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Cultural Resource Preservationist I

  • Cultural Resource Preservationist I
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
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Annual Salary Range:
$36,360.00 – $57,792.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,515.00 – $2,408.00
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This is mid-level specialized professional work involving statewide historic and cultural resource preservation activities.

Job Duties

Assists with activities relating to the preservation and protection of cultural and historical resources that exemplify state and national history.

Assists with developing protective measures and needs assessment reports to ensure long-term preservation of historic properties.

Assists with performing statewide and local surveys to identify and evaluate significant historical and cultural resources.

Conducts preliminary reviews of documents and collects data; prepares National Register of Historic Places nomination forms and recommends historic property nominations.

Conducts research on architectural and archaeological properties and historic periods, events, and groups; analyzes data and prepares preliminary reports.

Performs field inspections, conducts interviews, and takes photographs related to identification and evaluation of cultural resources and proposed/on-going projects; prepares written summaries.

Assists with the coordination of statewide historical and archaeological artifact collection.

Assists with the maintenance of the Missouri Cultural Resource Inventory; catalogs and enters records into database.

Reviews requests for certification under federal and state tax incentive laws.

Conducts the preliminary review of federally funded cultural resource projects.

Assists with grant monitoring; reviews plans and specifications for preservation projects ensuring compliance with agreements and grant provisions.

Reviews maps for use in cultural resource management.

Assists with the development of cultural resource management and interpretive plans; reviews management reports.

Assists with the development of curriculum, public programs, and exhibits.

Assists with the development of outreach and grant assistance program workshops which provide technical assistance and promote awareness and understanding of historic preservation.

Responds to citizen and local government requests for general information.

Assists with the coordination of statewide marker programs; conducts research on potential sites which reflect various aspects of the state's history.

Assists with the coordination of unmarked human burial sites and the treatment and reburial of human remains; ensures compliance with state statutes and the federal Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA).

Assists with issuing embedded shipwreck salvage operations/excavations permits.

Exercises independence and judgment within established guidelines in the performance of responsibilities; receives general administrative direction.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility.  Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement; no other substitutions will be permitted.  These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 15 earned credit hours in one or a combination of the following: History, Archaeology, Anthropology, Historic Preservation, or Museology (Museum Studies); and,

One or more years of experience in historic research or writing, preservation planning, architectural survey, real estate development of historic properties, archaeological investigation, anthropology, or related historic and/or cultural resource preservation activities.

(24 earned graduate credit hours from an accredited college or university in the specified areas may substitute for the required experience.)

(Additional qualifying experience may substitute on a year-for-year basis for deficiencies in the required education.)

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Intermediate knowledge of the objectives and procedures of the National Historic Preservation Act.

Intermediate knowledge of federal legislation, regulations, and requirements pertaining to the state's historic preservation activities.

Intermediate knowledge of Missouri 's history, architecture, and/or archaeology.

Intermediate knowledge of historic preservation principles and practices.

Intermediate knowledge of research sources and methodology.

Introductory knowledge of the principles of planning and zoning, community development, and real estate related to historic properties.

Ability to analyze data and provide recommendations.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, federal and state officials, and the general public.

Ability to plan, organize, and carry out assignments effectively.

Ability to communicate effectively and respond to requests for information.

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