PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Economic and Community Development, 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 Culture (Deputy State Historical Preservation Officer) 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 surveys or studies of State Register of Historic Places; assists in preparation of State Plan for Historic Preservation, related reports and plans as required; provides assistance in defining boundaries of historic areas as requested by municipalities; assists in the review of applications for preservation tax incentives; assists in planning and review of projects falling under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and the Connecticut Environmental Policy Act; speaks before groups concerning preservation of historic places; writes reports and informational literature; provides technical expert testimony at public hearings; conducts training workshops; may prepare the National Register of Historic Places agenda for the Connecticut State Historic Preservation Review Board; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of American history with particular emphasis on history of Connecticut; considerable knowledge of resources and techniques of historical research and documentation; knowledge of basic photographic techniques; considerable oral and written communication skills; interpersonal skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
A Master's degree in history or closely related field.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
A bachelor's degree in history or closely related field plus one of the following may be substituted for the General Experience:
1. At least two years of full-time experience in research, writing, teaching, interpretation, or other demonstrable professional activity with an academic institution, historic organization or agency, museum, or other professional institution;
2. Substantial contribution through research and publication to the body of scholarly knowledge in the field of 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 delegated 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)
This replaces the specification for the class of National Register Specialist (Historian) in Salary Group AR 26 approved effective August 24, 2012. (Revised to change Service Status to Non-Examined)