Topic ID #38662 - posted 9/1/2017 3:05 AM

Historic Preservation Specialist III (Architectural Historian/Nat'l Register Program Coord) - OK

Jennifer Palmer

Historic Preservation Specialist III
Architectural Historian/Nat Register Prog Coordint
Recruitment #170825-U14C-I02
Department Historical Society
County Location Oklahoma OK 
Date Opened 8/28/2017 8:00:00 AM
Filing Deadline 12/31/2017 11:59:00 PM
Salary $2,919.34 - $5,352.13/month
Full or Part Time Full-Time 
Key Duties:
The key duties assigned to the State Historic Preservation Office's Historic Preservation Specialist, Level III, who is a professionally qualified architectural historian include the following: 
1. Coordinates the division’s National Register of Historic Places program.
2. Coordinates the division's architectural/historic resources survey program.
3. Develops opinions on the eligibility of architectural/historic resources for the National Register of Historic Places required in the division's federally mandated review of federally assisted construction projects of other agencies and/or their applicants and designees.
4. Supervises the division's Historic Preservation Specialist, Level I, who conducts archival and field research associated with the architectural/historic resources survey program and who maintains the division's architectural/historic resources database.
5. Reviews complex reports, scopes of work, contracts, applications and other materials prepared by professional consultants and others for the major division programs cited above.
6. Prepares complex reports, scopes of work, contract documents, applications and other materials for the major division programs cited above.
7. Develops scopes of work for the procurement of professional services and monitors contract performance for the major division programs cited above.
8. Develops and delivers presentations to professional organizations, other government agencies, and the general public on major division programs and a variety of topics related to the preservation of historic resources.
9. Consults with clients/customers on major division programs and a variety of technical historic preservation topics.
10. Prepares correspondence to address inquiries of clients/customers on a wide variety of complex historic preservation topics.
The working title for this position is Architectural Historian/National Register Program Coordinator, and the position is essential to the SHPO’s compliance with requirements of the federal historic preservation programs. U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service regulations (36 CFR Part 61) stipulate that each SHPO must employ an individual who meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards in the discipline of architectural history to maintain its approved program status and receive its annual federal funding allocation (Historic Preservation Fund). 

Positions in this job family are responsible for identification, evaluation, documentation, registration, planning, education and treatment programs and activities designed to protect Oklahoma’s significant archeological and historic properties.  The activities and programs are carried out in accordance with the National Historic Preservation Act and the associated regulations, standards, and guidelines established by the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.
NOTE:  Under the National Historic Preservation Act, the Governor of each State designates the State Historic Preservation Officer to carry out the duties and responsibilities of the federal preservation programs for that State.  The SHPO employs professional staff, in accordance with federal standards, to perform the related duties.  In Oklahoma, the program is assigned to the Oklahoma Historical Society.  The agency receives an annual allocation from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Historic Preservation Fund which partially covers the program costs (60%), and the State of Oklahoma is responsible for the balance of these costs (40%).
The Historic Preservation Specialist job family consists of three levels which are distinguished on the basis of the responsibility and complexity of work, experience required and the responsibility assigned for the development and coordination of assigned programs.
Level III:    
This position is responsible for the development and coordination of at least two major division programs and works with a high degree of independence.  Responsibilities may include supervision of other historic preservation specialists, as well as temporary employees.  The majority of the incumbent’s time is spent developing priorities for major division programs, developing scopes of work for professional services contracts and administration/monitoring of contract performance, reviewing highly complex and technical reports and other documents prepared by professional consultants and others related to a specific major division program, consulting with clients/customers on a wide range of historic preservation topics, and developing and presenting public education and technical assistance programs.
Level III:    
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a master’s degree in anthropology, archeology, architectural history, art history, historic preservation, history or a closely related academic area and three years of experience in related research, project administration or management; or a bachelor’s degree in architecture with four years of professional experience in historic preservation or restoration projects.
Positions in the Oklahoma Historical Society require specialized training and experience as specified by the U.S. Department of the Interior.
The Oklahoma Historical Society has been authorized to utilize the following  selective qualification for this announcement. 
The minimum professional qualifications in architectural history are a graduate degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation, or closely related field, with course work in American architectural history; or a bachelor's degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation or closely related field plus one of the following: 
1. Three/Four years of experience in research, writing, or teaching in American architectural history or restoration architecture with an academic institution, historical organization or agency, museum, or other professional institution.

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