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Posted: 01/25/2013

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.

Department Head, Inventory and Registration
Professional Opportunity
Columbus, OH

Responsible for administering the department and supervising its staff, developing and implementing departmental policies, overseeing administration of the Ohio Archaeological Inventory and the Ohio Historic Inventory program, the National Register Program, the State Registries program, the Ohio Historic Homestead program, and related outreach programs

Essential duties and Responsibilities:

Administer the department's programs including planning, reporting, and final sign off on National Register Nominations and Rehabilitation Tax Credit Part I applications for preliminary determination of listings.

Serve as Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer for Inventory & Registration-related policy and programs and represents the OHPO at the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers and other national and state forums.

Develop yearly work plans for the Inventory & Registration Department including coordination of departmental budget with the Education and Support Services Department Head. Ensures that work plans are implemented.

Direct department, office and statewide policy making in the areas of inventory and registration.

Oversee the Ohio Historic Inventory and the Ohio Archaeological Inventory, including the processing of forms and reports for inclusion in the electronic database.

Oversee National Register of Historic Places program, State Registries program, departmental review and/or coordination of the inventory, and registration components of sub grants.

Conduct professional detailed reviews of National Register nominations within established deadlines and Ohio Historic Inventory survey forms and reports.

Oversee the coordination of Ohio Historic Site Preservation Advisory Board (OHSPAB) meetings. Assists and supports all interactions with OHSPAB.

Coordinate inventory and registration matters with other departments.

Oversee the department's training, education, and outreach programs.

Other duties as assigned.



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:

Graduate degree in American history, anthropology, archaeology, architecture, architectural history, historic preservation planning, or closely related preservation field, or its equivalent in education and experience, or must meet the professional qualifications standards in 36 CFR 61, Appendix A. A minimum of five years experience in a professional capacity in the area of historic preservation with increasing supervisory and/or program management responsibility. Familiarity with the Secretary of the Interiors Standards and the national historic preservation laws, regulations and guidelines.


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How to apply
In order to be considered an applicant for OHS employment, you must follow the OHS Standard Application Procedures: 1.Submit a completed Ohio Historical Society Application Form, cover letter and resume identifying the specific open position for which you are applying. 2.Your application must be completed in its entirety, signed and dated. A separate application form must be submitted for each open position you are applying. 3.You must mail, email, fax of personally deliver your completed application, cover letter and resume to: Human Resource Office Ohio Historical Society 800 E. 17th Avenue Columbus, OH 43211 E-mail: applicant@ohiohistory.org Fax: 614-297-2293
Debbi Huff
Fax: 614-297-2293
800 E. 17th Ave.
Columbus, OH 432311

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