The Historic Preservation Specialist prepares and assists with the preparation of National Register nominations to ensure final documents meet National Park Service criteria; assists local governments through the Certified Local Government program; provides technical assistance to property owners, government officials, and others about state and federal rules and regulations that pertain to historic preservation to ensure accurate technical information is provided; manages sub-grantees to ensure grant and project goals are realized and funds are properly allocated; and provides information to the public about historic preservation to increase the awareness of the importance of cultural resource management and preservation.
Requires overnight travel. Must be able to lift boxes weighing as much as 35 lbs.
The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
· regulations that relate to historic preservation such as Secretary of the Interior's standards for the treatment of historic properties and federal historic preservation laws;
· South Dakota history and geography, architectural history, and historic preservation;
· grant writing and planning concepts;
· principles and methods of historic building survey as required for nomination to the National Register of Historical Places.
· operate photographic equipment;
· use a computer;
· follow written and oral instructions;
· communicate information clearly and concisely;
· interpret legal requirements;
· analyze information;
· perform research;
· determine the historical value and architectural and cultural significance of buildings and sites.
ADDITIONAL REQUIRMENTS: Must provide a writing a sample related to historic preservation: for example, a National Register nomination, a section of a scholarly article, an architectural survey report, a research paper, or similar work.