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Posted: 04/07/2010

North Carolina Division of Historical Resources
Historic Preservation Office

The North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office assists private citizens, private institutions, local governments, and agencies of state and federal government in the identification, evaluation, protection, and enhancement of properties significant in North Carolina history and archaeology. The agency carries out state and federal preservation programs and is a component of the Office of Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. The office serves as the staff of the state historic preservation officer, who is the Deputy Secretary for the Office of Archives and History, and as staff of the North Carolina Historical Commission in the review of state and federal development projects that might affect historic North Carolina properties.

Preservation Planner/CLG Coordinator
Professional Opportunity
Raleigh, NC

Description of Work:

The Preservation Planner and Certified Local Government (CLG) Coordinator is responsible for four major program areas of the HPO: (1) administration and implementation of the local preservation commission programs, including: technical and educational assistance for the state’s 104 local commissions through public workshops, training courses, and collaborative programs; (2) administration, coordination and implementation of the state’s CLG grant program in conformance with National Park Service rules; (3) coordination of the federal Save America’s Treasures (SAT) grant program, including the federal review process, reporting, and easement administration; and (4) the HPO’s public outreach, web site, and education initiatives, including serving as primary public spokesperson on historic preservation and planning issues. Position requires extensive public contact with local government and community leaders through site visits and presentations.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Thorough knowledge of the policies, procedures and operations of national, state, and local historic preservation programs, including the CLG program; thorough knowledge of the general concepts and principles of local planning and zoning laws and policies; knowledge of North Carolina and American architectural history; demonstrated ability to comprehend legal and technical language and concepts pertaining to planning, architecture and the preservation of buildings; ability to exercise judgment and discretion in establishing, applying and interpreting program policies and procedures; ability to speak well in public and communicate effectively, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with agency personnel, officials of state and local government, and the general public; ability to travel frequently to conduct training workshops and participate in local government public meetings; ability to organize projects and manage time effectively.

Education and Experience:

Master's degree in historic preservation, planning, architectural history, or a closely related field and four years of progressive experience in historic preservation; or graduation from a four-year

college or university with a major in history, planning, or architectural history, or a closely related field and five years of progressive experience in historic preservation; or an equivalent

combination of training and experience. Degrees must be from appropriately accredited institutions.

OPen until
none given

How to apply
All applicants must complete and submit a State of North Carolina Employment Application (PD-107) to the Department of Cultural Resources (DCR), Human Resources Division (HR). To obtain an application, please link to http://www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs/gnrlinfo. htm . The application pages must be signed. A separate application is required for each position and location for which you are applying. Applicants seeking Veteran Preference must submit either a copy of DD Form 214 or Discharge Orders along with the application. A resume in lieu of the required state application will not be accepted. Place the position number and job title for which applying in the Job Applied section on the application. Incomplete applications will NOT be considered. Applications can be mailed to DCR HR Division, 4603 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC, 27699-4603 or if desired can be hand delivered to 109 E. Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27601. Applications must be received in the DCR HR Division by 5:00 pm on the closing date of the position announcement. Faxed or emailed applications will not be considered. Contact Phone Number is 919-807-7373. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE MAY 3, 2010.

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