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Historic Preservation Specialist I

Recruitment #170711-U14A-01

Introduction

This job is located in Oklahoma county.
Historic Preservation Specialist, Level I,

KEY DUTIES

1.  Develops research designs for architectural/historic survey projects and implements the designs through archival and field research.

2.  Prepares complex reports detailing architectural/historic survey project results

3.  Prepares National Register of Historic Places Nominations in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards and Guidelines for Evaluation and Registration and the division's established policies.

4.  Reviews complex reports and other documents prepared by professional consultants and others.

5.  Develops scopes of work for the procurement of professional services.

6.  Monitors contracts with professional consultants and advises supervisor about project progress and compliance.

7.  Provides maintenance and completes error correction tasks for the divisions electronic database of architectural/historic resources.

8.  Presents programs about Oklahoma's architectural/historic resources and about the division's architectural/historic survey program.

9.  Prepares articles for publication about the division's architectural/historic survey program and about architectural/historic properties recorded in the Oklahoma Landmarks Inventory.

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 I:    
This is the basic entry level position in which incumbents develop skills in the identification, evaluation, and documentation of archeological and historic properties and learn the basic principles of cultural resource management.  Incumbents work under general supervision.  The majority of the responsibilities assigned involve conducting archival and field research, evaluating archeological and historic properties documented by others, and assisting in the maintenance of cultural resources survey and inventory data.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level I:    
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree in archeology, anthropology, architectural history, art history, historic preservation, history, architecture or closely related fields which includes nine semester hours in American history and one year of experience in research and professional writing in a related field associated with one of the degree areas.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

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

 

NOTES

Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.

Selection Plan

Scores based on:  100% Evaluation of Education and Experience listed on the supplemental questionnaire.

***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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