidates must have a Master’s degree in Historic Preservation, Architectural History, Architecture, or Historic Architecture or closely related field.

Successful candidates must have demonstrated architectural field survey experience such as but not limited to large-scale surveys of corridors, cities, municipalities, and rural areas and experience in interpreting and applying historic preservation and/or environmental laws such as the National Historic Preservation Act. Possess familiarity with the Illinois State Agency Historic Resources Preservation Act (20 ISCS 3420), the National Environmental Policy Act, and section 4(f) of the US DOT Act.  Demonstrated working knowledge of documentary historic research methods, familiarity with both print and electronic media sources, and ability to prepare National Register of Historic Places Determination of Eligibility reports and to report findings in standard academic formats, using both digital photography, and computerized word and data processing formats (e.g., WORD, EXCEL, Photoshop, etc.).  Preferred: Experience in the use of computer Geospatial-Information Systems (GIS).  Driver's license required.

Candidates must be able to fulfill the professional qualification standards for Architectural Historian/Historian in accordance with the National Park Services, Secretary of the Interior’s Code of Federal Regulations, 36 CFR Part 61 and Section 106 of the National Historical Preservation Act.

This position requires a basic knowledge of U.S. history and architectural history, with an emphasis on the history of Illinois and the Midwestern region.  This is a one-year full-time Visiting Academic Professional position, however, the position could be made non-visiting in the future.  Salary is negotiable based on experience.   Proposed starting date is as soon as possible after the closing date.

All candidates must complete an online profile through http://jobs.illinois.edu.  Please upload your cover letter, resume detailing your relevant qualifications, and the contact information of three references through this system.

For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Janice Pankey at 217-244-4244.  Individuals having questions concerning this position should contact Dr. Duane Esarey at 217-300-4437, or desarey@illinois.edu.  To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by July 27, 2015.

 

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).


Historic Architectural Compliance Specialist Assistant
Illinois State Archaeological Survey
Prairie Research Institute
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS), Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, is seeking to fill an academic hourly position, for a Historic Architectural Compliance Specialist Assistant to be stationed at the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Office in Springfield, Illinois. This individual will assist the Historic Architectural Compliance Specialist with evaluating architectural resources (buildings, bridges, roads, etc.) for National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) eligibility and for potential impacts from proposed IDOT projects. Evaluations of eligibility and effect will be conducted in accordance with the rules and regulations of the National Historic Preservation Act (16 USC 470) and its implementing regulations (36 CFR 61, Appendix A) [Section 106], National Transportation Act (49 USC 303) [Section 4f], and the Illinois State Agency Historic Resources Preservation Act (20 ILCS 3420) [Section 707].

The major duties and responsibilities of this individual include assisting the Historic Architectural Compliance Specialist by (1) evaluating architectural resources for the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) and for potential impacts by reviewing photo logs, preliminary project plans, and related documents; (2) evaluate accuracy and completeness of Historic American Engineering Record and Historic American Building Survey documents, as well as Section 106/4(f) reports detailing potential adverse effects to historic resources; and (3) prepare comments and recommendations on other resource documents and conduct other tasks as needed.

Successful candidates must have at a minimum, a BA in history, historic preservation, architecture, or closely related field, and at least five years of experience in carrying out Section 106 or Section 707 compliance tasks for historic preservation activities—particularly those related to transportation projects. Candidates must have detailed knowledge of state and federal preservation laws and regulations and required documents, especially the report types noted above and their required formats.

All candidates must provide a resume detailing their relevant qualifications, to Emilie Land, Emilie.eggemeyer@illinois.gov. Individuals having questions about this position should contact Emilie Land, or Brad Koldehoff at Brad.Koldehoff@illinois.gov. To ensure full consideration applications must be received by July 9th.

 

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

 

American Bottom Field Station
Fairview Heights, IL

 

No postings at this time.

 

 

Northern Illinois Field Station
Loves Park, IL


Archaeology Crew Wanted
Illinois State Archaeological Survey
University of Illinois
Northern Illinois Field Station

The Illinois State Archaeological Survey’s (ISAS) Northern Illinois Field Station (NIFS) – located in Loves Park IL – is looking for archaeologists with previous field and laboratory experience. NIFS conducts archaeological survey and excavation work in advance of Illinois Department of Transportation projects located within Illinois’ 18 northernmost counties.

We would like to add several full time seasonal employees to our current staff, with the possibility of extension.   The typical workweek comprises 4 10-hour days – Monday through Thursday, 7am to 5pm. Crews meet at the NIFS field station and travel to and from project areas each day in University vehicles. Occasionally, long-term projects will require overnight stays; hotel costs and per diem are provided in these instances. Preference will be given to candidates with previous archaeological experience.

Field station crew will be involved in field survey, site excavations, artifact processing and inventory, archival background research, site mapping and documentation, GIS mapping, project set up, landowner interaction, and basic report writing.

Please send your vitae or resume, and note of interest in the position, via email to:

Paula Porubcan
Field Station Coordinator

Illinois State Archaeological Survey
Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois
Northern Illinois Field Station
6810 Forest Hills Road
Loves Park, IL 61111
815-282-0762
porubcan@illinois.edu

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Porubcan via email or phone.

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Springfield Research Office
Springfield, IL

 

No postings at this time.


 

Western Illinois Field Station
Jacksonville and Macomb, IL

 

No postings at this time.



The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, women, and other designated class members are encouraged to apply.

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Updated: 07/02/2015 ML

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