Position serves as National Register Specialist, including general support to the National Register and Survey Program. Works directly with the NR Program Manager and two additional NR staff; works closely with Tax Incentive Program staff; and serves as the chief contact for program-related information and assistance to other SHPO staff including ER Historians, the Historic Resources Section Chief, and the Division Director, as well as the public. Serves as chief administrative support to the National Register and Survey Program, maintaining program databases, forms, and mailings in accordance with state and Federally-mandated specifications. Administers the HPD library and constituent access to division research files. Processes and makes recommendations regarding assessment of eligibility submissions; reviews and prepares National Register nominations and supporting documentation; and undertakes research and outreach (including public presentations) as relevant. Presents nominations to the Georgia National Register Review Board. Provides professional expertise in Georgia history and historical devleopment, and the research and documentation of historic properties in Georgia. Initiates, reviews, and develops historic contexts, and initiates and develops techniques for the identification and evaluation of historic resources in Georgia. Conducts site visits as necessary. Participates in special projects as necessary.
Preference may be given to applicant with a Masters degree in Historic Preservation or closely-related discipline, such as architecture, architectural history, or historic landscape architecture, and two (2) or more of the following:
Demonstrated experience writing National Register of Historic Places nominations, particularly for historic districts
Experience reviewing and evaluating National Register of Historic Places nominations at the federal and/or state level
Demonstrated experience evaluating historic resources for eligibility for listing in the National Register of Historic Places (analyzing integrity, evaluating resources according to the National Register Criteria for Evaluation)
Demonstrated experience evaluating diverse resources as contributing/non-contributing to an historic district (working with periods of significance, evaluating integrity, defining district boundaries)
Advanced knowledge of Georgia history and historical development
Experience with or a working knowledge of at least one other core SHPO program area such as Tax Incentives, Section 106 review, or the Certified Local Government program, on a consultant basis or as agency staff