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Posted: 01/12/2018

Georgia Historic Preservation Division/State Historic Preservation Office
Environmental Review

The Historic Preservation Division (HPD) is Georgia’s state historic preservation office, or SHPO. Every state has a SHPO, as established by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, often referred to simply as the NHPA. HPD has several key functions as part of the national historic preservation program. First, through the Section 106 compliance program (named for the section of the federal implementing regulations of the NHPA), HPD functions as a watchdog over federal agencies doing business in the state, helping to insure that they respect our most important historic resources. Second, we administer various economic development programs that leverage private capital to encourage business growth, especially in our many smaller towns and communities. Finally, through programs like the National Register of Historic Places, Certified Local Governments, and others, we work with partners both inside and outside state government to encourage regional and local planning, neighborhood conservation, downtown revitalization, heritage tourism and archaeological site protection. State Historic Preservation Offices receive financial assistance through the Historic Preservation Fund of the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, and provides matching state funds to carry out the national historic preservation program. The National Park Service establishes broad policies, programs and standards for state and local participation in the national program. Each state then tailors its own SHPO to address the special character and needs of their state and complement the national program. In Georgia, the General Assembly authorizes or mandates a number of specific preservation programs such as a state property tax freeze, state rehabilitation grants, archaeology protection and stewardship of state-owned buildings. Our Mission The Historic Preservation Division's mission is to promote the preservation and use of historic places for a better Georgia. Our Vision Georgians will value historic places for the important roles they play in our social and economic lives. Property owners, local communities, and state agencies will possess the knowledge and the legal and financial tools to preserve their historic properties. The Historic Preservation Division will play a critical role as the state historic preservation office in increasing citizen engagement with the historic places that make the state unique including local landmarks, state historic sites, and national historic landmarks and sites. Through its education and citizen engagement programs, the Historic Preservation Division will help the Department instill a conservation ethic among Georgia citizens.

Environmental Review Historian
Professional Opportunity
Stockbridge, GA


Serves as Environmental Review (ER) Historian. Reviews projects for National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) eligibility and effects determinations for Section 106 compliance and similar/related state and federal laws, with primary review responsibility for transportation projects (Georgia Department of Transportation, Federal Highways Administration, and associated agencies). Provides interagency liaison support. Assists in resolving adverse effects, including negotiating and reviewing agreement documents. Provides technical assistance, provides information to the public, give presentations, and conducts meetings and site visits as necessary. Provides ER program reporting and assists in managing program files in accordance with established procedures. Advises Environmental Review Program Manager, Historic Resources Section Chief, Historic Preservation Division Director, and other agency officials on ER-related issues and projects. Supports other HPD program areas as necessary. Supports and participates in special projects as necessary.


Bachelor's degree in natural resource management, environmental science, historical preservation or a closely related field from an accredited college or university


One year of experience in a directly related field.


Two years of experience required at the lower level Curator/Preservationist 2 (NRP031) or position equivalent.


Preference may be given to applicants with Masters degree in Historic Preservation, Architectural History, or Architecture in combination with minimum qualifications educational requirements or other multiple degree combinations including disciplines from both minimum and preferred qualification lists and one or more of the following:

  • Experience with reviewing projects for Section 106 compliance and other similar/related state and federal laws, including defining APE and eligibility and effects determinations
  • Experience with evaluating historic resources for eligibility for listing in the National Register of Historic Places and reviewing work for consistency with SOI Standards
  • Experience with transportation-related projects, such as transportation facility/building rehabilitation, road improvement, streetscape infrastructure/amenity, or pedestrian corridor/trail development projects at state/local government level
  • Experience surveying for and documenting historic resources, including identifying/defining types and styles, as a consultant or as state/local agency staff
  • Experience working with at least one other core SHPO program area such as Tax Incentives, Certified Local Governments, or National Register on a consultant basis or as state/local agency staff
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How to apply
If interested in applying for this position, please submit a DNR Application for Employment and resume electronically to the e-mail address included.
Jennifer Dixon
Phone: 770-389-7851
Fax: 770-389-7878
2610 GA Hwy 155, SW
Stockbridge, GA 30281

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