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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
HISTORIC PRESERVATION SPECIALIST 2
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $51,281.28 to  $76,170.24  PAY GRADE: 35
For more information on benefit and retirement programs, please see the sections below.
In order to receive consideration, applicants must indicate their availability for any work type, travel, and location requirements listed.
JOB INFORMATION
Work Type: A Permanent, full time vacancy
Department: Conservation and Natural Resources
Division: Office of Historic Preservation
Location: Carson, Minden, Gardnerville, Genoa
Job Class Code: 07.871
RECRUITMENT INFORMATION
Announcement Number: 39061
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 12/06/2019
Close Date: 03/10/2020
Recruiter:
   KENNETH SCHULZ
   Phone: (775)684-0147
   Email: krschulz@admin.nv.gov
Applications accepted for another Expired
The Position
Perform professional cultural resources management activities in statewide historic preservation efforts to ensure compliance with State and/or federal programs, laws, rules and regulations.
Incumbents possess a degree and proficiency sufficient to perform advanced-level work and may provide work direction and training to others. Under direction, this position's primary responsibility will be architectural review in the Review and Compliance program. The individual will recommend to State and Federal agencies the kind and intensity of architectural surveys and historic contexts and background studies to be conducted; review and provide comments on architectural survey reports prepared in the State to ensure they meet Federal and State standards; determine the adequacy of documentation for evaluation of cultural resources discovered; recommend whether or not to concur with federal agency determinations of significance and findings of effect; prepare and revise legally-binding agreements on behalf of the Administrator and Historic Preservation Specialist III, with federal agencies and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation; conduct site inspections; and provide advice and technical assistance to State and Federal agencies regarding the treatment and stewardship of cultural resources. This position will also provide advice and technical assistance regarding the treatment of the historic built environment including landscapes; review and prepare technical papers for professional conferences and educate the public on preservation issues; and coordinate with other State and federal agencies to set standards for report writing, evaluation, stewardship, and mitigation of cultural resources. This individual will also provide preliminary review of plans for rehabilitation of historic structures; work with public agencies in the review process to ensure plans for rehabilitation conform to accepted standards; and inspect construction to ensure that it follows plans as described.
This position will disseminate technical information on the Historic Preservation Tax Incentive program (Tax Act); provide design assistance to Tax Act applicants; review Tax Act applications for substantive and technical content to determine compliance with federal standards; approve applications and recommend revisions or denials; and coordinate review between Tax Act applicants, National Park Service, and the division for final certification. The individual will also perform related duties as assigned. The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages. ***THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. QUALIFIED APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.***

To Qualify:
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
    Master's degree from an accredited college or university in archeology, anthropology, architectural history, art history, history, historic preservation, cultural geography or closely related field plus one year of experience in research, writing, or teaching American architectural history, restoration architecture, history, art history, or historic preservation with an academic institution; working for a professional historic preservation consulting firm or a Federal, state, local entity performing historic preservation work in archaeological research, architectural history, history, or historic preservation; or managing and/or maintaining cultural resource databases to include the digitization of GIS data, data validation and normalization, and resolution of duplicates; OR Bachelor's degree in architectural history, history, art history, anthropology, historic preservation or closely related field, plus two years of professional experience in research, writing, or teaching American architectural history, restoration architecture, history, art history, or historic preservation with an academic institution; working for a professional historic preservation consulting firm or a Federal, state, local entity performing professional historic preservation work; or managing and/or maintaining cultural resource databases to include the digitization of GIS data, data validation and normalization, and resolution of data duplicates; OR one year as a Historic Preservation Specialist I level in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Special Notes
    Applicants' professional qualifications must meet National Park Service standards as described in the Code of Federal Regulations for any one specialty as described in 36 CFR 61.
    The incumbent may be required to travel statewide.
Special Requirements
    Requires a valid driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility at the time of appointment and for continuing employment.
    This position requires up to 25% of travel.
Additional Position Criteria
    Secretary of the Interior Professional Qualification Standards for an Architectural Historian is required.
    Experience in the review or preparation of Section 106 submissions for compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended is required.
    Experience in the reviewing and preparation of Historic Preservation Tax Incentives program submissions for completeness with the Tax Act.
The Examination
Application Evaluation Exam
The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.
The following additional questions are part of this Recruitment
1) Do you have experience reviewing building rehabilitation projects for conformance with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties? Please describe in detail.
2) Do you have experience working with the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program? Please describe.
3) Have you attached the writing samples that you have authored for federal compliance? a. Attach a writing sample evaluating if properties meet the criteria for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places and if properties within historic districts contribute to the significance of the district. In the evaluation, please discuss the historic significance of historic properties, including their historic character and appearance, integrity, and character-defining features. b. Attach a writing sample that applies The Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and an assessment of effects pursuant to the Section 106 regulations for a building rehabilitation project.
INFORMATIONAL LINKS
For more information about state employment, visit the following:
Division of Human Resource Management: http://hr.nv.gov
Public Employees Retirement System: http://www.nvpers.org
Public Employees Benefits Program: http://pebp.state.nv.us
More Benefits Information: http://nvjobs.nv.gov/Applicants/EB
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Direct Inquiries or Correspondence to:
Division of Human Resource Management
Northern Nevada
209 East Musser Street,
Room 101
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204

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Division of Human Resource Management
Southern Nevada
555 East Washington Avenue,
Suite 1400
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-1046

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