This position exists to assist the History Colorado National and State Register Coordinator in administering the registration element of the National Historic Preservation Act and the State Register Act in the State of Colorado. The Historian assists in preparing, editing, researching, and rewriting information entered in National and State Register of Historic Places registration forms and assists in the planning and preparation of meetings of the National and State Register Review Boards. The Historian reviews and provides technical assistance regarding historic context documents. The Historian provides property determinations of eligibility for the National and State Registers. The Historian will further assist with other unit responsibilities as necessary, including assisting with the statewide preservation plan on a cyclical schedule as specified by the National Park Service. This position is a non-classified, full time position, exempt from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act, reporting to the Director of the Preservation Planning Unit of the Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, and serving at the pleasure of the Board of Directors. This position has been exempted from the State Personnel System.
- National and State Register: Provide technical information and assistance to government agencies and private individuals preparing nomination forms for submission to the State Review Boards, the History Colorado Board of Directors, and the National Park Service. Assist in preparing, editing, researching, and rewriting information entered in National and State Register nomination forms and assist in planning and preparation of meetings of the National and State Register Review Boards. Visit properties potentially eligible for the National or State Register to provide guidance.
- Review Historical and Architectural Survey Products: Review historical and architectural surveys performed by local governments and consultants in order to provide determinations of National and State Register eligibility. Interpret and apply general criteria and guidelines for the purpose of evaluation buildings, sites, districts, objects, and cultural landscapes significant to the history of Colorado.
- NR-SR Educational Component: Prepare and/or present programs which train individuals and organizations to research and prepare nomination forms and to conduct cultural resource surveys. Prepare information pertaining to the promotion of the stories of resources designated to the National and State Registers in Colorado.
- Assist with Statewide Preservation Planning: Assist National and State Register Coordinator in five-year update and ten-year revision of the statewide historic preservation plan as outlined in the National Park Service Historic Preservation Grant Fund Grant Manual. Duties will include collection and synthesis of pertinent data, solicitation of public input, creation of the plan, and steps towards plan implementation through coordination with stakeholders. Informational presentation to a variety of individuals and stakeholders is implied.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in History, Architectural History, Architecture, Historic Architecture, Historic Preservation or closely related field, such as cultural landscape studies. Master’s Degree in one of the above listed fields is preferred. The successful applicant must meet the Professional Qualification Standards in Federal Regulations 36 CFR Part 61 Appendix A for one of the preservation disciplines – History, Architectural History, or Historic Architecture. Experience in historical research and writing is required. Cultural resource management or historic preservation administration is desirable. Computer word processing and database experience, strong organizational abilities, and effective communication skills are needed. National Register program experience strongly desired.
Official travel throughout the state, to include out-of-town overnight stays, may be required up to 20% of work time. Travel may be necessary in a variety of weather conditions. This position requires the ability to travel independently throughout the state, including overnight stays.
A combination of full-time work experience which provided the same kind, amount, and level of knowledge acquired in the required education, may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the bachelor’s degree, but not for the required specific work experiences.
Special Necessary Requirements:
A condition of employment is the successful completion of a background check. This position requires the ability to travel independently throughout the state. A valid Colorado driver’s license must be obtained within three months of accepting this position and must be maintained throughout the term of employment.
- Proven experience in review and/or writing of National Register nominations.
- Proven experience interacting with internal and external customers with diverse professional experience and qualifications.
- Proven knowledge of and experience with analysis of federal and state preservation policies, statutes, regulations, laws, and standards.
- Excellent interpersonal, written communication and public speaking skills.
- Ability to problem solve and execute decisions.
- Ability to manage a number of projects successfully simultaneously.
- Excellent skills in working closely in a collaborative team.
- Ability to work in a complex political environment.
- Excellent negotiation and consensus building skills.
Salary or Pay Rate
$3,075.00 to $3,420.00 per month
How To Apply
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