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Posted: 08/08/2018

Ohio History Connection
State Historic Preservation Office

Our mission is to spark discovery of Ohio's stories. Embrace the present, share the past and transform the future. Core Values •Relevance- Addressing and communicating the significance of history with Ohio's diverse people •Authenticity- Valuing artifacts and true stories of history •Inclusivity- Appealing to all Ohioans, especially underserved audiences •Stewardship- Protecting the evidence of Ohio history •Working Together- Pursuing teamwork and sharing authority and responsibility As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization chartered in 1885, the Ohio History Connection and the State of Ohio have maintained a longtime public-private relationship whereby the Ohio History Connection carries out dozens of history services for Ohio and its citizens. With over 180 staff members, hundreds of volunteers and thousands of partners in historical societies, local history groups and local and state government, we champion all Ohio history, including the more than 50 historic sites and museums in our network throughout Ohio.

Project Reviews Manager
Professional Opportunity
$3889-$4082 / month
Open Until
Until Filled

This position in the State Historic Preservation Office of the Ohio History Connection assesses the effects of federally assisted projects to historic properties, pursuant to Sections 106 and 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act; advising and educating agency staff and others about the 106 review process; maintaining computer and paper records and reviewing state and local projects under Ohio Revised Code 149.53.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

- Analyze project documentation to determine the eligibility of properties for listing in the National Register of Historic Places and to provide comments and recommendations for the purpose of surveying and identifying historic properties.
- Review architectural drawings, specifications, maps, and other technical documentation in order to assess effects of projects to historic properties.
- Synthesize review results and clearly communicate the outcome in writing, meetings, and other communication media.
- Make site visits to evaluate effects of proposed projects on historic properties.
- Negotiation of agreements to avoid or mitigate adverse effects to historic properties.
- Review and comment on federal and state regulations.
- Review state projects to assess impacts to historic properties.
- Create and provide education and assistance to federal, state, and local agencies, individuals, companies, and organizations, including presenting at workshops and conference sessions.
- Other duties as assigned.
Education and/ or Experience:

A graduate degree in historic preservation, history, architectural history, architecture, historical architecture, or a closely- related field, or its equivalent in education and experience, plus a minimum of four years of work experience in a professional capacity in the relevant discipline. Or must meet professional qualification standards in 36 CFR 61, Appendix A. Familiarity with the Secretary of the Interior Standards and federal historic preservation laws, regulations, and guidelines.

Language Skills:
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a wide range of preservation constituents in both the public and private sectors.

Mathematical Skills:
Basic mathematical skills with the ability to apply mathematical concepts to practical situations.

Technical Skills:
Ability to use Microsoft Office software or the equivalent, including spreadsheet, database, and word processing applications. Ability to use Windows and Windows-based PCs and peripherals. Ability to use Geographic Information System software.

Reasoning Ability:
Ability to implement, plan, and critically evaluate research. Ability to review, understand, and interpret a variety of technical data, such as engineering drawings and specifications, primary and secondary research sources, maps and archaeological documentation.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

May require prolonged sitting, some bending, stooping and stretching. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare and communicate appropriate reports.

Work Environment
Normal office environment. Occasional evening or weekend work. Work may be stressful at times. Requires ability to travel, sometimes with overnight stays. Work may involve attendance at public meetings and site visits.



How to apply
Interested applicants must complete the Ohio History Connection Application Form, and submit it via mail, e-mail or fax; along with a cover letter, resume and references to: Ohio History Connection Human Resources Office 800 E. 17th Avenue Columbus, OH 43211-2474 Fax: 614/297-2293 E-mail: applicant@ohiohistory.org For additional information on how to apply, visit www.ohiohistory.org/jobs. Position will remain open until filled.

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