Preservation Job Board

(MT) Historic Architecture Specialist 

16 days ago

Deadline: Mar 01, 2020
Offered By (Name of Organization): State of Montana Historical Soceity
Location (City, State): Helena, MT 59601
Type: Full-Time
Salary: yearly $32,344 to $48,568

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The Montana Historical Society seeks an energetic and talented person for the position of Historic Architecture Specialist with the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). If you have the passion to preserve our historic heritage and have strong skills in communication and organization, this position might be for you! Helena, Montana offers a high standard of living, and SHPO staff is collegial and supportive. We strive to maintain this positive office environment and foster a work/life balance. 


  • Provide guidance based on the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties to federal, state agencies, community historic preservation officer, and private property owners;
  • Consult with federal agencies, their permittees and grantees under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act;
  • Consult with state agencies under the Montana State Antiquities Act;
  • Act as liaison between the National Park Service and private property owners applying for Federal Rehabilitation Tax Credits
  • Negotiate the terms of agreement documents associated with state and federal undertakings;
  • Evaluate properties for their National Register eligibility potential;
  • Review and comment on documents such as historic structures reports, property record forms, interpretive material, and feasibility studies;
  • Perform outreach to promote our office programs, and preservation;
  • Pursue independent projects that advance an understanding and appreciation of Montana cultural resources.


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