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Posted: 03/09/2012

Montana SHPO
Montana Historical Society

The Montana Historical Society (MHS) is a state agency and the oldest such institution west of the Missippi founded in 1865. It is comprised of 6 divisions including Administration, Research Center (Library-Archives), Museum, Publications, Outreach & Interpretation (Education), and the State Historic Preservation office (SHPO)

SHPO Historical Review and Compliance Officer
Professional Opportunity
Helena, MT
$31,312 - 46,968/yr

This position serves as the deputy historic preservation officer who fulfills the regulatory historic preservation roles and activities for the Montana Historic Preservation Office in accordance with professional standards and guidelines, the state antquities codes, and federal regulations under the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) of 1966, as amended, especially 36CFR800, implementing regulations for Section 106 of the NHPA. The incumbent concentrates primarily on historic period site resource preservation (to include historic mining and industrial properties, rural venacular historic properties, community historic districts, railroads, irigation features, bridges, roads and trails and more)

The applicant must meet and exceed the SOI qualifications, speciafically MA (History, Historic Preservation, Historic Archaeology/Anthropology) with emphasis on North America + 1 yr cultural resource/historic preservation work experience (may include internship/practicum experience)


BA in History/Historic Preservation/Historic Archaeology or closely related field (Anthropology) with emphasis on North America + 4-5 years of historic preservation job-related work experience.


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How to apply
Online applications are encouraged on the state job employment website: www.mt.gov Specifically: https://svc.mt.gov/statejobsearch/listingdetails.aspx?id=7216 Applicants choosing not to apply online, please note the following materials are required: 1) Montana state application; 2)employment preference forms (if applicable); 3) cover letter with answer to supplemental question ("What do you feel are the greatest strengths and weaknesses of the Section 106 review and compliance process?"; 4 Professional resume including 3 professional references with phone numbers.
Denise King
Phone: (406) 444-4699
Fax: (406) 444-2696
Montana Historical Society
P.O. Box 201201
Helena, MT 59620-1201

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