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HISTORIAN

The Historian is responsible for reviewing, surveying, analyzing, and documenting the historical significance of standing structures. This position is governed by state and federal

Class Code:

P038C

Job Grade:

GS07

Special Job Requirements:

None

Typical Functions:

Reviews and analyzes requests for identification of standing structures to determine historical qualities, uniqueness, and potential eligibility for listing on the National Register of Historic properties. Gathers information by surveying the property, completing site forms, preparing maps and location information, taking photographs, recording property in survey books, interviewing owners, and researching historical records of the property, to determine its authenticity and historical significance. Writes narrative to document research of properties for National Register of Historic Places Nomination, according to established standards. Provides information regarding historic sites and related activities to the general public and civic and community groups by responding to individual inquiries, preparing press releases, and making oral presentations. Reviews proposed building projects to assess their impact on historical sites and conformance with federal regulations. Oversees the production and distribution of a historical properties publication. Provides technical information to contractors and the general public regarding restoration of historic structures. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of American architectural history. Knowledge of historical research methods and techniques. Ability to enter, transcribe, record, and store information in written or electronic form. Ability to identify the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts. Ability to prepare written documentation of research. Ability to prepare and present informational programs. Ability to photograph historical properties.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in history; plus two years of experience in historical research. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Required Certificates:

None

Exempt:

N
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