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Posted: 04/29/2013

State of West Virginia - Kanawha County
Education and the Arts Division of Culture & History

Structural Historian
Professional Opportunity
Charleston, WV
$33-61,000 Annually
Open Until

Under direct supervision of the deputy state historic preservation director candidate will be responsible for the oversight of the development grant program as it relates to the review of the annual grant applications and funding recommendations to the archives and history commission; monitoring of ongoing work related to awarded projects to insure appropriateness according to the secretary of the interior's standards for rehabilitation through site visits, written and verbal consultation, and file documentation for national park requirements. Oversight of the federal commercial rehabilitation tax credit and state residential rehabilitation tax credit project applications and site visits to confirm adherence to the secretary of the interiors standards for rehabilitation. In conjunction with the sections planning and education coordinator, oversite of the certified local government program including assistance to historic landmark commissions interested in joining the program, technical support to current CLGS including training relating to local design review efforts, and related duties. Oversite of technical assistance program related to the structural assessment of historic building conditions, demonstration of appropriate repairs and related building technological information. Secondary technical106 program and national register and survey program areas; historic preservation section representative to the capitol building commission; related duties as assigned.


Training: Master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in architectural history, historic preservation or a closely related field. 

Substitution: Graduation from a regionally accredited four-year college or university in the above fields and two years of full time or equivalent part-time paid experience in historic preservation work such as conducting historic resource surveys, research, preparing National Register nominations, writing, teaching, interpreting history as a historian, or closely related activities may substitute for the Master's degree. 

Experience: Two years of paid full-time or equivalent part time paid employment in historic preservation work such as conducting historic resource surveys, research, preparing National Register nominations, writing, teaching, interpreting history as a historian, or closely related activities.  

How to apply
Hiring Process: APPLY ONLINE. Do not use a paper application unless you cannot apply online. If you must use a paper application due to disability or other valid reason, please call our office (304) 558-3950 ext. 0 (8-4:30) for special instructions. Your eligible score will be based on information provided in your application. If you have previously applied and want to update your name, address or email, do not re-apply. Simply login to your online account and click "My Account". Make changes and Save. If you must change or add work preferences, county availability, work history, or education, you may submit a revised application after 24 hours. We will use the most recent application. You MUST do this BEFORE the closing date. After that, you may send us a letter and we will update your record. NOTE: You may attach your transcript or training records to the online application; however, verification is not required at time of application. Your application MUST contain complete education/training information. You will be required to provide verification documents if contacted by the agency. For more information visit: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wv/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=469302

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