Nature of Work:†An employee in this position performs support duties requiring considerable judgment, excellent organizational skills and sensitivity to complex situations and tight deadlines. This position is responsible for a variety of support, technical review, and data management tasks for four departments of the Historic Preservation Office, which serves as state historic preservation office for Ohio. Acts as a resource person for the Historic Preservation Office staff, consultants, agency representatives and the general public by handling various aspects of project submissions, tracking, close-out and filing.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
††††††† Conduct independent initial review of incoming submissions under a variety of program areas, identify missing and insufficient information, and prepare correspondence to submitters to resolve issues.
††††††† Carry out basic research to assist staff with producing public education materials and web pages.
††††††† Respond to status check inquiries, procedural questions, and requests for assistance made by phone, email, and written correspondence.
††††††† Maintenance, including filing, re-filing, and general upkeep various hard-copy program files.
††††††† Assist researchers and others using public files by providing verbal and written guidance.
††††††† Assist with cataloging, organization and maintenance of the Historic Preservation Office library and image collections.
††††††† Responsible for data entry and report preparation in a variety of program and tracking databases
††††††† Other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:†Bachelor's degree in American history, historic preservation, anthropology, architecture, architectural history, historic preservation planning, or a closely related field, or the equivalent of education and work experience. Familiarity with Federal Historic preservation laws and programs, (including the National Register of Historic Places, Ohio Historic Inventory, Ohio Archaeological Inventory, Federal and State Project Reviews, Certified Local Governments, and Federal and State Tax Credit programs) and with the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for Rehabilitation is a plus.
Self-directed and flexible.
Resourcefulness and initiative.
Problem solving and decision making.
Effective organizational skills.
Incredible attention to details.
Able to work independently without supervision.
Even-tempered in moments of stress.
Able to handle multiple tasks.
Language Skills:†Writing, editing, and organizational skills.† Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Mathematical Skills:†Basic mathematical skills
Technical Skills:†Microsoft Office, including Access, or equivalent business software. Ability to use Windows and Windows-based PCs and peripherals.
Reasoning Ability:†Ability to work independently or with a group. Ability to pay close attention to detail while completing repetitive tasks.
Work Environment:†Normal office environment. Requires prolonged sitting, frequent standing, and bending, stooping and occasional lifting up to 30 pounds.