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Historic Preservation Specialist III

Recruitment #170307-U14C-01

Introduction

This announcement is for recruitment of candidates to fill one vacancy in the Oklahoma Historical Society, State Historic Preservation Office.

The position will serve as the division’s Certified Local Governments (CLG Program Coordinator and Preservation Planner. Administration of the CLG program and development of the statewide historic preservation plan are major program responsibilities of the SHPO under the National Historic Preservation Act and related National Park Service regulations, standards, and guidelines.

STATE EMPLOYEE INFORMATION

IF YOU ARE A CURRENT OR FORMER PERMANENT, CLASSIFIED STATE EMPLOYEE, PLEASE APPLY TO THE “INTERNAL JOBS” LISTING HERE. DO NOT APPLY VIA THIS RECRUITMENT.

BASIC PURPOSE

Positions in this job family are responsible for identification, evaluation, documentation, registration, planning, education and treatment programs and activities designed to protect Oklahoma’s significant archeological and historic properties.  The activities and programs are carried out in accordance with the National Historic Preservation Act and the associated regulations, standards, and guidelines established by the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.

NOTE:  Under the National Historic Preservation Act, the Governor of each State designates the State Historic Preservation Officer to carry out the duties and responsibilities of the federal preservation programs for that State.  The SHPO employs professional staff, in accordance with federal standards, to perform the related duties.  In Oklahoma, the program is assigned to the Oklahoma Historical Society.  The agency receives an annual allocation from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Historic Preservation Fund which partially covers the program costs (60%), and the State of Oklahoma is responsible for the balance of these costs (40%).

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

The Historic Preservation Specialist job family consists of three levels which are distinguished on the basis of the responsibility and complexity of work, experience required and the responsibility assigned for the development and coordination of assigned programs.

Level III:    
This position is responsible for the development and coordination of at least two major division programs and works with a high degree of independence.  Responsibilities may include supervision of other historic preservation specialists, as well as temporary employees.  The majority of the incumbent’s time is spent developing priorities for major division programs, developing scopes of work for professional services contracts and administration/monitoring of contract performance, reviewing highly complex and technical reports and other documents prepared by professional consultants and others related to a specific major division program, consulting with clients/customers on a wide range of historic preservation topics, and developing and presenting public education and technical assistance programs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level III:    
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a master’s degree in anthropology, archeology, architectural history, art history, historic preservation, history or a closely related academic area and three years of experience in related research, project administration or management; or a bachelor’s degree in architecture with four years of professional experience in historic preservation or restoration projects.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

Positions in the Oklahoma Historical Society require specialized training and experience as specified by the U.S. Department of the Interior.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

The Oklahoma Historical Society has been authorized to utilize the following selective qualification for this announcement.

"Applicants must have a master’s degree in Historic Preservation or Planning and three years of experience in related research, project administration, or management. "

"OR a bachelor’s degree in architecture and four years of professional experience in historic preservation or restoration."

NOTES

Please upload a copy of your transcript to your application submission.  No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.

Selection Plan

Scores based on: 100% Qualification Review.

 ***NOTE:  Names of eligible applicants can be made available to State agencies upon their request, immediately following the closing date and time.



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