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Special Announcement: Job Opening @ PA SHPO

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Are you interested in making a difference through disaster management planning? Do you want to be on the forefront of proactive historic preservation? 

The Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office (PA SHPO) is seeking a Historic Preservation Specialist to administer and report on planning and demonstration projects funded through Hurricane Sandy Historic Preservation Recovery Funding from the National Park Service.

This limited-term position is ideal for a hazard planning professional with a knowledge of historic preservation and project management experience.

Please note: This limited term position is expected to expire on or before June 30, 2019  

Description of Work:

Historic Preservation Recovery Project Manager responsible for Phase 2 of the PA SHPO’s Hurricane Sandy project.  Responsibilities include:

  • Working with Sandy-impacted communities to integrate historic resources into their PEMA/FEMA mandated Hazard Mitigation Plans.
  • Serving as a subject matter expert for consulting on Hazard Mitigation Plans.
  • Managing a consultant team(s).
  • Organizing public meetings.
  • Coordinating data collection for the SHPO’s Cultural Resources Geographic Information System (CRGIS).
  • Providing technical assistance to a variety of groups across the Commonwealth.

Required Experience, Training & Eligibility:

  • Two or more years of experience working on an architectural survey, an architectural restoration and preservation project or program, and a bachelor’s degree in architectural history, American history, art history, or course work in Pennsylvania history;
  • OR Any equivalent combination of experience and training.

Apply @  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/pabureau/jobs/1766674/historic-preservation-specialist

Application deadline is July 5th, 2017.

Author: Shelby Weaver Splain

Shelby Weaver Splain is the Education and Outreach Coordinator for the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office. Shelby is a native of Bucks County and holds a Masters degree in Historic Preservation Planning from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Historic Preservation from Goucher College.

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