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🔗Architectural Historian – 7010317

Website Missouri Department of Natural Resources

Missouri’s air, land and water resources play an important role in our health and are essential to the environmental and economic vitality of our state. The department aspires to help Missouri citizens thrive by balancing a healthy environment with a healthy economy. The department provides a range of services to help Missouri citizens, communities and businesses protect and improve the air, land and water resources that we all share. The department also provides opportunities to learn more about Missouri’s natural and cultural history at our state parks and historic sites.

Salary: $1,992.82 – $2,083.33 semi-monthly

*Salary may be commensurate of education and/or experience

Job Location: This position is with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Missouri State Parks, and will be located at 1659 E. Elm, Jefferson City, MO 65101. Flexibility to work at a department field location near selected candidate. This is a temporary, full-time, benefit-eligible position based upon federal ARPA funding. Position funding will end no later than December 31, 2026.

Why you’ll love this position:

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 Preservation Act (NHPA), Section 106, and its implementing regulations, 36 CFR 800, while working with a diverse array of federal agencies, architects, developers, and communities. Enjoy applying your experience in architectural history, historic preservation, building methods, and practices, to review undertakings for effects to historic properties, resolve adverse effects through consultation, and the development of agreement documents. This is an excellent opportunity to build on your knowledge and ensure effects to Missouri’s irreplaceable historic places are taken into account as part of the federal project planning process.

What you’ll do:

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
All you need for success:

Preferred 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
Lack of post-secondary education will not be used as the sole basis denying consideration to any applicant.

More reasons to love this position:

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.

If you have questions about this position please contact:

Jeffrey Alvey, 573-751-7862 or


Amy Richards (DNR Recruiter), (573) 526-1640 or


The State of Missouri is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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