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Posted: 09/27/2012

Ohio Historical Society
Ohio Historic Preservation Office

The Ohio Historic Preservation Office is the official historic preservation agency of the State of Ohio. It has developed since 1967 when the Ohio Historical Society was designated to manage responsibilities delegated to the state by Congress in the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. The Ohio Historic Preservation Office: •prepares and distributes a state historic preservation plan, •identifies historic places and archaeological sites, •nominates eligible properties to the National Register of Historic Places, •reviews rehabilitation work to income-producing National Register properties for federal investment tax credits, •consults on significance and proposed federally-assisted projects for effects on historic, architectural, and archaeological resources, •qualifies communities for the Certified Local Government program and administers matching grants to them, •consults on the conservation of buildings and sites, and •offers educational programs and publications. Headquartered in Columbus, the office has a staff of archaeologists, historians, architectural historians, a historical architect, and others with professional expertise in preservation-related fields. The office is funded in part by an annual grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior's Historic Preservation Fund. The Ohio Historical Society, State of Ohio, and other public and private sources match the federal funds.

Survey & National Register Manager
Professional Opportunity
Columbus, OH

This position is responsible for managing the Ohio Historic Inventory program and assisting with the National Register of Historic Places program.


Essential Responsibilities and Duties


·      Manage the Ohio Historic Inventory (and related bridge and landscape inventories) including conducting professional detailed reviews of survey forms and reports. Provides progress reports on survey program and responds to public inquiries about the Ohio Historic Inventory.

·      Assist with the National Register of Historic Places program including conducting professional detailed reviews of nominations, fulfilling public notification requirements including public hearings, provide progress reports on the National Register program, and respond to public inquiries about the National Register of Historic Places.

·      Exercises independent management or review responsibility.

·      Assist in the preparations for Ohio Historic Site Preservation Advisory Board meetings.

·      Assist with the National Historic Landmark, State Registry, and the Ohio Historic Homesteads programs, and special projects/programs as assigned.

·      Establish survey priorities.

·      Coordinate the Ohio Historic Inventory program with other departments in the office and state and local agencies.

·      Assist in the development and implementation of training and education for inventory and registration topics, including written material, workshops, conferences, presentations, and training sessions.

·      Other duties as assigned.


Supervisory Responsibilities

May require the oversight and supervision of volunteers, interns, and temporary staff.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and/or Experience:

A graduate degree in history, archaeology, architectural history, architecture, historical architecture or a closely-related preservation field, or its equivalent in education and experience, plus a minimum of four years of work experience in a professional capacity in the relevant discipline, or must meet the professional qualifications standards in 36 CFR 61, Appendix A. Familiarity with the Secretary of the Interior Standards and national historic preservation laws, regulations and guidelines.


Certificates and/or Licensures:

Requires a valid Ohio drivers license.


Language Skills:

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with a wide range of preservation constituents in both the public and private sectors.

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Until Filled

How to apply
Complete the application form. Mail, email, fax or personally deliver your completed application, cover letter and resume to: Human Resources Office Ohio Historical Society 800 E. 17th Ave. Columbus, OH 43211 E-mail: applicant@ohiohistory.org Fax: 614-297-2293 The Ohio Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity employer.

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