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Posted: 02/13/2015

Hawaii State Historic Preservation Division
State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources

The State Historic Preservation Division of DLNR works to preserve and sustain reminders of earlier times which link the past to the present. SHPD’s three branches, History and Culture, Archaeology, and Architecture, strive to accomplish this goal through a number of different activities. The division’s statewide Inventory of Historic Properties contains information on more than 38,000 historic sites in Hawai`i. Reviews of development projects are the primary means of lessening the effects of change on our historic and cultural assets. The Burial Sites Program, the Certified Local Government Program, the Historic Preserves Program, maintenance of the Hawai`i and National Register of Historic Places, SHPD’s Information and Education Program, and Inter-agency Archaeological Services, are designed to promote the use and maintenance of historic properties for the education, inspiration, pleasure and enrichment of Hawai`i’s citizens and visitors.

Architectural Historian
Professional Opportunity
Kapolei, MI
Open Until
Until Filled
Opening Date: 02/12/15 Closing Date: Continuous




This posting is for the State of Hawaii, Department of Land and Natural Resources, Land Division.

The position is located in Kapolei, Oahu.

Salary: Commensurate with Education and Experience.

If you have any questions regarding this non-civil service exempt position, please contact Ms. Alexis Caramonte at (808) 692-8036 (Monday - Friday, 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (HST).

The State Recruiting Office will refer all inquiries regarding this exempt position to the Department of Land and Natural Resources.



This position is responsible for conducting Section 106 reviews for the development, demolition, and modification of buildings on federal land; and serving as the division's lead contact with military personnel, and assisting with ensuring compliance of programmatic agreements with federal entities as it applies to architectural issues. Performs other duties as assigned.



LEGAL AUTHORIZATION TO WORK REQUIREMENT: The State of Hawaii requires all persons seeking employment with the government of the State shall be citizens, nationals, or permanent resident aliens of the United States, or eligible under federal law for unrestricted employment in the United States.

Knowledge: Must be familiar with all applicable federal and state preservation laws, regulations and standards. In particular, incumbent must demonstrate an understanding of the National Historic Preservation Act, Archaeological Resources Protection Act, and Chapter 6E, HRS. Incumbent must also demonstrate knowledge of the Secretary of Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation.

Must also be familiar with MicroSoft Office, GIS and ArcView.

Skills/Abilities: Establish and maintain effective working relationships with federal agencies, professional or lay groups, public officials, and the general public. Ability to negotiate adequate preservation protective measures.

Ability to read and interpret design and construction plans is necessary.

Education and Experience:

Education Requirement: An undergraduate degree in architecture, architectural history or historic preservation is required.

Experience Requirement: Two (2) years of experience conducting 106 reviews for architectural projects. It is preferred that at least one of the two (2) years of experience include reviews of federal and military construction and demolition projects.

Substitution of Education for Experience:

1. A master's degree in architecture, architectural history or historic preservation may substitute for one (1) year of experience.

2. A doctorate's degree in architecture, architectural history or historic preservation may substitute for two (2) years of experience.

License Requirement: Applicants must possess a valid license, type 3 or higher, to drive in the State of Hawaii.

Quality of Experience: Possession of the required number of years of experience will not in itself be accepted as proof of qualification for a position. The applicant's overall experience must have been of such scope and level of responsibility as to conclusively demonstrate that he/she has the ability to perform the duties of the position for which he/she is being considered

Physical/Mental Requirements: Applicants must be able to perform the essential functions of the position effectively and safely, with or without reasonable accommodation. Qualified applicants with disabilities who can perform the essential functions of the advertised position are encouraged to apply. The State of Hawaii is committed to making reasonable accommodations on a case-by-case basis. Applicants seeking reasonable accommodation should be ready to discuss the accommodation sought so that a determination can be made that such accommodation is reasonable and would not cause the employer undue hardship.





This position is exempt from the civil service and considered temporary in nature. Therefore, if you are appointed to the position, your employment will be considered to be "at will," which means that you may be discharged from your employment at the prerogative of your department head or designee at any time.

How to apply
HOW TO APPLY: Submit resumes to: Department of Land and Natural Resources Personnel Office Attn: Ms. Michelle Matsumoto 1151 Punchbowl Street, Room 231 Honolulu, HI 96813 Please also complete and submit an Application for Non-Civil Service Appointment (HRD 278). Applications can be found at: http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/jobs/. Position number is 100377. Direct all inquiries regarding this position to: Ms. Alexis Caramonte, (Historic Preservation Administrative Specialist) Phone: (808) 692-8036 Monday – Friday 7:45 am – 4:30 pm NOTE: The State Recruiting Office will refer you to the Department of Land and Natural Resources regarding this exempt position.
Alexis Caramonte
Phone: 808-692-8036
601 Kamokila Blvd., Suite 555
Kapolei, MI 96707

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