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Posted: 12/14/2016

Employer
Florida Department of State
Bureau of Historic Preservation

Florida State Historic Preservation Office.


Position
Historic Preservationist
45000373-51227191
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
Tallahassee, FL
Uni
Details
$32696.88
 

POSITION IS LOCATED IN THE DIVISION OF HISTORICAL RESOURCES, BUREAU OF HISTORIC PRESERVATION

RELATIVES OF CURRENT FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF STATE EMPLOYEES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED

A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION IS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT FOR THIS POSITION AND SELECTED APPLICANT WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS 11:59 P.M. ON THE CLOSING DATE

RESPONSES TO QUALIFYING QUESTIONS MUST BE VERIFIABLE ON THE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

This position will work with property owners, consultants, government officials, and other members of the public to research, write, and revise nominations to the National Register of Historic Places for properties located across the state.  Other responsibilities include training, determinations of eligibility, outreach, historic site survey, and travel. Other duties include:

Research, evaluate, write and edit National Register nomination proposals in collaboration with the public, consultants, and other Bureau of Historic Preservation staff.

Review preliminary site information and determine if properties meet the National Register criteria.

Participate in National Register Review Board meetings by preparing materials, writing staff comments, answering questions, and incorporating board member comments and edits into nomination proposals.

Conduct site visits and evaluations when possible, including taking high quality photographs that meet National Park Service requirements for National Register nominations.

Prepare maps and site plans for National Register nominations.

Provide general and detailed National Register program information in response to public inquiries.

Participate in Historic Sites Survey by recommending survey projects, monitoring projects, reviewing and evaluating submitted surveys via written reports and commentaries, and providing technical assistance to surveyors.

Develop Historic contexts for Florida properties for use with surveys and National Register nominations.

Assist in determinations of eligibility for the National Register of Historic places as a result of Section 106, Federal Historic Preservation Tax Credits, and other related programs.

Provide technical assistance and detailed National Register information to other Bureau sections.

Conduct National Register training for consultants, the public, and Certified Local Governments.

Occasional overnight travel.

Perform additional duties as assigned by section head.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

Masters degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation, or closely related field, with coursework in American architectural history, OR

Bachelor's degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation or closely related field plus one of the following:

  • At least two years of full-time experience in research, writing, or teaching in American architectural history or restoration architecture with an academic institution, historical organization or agency, museum, or other professional institution; or
  • Substantial contribution through research and publication to the body of scholarly knowledge in the field of American architectural history.

Experience conducting public meetings and making presentations.

Experience with archaeological nominations, properties and methodologies preferred but not required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of National Register criteria for evaluation.

Knowledge of National Register process.

Knowledge of programs and responsibilities of State Historic Preservation Office.

Ability to conduct historical research and writing using a variety of sources.

Ability to effectively communicate complex ideas and processes.

Ability to conduct training on preservation-related topics.

Basic skills in Microsoft Office suite, ArcGIS, Adobe Acrobat and photo editing software such as Photoshop

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

A valid drivers license or willing to obtain one.

Willing to travel to various locations to conduct field work or other required activities.

**IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please attach copies of any documents that are needed to meet the minimum qualifications for this position to this People First requisition. Examples of educational documents include: college diploma or transcripts, or high school diploma or equivalent.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or the People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace.  All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION

OPen until
12/29/2016

How to apply
Applicants should apply via People First, the State of Florida HR web portal. Only applications via People First will be considered for this position.
Ruben Acosta
Phone: 8502456364
ADDRESS
Bureau of Historic Preservation, Florida Department of State
500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399

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