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🔗Historic Preservation Specialists

  • Full Time
  • Washington, DC
  • $59,966 - $94,317 per year (GS-9/11 base equivalent); higher locality rates may apply USD / Year
  • Department: Office of Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation
  • Job Summary: Multiple Positions/Nationwide: Historic Preservation Specialists Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Job Qualifications:

    The ideal candidate should have a Master’s degree in Historic Preservation, Archaeology, History, Architectural History or a related subject or field, and hold or be eligible to obtain a Secretary of Interior (SOI) Qualification. This position requires a Public Trust background investigation and applicants must be a U.S. Citizen or National to be considered. All candidates will be considered without regard to any non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, lawful political affiliation, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, protected genetic information, parental status, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

  • How to Apply:

    Submit your resume to EHPJobs@fema.dhs.gov and put “HSSP CORE Position” in the subject line.

  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: Extended travel to disaster sites is required and CORE employees should expect to be deployed for approximately 320+ days of the year to locations throughout the United States and US Territories. When not deployed, work will be performed from the residence of record.

Website FEMA

FEMA announces an open hiring call for Historic Preservation Specialists within the Cadre of On-call Response/Recovery Employee (CORE) Program. Come join a talented team of environmental and historic preservation specialists dedicated to helping people before, during, and after disasters. This is a temporary position not to exceed four years, with the option to extend if funding and workload permits.

The Historic Preservation Specialist (HSSP) will apply their expertise of historic preservation policy and cultural resources management to ensure FEMA’s funding activities comply with federal historic preservation laws and regulations such as the National Environmental Policy Act, the National Historic Preservation Act, and the Section 106 regulations (36 CFR 800). The HSSP will conduct independent and coordinated research and review activities to identify and efficiently communicate historic preservation considerations to FEMA staff and funding recipients. The HSSP will participate in calls, meetings, and site visits with FEMA staff and funding recipients to proactively assess, document, and discuss historic preservation requirements and provide recommendations and guidance for compliance. Typical responsibilities will include reviewing proposed scopes of work for historic preservation compliance issues and drafting technical comments, identifying historic resources listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places, assessing adverse effects to historic properties, and developing and maintaining liaisons with FEMA staff and other stakeholders, such as State and Tribal Historic Preservation Offices.

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    All NCPE interns received an hourly stipend, the rate is listed at each position description. Additionally, interns receive paid time off (PTO), paid Federal holidays if working full-time, and access to NCPE's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for career and personal counseling, coaching, and referrals. Project sites may also offer a housing allowance and/or commuting stipend; this information is also listed in the description or offered during the interview.

    Eligible NCPE interns who successfully complete their internships may count their position towards earning a Public Land Corps (PLC) Non-Competitive Hiring Authority certificate. To be eligible to earn a PLC certificate, an intern must be 30 years old or younger (or 35 if a veteran). Once earned, the PLC hiring authority certificate may be used to apply for eligible Federal temporary, term, or permanent positions. Successful completion of a NCPE internship does not guarantee Federal employment. Contact manager@preservenet.org for more details.

    Eligibility

    To be eligible, applicants must be at least 18 years old, currently enrolled in a degree-seeking academic program at the college level (or recently graduated within the past 12 months), and be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. Interns are not eligible to work more than 1200 hours total in the program; previous interns must stay within this overall limit. The length of an internship can vary from 10 to 30 weeks if full time (40 hours per week) or longer if on a part-time schedule. If selected, the exact starting date will be determined by you and the NPS supervisor. The stipend rate is $17.00 per hour unless otherwise listed.

    The successful candidate is responsible for finding and paying for travel to and housing at the internship location; some exceptions apply. The supervising office may be able to assist in locating housing but it is ultimately up to the individual accepting the internship to find accommodation.

    The National Council requires all interns working in-person at Federal facilities and/or with Federal employees receive the Covid-19 vaccination. Please be advised that you may also be required to wear a mask, depending on the protocols adopted by your work site. Also be aware that, due to Government-wide security requirements, a background check will be required if you are selected for a position. This will include providing information about recent housing and employment history. The position supervisor will have more information about these requirements and procedures at the time of hiring. You may direct any questions to NCPE's Internship Program Director, Julee Johnson, at manager@preservenet.org.

    Please note that interns are not NCPE or NPS employees. Stipends are academic awards and taxes are not withheld, nor are social security contributions made on your behalf. These funds may be taxable, however, so consult a tax preparation professional if you have questions.

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