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Posted: 08/21/2012

Montana Historical Society
State Historic Preservation Office

The Montana State Historical Preservation Office protects Montana's significant historic buildings, sites, and archaeological properties. It operates according to the requirements of the National Park Service (NPS). The program conducts historic preservation regulatory functions required by federal and state law and many localities and which parallel environmental review requirements. All federal agencies must protect historic and archaeological sites, both in assisting and permitting projects and in managing federal lands. Staff must assess impacts on significant historic resources and negotiate the mitigation of adverse effects caused by construction, land management practices or building maintenance. Private interests vs. community interests, conflict between state and federal priorities and other sensitive factors associated with these decisions must be balanced.

Cultural Records Assistant-Data Control Technician
Professional Opportunity
Helena, MT
Manages and maintains the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) cultural resource property records (paper and scanned images) as the official state government files of all recorded cultural resource properties in the state.
Conducts coding, data entry, digitizing and editing of cultural resource property information into the SHPO Cultural Resource Information System (Oracle database) and into the State Antiquities Geo-database system (ESRI ARCmap GIS).
Helps establish site records management policy and procedure and provide technical assistance and outreach for the submission, use, and distribution of SHPO cultural resource site records.
Maintains the safety and security of the SHPO cultural resource property records.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Education: College degree (Bachelors or Associates degree).
  2. Experience: 1-2 years of job-related work experience (may include academic experience, e.g. internship, practicum, field-school)
  3. Demonstrated computer literacy, including knowledge and/or experience with relational database management and GIS mapping software.
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How to apply
Must apply online at the State of Montana Job Listings website. Applicants should read the full text of the vacancy announcement and be sure to provide all of the required information. Failure to provide all the required information will deem your application ineligible for consideration. Application Materials required 1. State application 2. Resume (including 3 professional references with current phone #s) 3. Cover letter. Note: In your cover letter you must explain to us why you would be a good fit for this job.
Denise Gjerde
Phone: 406-444-2697
Fax: 406-444-2696
Montana Historical Society
PO Box 201201
Helena, MT 59601

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