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🔗Restoration Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Raleigh, NC, USA
  • July 1, 2022
  • Department: NC Department of Natural & Cultural Resources
  • Job Reference #: 60083621
  • Salary ($): $37,577 - $54,486 (annually)
  • Job Summary: The primary purpose of the position is to coordinate and provide technical restoration services to the public in four major program areas relating to the preservation and rehabilitation of historic structures in North Carolina.
  • Job Qualifications:

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities/Competencies:

    To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must provide the information on the application form. Any information omitted from the application form, listed as general statements, listed under the text resume section, or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit. To qualify for this position, you must meet ALL the following KSAs listed below:

    Must have knowledge of American architectural history;
    Must have working knowledge of building preservation, restoration, rehabilitation, construction technology, and construction history;
    Must have a valid NC driver’s license or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of employment; and
    Must be willing to travel for day and occasional over-night trips.
    Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

    Master’s degree in historic preservation, planning, architectural history, or a closely related field from an appropriately accredited institution and three years of experience in historic preservation;


    Bachelor’s degree in history, planning, or architectural history, or a closely related field from an appropriately accredited institution and four years of experience in historic preservation;


    An equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • How to Apply:

    Applications must be submitted through the link provided in the job posting.  Deadline is July 1, 2022 at 5:00 pm EST.



  • Job benefits: Benefits include employee health insurance options, standard and supplemental retirement plans, and paid vacation, sick, and community service leave. Paid parental leave is available for eligible employees.
  • Application URL:
  • Application Phone #: 919-814-6670
  • Application Address: N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Division of Human Resources 4603 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-4603

Website North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office

The North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office assists private citizens, private institutions, local governments, and agencies of state and federal government in the identification, evaluation, protection, and enhancement of properties significant in North Carolina history and archaeology. The agency carries out state and federal preservation programs and is a section within the Division of Historical Resources.

The key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Management of the state historic preservation tax credit program for non-income-producing structures including advocacy and outreach;

Assistance with administration of the federal historic preservation tax credit program;
Provide historic preservation services to constituents in assigned counties;

Applying the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation to a wide range of historic structures and projects;

Technical restoration and preservation assistance or consultations for preservation and landmark commissions as well as private property owners, non-profit museums, and local governments;

Provide technical assistance to recipients of federal and state historic preservation-related grants;

Review of federal projects that affect historic structures;

Review of state-funded and state-owned projects that affect historic properties;

Preparing and giving presentations on a variety of historic preservation and restoration topics; and

Promoting a strong historic preservation philosophy to all North Carolinians including constituents, developers, organizations, government officials, and colleagues.

  • NCPE Internships: Eligibility & How to Apply


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    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

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