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Posted: 06/17/2019

Montana Historical Society
State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO)

The Montana Historical Society seeks an energetic and talented person to work as an Data Control Tech with the Montana State Historic Preservation Office(SHPO). If you have the passion to preserve our historical heritage and have strong skills in communication and organization, this position might be for you! At the Montana Historical Society, we strive to make our work environment a supportive and fun environment that fosters a work/life balance.

Cultural Records Assistant - Data Control Tech
Professional Opportunity
Missoula, MT
Open Until

Responsibilities of the Data Control Tech included assisting the SHPO Cultural Records Manager by accepting, organizing, maintaining and reconciling the official inventory of all recorded cultural resource properties in the state (N=60,000 properties as of 2019). You will work with various formats; paper, electronic scanned images (OCR PDF), coded database entries (SQL) and digitized spatial data records (GIS). Cultural resource properties are understood to include historic, pre-contact (archaeological), paleontological sites, and to include information of a specialized nature that may also be restricted and confidential. Under the supervisors guidelines the Data Control Tech will be responsible for managing and maintaining the accuracy of and access to the records and data pertaining to recorded cultural resource properties by:

Manages and maintains the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) cultural resource property records (paper and scanned images) as the official state government files of all recorded cultural resource properties in the state.

Conducts coding, data entry, digitizing and editing of cultural resource property information into the SHPO Cultural Resource Information System and into the State Antiquities geodatabase.

Helps establish site records management policy and procedure and provides technical assistance and outreach for the submission, use, and distribution of SHPO cultural resource site records.

Maintains the safety and security of the SHPO cultural resource property records.

Experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat needed. Academic knowledge or work experience with Montana history and/or archaeology is helpful.


  1. Education: College degree (Bachelors or Associates degree).
  2. Experience: 1-2 years of job-related work experience (may include academic experience, e.g. internships, practicums, field-schools)
  3. Demonstrated computer literacy, including knowledge and/or experience with relational database management and ESRI GIS mapping software.

How to apply
Apply via the State of Montana Careers website. Cover letter and Resume are also required.
Phone: 406-444-2697
Helena, MT

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