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Posted: 06/15/2010

History Colorado, The Colorado Historical Society
Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation

If you are considering a career opportunity with the goal of making a difference, consider joining the dedicated people in the Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation at History Colorado, the new name for the Colorado Historical Society. Our professionals aspire to engage people in our State’s heritage through collecting, preserving, and discovering the past in order to educate and provide perspectives for the future.

Historical and Architectural Survey Coordinator
Position Number: 20007
Professional Opportunity
Denver, CO
$Salary: $3,075.00 to $3,420.00 per mon

Please be sure to reference the "How to Apply" section on the official posting at either our web site (http://www.coloradohistory.org/about_chs/jobs.htm) or the State's (http://www.gssa.state.co.us/announce/Job+Announcements.nsf/$about?OpenAbout). We do not accept emailed or faxed applications.

The Architectural Survey Coordinator oversees the historical architectural survey projects under the Certified Local Government and State Historical Fund grant programs. Of paramount importance, this position develops strategies and administers guidance regarding architectural survey. The Survey Coordinator updates and publishes survey guides, provides general information regarding cultural resource survey, and manages the countywide and Small Town survey initiatives, including through field assistance. Travel to all parts of the state in a variety of weather conditions may be required to observe survey projects. This position is eligible for flextime, flexplace, and job sharing as allowed under Society policy and at the discretion of the employee’s supervisor. This position is a non-classified, full time position, exempt from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act, reporting to the National and State Register Coordinator, and serving at the pleasure of the Board of Directors. This position has been exempted from the State Personnel System.

Among the challenges to this strategy are that rural historic and cultural landscapes, including their associated architectural and archaeological resources, are among the most threatened in our state due to development pressures. Rural historic landscapes may be associated with agriculture, mining, transportation, and ranching. Often, resources not previously identified or inventoried prove more vulnerable to development pressures. As such, it is imperative to analyze proactively geographic and typological resources underrepresented in the current inventory.


1. Manage and promote countywide and rural survey initiatives

2. Conduct field survey of areas or resources identified as underrepresented, such as ethnic heritage

3. Assist preservation partners in developing strategies and methodologies conducive to the wholesale survey of urban environments

4. Assist partners in holding regional meetings that showcase the results of local inventory and survey to increase community awareness of resources

5. Increase outreach efforts regarding the advantages of survey to private landowners, locally elected officials, emergent energy industries, etc.

6. Review Certified Local Government and, as needed, State Historical Fund-generated architectural survey applications and projects

7. Assist in evaluating, updating and maintaining History Colorado Cultural Resource Survey Manual and associated survey forms

8. Regularly revise and expand the on-line Guide to Colorado Architecture and Guide to Colorado Architects

9. Provide general information regarding cultural resource surveys.

10. Link survey program to heritage tourism proactively

11. Finalize and oversee ten-year statewide Strategic Survey Plan

12. Conduct analysis and reevaluate fundamentals of survey to ensure usability and achievability

13. Survey communities regarding how to better facilitate local reconnaissance

14. Promote breadth of technologies and techniques to gather information

15. Examine ways to promote that eligible resources surveyed move forward towards designation

16. Promote the development of Cultural Landscape Reports


The successful applicant must meet the Professional Qualification Standards in Federal Regulations 36CFR61 Appendix A for Architectural History. Experience in historical research and writing, cultural resource survey and evaluation, cultural resource management, and historic preservation administration is desirable. The position requires the ability to plan and prioritize projects to meet deadlines and goals. The candidate must have strong interpersonal skills, work well in a team environment, and be creative and flexible. Supervisory or teaching experience is a plus. Computer word processing and database experience, strong organizational abilities, and effective communication skills are needed.

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How to apply
To Apply for this Position: Submit a letter of application, resume, and a list of three professional references which must be received by 4:00 p.m. on above listed “Apply By” date (July 16, 2010) to: Position # 20007 Human Resources Office History Colorado 1560 Broadway, Suite 400 Denver, CO 80202 Be certain to address how your education and experience relates to the qualifications listed above. Late or incomplete packets will not be considered. Please note that the application materials will not be returned. E-mailed and faxed applications will not be accepted. Applicants will be notified as to status. This position is eligible for benefits. Please note that a copy of a college transcript will be required prior to extending an offer of employment, and should be included with your application materials if a degree is required by the “Qualifications” listed above. Applicants, who wish to qualify based on education completed outside the United States, must be deemed equivalent to higher education programs of U.S. institutions by an organization that specializes in the interpretation of foreign educational credentials. This documentation is the responsibility of the applicant and should be included as part of your application materials. NOTE: History Colorado does not recognize academic degrees from schools that are not accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the United States Department of Education. Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from employment consideration to removal from employment at History Colorado. To request ADA accommodation for an interview or in testing for an examination, contact: Human Resources, History Colorado, 1300 Broadway, Denver, Colorado, 80203 or by phone at (303) 866-2136. History Colorado is aware and compliant of the Colorado Address Confidentiality Program. If you are enrolled in the ACP, please notify us at the time of application by providing a current and valid ACP card. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER HISTORY COLORADO WELCOMES APPLICATIONS FROM PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES.
Position # 20007 Human Resources Office
Phone: 303/866-3682
History Colorado
1560 Broadway, Suite 400
Denver, CO 80202

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