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Posted: 08/20/2018

NC State Historic Preservation Office
North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources' (DNCR) vision is to be the leader in using the state's natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. Our mission is to improve quality of life by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature throughout North Carolina. The Department works to stimulate learning, inspire creativity, preserve the state's history, conserve the state's natural heritage, encourage recreation and cultural tourism, and promote economic development. Our goal is to promote equity and inclusion among our employees and our programming to reflect and celebrate our state's diverse population, culture, and history by expanding engagement with diverse individuals and communities. We encourage you to apply to become a part of our team. Division Information: The North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office assists private citizens, private institutions, local governments, and agencies of state and federal government in the identification, evaluation, protection, and enhancement of properties significant in North Carolina history and archeology. The chief services of the State Historic Preservation Office are: The statewide survey of historic buildings, districts, and landscapes. The HPO is the repository of field notes, photographs, research reports, National Register nominations, and other materials related to the statewide survey. Published information on historic places in North Carolina may be found in scores of state and local architectural survey publications. (Note: The Office of State Archaeology, which conducts the statewide survey of archeological sites, is a separate section within the Office of Archives and History.) Nominations of eligible properties to the National Register of Historic Places. Environmental Review of state and federal actions affecting historic and archeological properties. Technical assistance to owners in the restoration of historic properties, including those owners seeking state and federal rehabilitation income tax credits. Grant assistance for historic preservation projects. Technical assistance to local preservation commissions, including administration of the Certified Local Government (CLG) program. Historic preservation education, including publication of preservation plan updates and the HPO newsletter, Worth Saving.

Architectural Survey Specialist
Professional Opportunity
Raleigh, NC
Open Until

~Time-Limited Full-Time Position~
~Two Years~
salary grade equivalentGN10

This position will be located at:
Archives & History Office
109 East Jones Street

Raleigh, NC

Description of Work:
The position assists the Survey and National Register Branch Supervisor and the Architectural Survey Coordinator in maintaining the statewide architectural survey by:

  • Conducting architectural surveys of counties and municipalities in North Carolina's 75-county central, southeastern, and eastern regions that do not qualify for federal Certified Local Government grants. This work includes
    • field work
    • creation of database records with written entries and labeled photographs
    • report preparation
    • making National Register Study List recommendations
  • Reviewing products submitted by consultants conducting county, municipal, and other thematic survey projects.
  • Must beable towork with the public with tact and diplomacy and have the abilityto comprehend technical language and concepts.
  • Speaking at public meetings and with members of the local press to publicize and promote survey projects. This will requiresuperior written and verbal communication skills, including strong experience as a public speaker.
  • The position requires the person to have theability to organize time and meetings.
  • The position requires frequent travel, both day trips and over-night.
  • The positionis for two years with the potential to be renewed in two-year increments.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must provide the information on the application form. Any information omitted from the application form, listed as general statements, listed under the text resume section, or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit.Demonstrated ability to conduct and supervise historic structure field surveys according to state and federal standards; including proper recordation methods and photography skills.

  1. Demonstratedknowledgein the conduct and supervision of historic structure field surveys according to state and federal standards, including proper recordation methods and photography skills.
  2. Demonstratedknowledge of American and North Carolina architectural history, particularly vernacular architecture.
  3. Demonstratedknowledge of National Register criteria and guidelines.
  4. Must be able to travel frequently, both day trips and over-night.
  5. Must meet the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualification Standards for history or architectural history, as specified by federal regulations (36 CFR 61.4(e)).
  6. Must have a valid NC driver's license or be able to obtain one.

Management preferences:

  1. Working knowledge of the structure and operation of national, state, local, and private preservation programs, particularly National Register guidelines
  2. Knowledge of mapping software

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Master's degree in historic preservation, panning, architecture history, or a closely related field from an appropriately accredited institution and three years of experience in historic preservation;


Bachelor's degree in history, planning, or architectural history, or a closely related field from an appropriately accredited institution and four years of experience in historic preservation;

an equivalent combination of education and experience.

How to apply
APPLY ONLINE AT THIS LINK https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/northcarolina/jobs/2172476/architectural-survey-specialist Supplemental and Contact Information The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) selects applicants for employment based on required education and experience and job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, political affiliation or political influence. Please be sure to complete the application in full. Resumes may be uploaded with your application, but will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application and will not be considered for qualifying credit. "See Resume" or "See Attachment" will NOT be accepted. Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Transcripts, and degree evaluations may be uploaded with your application. To obtain veterans preference, you must scan and upload a copy of your DD-214 or discharge orders. Technical issues submitting your application, please call the NeoGov Help Line at 855-524-5627. Applicants requesting and receiving an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are eligible to submit paper applications via mail or by fax. Please call the human resources office for assistance. Please refrain from submitting multiple applications, however; If multiple applications are submitted to an individual posting, only the most recent application received prior to the closing date will be accepted. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on the closing date. Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your account. Upon the closing date, applications are "Under Review" and will be screened by Human Resources for the qualified applicants. The hiring process may take an average of 6 8 weeks. It is the policy of the State of North Carolina and the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources that all employees provide proof of employment eligibility (immigration and naturalization) on the first day of employment. We participate in E-Verify (Employment Eligibility Verification System). CONTACT INFORMATION: N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Division of Human Resources 4603 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-4603 Phone: 919-807-7373

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