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Posted: 11/19/2009

Minnesota Historical Society
State Historic Preservation Office

The Minnesota historical Society is a nonprofit educational and cultural institution established in 1849 to preserve and share Minnesota history. The Societyt collects, preserves and tells the storiy of Minnesota's past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing. The Society has statutory responsibility for the state's historic preservation program.

Manager of Government Programs and Compliance
Professional Opportunity
St. Paul, MN

The Minnesota Historical Societys Historic Programs & Education division seeks applicants for a Manager of Government Programs & Compliance to manage the review and compliance functions of the State Historic Preservation Offices responsibilities with the federal historic preservation program and the Minnesota Historical Societys responsibilities specified by state law and regulation. The position also manages the local government programs for the SHPO. This is a full-time, regular position (2,088 annual hours) located at the History Center in St. Paul, MN.

Summary of work: Responsibilities include: 1) manages a department work unit comprised of the Review & Compliance and Local Government program staff ; 2) conducts reviews of federal undertakings to determine the presence or potential properties listed on or eligible to be listed on the National Register; 3) evaluates the effect of federal undertakings on historic properties; 4) responds, to requests for comment by state agencies or through state rules regarding the protection of historic properties; 5) responds to other requests for assistance to protect significant historical properties; 6) maintains effective working relationships with relevant federal, state and local governmental agencies and officials; 7) oversees the Local Government Programs for the State Historic Preservation Office; and 8) participates in the development of department priorities and plans as part of the departments management team.

Minimum Qualifications:

" B.A. in history, historic preservation, urban and regional planning, law or related field with specialized course in historic preservation, land use development, or environmental protection plus 6 years program experience or equivalent OR an advanced degree plus 5 years program experience or equivalent.

" Five to seven years experience with federal historic preservation programs and in the related environmental review arena.

" Ability and skills to communicate effectively orally and in writing, and a demonstrated ability to supervise, motivate and train others.

" Advanced problem solving abilities with experience in mediation and negotiation.

" Ability to work with various federal, state, and local agencies.

" Demonstrated ability to manage professional staff.

" Highly developed interpersonal skills to negotiate, mediate and collaborate with a wide variety of people with a diverse range of knowledge and skills and diverse backgrounds, education and interests.

" Ability to speak effectively to both large and small groups.

" Valid drivers license and willingness to travel and work on evenings and occasionally on weekends.

Desirable Qualifications:

" Advanced degree in history, historic preservation, urban and regional planning, law or related field with specialized course in historic preservation, land use development, or environmental protection.

" Meets the Secretary of the Interiors Professional Qualifications Standards in one of the following disciplines: architecture, history or architectural history.

" Extensive knowledge of the state and federal laws and regulations relating to historic preservation and the larger environmental review process within which these laws function.

" Knowledge of Minnesota history or prehistory.

Salary: $4,062.00 - $4,710.00 starting monthly range.

Application Deadline: Applications received by December 3, 2009 will be considered first, position open until filled.

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
To Apply: Send an MHS application, cover letter, and resume to: Minnesota Historical Society, Human Resources Department, Manager of Government Programs & Compliance position, 345 Kellogg Blvd West, St Paul, MN 55102. For an application, see our website at www.mnhs.org/about/jobs or call MHS Job Line 651-296-0542. EEO Applicants who are offered employment will be subject to passing a background check as a condition of employment.
Britta Bloomberg
Phone: (651) 259-3466

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