Department of State
Division of Historical Resources
Bureau of Historic Preservation
The Florida Bureau of Historic Preservation is seeking applications for a Historic Preservationist II (Certified Local Government Coordinator) position at our offices in Tallahassee, Florida. The position involves management of the Certified Local Government (CLG) program in the state. This includes conducting
training, processing applications, reviewing documents, and assisting the
section supervisor with other tasks as assigned.
The salary range for this position is $36467.60-$40000 USD / Year. We are seeking to hire a qualified candidate towards the top of the salary range.
The position benefits include state health plan, state retirement plan, employee assistance program, paid holidays, and annual and sick leave.
Applications must be submitted via the State of Florida job board. The full job posting and application are available via this link: https://jobs.myflorida.com/job/TALLAHASSEE-DOS-HISTORIC-PRESERVATIONIST-II-45000238-FL-32302/925788200/
The posting qualifications and job description are below.
- Master's degree in Architectural History, Art History, Historic Preservation, or closely related field.
- Qualifies under the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards for Architectural History (see https://www.nps.gov/articles/sec-standards-prof-quals.htm).
- Experience working with the Certified Local Government Program at either the state or local level;
- Familiarity with the requirements of the federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program;
- Experience reading and interpreting architectural documents;
- Experience interpreting the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation;
- Knowledge of Florida’s architectural history and building styles;
- Experience working with federal, state, and/or local historic preservation laws and regulations;
- Experience applying National Register of Historic Places criteria to evaluate historic structure significance or writing National Register Nominations
- Knowledge of historical survey methodology;
- Experience with public speaking and conducting trainings and webinars;
- Experience with Geographic Information Systems and ArcView software or similar programs
Responses to qualifying questions must be clearly supported in your employment history.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Coordinate and manage the Florida Certified Local Government Program (CLG) in accordance with the Florida CLG Guidelines, all applicable National Park Service (NPS) rules, standards, and guidelines, and federal laws. Assist communities in applying for the CLG program by receiving, reviewing, and processing CLG applications. Request, review, and process end-of-year CLG reports and conduct 4-year performance evaluations of CLG programs in accordance with the Florida CLG and NPS guidelines.
Work with CLG communities and Florida Division of Historical Resources (DHR) grants staff to develop projects for CLG pass-through grants. Provide CLG grants training to participating communities. Collaborate with DHR grants staff to review ongoing and completed projects. Review DHR grant scopes of work, project plans, and work products upon completion for compliance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards. Participates in consultation meetings with project representatives to discuss requests for additional information, project effects to historic structures, appropriate treatment of historic structures, as related to historic tax credits, grant projects, and federal and state undertakings.
Conduct a robust training program for CLG staff, local historic preservation board members, and other preservation partners. Address a variety of topics including preservation planning and basic preservation law, local historic designation, proper meeting procedure, conducting defensible design review, designating local landmarks and districts, participating in the National Register process, and disaster preparation. Training includes regional CLG meetings, webinars, and targeted training visits for individual CLGs.
Provide technical assistance to Florida CLGs, review local historic preservation ordinances, and consult on general preservation issues.
Conduct outreach for the CLG program including holding public meetings, conducting webinars, and collaborating with DHR staff to promote preservation programs.
Crosstrain in order to assist when there is a backlog of Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program applications or Compliance and Review projects. Review assigned federal, state, and local undertakings to identify significant historic structures and other cultural resources in project areas and assess effects to these resources in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local preservation laws and implementing regulations. Prepare appropriate review response consultation.
Performs other work related duties as required.