The Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority
Published
February 1, 2024
Location
Territorial, Virgin Islands, U.S.
Category
CDBG-DR  
Job Type

Description

The Community Development Block Grant – Section 106 Reviewer, employed by the Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority, will be responsible for technical work in historic preservation for the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Virgin Islands State Historic Preservation Office (VISHPO). The position is a TERRITORIAL position.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Work closely with NEPA Specialists, NHPA Specialist, Federal Historic Preservation Officers, other federal and local historic preservation specialist on VISHPO consultation reviews of federal undertakings in accordance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), as amended, and the implementing regulations (36 CFR Part 800) for the Virgin Islands
  • Coordinate with project managers, field crews and SOI qualified cultural resource specialists to
    obtain the necessary information to complete all review requirements in 36 CFR Part 800.
  • Review submitted documents such as cultural resource survey reports, archaeological and structure site forms, public notices, project proposals, and agreement documents, for accuracy, completeness, and compliance with federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and guidelines
  • Write official consultation correspondence for the Virgin Islands State Historic Preservation Officer
    (SHPO) and Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer (DSHPO) signature between the VISHPO and consulting agencies.
  • Assess the eligibility of archaeological and structural resources for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places in coordination with the VISHPO Historian.
  • Review, consult, and advise on appropriate effect findings for federal undertakings under Section 106. Assist in the preparation of National Register of Historic Places nominations for archaeological and historic sites.
  • Attend and participate in out-of-office project meetings, including multi-agency meetings, as well as making site visits to project areas."
  • Assist with other Section 106 writing duties, such as contributing to Memorandum of Agreements (MOAs) and Programmatic Agreements (PAs) as determined through the standard review process of 36 CFR Part 800.
  • Provide guidance, resources, and recommendations to governmental agencies, tribal nations, engineering firms, and contractors on how to fulfill federal obligations under Section 106, including historic research and fieldwork, as necessary.
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration,
Public Administration or related field preferred.

Experience: 2-4 years of procurement and/or contract administration experience. Equivalent
combination of education and experience may be substituted.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all persons contacted in the course of performing duties; Ability to read, analyze and interpret the most complex documents; Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints; Ability to work with highly sensitive and confidential information; Excellent communication skills - oral, written and listening; Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; Ability to take initiative, work independently, and utilize creative skills to resolve issues; Computer literate to include Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint; Ability to be flexible and work under pressure; Excellent phone etiquette and customer service skills; Possess the ability to pay attention to detail and Valid Driver’s License

SALARY: $54,080 - $68,640 per annum depending upon qualifications.

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