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🔗Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer

  • Full Time
  • Madison, WI
  • $36.00 - $40.00 USD / Hour
  • October 3, 2022
  • Department: State Historic Preservation Office
  • Job Qualifications:

    Minimally qualified candidate will have experience in all of the following:

    A professional degree and work experience in history, archeology, architectural history, art history, historic preservation or closely related field.

    This position must meet the professional qualifications for architectural historian or historian which are described in Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 61 (36 CFR 61), Appendix A.  This includes a graduate degree in history or closely related field; or a bachelor’s degree in history or closely related field plus one of the following:

    At least two years of full-time experience in research, writing, teaching, interpretation, or other demonstrable professional activity with an academic institution, historic organization or agency, museum, or other professional institution; or

    Substantial contribution through research and publication to the body of scholarly knowledge in the field of history; or

    Meet the requirements for historic architect, which are described in Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 61 (36 CFR 61), Appendix A. This includes a professional degree in architecture or a State license to practice architecture, plus one of the following:

    At least one year of graduate study in architectural preservation, American architectural history, preservation planning, or closely related field; or

    At least one year of full-time professional experience on historic preservation projects. Such graduate study or experience shall include detailed investigations of historic structures, preparation of historic structures research reports, and preparation of plans and specifications for preservation projects.

    Demonstrated experience executing, implementing or reviewing Federal programs and projects (e.g. Historic Preservation Tax Credit, Surveys and Subgrants, National Register of Historic Places).

    In addition to the minimum qualifications, a well-qualified candidate will additionally have experience in one of the following areas:

    Demonstrated experience supervising and managing staff (assigning work, creating performance evaluations, initiating staffing decisions).

    Advanced experience in a professional capacity as an Architectural Historian, Historian, or Historic Architect.

    Advanced experience administering and managing Federal programs and projects (e.g. Historic Preservation Tax Credit, Surveys and Subgrants, National Register of Historic Places).

  • How to Apply:

    Applications must be submitted through the state application portal
    The link to the position and the position application is

  • Job benefits: The State of Wisconsin provides a robust benefits package that includes: Comprehensive health insurance and prescription coverage; Supplemental dental and vision insurance; Life and disability insurance; Accident coverage; Long-term care insurance; Flexible Spending Accounts ​Coverage under the Wisconsin Retirement System.​​ Leave benefits include: Vacation benefits that increase over time; Nine paid legal holidays; Paid personal holidays; Paid sick leave
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Website Wisconsin Historical Society

The Wisconsin Historical Society is the federally-designated State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). In partnership with communities, organizations and individuals, the SHPO works to identify, interpret and preserve historic places for the benefit of present and future generations.

The Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer (DSHPO) manages program areas within the State Historic Preservation Office and provides support to the SHPO.  This position administers and provides leadership for numerous preservation programs for the Division including, but not limited, to the state and federal historic preservation tax credit programs; the administration of federal surveys and subgrants through the Certified Local Government program; the maintenance of the state’s Architecture and History Inventory (AHI); the National Register of Historic Places and the Wisconsin State Register of Historic Places; and the award of grants through the Fuldner Heritage Fund. This position supervises the permanent and temporary staff of the State Historic Preservation Office.  Working with the SHPO and Office staff, this position coordinates, prepares, and promotes research related to Wisconsin’s historic properties.

  • NCPE Internships: Eligibility & How to Apply


    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 $15.00 or $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

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