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Posted: 03/18/2014

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

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 Environmental Review Specialist
Professional Opportunity
Raleigh, NC
$38,632 - $44,564

Description of Work: The Environmental Review Specialist carries out the review of projects, with the exception of Federal Communications Commission and major transportation projects that may affect historic resources, including all federal and state sponsored, assisted, licensed, permitted, or approved undertakings. The wide array of state and federal undertakings reviewed by the position (approximately 2500/year) includes community development block grant projects; post offices; banks licensed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; all Department of Defense projects; FEMA disaster mitigation; certified industrial sites; water, sewer, and other utility/energy projects including power plants, oil and gas exploration, building weatherization and installation of solar and wind farms; state parks; public schools; and coastal development. The position is the initial point of contact for these projects and coordinates the handling of any unusual or problematic projects with the Environmental Review Coordinator. The position is responsible for updating the statewide Architectural Survey and GIS databases for individual properties and historic districts; mapping for all properties that are identified or affected through the Environmental Review process; and incorporating all Historic Structures Survey Reports into the HPOs library and digital files so they are available to governmental agencies and the public. The position also assists in the Environmental Review Coordinators educational/outreach efforts.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities / Competencies. Thorough knowledge and understanding of and ability to successfully apply Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act as well as all other applicable federal and state laws and regulations related to historic preservation. Must be able to apply National Register criteria and make Determinations of Eligibility. Must be able to read plans/planning documents and assess effects to historic properties in the short and long-term, draft and monitor inter agency agreements and meet multiple project deadlines. Excellent interpersonal, negotiating, oral and written communications skills are essential. Ability to use MS Office programs, including Access, is required, as is familiarity with digital photography, GIS databases, and mapping. Knowledge of GIS is required. Research skills, knowledge of American architectural history required; knowledge of North Carolina architecture and history desired. Demonstrated ability to work well with others in collaborative/inter-agency settings, within strict deadlines is required.      



Minimum Education and Experience Requirements: Master's degree in historic preservation, planning, architecture 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** https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/837198/historic-preservation-environmental-review-specialist/agency/northcarolina/apply 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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