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🔗Architectural Historian

  • Full Time
  • Kapolei, Hawaii
  • 65-75,000 USD / Year
  • April 30, 2024
  • Department: Architecture Branch
  • Job Reference #: EX125243
  • Job Summary: Complete cultural resources management reviews under Hawaii Revised Statutes Chapter 6E and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Manage the Hawaii and National Registers of Historic Places programs for the State of Hawaii.
  • Job Qualifications:

    Minimum Qualification Requirements

    Citizenship Requirement:  Applicants must be citizens, permanent resident aliens, or nationals of the United States. Non-citizens with unrestricted employment authorization from the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service may also apply.


    Recommended Qualifications:

    Knowledge of:  Must be familiar with all applicable federal and state preservation laws, regulations, and standards.  Should demonstrate an understanding of the National Historic Preservation Act, Hawaii Revised Statutes, Chapter 6E, the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties with Guidelines for Preserving, Rehabilitation, Restoring, and Reconstructing Historic Buildings, and National Register Program Guidelines for registration of historic sites and provide additional technical guidance.  Should have proficient knowledge of Hawaiian architecture, architectural style, building types or methods commonly found throughout Hawaii, or the history of Hawaii is preferred.   Should also be familiar with Microsoft Office, GIS, and ArcView.

    Skills/Abilities to:  Prioritize in a stressful environment; read and interpret maps and architectural plans; work with the public and communicate effectively and clearly; manage and address competing agendas; establish and maintain effective working relationships with federal agencies, professional or lay groups, public officials, and the general public.

    Recommended Education:  An undergraduate degree in architecture, architectural history, historic preservation, or a related field is required.

    Recommended Experience:  One (1) year of historic preservation or historic architecture experience is required.   Two (2) years of historic preservation work and experience working with a State Historic Preservation Office is preferred.  A master’s degree in architecture, architectural history, or historic preservation may substitute for one (1) year of experience.  A doctorate degree in architecture, architectural history, or historic preservation may substitute for two (2) years of experience.

    License Requirement:  Applicants must possess a valid license, type 3 or higher, to drive in the State of Hawaii.

    Quality of Experience:  Possession of the required number of years of experience will not in itself be accepted as proof of qualification for a position.  The applicant’s overall experience must have been of such scope and level of responsibility as to conclusively demonstrate that he/she has the ability to perform the duties of the position for which he/she is being considered.

    Physical and Medical Requirements:  Applicants must be able to perform the essential functions of the position effectively and safely, with or without reasonable accommodation.

    Qualified applicants with disabilities who can perform the essential functions of the advertised position are encouraged to apply. The State of Hawaii is committed to making reasonable accommodations on a case-by-case basis.  Applicants seeking reasonable accommodation should be ready to discuss the accommodation sought so that a determination can be made that such accommodation is reasonable and would not cause the employer undue hardship.

  • How to Apply:

    Please submit a completed Non-Civil Service Application (HRD 278) to:
    Department of Land and Natural Resources
    Human Resources Office
    Attention:  Jodi Kurashige
    1151 Punchbowl Street, Room 231
    Honolulu, HI 96813

    Applications may also be submitted through email to:  Applicants must submit, at the time of application, evidence of the appropriate training (e.g., transcript or diploma) in order to be given credit for education and/or copy of appropriate license(s), as applicable.

    Click here (Download PDF reader) for the Non-Civil Service Application (HRD 278).  Recruitment number is EX125243.

    Direct all inquiries regarding this position to:
    Alexis Caramonte, (HP Administrative Specialist)
    Phone: (808) 692-8036
    Monday – Friday, 7:45 am – 4:30 pm (HST)

    NOTE: The State Recruiting Office will refer you to the Department of Land and Natural Resources regarding this exempt position.

  • Job benefits: health care, paid vacation and sick leave, hybrid retirement plan, etc.
  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: May require site visits, walking, hiking, etc.
  • Contact Name: Alexis Caramonte, (HP Administrative Specialist)
  • Application Email:
  • Application URL:
  • Application Phone #: (808) 692-8036
  • Application Address: Department of Land and Natural Resources Human Resources Office Attention: Jodi Kurashige 1151 Punchbowl Street, Room 231 Honolulu, HI 96813

Website Hawaii State Historic Preservation Division

The Hawaii State Historic Preservation Division administers state and federal programs established by the National Historic Preservation Act and state law.

This position’s primary purpose is to manage and conduct HRS §6E-8, 10, and 42 reviews for the modification of properties under State or County jurisdiction.  It will also be expected to perform historic preservation consultations for federal projects that are identified as undertakings, pursuant to 36 CFR §800.16(y), or require a combined HRS §6E review and NHPA Section 10 consultation.   This position will interact with homeowners, contractors, County, City, and Federal agencies to review and consult on undertakings that potentially affect historic resources in Hawaii.   This position will also be expected to identify architectural sites that are eligible for inclusion in the Hawaii and/or National Registers of Historic Places.  It will conduct historical and architectural research and assist with the preparation of registration forms, and other duties as assigned.

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