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Posted: 10/25/2016

CT Department of Economic and Community Development
State Historic Preservation Office

State agency charged with responsibilities under the National Historic Preservation Act and certain state statutes. Also administers grant funding for preservation planning and restoration. Administers 2 state historic rehabilitation tax incentive programs as well as the Federal Historic Rehabilitation tax incentive. Also owns and operates four state-owned museums.

National Register Specialist (Architectural Historian)
Job Posting No. 11426
Professional Opportunity
Hartford, CT


Eligibility Requirement:

Candidates must meet the Experience and Training requirements for class code 5873 which can be viewed by accessing this link

http://das.ct.gov/HR/JobspecNew/JobDetail.asp?FCC=5670. Candidates must meet the professional qualification standards as defined by the National Park Service in accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations, 36CFR, part 61 and Section 106 of the National Historical Preservation Act.


General Information: Reporting to the Director of Historic Preservation and Museums this position is accountable for performing a full range of tasks to participate in the implementation of the State's historic preservation program inaccordance with the National Register Program of the National Park Service.

Essential Functions: Refer to Examples of Duties listed on DAS Class Specification 5873, which can be viewed by accessing this link http://das.ct.gov/HR/JobspecNew/JobDetail.asp?FCC=5670. Example of duties include:

prepares or reviews, edits and processes National and State Registers of Historic Places nominations; conducts or

supervises surveys or studies of State Register of Historic Places; assists in preparation of State Plan for Historic

Preservation, related reports and plans as required; provides assistance in defining boundaries of historic areas as

requested by municipalities; assists in the review of applications for preservation tax incentives; assists in planning and

review of projects falling under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and the Connecticut Environmental

Policy Act; speaks before groups concerning preservation of historic places; writes reports and informational literature;

provides technical expert testimony at public hearings; conducts training workshops; may prepare the National Register of Historic Places agenda for the Connecticut State Historic Preservation Review Board; as well as other related duties.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Considerable knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of American history with particular emphasis on history of Connecticut; considerable knowledge of resources and techniques of historical research and documentation; knowledge of basic photographic techniques; considerable oral and written communication skills; interpersonal skills.

General Experience: A Master's degree in history or closely related field.

Substitution Allowed: A Bachelors degree in history or closely related field plus one of the following may be substituted for the general experience.

1. At least two years of full-time experience in research, writing, teaching, interpretation or other demonstrable professional activity with an academic institution, historic organization or agency, museum or other professional institution OR

2. Substantial contribution through research and publication to the body of scholarly knowledge in the field of history.

Preferred Experience: Demonstrated experience in state or national register nominations; proven writing, editing and presentation skills.

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How to apply
Application Instructions: Interested and qualified applicants should submit a cover letter that describes their interest and suitability for the position, a resume, and an Application for Employment (Form CT-HR-12) to: Joe Olender, Human Resources Specialist Department of Administrative Services, Small Agency Resource Team—SmART Unit 165 Capitol Avenue, 5th Floor East, Hartford, Connecticut 06106 Confidential Fax (preferred method of submission): 860-622-2833 Materials may be attached to email and sent to Joseph.Olender@ct.gov The filling of this position will be in accordance with reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules, if applicable. AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.
Mary Dunne
Phone: 860-256-2756

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