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Posted: 05/29/2015

Employer
Ohio History Connection
State Historic Preservation Office

With over 180 staff members, hundreds of volunteers and thousands of partners in historical societies, local history groups and local and state government, the Ohio History Connection champions all Ohio history, including the 50+ historic sites in the Society's network throughout Ohio. The Ohio History Connectionís network of historical sites includes homes and memorials associated with US presidents such as Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, or Warren G. Harding. It includes early cultures and mound building sites such as Serpent Mound, Ft. Ancient, or Newark Earthworks. Some historic sites help visitors learn about the entrepreneurial and literary genius and diversity of Ohioans. Other historic sites in the network are nature preserves and are great places to hike and take photos such as Cedar Bog or Wahkeena. From automobiles to wedding gowns, the Ohio History Connectionís history collections document both the ordinary and extraordinary stories of Ohioans. The Society collects, preserves, catalogs, manages and makes available to the public a vast collection of about 1.6 million objects in its museums across Ohio, and in its flagship museum in the Ohio History Center. Additionally, serving as the State Archives, allows people to discover the stories of the Ohioans who built our stateís farms, industries, businesses, schools, churches, social organizations, governments, and communities. Connecting people to the stories of Ohio is part of the daily work of the Society and is accomplished in part through educational efforts such as sponsoring National History Day in Ohio, and Ohio As America, an online textbook and curriculum for teaching the history of Ohio. Overseeing the Historical Markers program and the Local History Office are additional ways of connecting people to Ohio history. A division within the Ohio History Connection, the Historic Preservation Office is the State Historic Preservation Office for Ohio. The Office nominates properties to the National Register of Historic Places, reviews rehabilitation work to historic buildings for tax credits, reviews federally assisted projects for effects on historic properties, qualifies communities for the Certified Local Government program, and provides technical assistance and advice to the public. The Ohio History Connection is a non-profit organization that is funded in part by the State of Ohio, and depends on gifts, membership revenue, volunteers, grants, and other earned revenue such as admission fees, to serve the people of Ohio.


Position
Project Reviews Manager
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
Columbus, OH
Details
$3630-$3813/month
 

Nature of Work

Assess the effects of federally, state, and locally assisted projects to historic properties, pursuant to Sections 106 and 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act and Section 149.53 of Ohio Revised Code; advise and educate agency staff and others about the Section 106 review process; and maintain computer and paper records.

Illustrative Examples of Work

Analyze project documentation to determine the eligibility of historic properties for listing in the National Register of Historic Places and to provide comments and recommendations for the purpose of surveying and identifying historic properties. Review surveys, data recovery plans, maps, drawings, photos, and other technical documentation in order to assess effects of projects to historic properties. Synthesize review results and clearly communicate the outcome in writing, meetings, and other communication media. Make site visits to evaluate effects of proposed projects on historic properties. Negotiate agreements to avoid or mitigate adverse effects to historic properties. Review and comment on federal and state regulations. Review state and local projects to assess impacts to historic properties. Create and provide education and assistance to federal, state, and local agencies, individuals, companies, and organizations, including workshops and conference sessions.

Essential Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a wide range of preservation constituents in both the public and private sectors. Basic mathematical skills with the ability to apply mathematical concepts to practical situations. Ability to use Microsoft Office software or the equivalent, including spreadsheet, database, and word processing applications. Ability to use Windows and Windows-based PCs and peripherals. 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. Ability to use Geographic Information System software.

Typical Physical Demands

Requires prolonged sitting, frequent standing, and bending, stooping, and occasional lifting up to 25 pounds. Requires normal range of eyesight, hearing, and manual dexterity sufficient to operate keyboard, telephone, photocopier and other office equipment.

Typical Working Conditions

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, as well as occasional archaeological investigation and monitoring.

Qualifications

Meets professional qualification standards in 36 CFR 61, Appendix A, in history, architectural history, architecture, historic architecture, or its equivalent in education and experience. Four years of work experience in a professional capacity in the relevant discipline preferred. Familiarity with the Secretary of the Interiors Standards and Guidelines for Archaeology and Historic Preservation, as well as other federal historic preservation laws, regulations, and guidelines.

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Until Filled

How to apply
To apply, visit http://www.ohiohistory.org/about-us/jobs for Ohio History Connection employment application. Submit application, cover letter, resume and three professional references with contact information to applicant@ohiohistory.org or mail to: Human Resources Department Ohio History Connection 800 E. 17th Avenue Columbus, OH 43211-2474 Fax: 614/297-2293 E-mail: applicant@ohiohistory.org The Ohio History Connection is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are proud to be a drug-free workplace.
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