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Posted: 09/17/2015

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.From automobiles to wedding gowns, the Ohio History Connectionís history collections document both the ordinary and extraordinary stories of Ohioans. We collect, preserve, catalog, manage and make available to the public a vast collection of about 1.6 million objects in our museums across Ohio, and in our 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 State Historic Preservation 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.

National Register/Survey Manager
Professional Opportunity
Columbus, OH
$3630-$3813 / month

Nature of Work

Responsible for reviewing and processing products relating to the Ohio Historic Inventory and National Register of Historic Places programs and assisting in the management of these programs. This is a two-year temporary assignment.

Illustrative Examples of Work

Assist in the management of the Ohio Historic Inventory (and related bridge and landscape inventories) including conducting professional detailed reviews of survey forms and reports.† Provide progress reports on survey program and respond to public inquiries about the Ohio Historic Inventory.

Assist in the management of the National Register of Historic Places program including conducting professional detailed reviews of nominations, fulfilling public notification requirements including public hearings, provide progress reports on the National Register program, and respond to public inquiries about the National Register of Historic Places.

Exercises independent management or review responsibilities.

Assist in conducting initial technical reviews for National Register nominations and Ohio Historic Inventory survey products.

Assist in the preparation and presentation of nominations at Ohio Historic Site Preservation Advisory Board meetings.

Assist with the review of National Historic Landmark nominations and Inventory & Registration Department special projects/programs as assigned.

Assist in establishing survey and registration priorities.

Coordinate the Ohio Historic Inventory and National Register programs with other departments in the office and state and local agencies.

Assist in the development and implementation of training and education for inventory and registration topics, including written material, workshops, conferences, presentations, and training 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 or equivalent business software, such as spreadsheet, presentation, word processing, and data base 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. Familiarity with applying National Register of Historic Places Criteria for Evaluation and assessing historic integrity for historic properties.

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. Site visits and public hearings will require travel. A valid drivers license is required.


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
How to Apply To apply, visit 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

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