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Posted: 04/04/2014

Ohio Historical Society
Ohio Historic Preservation Office

The Ohio Historical Society's mission is to spark discovery of Ohio history! We help people connect with Ohio’s past to understand the present and create a better future. Our Core Values Are: · Authenticity – Valuing “real stuff” and true stories of history · Collaboration – Pursuing teamwork and sharing authority and responsibility · Relevance ­­­– Addressing the “so what?” of history for the diverse people of Ohio · Stewardship – Protecting the evidence of Ohio history The Ohio Historic Preservation Office is the official historic preservation agency of the State of Ohio. It has developed since 1967 when the Ohio Historical Society was designated to manage responsibilities delegated to the state by Congress in the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. The Ohio Historic Preservation Office: · prepares and distributes a state historic preservation plan, · identifies historic places and archaeological sites, · nominates eligible properties to the National Register of Historic Places, · reviews rehabilitation work to income-producing National Register properties for federal investment tax credits, · consults on significance and proposed federally-assisted projects for effects on historic, architectural, and archaeological resources, · qualifies communities for the Certified Local Government program and administers matching grants to them, · consults on the conservation of buildings and sites, and offers educational programs and publications. Headquartered in Columbus, the office has a staff of archaeologists, historians, architectural historians, a historical architect, and others with professional expertise in preservation-related fields. The office is funded in part by an annual grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior's Historic Preservation Fund. The Ohio Historical Society, State of Ohio, and other public and private sources match the federal funds. The mission of the Ohio Historic Preservation Office is to assist organizations, businesses, and individuals in preserving Ohio's historic resources as a living part of our heritage through effective management of the joint federal/state/local historic preservation program and by fostering, in association with others, a preservation ethic. http://www.ohiohistory.org

Technical Preservation Services Manager
Professional Opportunity
Columbus, OH

Responsible for a variety of duties, including reviewing federal Rehabilitation Investment Tax Credit and Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit projects, providing technical preservation information, delivering lectures and other presentations on historic rehabilitation techniques, and managing special programs and projects as assigned.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

·         Conducting professional, detailed reviews of rehabilitation projects for which federal Rehabilitation Investment Tax Credits and/or Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits are being sought.

·         Exercises independent management and review responsibility.

·         Providing technical preservation (building conservation) information, such as appropriate preservation techniques, product information, and reference materials to program applicants and the general public.

·         Delivering "Building Doctor Program" technical lectures and other presentations. Traveling to historic buildings to advise owners and others on preservation matters as part of "Building Doctor Program" and on request.

·         Manage special programs and projects as assigned.

·         Assisting in development and implementation of technical preservation education and assistance. This can include written material, workshops, conferences, seminars, and training sessions.


Education and/or Experience: A graduate degree in history, architectural history, architecture, historical architecture, historic preservation or a closely-related preservation field, or its equivalent in education and experience, plus a minimum of four years of work experience in a professional capacity in the relevant discipline, or must meet the professional qualifications standards in 36 CFR 61, Appendix A. Familiarity with the Secretary of the Interiors Standards and national historic preservation laws, regulations and guidelines. Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.


Supervisory Responsibilities: May require the oversight and supervision of volunteers, interns, and temporary staff.


Certificates and/or Licensures: Requires a valid Ohio drivers license.


Language Skills: Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with a wide range of internal and external preservation constituents in both the public and private sectors.


Mathematical Skills: Basic mathematical skills with the ability to apply mathematical concepts to practical situations.


Technical Skills: Ability to use Microsoft Office or equivalent business software such as spreadsheet, database, and word processing applications. Ability to use Windows and Windows-based PCs and peripherals.


Reasoning Ability: Ability to implement, plan, and critically evaluate research. Ability to review, understand, and interpret a variety of technical data such as engineering drawings and specifications, primary and secondary research sources, and maps.


Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Re

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How to apply
Visit http://www.ohiohistory.org/jobs/current-openings. Mail, email, fax or personally deliver your completed application, cover letter and resume to: Human Resources Office Ohio Historical Society 800 E. 17th Ave. Columbus, OH 43211 The Ohio Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Fax: 614-297-2293

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