Position serves as National Register Historian, including general support to the National Register and Survey Program. Works directly with the NR Program Manager and three additional NR staff; works closely with Tax Incentive Program staff; and serves as a general source for program-related information and assistance to other SHPO staff including ER Historians, the Historic Resources Section Chief, the Division Director, and National Park Service staff, as well as the public. Processes and makes recommendations regarding assessment of eligibility submissions; reviews and prepares National Register nominations and supporting documentation; and undertakes research and outreach (including public presentations) as relevant. Provides professional expertise in Georgia history and historical development, and the research and documentation of historic properties in Georgia. Initiates, reviews, and develops historic contexts, and initiates and develops techniques for the identification and evaluation of historic resources in Georgia. Conducts site visits as necessary. 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 AND 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 Master's Degree in Historic Preservation or a closely-related discipline, such as architecture, architectural history, or landscape architecture, in combination with one or more of the following qualifications:
Demonstrated experience writing National Register of Historic Places nominations
Experience reviewing and evaluating National Register of Historic Places nominations at the federal and/or state level
Demonstrated experience evaluating historic resources for eligibility for listing in the National Register of Historic Places (analyzing integrity, evaluating resources according to the National Register Criteria for Evaluation)
Demonstrated experience evaluating historic resources as contributing/noncontributing to a historic district (working with periods of significance, evaluating integrity, defining district boundaries)
Advanced knowledge of Georgia history and historical development
Experience working with at least one other core SHPO program, such as the Environmental Review, Tax Incentives, or the Certified Local Government (CLG) program, on a consultant basis or as agency staff