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Posted: 11/03/2017

Florida Department of State
Bureau of Historic Preservation, Division of Historical Resources

The Bureau of Historic Preservation serves as Florida's State Historic Preservation Office. The Bureau is responsible for listing properties on the National Register of Historic Places, managing state historic preservation grants, reviewing projects for Section 106 compliance, processing historic preservation tax credit applications, managing the Certified Local Governments program, and coordinating the state's Main Street program.

Historic Preservationist/CLG Coordinator
Professional Opportunity
Tallahassee, FL


  • Coordinate and manage the Florida Certified Local Government Program (CLG) in accordance with the Florida CLG Guidelines, all applicable National Park Service (NPS) rules, standards, guidelines, and federal laws.
  • Assist communities in applying for the CLG program by receiving, reviewing, and processing CLG applications. Request, review, and process end-of-year CLG reports and conduct 4-year performance evaluations of CLG programs in accordance with the Florida CLG and NPS guidelines.
  • Work with CLG communities and Florida Division of Historical Resources (DHR) grants staff to develop projects for CLG pass-through grants. Provide CLG grants training to participating communities. Collaborate with DHR grants staff to review ongoing and completed projects.
  • Develop and conduct a robust training program for CLG staff, local historic preservation board members, and other preservation partners. Address a variety of topics including preservation planning and basic preservation law, local historic designation, proper meeting procedure, conducting defensible design review, designating local landmarks and districts, participating in the National Register process, and disaster preparation. Training includes regional CLG meetings, webinars, and targeted training visits for individual CLGs.
  • Provide technical assistance to Florida CLGs, review local historic preservation ordinances, and consult on preservation issues.
  • Assist in the completion of National Register nominations and historic resource surveys by coordinating DHR efforts with CLGs.
  • Conduct outreach for the CLG program, including holding public meetings, conducting webinars, and collaborating with DHR staff to promote preservation programs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Graduate degree in American History, Architectural History, American Archaeology, Architecture, Historic Preservation or a related field
  • At least two years experience with the CLG program, National Register Program, local historic preservation laws and practice, local planning procedures and/or other aspects of a State Historic Preservation Office.
  • Experience conducting public meetings and make presentations
  • Experience conducting community outreach or working with local governments
  • Experience with preservation planning or local preservation ordinances


  • Knowledge of federal, state and local historic preservation laws and practice
  • Knowledge of (or ability to learn and master) Florida State and architectural history
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office programs
  • Ability to meet the professional qualifications standards for Architectural Historian as defined in 36 Code of Federal Regulations 61
  • Ability to explain and teach historic preservation topics
  • Ability to travel and conduct field work
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How to apply
Applications are submitted online through online state jobs portal, jobs.myflorida.com.
Ruben Acosta
Phone: 850-245-6364
500 S Bronough St
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250

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