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Posted: 08/04/2015

Illinois Historic Preservation Agency
Preservation Services Division (SHPO)

The mission of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency is to collect, preserve, interpret, and communicate the diverse heritage of Illinois and to educate the public by providing access to historic resources throughout the state. IHPA operates 56 historic sites and monuments, as well as the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. IHPA's Preservation Services Division functions as the state historic preservation office and is located in the Old State Capitol in downtown Springfield.

Manager, Review and Compliance Section (Public Service Administrator)
Professional Opportunity
Springfield, IL
$3,116 - $8,301 / month

Under the general direction of the Division Manager of Preservation Services of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, plans, executes and controls all statewide Review and Compliance (Cultural Resource Protection) programs under Sections 106 and 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (16 USC 470) (as amended); the Illinois State Agency Historic Resources Preservation Act (20 ILCS 3420); the state Archaeological and Paleontological Resources Protection Act (20 ILCS 3435); and the state Human Skeletal Remains Protection Act (20 ILCS 3440); provides consultation on, manages, and monitors complex multi-year project reviews under various environmental laws, including the aforementioned acts and the National Environmental Policy Act; negotiates with and provides technical assistance to state and federal agencies on various types of agreement documents regarding historic preservation compliance; monitors, tracks, reviews, and approves mitigation measures stipulated in executed agreement documents; consults with Native American tribes in accordance with historic preservation laws and agreement documents; researches and interprets federal and state laws and regulations in its program areas; trains and makes presentations to federal and state agency staff, consulting parties, and the public regarding historic preservation compliance responsibilities and requirements; attends and participates in project meetings statewide, including multi-agency meetings and site visits, in order to consult with federal and state agencies and the public regarding historic preservation compliance issues and concerns under federal and state laws; oversees the administration and maintenance of compliance review files and computer databases; provides comments and technical assistance to national, statewide, and local preservation organizations, including the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Preservation Action, and Landmarks Illinois; directs, manages and supervises subordinate staff.

Requires a Masters degree in anthropology, archaeology, architecture, architectural history, historic preservation, or history, plus a minimum of five years of relevant field and research experience in a similar work setting; a Ph.D. in one of these fields, plus a minimum of eight years of relevant experience preferred. 

Requires basic knowledge of U.S. history and architectural history, with preference given to Midwestern specialists. Requires working knowledge of documentary research methods and ability to report findings in standard academic formats. Requires fluency with commonly used computer databases and word processing software, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint) and Adobe (Reader and Acrobat) software; GIS experience preferred. Requires a demonstrated ability to finish projects and reports in a timely and competent manner. 

Requires experience in writing and interpreting technical documents relating to archaeologically, architecturally, or historically significant resources. Requires experience in evaluating eligibility of cultural resources for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.  Requires extensive knowledge of public and business administration, principles and practices.  Requires ability to develop and manage a supportive agency program.  Requires ability to analyze administrative problems and adopt an effective course of action. Requires ability to develop, install and evaluate new and revised methods, procedures and performance standards. Requires ability to exercise ethical judgment and discretion in developing, implementing and interpreting departmental policies and procedures.

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How to apply
This position may require a current grade from Central Management Services (CMS), Division of Examining and Counseling, to be deemed qualified and available for employment consideration. For more information, please refer to the Work4Illinois website at Work.Illinois.Gov and select 'Application Procedures'. Additional information may also be obtained from the Agency Contact listed above or by contacting CMS, Division of Examining and Counseling at Work4Illinois@Illinois.gov or (217) 782-7100, (217) 785-3979 (TDD/TTY), (800) 526-0844 (TTY Only). CANDIDATES MUST BE DEEMED QUALIFIED OR HAVE A CMS-100 EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION SUBMITTED TO CMS TO RECEIVE A QUALIFYING GRADE PRIOR TO THE CLOSING OF THE POSTING PERIOD. A COPY OF THE CURRENT GRADE AND A COMPLETED AND SIGNED CMS-100 EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH A BID FORM TO DAWN DeFRATIES AT THE ADDRESS LISTED ON THIS POSTING. PLEASE NOTE THE POSTING NUMBER ON THE BID FORM AND/OR CMS-100 EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION.
Dawn DeFraties
Phone: (217) 785-7948
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency
313 S. Sixth Street
Springfield, IL 62701

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