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Posted: 01/12/2015

Wisconsin Historical Society
Divsion of Historic Preservation and Public History

The Wisconsin Historical Society, established in 1846, is one of the nation's premier state historical organizations with nearly 12,000 members. Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, it operates 12 historic sites and museums, one of the nation's largest North American history libraries, and houses nationally recognized archival collections. The Wisconsin State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO Office) is located within the Division of Historic Preservation/Public History at the Wisconsin Historical Society. The SHPO Office is a dynamic and successful organization and is a statewide and national leader in historic preservation. The SHPO Office maintains inventories of historic properties; administers grants; conducts archaeological research; provides technical assistance to local governments and owners of historic properties; administers federal and state tax credit programs; catalogs burial sites and prehistoric sites and structures; and nominates sites to the State and National Registers of Historic Places.

Historic Preservation Specialist - National Register Coordinator
Professional Opportunity
Madison, WI
$17.243 to $28.451 per hour
Open Until

1. Must meet the professional qualifications for architectural historian which are described in Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 61 (36 CFR 61) and the U.S. Secretary of the Interiors Standards and Guidelines.
2. Knowledge of historic preservation policies and procedures
3. Knowledge of federal and state historic preservation laws, rules and regulations
4. Understanding of architectural and cultural resource terminology
5. Excellent written and oral communication skills
6. Effective interpersonal skills
7. Ability to work independently, setting priorities and exercising independent judgment, while managing multiple projects
8. Ability to write for a popular audience
9. Ability to work collaboratively with others
10. Ability to provide instructive guidance (both written and oral) to people of varying backgrounds
11. Ability to use computer applications and databases, including PowerPoint
12. Ability to travel independently within Wisconsin

How to apply
In addition to submitting a resume, must answer one mandatory minimum requirement multiple choice question and prepare detailed written responses to two online exam questions. You may preview the three questions on the WiscJobs website. The total length of your responses to the two written questions should be limited to a total of four pages. These questions and your responses are considered to be an Examination for this position and will be used to determine your eligibility for this vacancy. Write clearly and concisely and use examples to support your statements when necessary. If you omit information requested on this announcement, your application may be rated ineligible. Since the answers to each question will be scored separately, be sure to provide a separate and complete answer for each question. Do not reference your response to one question as the answer for part of any other questions - each answer should stand alone. To apply online, visit the WiscJobs website.
Brian Schroeder
Phone: 608-264-6409
Fax: 608-264-6415
816 State St
Madison, WI 53706

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