In the Department of Economic and Community Development and the Department of Transportation this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks participating in the implementation of the State's historic preservation program in accordance with the National Register Program of the National Park Service.
Works under the general supervision of the Director of Arts and Historic Preservation or an employee of a higher grade.
May supervise professional and clerical staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Prepares or reviews, edits, and processes National and State Registers of Historic Places nominations;
Conducts or supervises documentary research and on site evaluation of historic sites, buildings, structures and districts;
Assists in preparation of the State Plan for Historic Preservation;
Coordinates activities of and provides technical assistance to local organizations and municipalities;
Supervises National Park Service grant-in aid program as it relates to survey and restoration of State historical and architectural resources and planning for preservation;
Assists in planning and review of projects falling under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and the Connecticut Environmental Policy Act;
Maintains and updates the Statewide Historic Resources Inventory;
Conducts on site inspections and makes assessments;
Speaks before groups concerning preservation of historic places;
Writes reports and informational literature;
Provides technical expert testimony at public hearings;
Conducts training workshops;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
relevant State and Federal laws, statutes and regulations;
architectural history and historic preservation;
American history with particular emphasis on history and architectural history of Connecticut;
restoration techniques and practices;
oral and written communication skills;
Ability to read and interpret written materials.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
A Master's degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation, or closely related field and coursework on a graduate level in American architectural history.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
A Bachelor's degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation, or closely related field plus one of the following may be substituted for the General Experience.
At least two (2) years of full-time experience in research, writing, or teaching in American architectural history or restoration architecture with an academic institution, historical organization or agency, museum, or other professional institution; OR
Substantial contribution through research and publication to the body of scholarly knowledge in the field of American architectural history.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
The National Park Service is the bureau of the Department of Interior to which the Secretary of Interior has responsibility for administering the National Register Program and defines the professional qualification standards in accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations, 36 CFR Part 61 and Section 106 of the National Historical Preservation Act.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(19)-Library and Curatorial Services
(16)-ADMIN & RESID (P-5)
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification of the class of National Register Specialist (Architectural Historian) in Salary Group AR 26 approved effective November 11, 2016. (Revised to modernize format and add Acknowledgement section. Reviewed for content.) Final No. 23-274