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Posted: 04/10/2017

North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office
NC Dept of Natural and Cultural Resources

The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) vision is to be the leader in using the state's natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. Our mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state's history, conserving the state's natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development. The North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office assists private citizens, private institutions, local governments, and agencies of state and federal government in the identification, evaluation, protection, and enhancement of properties significant in North Carolina history and archeology. The agency carries out state and federal preservation programs and is a section within the Division of Historical Resources, Office of Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources(NCDNCR). The office serves as the staff of the state historic preservation officer, who is the NCDNCR Deputy Secretary for the Office of Archives and History, and as staff of the North Carolina Historical Commission in the review of state and federal development projects that might affect historic North Carolina properties. The chief services of the State Historic Preservation Office are: The statewide survey of historic buildings, districts, and landscapes. The HPO is the repository of field notes, photographs, research reports, National Register nominations, and other materials related to the statewide survey. Published information on historic places in North Carolina may be found in scores of state and local architectural survey publications. (Note: The Office of State Archeology, which conducts the statewide survey of archeological sites, is a separate section within the Office of Archives and History.) Nominations of eligible properties to the National Register of Historic Places. Environmental Review of state and federal actions affecting historic and archeological properties. Technical assistance to owners in the restoration of historic properties, including those owners seeking state and federal rehabilitation income tax credits. Grant assistance for historic preservation projects. Technical assistance to local preservation commissions, including administration of the Certified Local Government (CLG) program. Historic preservation education, including publication of preservation plan updates and the HPO newsletter, Worth Saving.

Environmental Review Specialist (Section 106)
Professional Opportunity
Raleigh, NC

The Environmental Review Specialist (Historic Preservation/Restoration Specialist II) carries out the review of projects, with the exception of Federal Communications Commission and major transportation projects that may affect historic resources; including all federal and state sponsored, assisted, licensed, permitted, or approved undertakings. The wide array of state and federal undertakings reviewed by the position (approximately 2500-3000/year) includes community development block grant projects, post offices, banks licensed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, all Department of Defense projects, FEMA disaster mitigation, certified industrial sites, water, sewer and other utility/energy projects including power plants, oil and gas exploration, building weatherization and installation of solar and wind farms, state parks, public schools and coastal development. The position is the initial point of contact for these projects and coordinates the handling of any unusual or problematic projects with the Environmental Review Coordinator. The position is responsible for updating the statewide Architectural Survey and GIS databases for individual properties and historic districts. Mapping for all properties that are identified or affected through the Environmental Review Process and incorporating all Historic Structures Survey Reports into the HPOs library and digital files so they are made available to governmental agencies and the public.This position also assists in the Environmental Review Coordinator's education/outreach efforts.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

**To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must provide the information on the application form. Any information omitted from the application form, listed as general statements, listed under the text resume section, or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit.**

Qualified candidates must possess:

  1. Must have demonstrated experience in applying Section 106 to development projects that may affect historic properties and conducting consultation per the Section 106 regulations and other state and federal historic preservation laws and rules.
  2. Ability to read and comprehend plans/planning documents and assess effects to historic properties in the short and long-term, draft and monitor inter agency agreements and meet multiple project deadlines.
  3. Must have demonstratedinterpersonal, negotiating, oral and written communication skills.
  4. With only minor guidance on content, must be able to prepare official correspondence, spreadsheets, and presentations using Microsoft Office programs.
  5. Must have demonstrated experience in use of digital camera(s) to take photographs, download, label, store and manipulate them for presentations and documentary purposes.
  6. Must have demonstrated experience in use of GIS, including use of data layers, drawing and annotating locations, capturing, editing and annotation of maps/data for documentation purposes.
  7. Knowledge of American Architectural History and research skillsare required.
  8. Must be able towork well with others in collaborative/inter-agency settings, within strict deadlines.

Management Preference:
Management prefers experience and/or educational background in discipline of planning in context of historic preservation. Knowledge of North Carolina architecture and history is desired.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Master's degree in historic preservation, planning, architectural history, or a closely related field and three years of experience in historic preservation; or graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in history, planning, or architectural history, or a closely related field and four years of experience in historic preservation; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

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How to apply
Apply via link Supplemental and Contact Information The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) selects applicants for employment based on required education and experience and job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, political affiliation or political influence. Please be sure to complete the application in full. Resumes may be uploaded with your application, but will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application and will not be considered for qualifying credit. "See Resume" or "See Attachment" will NOT be accepted. Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Transcripts, and degree evaluations may be uploaded with your application. To obtain veterans preference, you must scan and upload a copy of your DD-214 or discharge orders. Technical issues submitting your application, please call the NeoGov Help Line at 855-524-5627. Applicants requesting and receiving an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are eligible to submit paper applications via mail or by fax. Please call the human resources office for assistance. If multiple applications are submitted to an individual posting, only the most recent application received prior to the closing date will be accepted. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on the closing date. Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your account. Upon the closing date, applications are "Under Review" and will be screened by Human Resources for the qualified applicants. The hiring process may take an average of 6 8 weeks. It is the policy of the State of North Carolina and the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources that all employees provide proof of employment eligibility (immigration and naturalization) on the first day of employment. We participate in E-Verify (Employment Eligibility Verification System). CONTACT INFORMATION: N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Division of Human Resources 4603 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-4603 Phone: 919-807-7373

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