Under general supervision of the deputy state historic preservation officer, the purpose of this position is to review and comment on projects that are submitted to the state historic preservation office in accordance with section 106 of the national historic preservation act of 1966, as amended, 36 CFR 800 "the protection of historic properties", WV Code 29-8-1 and 82 CSR 2, "standards and procedures for administering state historic preservation programs." in accordance with the cooperative agreement established with the WV division of environmental protection, this position focuses primarily if not solely on the review of projects being considered for permitting (surface mining and quarry for example) by the WVDEP and abandoned mine land reclamation projects. Candidate will facilitate the review of projects, conduct archival research and review of GIS database and website as well as other office files. Review agency's identification efforts and if applicable, agency's assessment of effect to historic resources. Review submitted documentation for completeness regarding national register eligibility and assessment of effect. Develop and provide written comments requesting additional information if needed and/or discussing existence of historic resources and any possible impacts to resources by the project. Prepare related correspondence and other written documentation; conduct all necessary site visits representing the office as relating to the completion of these statutory requirements for the office; apply appropriate standards and criteria as set forth by the national park service to evaluate national register eligibility; consult with state or federal agencies, private organizations or individuals regarding the completion of the Section 106 compliance process; assists public and consultants who request a file search in the inventory files as needed; assist with the transfer of survey information and historic inventory forms generated from the review and compliance activities to the office's survey and national register files; other duties as assigned. Must have a valid driver's license. Travel is required.
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.