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Posted: 12/05/2016

North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office
NC Dept of Natural and Cultural Resources

The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) vision is to be the leader in using the state's natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. Our mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state's history, conserving the state's natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development. Division Information: The North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office assists private citizens, private institutions, local governments, and agencies of state and federal government in the identification, evaluation, protection, and enhancement of properties significant in North Carolina history and archaeology. The agency carries out state and federal preservation programs and is a section within the Division of Historical Resources, Office of Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources(NCDNCR). The office serves as the staff of the state historic preservation officer, who is the NCDNCR Deputy Secretary for the Office of Archives and History, and as staff of the North Carolina Historical Commission in the review of state and federal development projects that might affect historic North Carolina properties. The chief services of the State Historic Preservation Office are: The statewide survey of historic buildings, districts, and landscapes. The HPO is the repository of field notes, photographs, research reports, National Register nominations, and other materials related to the statewide survey. Published information on historic places in North Carolina may be found in scores of state and local architectural survey publications. (Note: The Office of State Archaeology, which conducts the statewide survey of archeological sites, is a separate section within the Office of Archives and History.) Nominations of eligible properties to the National Register of Historic Places. Environmental Review of state and federal actions affecting historic and archeological properties. Technical assistance to owners in the restoration of historic properties, including those owners seeking state and federal rehabilitation income tax credits. Grant assistance for historic preservation projects. Technical assistance to local preservation commissions, including administration of the Certified Local Government (CLG) program. Historic preservation education, including publication of preservation plan updates and the HPO newsletter, Worth Saving.

Historic Preservation/Restoration Specialist II aka Senior Restoration
Professional Opportunity
Raleigh, NC

This position is posted at recruitment range of $39,632 - $55,204 and at salary grade equivalent 70** This position will be located at:Archives & History Office109 East Jones StreetRaleigh, NC
This position provides a full complement of historic preservation technical assistance to the public and governmental entities, including non-profit organizations, educational and religious institutions, for the preservation, rehabilitation and restoration of historic structures for approximately 18 counties in the Piedmont region of North Carolina. This position also reviews a wide range of historic preservation-related projects in the region, including (1) reviews of federal and state projects involving historic properties (under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and NC GS 121-12(a)); (2) state and federal historic rehabilitation tax credit projects; and (3) projects funded through state or federal grants or appropriations. Many of the projects present complex review challenges and represent major economic developments for local communities, often exceeding $1,000,000 or more. This position also provides expert technical knowledge to constituents through individual consultations, educational outreach programs, and public speaking engagements. This position also supervises two Historic Preservation/Restoration Specialist I positions, including one in the eastern regional office in Greenville, NC. Position requires extensive public contact with the public, including local government and community leaders, through site visits and presentations.

Management prefers: Additional training or experience in historic preservation in highly recommended, particularly full-time experience working on the staff of a state of federal historic preservation office, with exposure to tax credit project review processes and procedures, and/or experience in the inspection, analysis and evaluation of historic buildings through the preparation of historic structure reports or related building analysis documentation reports.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies


  1. Demonstrated general knowledge of American and North Carolina architectural history and the philosophy and theory of historic preservation including state and federal preservation legislation and regulations as they relate to tax credit, environmental review, and grant projects.
  2. Demonstrated knowledge in the areas of building preservation, restoration, rehabilitation, conservation, construction technology, analysis and evaluation of historic building conditions, construction histories.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge with all applicable state and federal historic preservation laws, rules and procedures, and technical manuals including the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 as amended, the Tax Reform Act of 1986 as amended, the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation, theGuidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings, federal criteria and procedures for the review of tax credit applications, and North Carolina General Statute 121-12(a).
  4. Demonstrated ability to perform in a positive, collaborative manner with other professional branch staff in a statewide program.
  5. Demonstrated ability to provide popular preservation services to governmental agencies, non-profit organizations and the general public.
  6. Must possess superior verbal and written communication skills; excellent public speaking skills and problem-solving techniques.
  7. Ability to work independently, organize and prioritize work.
  8. Ability to work with the public with dexterity and discretion on difficult projects.
  9. Ability to read construction documents, understand and interpret complex technical guidelines and rules.
  10. Ability to travel.


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Master's degree in historic preservation, planning, architectural history, or a closely related field and three years of experience in historic preservation; or graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in history, planning, or architectural history, or a closely related field and four years of experience in historic preservation; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

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How to apply
*APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETED ON-LINE USING THE WEBSITE PROVIDED BELOW** To apply for this position, please click the APPLY link provided above. In order to receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the online application form. Any information omitted from the application cannot be considered for qualifying credit. Attached or incorporated resumes will be accepted, but will not be used for screening for qualifying credit. Using "See Resume" or "See Attachment" instead of completing the education and experience portion of the profile is not acceptable and will result in an incomplete application. Other attachments (except a DD-214 copy) will also be accepted, but not used in screening for qualifying credit. Applicants are required to scan and attach a copy of their DD-214 or discharge orders if they wish to obtain veterans preference. Applicants requesting and receiving an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are eligible to submit paper applications via mail or by fax. Please call the human resources office for assistance. The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) uses Merit-Based Recruitment practices to select the most qualified applicants to fill positions subject to the State Human Resources Act. Applicants are asked to document competencies related to the position for which you apply on the State application via the NEOGOV website. A competency is defined as a set of behaviors or duties that reflect knowledge skills, and abilities. When a salary range is posted, the actual salary will be based on relevant competencies, knowledge, skills, abilities, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised positions. Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the State of North Carolina and the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources that all employees provide proof of employment eligibility (immigration and naturalization) on the first day of employment. We participate in E-Verify (Employment Eligibility Verification System). If you are having technical issues submitting your application, please call the NeoGov Help Line at 855-524-5627. If there are any questions about this posting, other than your application status, please contact the DNCR Human Resources Office.

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