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Posted: 06/08/2016

Heritage Assets

The Fort Monroe Authority (FMA) is a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia, created to preserve, protect and manage Fort Monroe and Old Point Comfort after the Federal Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC) closure in September 2011. Created by the General Assembly in 2010, the Fort Monroe Authority is responsible for the planning and reuse of Fort Monroe at Old Point Comfort. For at least 400 years, the point of land known as Old Point Comfort that now includes Fort Monroe has served as the key defensive site at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. Beginning with Native American’s use years before the settling of Jamestown to its most recent mission as the US Army’s Headquarters for Training and Doctrine Command until 2011, Old Point Comfort and Fort Monroe has influenced all aspects of our nation’s history. With the designation of National Historic Monument comes added responsibility as well as heartfelt enthusiasm for the preservation of Fort Monroe. As stewards of Fort Monroe’s legacy, we dedicate our best efforts to the various aspects of maintenance, management and planning required to safeguard this important historical property.

Architectural Historian
Professional Opportunity
Fort Monroe, VA
$50,000-60,000 annually

Job title:                      Architectural Historian

Department:                Heritage Assets

FLSA Status:               FTE, Exempt

Work Conditions:  Office environment in historic buildings, not ADA accessible. Moderate lifting.                                          Normal hours 8:30 AM 5:00 PM. 

Salary:                         $50,000-60,000 annually based on knowledge and experience

Reports to:                  Historic Preservation Officer


1.     Conducts reviews of projects at Fort Monroe to evaluate the effects to historic properties.

2.     Makes on-site inspections to interpret specific landscape and rehabilitation issues and to identify solutions.

3.     Promotes appropriate treatment measures by providing technical assistance and guidance on preservation technologies and procedures.

4.     Provides training in requirement for historic resources and/or available preservation tools, references and resources. 

5.     Supports marketing and real estate activities as the historic preservation expert at Fort Monroe. 

6.     Acts as liaison between the Commonwealth and project proponents, providing positive guidance with consideration of the preservation issues, public benefit, and state initiatives.

7.     Makes determinations for the Commonwealth regarding the potential effect of proposed projects on historic properties in collaboration with the VA Department of Historic Resources (DHR).

8.     Coordinates projects with DHR and the Authority in accordance with the Programmatic Agreement when potential effects to historic properties are found.

9.     Responsible for developing formal agreement documents among the project proponent(s), the DHR, the Authority, and appropriate stakeholders.

10.  Ensures an appropriate level of public and stakeholder involvement in the review process, through development and implementation of a public on historic preservation issues.


·       Applicants must meet The Secretary of the Interiors Professional Qualification Standards in at least one of the following:  Architectural History, Architecture, Historic Architecture or related fields. www.https://www.nps.gov/history/local-law/gis/html/quals.html


·       Minimum of Bachelors Degree in Architectural History, Historic Preservation or closely related field plus experience level(s) as defined in The Secretary of the Interiors Professional Qualification Standa

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How to apply
This posting will close on Thursday, July 7, 2016. To apply please forward (1) a copy of your resume, (2) a cover letter and (3) an FMA Job Application (available on our website at www.fmauthority.com). to: Joan F. Baker Human Resources Manager jbaker@fmauthority.com Or mail to: Joan F. Baker Human Resources Manager 20 Ingalls Road Fort Monroe, VA 23651 Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Joan Baker
Phone: 7572512740
20 Ingalls Road
Fort Monroe, VA 23651

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