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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $58,025.52 to  $86,150.88  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.
Work Type: A Permanent, full time vacancy
Department: Conservation and Natural Resources
Division: State Parks
Job Class Code: 07.871
Announcement Number: 46841
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 04/01/2024
Close Date: 04/15/2024
   Phone: (775)684-0116
   Email: j.terrazas@admin.nv.gov
Applications accepted for another 2 Days 15 Hrs 9 Mins
The Position
Historic Preservation Specialists perform professional cultural resource management activities in the form of statewide historic preservation efforts to ensure compliance with State and/or federal programs, laws, rules and regulations. This includes cooperating with other agencies and the public in conducting a comprehensive statewide survey of cultural resources and maintaining a paper, electronic, and/or GIS inventory of such properties; identifying and nominating eligible resources to the National and State Registers of Historic Places or recognizing resources by erecting State Historic Markers; preparing and implementing a comprehensive statewide historic preservation plan; assisting in the administration of the federal historic preservation assistance program within the State; advising and assisting as appropriate, federal and State agencies and local governments in carrying out their historic preservation responsibilities; cooperating with federal agencies, local governments and the public to ensure that cultural resources are taken into consideration at all levels of planning and development; providing public information, education, training and technical assistance relating to Federal and State Historic Preservation Programs; cooperating with local governments in the development of local historic preservation programs, and assisting local governments in becoming Certified Local Governments (CLGs); providing technical advice to the State of Nevada's Commission for Cultural Centers and Historic Preservation (CCCHP); managing the statutorily-mandated Nevada Site Stewardship Program; administration of the Comstock Historic District for the State as per the requirements of NRS 384; management of the Comstock History Center in Virginia City; administration of Nevada's Native American burial protection legislation.
Incumbents possess a degree and proficiency sufficient to perform advanced-level work and may provide work direction and training to others. Join us at the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Division of State Parks, as a Historic Preservation Specialist where you'll play a vital role in cultural resource management. This exciting position, based in either Carson City or Las Vegas, offers a unique opportunity to delve into professional cultural resource management activities under general supervision. As a member of our team, you'll be tasked with ensuring compliance with state and federal programs, laws, and regulations that safeguard our invaluable cultural resources.
Your primary responsibilities will include preparing essential documents for various federal agencies, ensuring adherence to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and other pertinent regulations. You'll navigate the intricacies of NRS 383 and implementing regulations such as 36 CFR 800, 36 CFR 60-64, the Antiquities Act, and the Secretary of Interior's Standards and Guidelines for Archaeology and Historic Preservation with precision and expertise. In this role, you'll maintain essential permits and professional qualifications, including a Nevada Antiquities Permit, a BLM Cultural Resource Use permit, and adherence to professional qualification standards defined by the Secretary of the Interior. Your dedication to excellence will be essential as you travel throughout the state to conduct site visits, sometimes to remote locations for multiple days. The State of Nevada is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building diverse, inclusive, and innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. All applicants are considered without regard to 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 WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE DEPENDING ON THE NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. 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 university in archeology, anthropology, architectural history, art history, history, historic preservation, cultural geography or related field and one year 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, or 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 from an accredited college or university in architectural history, history, art history, anthropology, historic preservation or closely related field and two years of professional experience as described above; OR one year of experience as a Historic Preservation Specialist I level in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.
Special Notes
    The incumbent may be required to travel statewide.
Additional Position Criteria
    This position requires a valid driver's license at the time of appointment and for continuing employment.
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.
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
515 East Musser Street,
First Floor
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204

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Division of Human Resource Management
Southern Nevada
7251 Amigo St,
Suite 120
Las Vegas, NV 89119

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