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Posted: 02/24/2016

Employer
Nevada State Historic Preservation Office
Review and Compliance Program

The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) encourages the preservation, documentation, and use of cultural resources through state and federal programs. The agency works to educate the public about the importance of our cultural heritage so that Nevada’s historic and archaeological properties are preserved, interpreted, and reused for their economic, educational, and intrinsic values and for future generations to appreciate.


Position
Architectural Historian
27494
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
Carson City, NV
Details
$$46,019.52 to $68,361.12
 
Perform professional cultural resources management activities in statewide historic preservation efforts to ensure compliance with State and/or federal programs, laws, rules and regulations.
Incumbents possess a degree and proficiency sufficient to perform advanced-level work and may provide work direction and training to others.
Under direction, this position's primary responsibility will be architectural review in the Review and Compliance program. The individual will recommend to State and Federal agencies the kind and intensity of architectural surveys and historic contexts and background studies to be conducted; review and provide comments on architectural survey reports prepared in the State to ensure they meet Federal and State standards; determine the adequacy of documentation for evaluation of cultural resources discovered; recommend whether or not to concur with federal agency determinations of significance and findings of effect; prepare and revise legally-binding agreements on behalf of the Administrator and Historic Preservation Specialist III, with federal agencies and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation; conduct site inspections; and provide advice and technical assistance to State and Federal agencies regarding the treatment and stewardship of cultural resources. This position will also provide advice and technical assistance regarding the treatment of the historic built environment including landscapes; review and prepare technical papers for professional conferences and educate the public on preservation issues; and coordinate with other State and federal agencies to set standards for report writing, evaluation, stewardship, and mitigation of cultural resources. This individual will also provide preliminary review of plans for rehabilitation of historic structures and assist the public in applying for necessary permits to pursue construction; work with public agencies in the review process to ensure plans for rehabilitation conform to accepted standards; and inspect construction to ensure that it follows plans as described. The individual will also perform related duties as assigned.
 
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
    Master's degree from an accredited college or university in archeology, anthropology, architectural history, art history, history, historic preservation, cultural geography or closely related field plus one year of experience in research, writing, or teaching American architectural history, restoration architecture, history, art history, or historic preservation with an academic institution; working for a professional historic preservation consulting firm or a Federal, state, local entity performing historic preservation work in archaeological research, architectural history, history, or historic preservation; or managing and/or maintaining cultural resource databases to include the digitization of GIS data, data validation and normalization, and resolution of duplicates; OR Bachelor's degree in architectural history, history, art history, anthropology, historic preservation or closely related field, plus two years of professional experience in research, writing, or teaching American architectural history, restoration architecture, history, art history, or historic preservation with an academic institution; working for a professional historic preservation consulting firm or a Federal, state, local entity performing professional historic preservation work; or managing and/or maintaining cultural resource databases to include the digitization of GIS data, data validation and normalization, and resolution of data duplicates; OR one year as a Historic Preservation Specialist I level in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Special Notes
    Applicants' professional qualifications must meet National Park Service standards as described in the Code of Federal Regulations for any one specialty as described in 36 CFR 61.
    The incumbent may be required to travel statewide.
Special Requirements
    Requires a valid driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility at the time of appointment and for continuing employment.
    This position requires up to 25% of travel.
Additional Position Experience
    Secretary of the Interior standards for an Architectural Historian.
    Experience in the review or preparation of Section 106 submissions for compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended.
OPen until
03/24/2016

How to apply
Information about applying for this position can be found here: http://hr.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/hrnvgov/Content/Services/NVAppsInstructionsPage.pdf
Rebecca Palmer
Phone: 775-684-3443
Fax: 775-684-3442
ADDRESS
901 South Stewart Street, Suite 5004
Carson City, NV 89701

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