Salary: $1,833.48 -$1,870.15 semi-monthly
Salary may be commensurate on education and/or experience.
Job Location: This position is with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Division of State Parks, State Historic Preservation Office and will be located at 1659 E. Elm Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101.
Why you’ll love this position:
This is an opportunity to join the Missouri State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and influence the outcome of treatments for historic properties throughout the state. As a SHPO team member, you will provide expertise in historic preservation methods and materials to staff, property owners, architects, developers, and communities for a variety of historic preservation programs. Enjoy applying your experience as an architectural historian, while increasing and sharing your knowledge about rehabilitation tax credits, Section 106, easement covenants, historic structure reports, and more, to help ensure a future for Missouri’s irreplaceable historic places.
What you’ll do:
- Provide guidance in the preservation and rehabilitation of historic properties, primarily through interpretation of the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties (SOI Standards).
- Review architectural designs and project proposals to provide information on appropriate treatments and technical assistance in accordance with the SOI Standards.
- Focus on assuring compliance with state and federal preservation regulations related to historic property treatments proposed or performed under historic tax credit programs, Section 106 undertakings, and/or the monitoring of state held easements and covenants.
- Advise property owners and project contacts how to provide sufficient documentation to ensure proposals or applications are compatible with federal standards.
- Evaluate the significance of cultural resources and their eligibility for the National Register of Historic Places.
- Develop, prepare, and present presentations regarding design and technical issues as related to application submission and the SOI Standards. Certified Local Governments (CLGs), property owners, preservationists, developers and/or other professionals will be the target of these presentations.
- Visit historic properties, attend meetings, and prepare site visit reports. Site visit conditions may involve abandoned buildings, walking on uneven surfaces, climbing flights of stairs, low light situations, and dust.
- This position will be performed with significant independence, judgment, and initiative within established guidelines.
All you need for success:
- A graduate degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation or closely related field or a bachelor’s degree in these fields plus at least two years of full-time, professional, experience working as an architectural historian (as outlined SOI Standards for Professional Qualifications).
- A strong understanding of each of the treatment standards under the SOI’s Standards and be able to interpret them for various building situations.
- Knowledge of architectural design, construction detailing, construction procedures, and building materials and systems with an emphasis on historic projects.
- Familiarity with the National Historic Preservation Act, its implementing regulations, and the four-step Section 106 review process.
- Possess technical ability to skillfully review and interpret architectural styles, types, drawings, terms, construction systems and materials.
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:
Andrea Herries, 573-526-4241 or email@example.com or Aarick Roberto (DNR Recruiter), (573) 522-1503 or Aarick.Roberto@dnr.mo.gov
The State of Missouri is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.