The Architectural Historian term position aids the Sawtooth National Forest Heritage Program Manager in the identification, evaluation, and management of historic properties through successful accomplishment of projects and assignments. This includes consultation with forest personnel regarding: historic preservation; historic property evaluations (includes Determinations of Eligibility for the National Register of Historic Places); National Register of Historic Places nominations; historic property management plans and historic property rehabilitation, restoration and adaptive re-use plans; completes Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) and Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) documentation; and professional interpretation of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) with other Forest Service program areas.
The position completes work within appropriate timetables, organizes and performs project components including preparation of reports, maps, inventories, and records. Develops contract specifications for project work and acts as inspector.
The position writes grants for the preservation and study of historic properties on the Forest. Establishes partnerships with local Universities, historic preservation organization and volunteers to assist in the management of cultural resources.
The incumbent must meet the Secretary of the Interiors Professional Qualifications Standards for Architectural Historian and have working knowledge and understanding of historic preservation standards, principles, and historic preservation laws and practical experience implementing these standards, principles, and laws. In addition, they should have experience applying theories, practices and methods of architectural history and expertise with architectural resources.
Secretary of the Interior's Standards and Guidelines
[As Amended and Annotated] Professional Qualifications Standards
The minimum professional qualifications in architectural history are a graduate degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation, or closely related field, with coursework in American architectural history, or a bachelor's degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation or closely related field plus one of the following:
1. At least two years of full-time experience in research, writing, or teaching in American architectural history or restoration architecture with an academic institution, historical organization or agency, museum, or other professional institution; or
2. Substantial contribution through research and publication to the body of scholarlyknowledge in the field of American architectural history.