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Posted: 06/16/2017

Oklahoma Historical Society
State Historic Preservation Office

Historic Preservation Specialist III (or II)
Professional Opportunity
Oklahoma City, OK

Key Duties:

1. Certified Local Governments Program:

Coordinates and manages the SHPO's Certified Local Governments (CLG) Program in accordance with Certified Local Governments Program for Oklahoma (state  procedures) and related National Park Service regulations, standards, and guidelines.


Receives, reviews, and makes recommendations on requests from local governments for CLG status.


Consults with CLGs to design projects for federal pass-through funding; Receives and reviews pass-through funding applications; monitors progress on funded project work; and authorizes payment of requests for reimbursement for completed projects.

Conducts the periodic performance evaluation of CLGs in accordance with the state         procedures.         


Designs and conducts training programs for city staff and local historic preservation             commissions on a wide range of topics, including legal authority, ethical and             procedural issues, designation of local districts and landmarks, and design review.

Informs local governments about their role in historic preservation and provides             technical assistance to those considering adoption of historic preservation ordinances and     participation in the CLG Program.


2.  Preservation Planning Program:


Develops the statewide preservation plan in accordance with the SHPOs established procedures and related National Park Service regulations, standards, and guidelines.

Assists SHPO staff to address the goals and objectives of the statewide preservation plan.

Informs government agencies, preservation professionals, and the general public about the statewide preservation plan, how it is developed and how they can participate in the process, and how they can assist in its implementation and integration into broader planning frameworks.

Shares information with the broad historic preservation community about preservation planning and other topics through presentations, published articles and other materials, and social media outreach.

Education and Experience: Historic Preservation Specialist II: The Oklahoma Historical Society requests authorization to utilize the following selective qualification for this announcement.  Applicants must have a masters degree in Historic Preservation or Planning (may be identified as Preservation Planning, Urban Planning, Regional Planning, Community Planning, Environmental Planning, City and Regional Planning, Urban Planning and Policy/Development, Urban Studies and Planning, etc.) and one year of experience in related research, project administration, or management or a bachelors degree in architecture and two years of professional experience in historic preservation or restoration.  



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How to apply
Application must be made through Human Capital Management/Office of Management and Enterprise Services.

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