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Posted: 12/14/2018

New Jersey Historic Trust
Department of Community Affairs, State of New Jersey

The New Jersey Historic Trust was created by law in 1967 to preserve New Jersey's historic resources across the state. The Mission of the Trust is to advance historic preservation in New Jersey for the benefit of future generations through education, stewardship and financial investment programs that save our heritage and strengthen our communities. The Historic Trust seeks to achieve its mission by serving as: A leading voice for preservation at the state level A catalyst for preservation and community revitalization activities A full partner in state policy development A technical and financial resource for the stewardship of historic properties

Historic Preservation Specialist I
HR 18-0034
Professional Opportunity
Trenton, NJ
Open Until


Reviews preservation grant application; reviews project initiating materials and fiscal documentation from grant recipients; under direction of the Executive Director and others in the work unit, prepares project budgets.

Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships with representatives from local, state, and federal government agencies, historical groups, and members of the general public; Conducts seminars and training programs for historic property interpreters, site managers and board members;  Assists in organizing and/or participates in conference, workshops, meetings and public hearings; addresses various groups concerning programs and preservation issues; 

Prepares correspondence; Prepares clear sound accurate and informative reports on historic preservation and cultural management containing findings, conclusions, and recommendations; Maintains records and files; May be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency.; may perform other related duties as required.


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in American Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Architectural History, History, or Historic Preservation.

NOTE: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree including or supplemented by twenty-one (21) semester hour credits in professional planning subjects such as land use planning, historic city planning, planning project design, or planning law and administration may be substituted for the indicated education requirement.

NOTE:  Possession of a valid certificate as a Registered Architect issued by the NJ Board of Registered Architects may be substituted for the required education.

NOTE:  Possession of a valid license as a Professional Planner issued by the NJ State Board of Professional Planners may be substituted for the required education.

NOTE:  A Masters degree in an area of study listed above will fulfill the educational requirement for the title. 

NOTE:  Applicants holding a Master's degree in History or Architectural History will be required to have a specialization in American History or American Architecture, respectively.

One (1) year of experience in historic site surveying, historic preservation planning, or any combination of the following: detailed investigation of historic structures; preparation of historic structures research reports and/or preparation or review of plans/specifications for preservation projects; research writing, or related activity with an historic organization, agency; research and/or writing in American architectural history and/or restoration architecture; and/or experience in archaeological research, administration, management, and/or study of archaeological resources.

NOTE:  A Masters degree in American Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Architectural History, History or Historic Preservation, may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience.

Appointee will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility is necessary to perform essential duties of the position.

NOTE: Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:14-7 (L. 2011, Chapter 70), also known as the New Jersey First Act, all public employees are required to obtain principal residence in the State of New Jersey within one (1) year of employment UNLESS OTHERWISE EXEMPTED FROM THE LAW.

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How to apply
Please submit a resume including any required documents (degree, licenses, certification and/or transcripts) along with a letter of interest, including a phone number, by the closing date of December 28, 2018 to: New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Office of Human Resources HR18-0034 101 South Broad Street PO Box 800 Trenton, New Jersey 08625 Resumes may be emailed to: resume1@dca.nj.gov Interviews will be granted based on resume
Dorothy Guzzo
Phone: 609-984-0473
101 S. Broad St
Trenton, NJ 08608

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