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Posted: 10/16/2014

Ohio History Connection/State Historic Preservation Office
Education and Support Services

The Ohio History Connection’s mission is “Spark Discovery of Ohio History!” We help people connect with Ohio’s rich past to understand the present and create a better future.

Department Head, Education and Support Services
Professional Opportunity
Columbus, OH
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Department Head, Education & Support Services:

Manages the administration of the department and supervision of its staff, development and implementation of departmental policies, overseeing budgeting and management of grants and allocations to the Ohio HistoricPreservation Office, and serving on office-wide policy-making committees.


Illustrative Examples of Work:

Administer the Departments programs (including planning and reporting). Serve as Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer for Education & Support Services-related policy and programs and represents the Ohio Historic Preservation Office at the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers and other national forums.

Develop yearly work plans for the Education & Support Services Department, Ensures that work plans are implemented.

Coordinate submission of yearly work plans to the National Park Service for the Historic Preservation Fund Grant.

Coordinate logistics for training programs, workshops, and publications for the Ohio Historic Preservation Office.

Oversee Certified Local Government sub-grant program.

Oversee daily financial transactions for Ohio Historic Preservation Office for conformance of expenditures with annual budget.

Oversee of grants and contracts between the Ohio Historic Preservation Office/Ohio History Connection and other parties.

Oversees direct computer support of the Ohio Historic Preservation Office.

Serve as liaison for the Ohio Historic Preservation Office to Human Resource Office, Financial and Administrative Services Office, Institutional Advancement, and Facilities Management for processing of personnel matters, coordinating financial-related submissions and reporting, coordinating media and promotion activities, and coordinating maintenance and engineering support requests respectively.

Other duties as assigned.


Supervisor Responsibilities:

Supervision of department staff.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a wide range of preservation constituents in both the public and private sectors. Familiarity with budgeting, accounting and financial oversight. Proficiency in Microsoft Office software; familiarity with accounting software. Ability to use Windows and Windows-based PCs and peripherals. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables.


Work Environment:

Normal office environment. Occasional evening or weekend work. Work may be stressful at times. Requires ability to travel, sometimes with overnight stays. Work may involve attendance at public meetings and site visits.



A graduate degree in American history, anthropology, archaeology, architecture, architectural history, historic preservation planning, or closely related preservation field, or its equivalent in education and experience, or must meet the professional qualifications standards in 36 CFR 61, Appendix A. Plus a minimum of five years of experience in a professional capacity in the area of historic preservation with increasing supervisory and/or program management responsibility. Familiarity with the Secretary of the Interiors Standards and national historic preservation laws, regulations and guidelines.


How to apply
All interested applicants should submit an Ohio History Connection application, professional cover letter with salary requirements, resume, and three professional references with contact information to: applicant@ohiohistory.org or fax to Human Resources at 614-297-2293.
Debbi Huff
Fax: 614-297-2293
800 E. 17th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43211

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