The National Register Coordinator is one of a small but dedicated group of architectural historians at the Mississippi SHPO responsible for documenting, designating, and preserving Mississippi's historic resources.
Under the supervision of the Chief Architectural Historian, the National Register Coordinator directs and supervises the National Register of Historic Places program in Mississippi, insuring that the program is conducted in accordance with applicable federal regulations and policies and that all National Register nominations prepared by staff, consultants, and private submitters are completed in a timely, thorough, and accurate manner. Prepares National Register nominations and Determinations of Eligibility. Organizes and conducts tri-yearly meetings of the Mississippi National Register Review Board. Conducts public education programs as MDAHs spokesperson for the National Register program. Assists the Review and Compliance Officer with reviews of federally-assisted projects under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Reviews local and state governmental projects under the Mississippi Landmark program. Works closely with the Historic Preservation Tax Credit program to advise on National Register eligibility.
Must meet the Secretary of the Interiors Professional Qualifications Standards in Architectural History or History (36 CFR Part 61).
Strong research and writing skills and a thorough understanding of architectural history, both nationally and in Mississippi, are required. The candidate must be able to give oral presentations and deal effectively with elected officials and private citizens. Must make site visits to examine buildings (sometimes in poor repair or in remote rural areas); be competent in Microsoft Word, Power Point, and Publisher; and possess photography skills.
Education and experience must meet the following criteria:
- Master's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university, and (2) years of experience in a field acceptable to the employing authority.
- Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university, and (4) years of experience in a field acceptable to the employing authority.
Preference given to degrees in history, architectural history, historic preservation, American studies, or southern studies and experience in architectural survey and the National Register of Historic Places.