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🔗Architectural Historian

  • Full Time
  • Jefferson City, MO
  • $47,827.68 USD / Year
  • Department: Natural Resources
  • Job Reference #: 7010317
  • Job Summary: 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
  • Job 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

  • How to Apply:

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  • Job benefits: 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.
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Missouri Dept. of Natural Resources

-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

  • 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.

    How to Apply

    You may review NCPE's internship opportunities during the Summer and Winter application rounds without registering. Use the search function to find listings by location, keyword, or area of interest/category. Once you identify one or more positions of interest, there is a 3-step application process.

    Step 1: Click on the Apply for Job button, then select Universal Application. Click on Register to create a User Account, which requires a username and email. A link will be sent to you from to create a password. We suggest that you add this email to your safe senders list so you don't miss receiving this important link. You will be instructed to Log In to Preservenet using your user name or email and password, which will take you back to the Universal Application.

    Step 2: The Universal Application is required to apply for all NCPE internships. You fill out this form only once. In addition to contact information, educational status, work history, and experience, it requires two attachments: (1) the 2 most recent years of academic transcripts. These may be unofficial transcripts if official versions are unavailable. PDF only, labeled Your Last Name_Your First Name_Transcript. (2) a resume or CV (curriculum vitae). Please limit to a maximum of 4 pages; 2 pages preferred. May be .doc, .docx or PDF. Label Your Last Name_Your First Name_Resume. This form may be saved as a draft and completed later. Use the link provided to return to the form.

    Step 3: Once you submit the Universal Application, you may browse and apply for NCPE internships using the link provided. Complete the application process by clicking on the Apply for job button found at each internship listing and upload the required Essay. Use the essay to explain why you are applying for an internship, including how your interest areas will benefit the National Park Service (NPS) and how the internship will further your studies and career goals. Be as specific as possible; there is a 400-word maximum length. Submit the essay to finish the application for that position. You may apply for a maximum of 6 internships during this application round. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!

    Once the deadline for submission has passed, NPS supervisors will review the applications and may contact candidates for a phone interview. Candidates who are not selected will be notified. Please allow about 4 weeks after the deadline before inquiring about the status of your application.

Logging in with a Registered User Account and completing the Universal Application is required to apply for NCPE Internships. Please visit the Universal Application page to register for an account and complete the form. After logging in and completing the form, refreshing this listing will display the Job Application to apply online.

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