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Posted: 02/21/2019

Georgia Historic Preservation Division/SHPO
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.

Environmental Review Historian
Professional Opportunity
Stockbridge, GA
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Serves as Environmental Review (ER) Historian. Processes project review applications for database entry, routing, and file management. Reviews projects for National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) eligibility and effects determinations for Section 106 compliance and similar/related state and federal laws. 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 a Masters degree in Historic Preservation, Architectural History, or Architecture in combination with minimum qualification educational requirements or other multiple degree combinations including disciplines from both minimum and preferred qualifications lists and one or more of the following:

  • Experience with reviewing projects for Section 106 compliance and similar/related state and federal laws, including defining APE and eligibility and effects determinations
  • Experience surveying for and documenting historic resources, including identifying/defining types and styles, as a consultant or as a state/local agency staff
  • 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 working with property owners or agencies regarding preservation and rehabilitation issues
  • Experience working with databases or other electronic information file systems
  • 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 agency staff






NOTE: Applicants that previously applied from DNR Vacancy Announcements # 47-2018 and 02-2019 are still being considered and do not need to re-apply.

How to apply
If interested in applying for this position, please submit a DNR Application for Employment, resume, and cover letter electronically to the e-mail address below: Georgia Department of Natural Resources Historic Preservation Division ATTN: Jennifer Dixon Jennifer.Dixon@dnr.ga.gov
Jennifer Dixon
Phone: 7703897851
2610 Hwy 155, SW
Stockbridge, GA 30281

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