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Cultural Resource Preservationist II

  • Cultural Resource Preservationist II
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  • Can I be successful?
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Class Number: 
Annual Salary Range:
$41,208.00 – $65,544.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,717.00 – $2,731.00
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This is senior-level specialized professional work involving statewide historic and cultural resource preservation activities.

Job Duties

Coordinates and/or administers activities and programs relating to the preservation and protection of cultural and historical resources that exemplify state and national history.

Develops acquisition and marketing plans, feasibility studies, special grant or loan programs, financial strategies, and needs assessment reports ensuring long-term preservation of historic properties.

Conducts statewide and local surveys to identify and evaluate significant historical and cultural resources; analyzes data and provides assessments and recommendations.

Maintains the Missouri Cultural Resource Inventory; coordinates statewide collection of historic and archaeological artifacts; organizes and cross-references information for the database and archives; oversees and tracks artifacts.

Prepares, reviews, and processes nomination of eligible cultural resources for the National Register of Historic Places; evaluates identified resources assessing eligibility and providing recommendations; presents nominations to the council.

Reviews federally funded or grant assistance projects assessing their impact on significant cultural resources; reviews federal nominations and projects, provides recommendations to avoid or mitigate damages to properties; monitors project compliance and progress.

Evaluates historic properties for acquisition or marketing under the Historic Preservation Revolving Fund or for acquisition as a state park or state historic site; evaluates properties for historic significance and against acquisition standards; reviews applications and provides recommendations.

Monitors preservation easement and covenants held on revolving fund properties and grant-assisted projects.

Reviews historic building restorations and processes certification applications under federal and state tax incentive programs; works with property owners, developers, and architects promoting incentives and providing advice.

Prepares assigned elements of the comprehensive historic preservation plan.

Participates in the development and evaluation of Cultural Resource Management plans for state parks and state historic sites.

Serves as liaison between local governments and agencies; provides advice, assistance, and training to local governments; assists with preservation ordinance development, application, and planning process.

Prepares or coordinates the preparation of educational and informational materials for outreach and grant assistance programs; provides technical assistance and promotes awareness and understanding of historic preservation.

Assists with drafting legal documents related to historic preservation efforts.

Conducts research on architectural and archaeological properties and historic periods, events, and groups; analyzes data and prepares reports/recommendations; reviews library archives and historical society's data for information.

Negotiates and monitors grants for compliance and conformance; reviews progress; establishes and revises timetables.

Oversees unmarked burial sites and coordinates the treatment and reburial of human remains; ensures compliance with state statutes and the federal Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA); suspends construction projects, as deemed necessary, after consultation and approval of a supervisor.

Oversees embedded shipwreck salvage operations/excavations permits; reviews recovery and investigation plans; monitors the distribution of recovered artifacts in event of a sale.

Coordinates statewide marker programs; researches sites which reflect various aspects of the state's history; recommends sites for designation.

Serves as a lead worker; provides training, assistance, and guidance to other Cultural Resource Preservationists.

Exercises significant independence, judgment, and initiative 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.)

Two or more years of experience as a Cultural Resource Preservationist I with the Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System.


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,

Three 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.

(Earned graduate credit hours from an accredited college or university in the specified areas may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required experience at a rate of 24 earned graduate credit hours for one year of 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?

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

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

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

Comprehensive knowledge of historic preservation principles and practices.

Comprehensive knowledge of research sources and methodology.

Intermediate 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 provide assistance through public outreach.

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

Ability to plan, organize, and complete assignments effectively.

Ability to communicate effectively and respond to requests for information.

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