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Posted: 01/04/2011

North Carolina Dept. of Cultural Resources
State 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 section within the Division of Historical Resources, 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.

Deputy SHPO/Administrator, State Historic Preservation Office
Professional Opportunity
Raleigh, NC
$48,654 - $75,895

Description of Work

Position serves as administrator of North Carolina s Historic Preservation Office (HPO) and as deputy state historic preservation officer. Directs a staff of approximately 30 in carrying out the core

mission of the HPO: the identification, protection, and enhancement of North Carolina's historic buildings, sites, objects, and structures. Manages a program budget in excess of $2 million and oversees staff in the operation of all major program areas: federal and state project review; federal Historic Preservation Fund grants; statewide survey and National Register programs; preservation technical services; federal and state tax incentives; and the federal Certified Local Government program and advisory services for local historic preservation commissions. Oversees staff housed in eastern and western field offices. Responsible for supervising and mentoring professional and support staff and preparing budgets and plans. Is spokesperson for the state's historic preservation program.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Extensive knowledge of the policies, procedures, and operations of national, state, and local preservation programs. Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws which affect preservation programs in North Carolina. Knowledge of the principles and practices of business and personnel management. Extensive knowledge of North Carolina and American architectural history. Ability to plan and direct the work of subordinate personnel engaged in the assessment of historical resources. Ability to supervise and review the work of others. Ability to comprehend technical language and concepts pertaining to historic preservation and architecture. Demonstrated ability to communicate

effectively in oral and written form. Ability to organize projects and determine time frames for completion. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships at all levels in a governmental setting.

Training and Experience Requirements

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.

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How to apply
Submit a State Application for Employment (PD-107) for each position for which you are applying to N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, 4603 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, N.C. 27699-4603. The State Application for Employment form (PD-107) can be found at http://www. osp.state.nc.us/jobs/ via the internet. All applications must be received and date stamped by Cultural Resources personnel office by 5: 00 on closing date to be considered on time. Timely delivery is the applicant s responsibility. Faxed applications are not accepted. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of state application form. Complete work history must be included on state application form to get credit for work experience. Contact Phone Number: 919-807-7373.
Michele McCabe
Phone: (919) 807-6582
NC State Historic Preservation Office
4617 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699

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