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Posted: 03/10/2017

Connecticut SHPO

State agency charged with responsibilities under the National Historic Preservation Act and certain state statutes. The office administers grant funding for preservation planning and restoration, as well as a federal and two state historic rehabilitation tax incentive programs. Also owns and operates four state-owned museums.

National Register Specialist (Architectural Historian)
Job Posting 11426
Professional Opportunity
Hartford, CT

Duties include: assist with the planning and reviewing projects that fall under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, National Environmental Policy Act and the Connecticut Environmental Policy Act, which encompasses 1) performing or overseeing research to identify cultural resources which may be affected by projects, 2) determining the projects effect on these resources and recommending modification alternatives when necessary, 3) evaluating the project with project proponents (government agencies and private developers) and other entities (project managers, cultural resources consultants, and preservation societies); assisting agencies to complete their due-diligence requirements pursuant to state and federal regulations pertaining to cultural resources; providing support to program staff to prepare the State Plan for Historic Preservation and related reports and plans as necessary; speaking publicly to groups about the preservation of historic places; writing reports and informational literature; giving expert technical testimony at public hearings; conducting training workshops.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Considerable knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge in architectural history and historic preservation; knowledge of American history with particular emphasis on history and architectural history of Connecticut; knowledge of restoration techniques and practices; ability to read and interpret written materials.

Master's degree in architectural history, art history, or historic preservation, OR a closely related field with graduate-level coursework in America architectural history. Substitution Allowed--Bachelors degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation or closely related field PLUS one of the following: 1. At least two years of full-time experience in research, writing, or teaching in American architectural history or restoration architecture 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 American architectural history.

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How to apply
Application Instructions: Interested and qualified candidates who meet the above requirements should submit a cover letter that describes their interest and suitability for the position, a resume, and Application for Employment CT-HR-12 to: Joe Olender, Human Resources Specialist Department of Administrative Services, Small Agency Resource Team—SmART Unit 450 Columbus Blvd, Suite 1404, Hartford, Connecticut 06103 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.
Catherine Labadia

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