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🔗Historic Preservationist II (Certified Local Government Coordinator)

  • Full Time
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • $40,000-$42,000 USD / Year
  • Department: Bureau of Historic Preservation
  • Job Reference #: 45000193
  • Job Summary: The Historic Preservationist II position manages the Certified Local Government Program for the Division. This includes conducting training, providing preservation assistance, processing applications, and monitoring participating communities.
  • Job Qualifications:

    Minimum Qualifications:

    •  Master’s degree in Architectural History, Art History, Historic Preservation, or a closely related field.
    • Qualifies under the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards for Architectural History (see


    • Experience working with the Certified Local Government Program at either the state or local level;
    • Familiarity with the requirements of the federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program;
    • Experience reading and interpreting architectural documents;
    • Experience interpreting the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation;
    • Knowledge of Florida’s architectural history and building styles;
    • Experience working with federal, state, and/or local historic preservation laws and regulations;
    • Experience applying National Register of Historic Places criteria to evaluate historic structure significance or writing National Register Nominations
    • Knowledge of historical survey methodology;
    • Experience with public speaking and conducting training and webinars;
    • Experience with Geographic Information Systems and ArcView software or similar programs
  • How to Apply:

    Apply online via People First link included with the job posting. Include a resume and cover letter detailing relevant professional, volunteer, or educational experience.

  • Job benefits: Health, Annual and Sick Leave, Retirement Plan, Employee Assistance Plan
  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: Work is primarily in an office, with occasional overnight travel
  • Contact Name: Ruben A. Acosta
  • Application URL:
  • Application Phone #: 850-245-6364
  • Application Address: Florida Division of Historical Resources 500 S. Bronough St. Tallahassee, FL 32399

Website Florida Division of Historical Resources

The Division of Historical Resources is part of the Florida Department of State and serves as the State Historic Preservation Office. The Bureau of Historic Preservation carries out the state's program responsibilities under the National Historic Preservation Act, including the National Register of Historic Places, the Certified Local Government Program, Section 106 review and compliance, and the federal historic preservation tax credit program review. It also includes the Florida Master Site File and the Florida Main Street Program.

Duties and Responsibilities

Coordinate and manage the Florida Certified Local Government Program (CLG) in accordance with the Florida CLG Guidelines, all applicable National Park Service (NPS) rules, standards, and guidelines, and federal laws. Assist communities in applying for the CLG program by receiving, reviewing, and processing CLG applications. Request, review, and process end-of-year CLG reports and conduct 4-year performance evaluations of CLG programs in accordance with the Florida CLG and NPS guidelines.

Work with CLG communities and Florida Division of Historical Resources (DHR) grants staff to develop projects for CLG pass-through grants. Provide CLG grants training to participating communities. Collaborate with DHR grants staff to review ongoing and completed projects. Review DHR grant scopes of work, project plans, and work products upon completion for compliance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards. Participates in consultation meetings with project representatives to discuss requests for additional information, project effects on historic structures, appropriate treatment of historic structures, as related to historic tax credits, grant projects, and federal and state undertakings.

Conduct a robust training program for CLG staff, local historic preservation board members, and other preservation partners. Address a variety of topics including preservation planning and basic preservation law, local historic designation, proper meeting procedure, conducting defensible design review, designating local landmarks and districts, participating in the National Register process, and disaster preparation. Training includes regional CLG meetings, webinars, and targeted training visits for individual CLGs.

Provide technical assistance to Florida CLGs, review local historic preservation ordinances, and consult on general preservation issues.

Conduct outreach for the CLG program including holding public meetings, conducting webinars, and collaborating with DHR staff to promote preservation programs.

Cross-train in order to assist when there is a backlog of Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program applications or Compliance and Review projects. Review assigned federal, state, and local undertakings to identify significant historic structures and other cultural resources in project areas and assess effects on these resources in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local preservation laws and implementing regulations. Prepare appropriate review response consultation.

Performs other work-related duties as required.

  • NCPE Internships: Eligibility & How to Apply


    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.

    As an organization operating under Public Land Corps Act (PLC) authority, many NCPE positions qualify the intern for Federal Hiring Preference if (1) they complete a minimum of 640 hours at one or more qualifying conservation project(s); (2) are between the ages of 16 and 30 years (35 if a veteran); and (3) apply for a Federal position at USAJOBS with PLC noted in the announcement within two years of completing the internship. Find out more about this hiring preference during the interview or contact for details.


    To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled in a degree-seeking academic program 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

    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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