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Posted: 06/29/2017

Employer
North Carolina Historic Preservation Office
North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR)

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. Division Information: 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 archaeology. 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 Archaeology, which conducts the statewide survey of archaeological 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 archaeological 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.


Position
Environmental Review Specialist (Historic Preservation/Restoration Spe
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
Raleigh, NC
Details
 

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.

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.
Work in and or have interacted with state historic preservation office through the Section 106 process.

 

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 thorough knowledge and understanding to successfully apply Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act as well as all other applicable federal and state laws and regulations related to historic preservation.
  2. Ability to apply National Register criteria and make determination of eligibility.
  3. 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.
  4. Must have demonstrated interpersonal, negotiating, oral and written communication skills.
  5. Must be able to use Microsoft Office programs, including Access.
  6. Must be knowledgeable with digital photography, GIS databases and mapping.
  7. Must have demonstrated knowledge of GIS.
  8. Knowledge of American Architectural History and research skills are required.
  9. Must be able to work well with others in collaborative/inter-agency settings, within strict deadlines.

 

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.

OPen until
06/05/2017

How to apply
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/northcarolina/jobs/1585883/historic-preservation-restoration-specialist-ii?keywords=preservation%20restoration&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
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