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.