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Posted: 08/12/2014

Ohio History Connection
State Historic Preservation Office

With over 180 staff members, hundreds of volunteers and thousands of partners in historical societies, local history groups and local and state government, the Ohio History Connection champions all Ohio history, including the 50+ historic sites in the Society's network throughout Ohio. The Ohio History Connectionís network of historical sites includes homes and memorials associated with US presidents such as Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, or Warren G. Harding. It includes early cultures and mound building sites such as Serpent Mound, Ft. Ancient, or Newark Earthworks. Some historic sites help visitors learn about the entrepreneurial and literary genius and diversity of Ohioans. Other historic sites in the network are nature preserves and are great places to hike and take photos such as Cedar Bog or Wahkeena. From automobiles to wedding gowns, the Ohio History Connectionís history collections document both the ordinary and extraordinary stories of Ohioans. The Society collects, preserves, catalogs, manages and makes available to the public a vast collection of about 1.6 million objects in its museums across Ohio, and in its flagship museum in the Ohio History Center. Additionally, serving as the State Archives, allows people to discover the stories of the Ohioans who built our stateís farms, industries, businesses, schools, churches, social organizations, governments, and communities. Connecting people to the stories of Ohio is part of the daily work of the Society and is accomplished in part through educational efforts such as sponsoring National History Day in Ohio, and Ohio As America, an online textbook and curriculum for teaching the history of Ohio. Overseeing the Historical Markers program and the Local History Office are additional ways of connecting people to Ohio history. A division within the Society, the Historic Preservation Office is the State Historic Preservation Office for Ohio. The Office nominates properties to the National Register of Historic Places, reviews rehabilitation work to historic buildings for tax credits, reviews federally assisted projects for effects on historic properties, qualifies communities for the Certified Local Government program and provides matching grants to them, and provides technical assistance and advice to the public. The Ohio History Connection is a non-profit organization that is funded in part by the State of Ohio, and depends on gifts, membership revenue, volunteers, grants, and other earned revenue such as admission fees, to serve the people of Ohio.

Tax Credit Application Coordinator
Professional Opportunity
Columbus, OH
$3245-$3409 / month

This position is responsible for assisting the State Historic Preservation Office and the Ohio Development Services

Agency with operation of the Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit (OHPTC) program.

Illustrative Examples of Work:

-Provide technical assistance via meetings, site visits and correspondence to OHPTC and federal Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit (HRTC) applicants with regard to program expectations and opportunities, application requirements and processes, and historic rehabilitation standards.

-Assist with development and implementation of technical preservation and economic development educational materials that clarify the OHPTC and HRTC programs. This can include written material, workshops, seminars, and training sessions.

-Identify and provide outreach to areas in the state with development potential in which the OHPTC and HRTC programs could be utilized.

-Assist with processing of Pipeline Initiative applications. Respond to National Register Questionnaire submissions.

-Assist State Historic Preservation Office and Ohio Development Services Agency with OHPTC rounds as needed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with a wide range of internal and external historic preservation constituents in both the public and private sectors. Ability to use Microsoft Office or equivalent business software such as spreadsheet, database, digital presentation, word processing and web-based applications. Ability to use Windows and Windows-based PCs and peripherals. Ability to implement, plan and critically evaluate research. Ability to review, understand, and interpret a variety of technical data such as engineering drawings and specifications, primary and secondary research sources, and maps.

Work Environment

Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Normal office environment. Occasional evening or weekend work. Work may be stressful at times. Requires ability to travel, sometimes with overnight stays. Work may involve attendance at public meetings and site visits.


A degree in history, architectural history, architecture, historical architecture, historic preservation or a closely-related preservation field, AND coursework or equivalent work experience in business, planning, public administration, or real estate. One to three years relevant work experience. Familiarity with national historic preservation laws, regulations and guidelines; National Register of Historic Places Criteria for Evaluation and the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for Historic Preservation Projects. Familiarity with real estate finance or development is desirable. Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team. Valid Ohio drivers license is required.

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
All interested applicants should submit an Ohio History Connection application, professional cover letter with salary requirements, resume and three professional references with contact information to: applicant@ohiohistory.org or fax to Human Resources at 614-297-2293. Position will remain open until filled.

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