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This position is under the general direction of the Branch Chief of Cultural Resource Studies, the incumbent is responsible lead worker overseeing the work of archaeological and Native American coordination performed by environmental planners, associate environmental planners, and environmental scientists, in support of project compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and other applicable state and federal regulations. The Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist) will be responsible for advising the Office Chief and Branch Chief on Cultural-related policy-related issues in the District. The position focuses on the most complex projects in District 10, and the incumbent may be assigned stand-alone Caltrans or locally-sponsored long lead projects and technical studies related to Cultural risk assessments. Beyond special projects, the position may focus on interfacing with the Headquarters Office of Cultural Studies, external agencies, Native American Tribes, community and historical preservation groups, and Contractors. The incumbent is expected to work in an independent capacity both within and outside Caltrans and within programs that may have significant consequences for Caltrans and its constituents.

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