Cultural Resources Specialist

Parsons Co.

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$38.03-66.54 /h
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Denver, CO

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Job Overview:

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Job Description:


Parsons is seeking an experienced Cultural Resources Specialist to support our exciting range of projects across the country. Work will include Federal, state, and municipal projects, including all modes of transportation, federal programs, and utility projects. This position will be unique in the company and requires someone with the technical expertise to work independently and the flexibility to work with a diverse range of project teams.


  • Develop baseline and impact sections for archaeology, architecture, and Native American resources in NEPA documents such as CATEXes, EAs, or EISs.
  • Prepare Phase I Cultural Resources documents, Determination of Eligibility packets, and previous ground disturbance justifications (from historic cartographic information)
  • Provide Section 106 assistance to Federal, State, and Municipal Agencies to include but not limited to preparation of consultation letters, coordination of Consulting Party meetings, preparation of technical information for upload to online SHPO web-based systems (e.g., NY-CRIS, NVCRIS, CHRIS) as appropriate
  • Conduct site files searches and literature reviews
  • Provide information on local and regional cultural resources subcontractors available for archaeological fieldwork and architectural resources survey/field documentation
  • Provide technical oversight for subcontractors working on projects with substantial Section 106 requirements
  • Provide timely and constructive review of technical documents prepared by subcontractors including survey reports and HABS/HAER documentation
  • Review project design drawings and provide input on cultural resources issues

The location of this position is flexible, but preferred locations are one of our existing offices in Arlington, VA; Indianapolis, IN; Cincinnati, OH; Chicago, IL; Denver, CO; or Southern California. The ability to travel to project locations is required, but expected to be 10% or less.


  • 4-year degree in Architectural History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural Resource Management or related field; Master’s degree strongly preferred
  • 10 years or more of related work experience; 15 years or more desirable
  • Meets or exceeds Secretary of the Interior’s standards for a qualified professional in archaeology, architectural history or history
  • Experience in transportation/Federal Section 106 process
  • Additional desired qualifications:
    • Expertise with the identification and evaluation of both archaeological and architectural resources
    • Expertise with identifying Native American Tribes and Alaska Natives issues and concerns and assisting Federal Agencies in consultation with appropriate groups
    • Expertise with applying appropriate historic contexts to evaluate former military buildings and structures
    • Expertise in historic cartographic research and aerial photograph interpretation
    • Expertise with ARPA permits
    • Relationships with relevant state/Federal agencies/clients
    • Experience with related processes/procedures, including NEPA and Section 4(f)

This position pays a minimum annual salary of $79,100.00 and a maximum annual salary of $138,400.00.

Benefits for this position include: medical, dental, vision, paid time off, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) and 401K.

The position may require a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief as required by federal, state, provincial or local mandates or customer requirements.