Wednesday, May 19, 2010

NPS Seeks Historic Preservation Specialist to Oversee SHPD Corrective Actions

The National Park Service (NPS) and the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers have announced a job opening for a historic preservation specialist to provide oversight of the Corrective Action Plan for the Hawai‘i State Historic Preservation Division.

The position description states that NPS seeks an experienced historic preservation professional/cultural resources manager to provide technical assistance to the Hawaii State Historic Preservation Office (SHPD) and oversight of the Corrective Action Plan (CAP) developed by the NPS for the SHPD. The position is located in the NPS Pacific West Region in Honolulu, Hawaii. This position reports to the Assistant Director, Heritage Preservation Assistance Programs, NPS, and coordinates with the Chief, Historic Preservation Grants Division, NPS; the PWR Cultural Resources Program Chief; and the Pacific Area Director, NPS.

In 2009 the NPS conducted an evaluation of the operations and programs of the SHPD that are funded through an annual Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) grant from the NPS. This evaluation identified deficiencies in several of the programs mandated for States by the National Historic Preservation Act and funded by the HPF. To remedy the deficiencies in these Federally-funded programs areas, the NPS designed a 2-year CAP, which the SHPD must satisfy in order to maintain approved program status and continue to receive HPF grant assistance.

For more information or to apply, please send letter of interest and resume to by June 11, 2010. Only electronic applications will be received for this position. If questions, email

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