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Posted: 07/11/2012

Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office

Historic Preservation Specialist
Professional Opportunity
Oklahoma City, OK

The Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office, a division of the Oklahoma 
Historical Society (a State agency), is seeking candidates for a Historic 
Preservation Specialist position (must meet the Secretary of the Interior's 
Professional Qualification Standards for Historic Archeologist).  This is a 
senior level position, and the person will work under the supervision of the 
Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer.  The primary focus of the position's duties relate to the SHPO's review and compliance (Section 106) program, archeological survey program, public outreach, and technical assistance programs.

Key Duties:

Coordinates the Review and Compliance Program and evaluates federal 
undertakings for impact on cultural resources in accordance with federal 
laws, regulations, and standards and established division procedures.

Develops scopes of work for archeological survey and archeological site 
National Register Nominations and reviews the results of such projects.

Performs on-site monitoring of cultural resources for the Oklahoma 
Historical Society, other state agencies, federal agencies, and 
organizations as appropriate.

Reviews technical reports, scopes of work, and other documents concerning 
cultural resources for the Society and other agencies.

Performs field and archival research, develops historic contexts, and 
prepares and reviews National Register of Historic Places nominations and 
other documentation of cultural resources.

Develops and presents workshops and other public education programs on 
federal laws, regulations, and standards concerning the treatment of 
cultural resources.

Supervises special projects for the identification and study of significant 
cultural resources.

Qualification and Experience Requirements:  Requirements for Historic 
Preservation Specialists at this level consist of a masters degree in 
anthropology, archeology, architectural history, art history, historic 
preservation, history or a closely related academic area and three years of 
experience in related research, project administration or management; or a 
bachelors degree in architecture with four years of professional experience 
in historic preservation or restoration projects.

Selective Qualification:  The candidate must have at least a master's 
degree in archeologyanthropology, or closely related field plus: (1) at least three years of full-timeprofessional experience or equivalent specialized training in 
archeological research, administration or management with at least one year 
of full-time professional experience at a supervisory level in the study of 
archeolo­gical resources of the historic period; (2) at least four months of 
supervised field and analytic experience in general North American 
archeology; and, (3) demonstrated ability to carry research to completion. 
There is no substitution for the degree.

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
All applicants must apply through the State of Oklahoma's Office of Personnel Management (OPM) by August 11, 2012 (However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.). For details go to the OPM website at http: www.opm.state.ok.us. The Office of Personnel Management must qualify all applicants.

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