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Posted: 12/21/2015

Kansas Historical Society
State Historic Preservation Office

Established in 1875, the Historical Society is a state agency, which safeguards and shares the state’s history. The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) works to preserve, protect, and honor the cultural, historical, and archaeological resources of Kansas.

Historic Preservation Specialist II - Project Reviewer
Professional Opportunity
Topeka, KS
$20.13 / hour

This is a full-time classified benefit eligible position.

Duties include:

  • Reviewing State and Federal Rehabilitation tax credit applications. 
  • Working with applicants and their architects/consultants to complete the application process. 
  • Reviewing applications to ensure that properties qualify for the tax incentive programs. 
  • Verifying that properties are certified historic structures and that the rehabilitation projects will meet the Secretary of the Interior'sStandards for Rehabilitation as well as other National Park Service requirements.
  • Making site visits to project locations throughout the state.
  • Reviewing applications and architectural plans submitted to the Heritage Trust Fund grant program, and conducting site visits as needed. 
  • Providing technical assistance to preservation professionals and the public.
  • Researching and writing articles for the Kansas Preservation quarterly newsletter.

Qualifications: Bachelors degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation or closely related field and one year full time experience in research, writing, or teaching.  Additional experience in the areas listed above may be substituted for the required education as determined relevant by the agency.

Candidates must be able to read, understand, and explain drawings and specifications for projects submitted for review; and must possess skills necessary to provide excellent customer service.

Preferred Selection Criteria: Must meet the Secretary of the Interiors Professional Qualifications Standards in the area of History, Architectural History or Preservation Planning.

(a) a graduate degree in Architectural History, Art History, History, Historic Preservation or closely related field of study including coursework in American Architectural History or


(b) An undergraduate degree in Architectural History, Art History, Historic Preservation or closely related field of study plus a minimum of two (2) years of full-time professional experience applying the theories, methods, and practices of Architectural History that enables professional judgments to be made about the identification, evaluation, documentation, registration, or treatment of historic properties in the United States; and products and activities that demonstrate the successful application of acquired proficiencies in the discipline to the practice of historic preservation.

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How to apply
See application instructions online at http://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/job/job-postings?id=182588
Patrick Zollner
Phone: 7852728681 x217
6425 SW 6th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66615

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