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Posted: 04/06/2011

Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Historic Preservation Division

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History was founded in 1902. It is the second-oldest state department of archives and history in the country. A comprehensive historical agency, the department collects, preserves, and provides access to the archival resources of the state, administers museums and historic sites, and oversees statewide programs for historic preservation, government records management, and publications.

Historian III (Time-Limited)
Professional Opportunity
Jackson, MS

This is professional work involving the review of federally-funded projects in accordance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. The work involves reviewing and commenting on properties eligible for the National Register of Historic Places as submitted by federal and state agencies for Hurricane Katrina-related relief programs; reviewing architectural plans for proposed renovation projects for National Register-eligible or listed properties; preparing comments for and working with the Review and Compliance Section of the Historic Preservation Division; reviewing and coordinating survey documentation submitted by federal agencies; assisting local property owners and historic preservation commissions, and other responsibilities related to historic preservation as needed.

Determinations will be based on experience in the field, research, collaboration with other staff, knowledge of federal historic preservation laws and regulations, knowledge and application of National Register criteria, and an understanding of historic contexts. Much of the work is done in an office setting, but there is frequent need for travel and outdoor work to conduct site visits in all seasons, sometimes in remote settings. The candidate will have an understanding of the National Register of Historic Places criteria, the ability to read architectural drawings, and an understanding of the Section 106 process. The ability to work with the public, and federal, state, county and local public officials is expected.

Incumbent will work under the administration direction of the Chief Architectural Historian, and work is reviewed through conferences, personal inspection, written reports, and results obtained.

This position is time limited: estimated funding is for one year after start date.

Education and experience must meet one of the following criteria:

• Master's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university, in an academic field acceptable to the employing authority, and one (1) years of experience in work related to the above-described duties.

• Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university, and two (2) years of experience in work related to the above-described duties.

MDAH is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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How to apply
To apply for this position, please submit your resume to jbaughn@mdah.state.ms.us. For more information contact Jennifer Baughn at 601/576-6956.
Jennifer Baughn
Phone: (601) 576-6756
P.O. Box 571
Jackson, MS 39205

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