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Posted: 02/11/2014

Sawtooth National Forest
Heritage Program

The 2.1 million acre Sawtooth National Forest is divided into four management units the Minidoka, Ketchum and Fairfield Ranger Districts and the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. Elevations range from 4,513 to 12,009 feet above sea level offering a great variety of landforms and vegetation. The Forest extends from northern Utah to Salmon River country in Idaho. More than 2 million visitor days of recreation occur annually on the Forest with four downhill ski areas, including the world-premiere Bald Mountain Ski Area at Sun Valley. The Forest administers the 217,088-acre Sawtooth Wilderness in addition to three other areas, totaling more than 270,700 acres, recommended for wilderness classification. The Forest has approximately 3,000 heritage resources identified in Idaho and Utah. Historic sites include Forest Service administrative sites, mining complexes, town sites, homesteads, recreational residence cabins, isolated cabins and historic landscapes. There are approximately 120 permanent/full-time employees on the Forest in addition to 100 seasonal employees.

Architectural Historian
Professional Opportunity
Twin Falls, ID

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

Architectural History
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.

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How to apply
This is only an outreach. The application process will start in early March. The position will be posted on USA Jobs. If you are interested in the Sawtooth National architectural historian term position, please the following information and send via e-mail to bguisto@fs.fed.us or mail the form to: USDA Forest Service Sawtooth National Forest Attention: Bret Guisto 2647 Kimberly Road E Twin Falls, ID 83301 FAX #: (208) 737-3236 PERSONAL INFORMATION Name Date Address E-Mail Address Phone Current Title/Series/Grade Are you currently a federal employee? Yes No If YES: Current Agency and Location: Other pertinent information:
Bret Guisto
Phone: 208 737-3267
2647 Kimberly Road East
Twin Falls, ID 83301

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