This is cultural preservation work conducting and administering programs for the identification and protection of archaeological and historic resources.
Nature and Scope
Class incumbents report to a technical superior. Responsibilities include interpretative, consultative and advisory services to State/federal/local agencies, property owners, contractors, architects, archaeologists, and historians in the identification, evaluation and protection of Delaware's cultural resources. Incumbents administer one or more of a variety of state/federal programs including preservation/rehabilitation of historic buildings, nominations to the National Register of Historic Places, historic/cultural preservation planning, environmental review, and cultural resources survey. Incumbents plan and conduct various surveys to identify and assess cultural resources, evaluate the effects of federal/state/local projects on cultural resources and recommend alternatives to mitigate effects; coordinate programs with federal regulatory agencies; monitor projects and programs to ensure compliance; coordinate a public participation process to identify preservation priorities; and, periodically revise and update historic preservation plans.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
Review projects for and evaluate the eligibility of architectural, archaeological, and/or historical properties; review plans, proposals, reports, applications or property nominations; determine and recommend revisions, certification, approval, eligibility, alternatives to mitigate effects; write or review scope of work; provide technical and program direction and guidance.
Review and evaluate proposed work, work in progress, reports of completed projects, and previous project covenants and agreements to determine compliance.
Plan and conduct cultural resource/historic property surveys; identify and assess significance of historic, pre-historic resources; conduct research.
Plan and conduct archaeological excavations and analysis.
Interpret and explain state/federal historic preservation program laws, regulations, standards, and procedures, and technical aspects of historic preservation to property owners, federal/state/local agencies, contractors, consultants, and the public.
Write various activity, program, and research reports; prepare brochures, news articles, or other public relations materials: and, present talks on preservation topics to the public and other agency staff.
Review restoration and development plans for historic structures and make recommendations as to their compliance with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.
Coordinate public participation processes for historic and cultural preservation priorities; research and write program plans; and track implementation of plan priorities.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSAs listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.
Knowledge of applicable State and Federal laws, rules, regulations, guidelines, policies and procedures governing archaeological and historic preservation.
Knowledge of the principles, practices and theory of cultural preservation.
Knowledge of Delaware and regional history, pre-history, anthropology, archeology, architectural history and design or historical architecture.
Knowledge of the methods and techniques of conducting research including primary and secondary sources.
Knowledge of the methods and techniques of recordkeeping and technical report preparation.
Knowledge of the methods and techniques for conducting cultural resource and historic property surveys.
Knowledge of the methods and techniques for conducting archaeological excavation and data analysis.
Knowledge of the agency policies, procedures, programs, functions and responsibilities.
Skill in effective written and oral communication.
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
Ability to coordinate people, programs, and functions.
Ability to interpret and apply statutory and administrative regulations.
Ability to identify problems and recommend corrective actions.
Ability to analyze raw data according to scientific methods.
Ability to read and interpret architectural plans and specifications.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Cultural Preservation Specialist - History Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
Possession of a Bachelors degree or higher in History or related field AND at least two years of work experience in researching, writing, teaching, or interpreting at an academic institution, historic organization, museum, or other professional institution.
Possession of a Masters degree or higher in History or related field.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Cultural Preservation Specialist - Architectural History Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
Possession of a Bachelors degree or higher in Architectural History or related field AND at least two years of work experience in historic preservation or restoration projects.
Possession of a Masters degree or higher in Architectural History or related field.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Cultural Preservation Specialist - Archeology Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
Possession of a Bachelors degree or higher in Archeology, Anthropology or related field AND (1) at least one year of work experience in archeological research, administration or management OR (2) at least four months of supervised work experience in general North American archeology.
Possession of a Masters degree or higher in Archeology, Anthropology or related field.