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Posted: 03/22/2016

Nebraska State Historical Society
State Historic Preservation Office

The Nebraska State Historical Society, an agency of the State of Nebraska, administers Nebraska's programs of historic preservation. The State Historic Preservation Office is a division of the Nebraska State Historical Society.

Preservation Asscociate
Position #05500325
Professional Opportunity
Lincoln, NE

Under limited supervision, conducts surveys of archeological properties, evaluates properties for conformance to National Register guidelines; writes National Register nominations; and reviews and comments on federal undertakings all in accordance with the policies and procedures of the State Historical Society and federal regulations promulgated under the National Historic Preservation Act.

Oversees contract staff, interns and volunteers performing professional archeological projects. Advises, consults and serves as a liaison to constituents, local governments, organizations, and archeologists on historic preservation. Reviews federal undertakings, evaluates historical or archeological significance and analyzes project impacts in accordance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and other pertinent laws and regulations. Conducts surveys of potential archeological or culturally significant resources in Nebraska. Performs research to determine sufficient justification exists for listing/eligibility on or to the National Register; prepares and submits nomination forms for application to the National Register of Historic Places. Prepares and manages contracts for professional services. Provides input into the State historic preservation plan and other agency planning processes and develops procedures as necessary. Conducts public outreach and provides education on archeology. Some travel.

Knowledge of: principles and practices of historic preservation, research methods and procedures; local and regional archeology defined by federal regulations and guidelines promulgated under the National Historic Preservation Act. Skill in: conducting archeological research; writing reports, correspondence and other documentation. Ability to: learn, interpret and apply agency policies and procedures; research and document findings; plan and manage projects and work plans; communicate effectively to convey messages; prepare articles of related work.

REQUIREMENTS: Masters degree in history, archeology, architectural history or closely related field OR Bachelors degree in any of the above noted fields plus one of the following: a) two years experience in research, writing or teaching in a related field or b) substantial contribution through research and publication to the body of scholarly knowledge as determined applicable based on Secretary of the Interior Professional Qualifications Standards (36 CFR Part 61, Appendix A).

OTHER: Valid driver's license or able to provide independent authorized transportation.

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How to apply
Applications must be filed online at http://statejobs.nebraska.gov The State of Nebraska is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The State of Nebraska and the Nebraska State Historical Society complies with Nebraskaís Veteranís Preference Laws.
Bob Puschendorf
Phone: (402) 471-4769
1500 R Street
PO Box 82554
Lincoln, NE 68501

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