Project Review Manager – Archaeology

Resource Protection & Review

State Historic Preservation Office

Project Review Managers are responsible for assessing the effects of federally assisted projects to historic properties, pursuant to Sections 106 and 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act; advising and educating agency staff and others about the 106 review process; reviewing state and local projects. 

Position Status: Full Time, Permanent

Salary: $41,600 - $49,500 per year

Posting Close Date: 4/30/2021

Application Instructions: Submit Resume/CV and professional cover letter through Ohio History Connection careers website: 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Analyze project documentation to determine the eligibility of properties for listing in the National Register of Historic Places, effects to those properties, and provide comments and recommendations for the purpose of surveying and identifying historic properties
  • Review and comment on federal and state regulations; review surveys, data recovery plans, maps, drawings, photos, and other documentation; assess effects of regulations and projects to historic properties
  • Synthesize review results and clearly communicate the outcome in writing, meetings, and other communication media• Make site visits to evaluate effects of proposed projects on historic properties.
  • Negotiate agreements to avoid or mitigate adverse effects to historic properties
  • Create and provide education and assistance to federal, state, and local agencies; individuals; companies; and organizations
  • Manage project submission files and enter data related to project review outcomes in tracking database; organize project file archives and conduct archive file research.

Education and/ or Experience:

  • A graduate degree in archaeology, anthropology or a closely related field or its equivalent in education and experience, plus a minimum of four years of work experience in a professional capacity in the relevant discipline, 


  • Must meet professional qualification standards in 36 CFR 61, Appendix A in archaeology, anthropology or a closely related field. 


  • Familiarity with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for Archaeology and Historic Preservation and other federal historic preservation laws, regulations, and guidelines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a wide range of preservation constituents in both the public and private sectors.
  • Ability to review, understand, and implement technical data, engineering drawings and specifications, research sources, maps, and archeological documentation
  • Ability to implement, plan, and critically evaluate research• Ability to use Microsoft Windows and Office applications including spreadsheets and databases
  • Ability to use Geographic Information System software