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Posted: 10/13/2015

Illinois Historic Preservation Agency (Illinois SHPO)
Preservation Services Division

The mission of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency is to collect, preserve, interpret, and communicate the diverse heritage of Illinois to educate the public by providing access to historic resources in the state.

Cultural Resource Protection Programs Manager
Professional Opportunity
Springfield, IL

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 Preservations 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, track, 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 Master's degree in anthropology, archeology, 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. 

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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). Historic Preservation Agency / Human Resources 313 South Sixth Sreet Springfield, IL 62701 217-524-1282 lori.l.tinsley@illinois.gov

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