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🔗Architectural Historian

  • Full Time
  • Jefferson City, MO
  • $47,827.68 USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • Department: Natural Resources
  • Job Reference #: 7010317
  • Job Summary: This is an opportunity to join the Missouri State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and influence the outcome of projects affecting historic properties throughout the state. As a SHPO team member you will provide expertise in the National Historic
  • Job Qualifications:

    Master’s degree in architectural history, history, historic preservation, or closely related field and one year of relevant experience. (Other approved education or experience may be considered as a substitute for the required education or experience.)

    Ability to travel to inspect project sites before, during, and after completion of a project. Inspection at sites can present exposure to uneven surfaces, lack of electricity, plumbing, and possible unsecure structures.
    Ability to lift up to 40 pounds occasionally
    Knowledge of architectural history (architectural styles and architectural types), architecture, design and construction, historic preservation programs funded by the Historic Preservation Fund and their corresponding laws, regulations, and prescriptive literature (i.e., NHPA, Preservation Briefs, National Register Bulletins, etc.) , building materials and systems, preservation easements,
    Knowledge of Microsoft Suite, Adobe, ArcGIS, data management systems
    Possess an understanding of the SOI Treatment Standards and their application to Section 106 undertakings/consultation, grants, and easements

  • How to Apply:

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  • Job benefits: The State of Missouri offers an excellent benefits package that includes a defined pension plan, generous amounts of leave and holiday time, and eligibility for health insurance coverage. Your total compensation is more than the dollars you receive in your paycheck. To help demonstrate the value of working for the State of Missouri, we have created an interactive Total Compensation Calculator. This tool provides a comprehensive view of benefits and more that are offered to prospective employees. The Total Compensation Calculator and other applicant resources can be found here.
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Missouri Dept. of Natural Resources

-Review federal undertakings subject to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) of 1966 for compliance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties (SOI Standards)
-Evaluate the significance of cultural resources and their eligibility for the National Register of Historic Places.
-Provide guidance for the long-term preservation of historic properties through the application of the SOI Standards
-Participate in and advise on the development of agreement documents to resolve adverse effects to historic properties.
-Respond to requests for information and provide technical assistance in the treatment of historic properties
-Assist in preservation planning efforts by working with federal, state, and local agencies, private individuals, and community organizations
-Monitor covenants and easements on historic properties held by the department; visit and assess the condition of these properties
-Provide technical expertise to the grants program through reviews of grant applications and grant products with emphasis on development and pre-development projects
-Develop, prepare, and present preservation-related educational materials
-Use ESRI ArcGIS tools to research, identify, and evaluate historic properties.
-Maintain electronic and physical files for SHPO Programs
-Update databases with current information