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Posted: 11/17/2013

North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources
North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office

The North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office assists private citizens, private institutions, local governments, and agencies of state and federal government in the identification, evaluation, protection, and enhancement of properties significant in North Carolina history and archaeology. The agency carries out state and federal preservation programs and is a section within the Division of Historical Resources, Office of Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources (NCDCR). The office serves as the staff of the state historic preservation officer, who is the NCDCR Deputy Secretary for the Office of Archives and History, and as staff of the North Carolina Historical Commission in the review of state and federal development projects that might affect historic North Carolina properties. The chief services of the State Historic Preservation Office are: The statewide survey of historic buildings, districts, and landscapes. The HPO is the repository of field notes, photographs, research reports, National Register nominations, and other materials related to the statewide survey. Published information on historic places in North Carolina may be found in scores of state and local architectural survey publications. (Note: The Office of State Archaeology, which conducts the statewide survey of archaeological sites, is a separate section within the Office of Archives and History.) Nominations of eligible properties to the National Register of Historic Places. Environmental Review of state and federal actions affecting historic and archaeological properties. Technical assistance to owners in the restoration of historic properties, including those owners seeking state and federal rehabilitation income tax credits. Grant assistance for historic preservation projects. Technical assistance to local preservation commissions, including administration of the Certified Local Government (CLG) program. Historic preservation education, including publication of preservation plan updates and the HPO newsletter, Worth Saving.

Historic Preservation/Restoration Specialist (Preservation Planner and
Professional Opportunity
Raleigh, NC
$38,632 - $43,751
The Preservation Planner and Local Government Services / Certified Local Government (CLG) Coordinator is responsible for four major areas of the State Historic Preservation Office:  (1) administration and implementation of the HPOs Local Preservation Commission programs, including: technical assistance and training for the states 105 local commissions through public workshops, training courses, and educational programs; (2) the administration, coordination and implementation of the states CLG grant program in conformance with the rules and regulations set forth by the National Park Service in the Historic Preservation Fund Grants Manual, working closely with the HPO grants program manager, including participant vetting of CLG grant applications, providing professional expertise for CLG grant administration; (3) in the context of local government programs, the federally mandated statewide preservation historic plan, including implementation of current goals and objectives, tracking of progress, updating and assessing the current plan, and creating a new cyclical plan, when required by the National Park Service; (4) is responsible for the branchs public outreach, web site, and education initiatives, including serving as primary public spokesperson on local historic preservation and planning issues, often involving extensive public contact with local government and community leaders through site visits and public meetings, at times regarding projects of a potentially controversial nature.   Position requires extensive public contact with local government and community leaders through site visits and presentations, including frequent travel; extensive statewide travel anticipated, including overnight travel when needed.

Thorough knowledge of the policies, procedures and operations of national, state, and local historic preservation programs, including the CLG program; thorough knowledge of the general concepts and principles of local planning and zoning laws and policies; knowledge of North Carolina and American architectural history; ability to comprehend technical language and concepts pertaining to planning, architecture and the preservation of buildings; ability to exercise judgment and discretion in establishing, applying and interpreting program policies and procedures; ability to speak well in public and communicate effectively, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with agency personnel, officials of state and local government, and the general public; ability to comprehend legal and technical language and concepts; ability to travel frequently to conduct public meetings and participate in local government meetings and conduct training; ability to organize projects and determine time frames for completion.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Master's degree in historic preservation, planning, architectural history, or a closely related field and three years of experience in historic preservation; or graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in history, planning, or architectural history, or a closely related field and four years of experience in historic preservation; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

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How to apply
**APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETED ON-LINE USING THE WEBSITE PROVIDED BELOW** To apply for this position, please click the APPLY link provided above. In order to receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the online application form. Any information omitted from the application cannot be considered for qualifying credit. Attached or incorporated resumes will be accepted, but will not be used for screening for qualifying credit. Using "See Resume" or "See Attachment" instead of completing the education and experience portion of the profile is not acceptable and will result in an incomplete application. Other attachments (except a DD-214 copy) will also be accepted, but not used in screening for qualifying credit. Applicants are required to scan and attach a copy of their DD-214 or discharge orders if they wish to obtain veterans preference. Applicants requesting and receiving an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are eligible to submit paper applications via mail or by fax. Please call the human resources office for assistance. The Department of Cultural Resources (DCR) uses Merit-Based Recruitment practices to select the most qualified applicants to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act. Applicants are asked to document competencies related to the position for which you apply on the State application via the NEOGOV website. A competency is defined as a set of behaviors or duties that reflect knowledge skills, and abilities. When a salary range is posted, the actual salary will be based on relevant competencies, knowledge, skills, abilities, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised positions. Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. The Department of Cultural Resources is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the State of North Carolina and the Department of Cultural Resources that all employees provide proof of employment eligibility (immigration and naturalization) on the first day of employment. We participate in E-Verify (Employment Eligibility Verification System). CONTACT INFORMATION: Mollie Schnell Department of Cultural Resources Division of Human Resources 4603 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-4603 Phone: 919-807-7373
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