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Posted: 09/27/2017

New Jersey Historic Trust

The New Jersey Historic Trust was created by law in 1967 to preserve New Jersey's historic resources across the state. The Mission of the Trust is to advance historic preservation in New Jersey for the benefit of future generations through education, stewardship and financial investment programs that save our heritage and strengthen our communities.

Historic Preservation Specialist
Professional Opportunity
Trenton, NJ
$45,053.25 - $65,537.63
Open Until


Reviews preservation grant application; reviews project initiating materials and fiscal documentation from grant recipients; under direction of the Executive Director and others in the work unit, prepares project budgets.

Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships with representatives from local, state, and federal government agencies, historical groups, and members of the general public; Conducts seminars and training programs for historic property interpreters, site managers and board members;  Assists in organizing and/or participates in conference, workshops, meetings and public hearings; addresses various groups concerning programs and preservation issues; Prepares correspondence; Prepares clear sound accurate and informative reports on historic preservation and cultural management containing findings, conclusions, and recommendations; Maintains records and files; May be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency.; may perform other related duties as required.

EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's  degree  in  American   Studies,   Anthropology,   Archaeology, Architecture, Architectural History, or History.

NOTE: Graduation from an accredited college or  university with  a Bachelor's degree including or supplemented by twenty-one  (21) semester hour credits in professional planning subjects such  as  land  use planning, historic city planning, planning  project  design, or planning law and administration may be substituted for  the indicated education requirement.

EXPERIENCE:  One  (1)  year of experience in historic site surveying, historic  preservation  planning,  or  any combination  of  the  following:  detailed  investigation  of historic structures;  preparation  of  historic structures research reports and/or preparation or review  of   plans/specifications  for  preservation  projects;  research  writing,  interpretation, or related activity  with  an  historic  organization,  agency,  or  museum; research  and/or  writing  in  American  architectural history and/or restoration  architecture;  and/or  experience  in  archaeological research,  administration, management, and/or study of archaeological resources.

NOTE: Possession of a valid certificate as a Registered Architect issued  by the NJ Board of Registered Architects may   be substituted for the required education.

NOTE: Possession of a valid license as a Professional Planner issued by the NJ State Board of Professional Planners may be substituted for the required education.

NOTE: A Masters degree in Historic Preservation, American Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Architectural History, or History may be substituted for the required experience.

LICENSE: Appointee will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility is necessary to perform essential duties of the position.

NOTE: Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:14-7 (L. 2011, Chapter 70), also known as the New Jersey First Act, all new public employees are required to obtain principal residence in the State of New Jersey within one (1) year of employment.

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer


How to apply
Please submit a resume and any required documents (licenses, certification and or transcripts) along with a letter of interest, including a phone number, by the closing date to: Office of Human Resources New Jersey Department of Community Affairs HR#0097 101 South Broad Street PO Box 800 Trenton, New Jersey 08625 Resumes may be emailed to: resume1@dca.nj.gov

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