Date Posted: Mar 21, 2023
Requisition ID: 422342
Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204
Work for Indiana
Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.
At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to complete the application and interview process, as well as perform the essential functions of a role.
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About the DNR Historic Preservation and Archeology Division:
The Indiana Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology promotes the conservation of Indiana’s cultural resources through public education efforts, financial incentives including several grant and tax credit programs, and the administration of state and federally mandated legislation.
This position traditionally starts at an annual salary of $42,900.
The Survey Coordinator will enjoy working in a collegial work environment with well qualified historic preservation professionals in a State Historic Preservation Office. The coordinator will manage day-to-day operations of the Indiana Historic Sites & Structures Inventory, now in its 47th year, by planning surveys of Indiana counties, training field surveyors, hiring and managing field surveyors, and reviewing the digital results. The position includes several creative outreach projects that culminate annually. Key functions of this role include:
- Use of a Survey 123 application to review and approve records submitted by field surveyors.
- Planning surveys for upcoming counties by identifying National Register-eligible districts, reviewing past survey results, and contacting local officials and preservationists.
- Going into the field to monitor and assist field surveyors on a limited basis.
- Guiding the theme and/or design (not including actual graphic design) of Preservation Month publications, including a poster and social media posts.
- Managing the annual historic preservation photo contest.
- Submitting payments through the state purchasing system.
- Consulting with office colleagues regarding eligibility of resources for the State and National Registers.
About the Job:
As the Preservation Officer, you will be responsible for carrying out mandates under the National Historic Preservation Act, the National Environmental Policy Act the Indiana Historic Preservation and Archaeology Act and relevant regulations and rules. In this position, you will participate in education and outreach activities.
A Day in the Life:
The essential functions of this role are as follows:
- Analyze historic resources and the effect of federal/state funded or federally regulated projects.
- Review environmental and permit application submissions as required by federal and state law for actions affecting historic properties.
- Provide information on historic sites and structures within the state to federal, state and local governmental agencies, organizations and private individuals.
- Provide guidance on activities and technical and financial assistance for local historical associations, historic district commissions, and historic commissions and other interested groups or persons.
- Advise individuals about proper preservation techniques and sources of government and non-government funding for restoration work.
- Assist with the development of agreement documents that involve historic properties when necessary.
- Make public presentations regarding the programs administered by the division.
- Provide data for the department’s historical, architectural, and archaeological data base of historic resources in the state and retrieve data about such resources.
The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.
What You’ll Need for Success:
You must meet the following requirement to be considered for employment:
- A college degree from an accredited university or college in historic preservation, architectural history, art history, public history, anthropology, archaeology or a closely related field.
- Knowledge and experience with research, public outreach and preservation.
- Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations dealing with historic preservation, including Indiana Code 14-21-1 and the National Historic Preservation Act (54 U.S.C. § 306108).
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.
Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:
The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:
- Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
- Wellness Rewards Program: Complete wellness activities to earn gift card rewards
- Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
- Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
- Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
- Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
- A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
- 150 hours of paid new parent leave
- Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
- Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
- 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
- Education Reimbursement Program
- Group life insurance
- Referral Bonus program
- Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
- Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
- Free Parking for most positions
- Free LinkedIn Learning access
Equal Employment Opportunity:
The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruit, select, develop, and promote employees based on individual ability and job performance. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of employer-employee relations without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. We will comply with the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable state and federal laws.
If you are a qualified individual with a disability and require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, you can request assistance by contacting the Indiana State Personnel Department at jobs@spd.IN.gov.
The State of Indiana has established a culture that welcomes equity, inclusion, and opportunity for all employees and applicants. We encourage you to apply if you feel you have the transferrable skills to be successful in this position and we look forward to reviewing your application.