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Employment Opportunity with the Historic Preservation Grants Program

Published January 13, 2020

HISTORIC PRESERVATION GRANTS PROGRAM
DIVISION OF HISTORICAL RESOURCES
OPS POSITION HISTORIC PRESERVATION GRANTS SPECIALIST

ABOUT US: The Historic Preservation Grants Program is part of the Department of State based in Tallahassee, Florida. The Grants Program assists historic preservation efforts throughout Florida by awarding federal and state funds to non-profits and government agencies. The Grants Program works with applicants, grantees and the general public providing information, monitoring grant progress, and conducting meetings and workshops. It also works closely with other programs such as the Florida Historical Marker Program and the Florida Main Street Program.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This is a professional position that performs independent work administering and monitoring Historic Preservation grants-in-aid programs, works closely with the section head, and is responsible for the following duties:

Administers Historic Preservation grant awards, including: preparing and processing grant award agreements, and monitoring grantee progress and compliance with contractual requirements; reporting grantees that are in non-compliance status to section head; reviewing grant deliverables, cost documentation, and processing payment requests for approved deliverables and expenditures; tracking and reconciling payment data; maintaining complete, current, and accurate files on all grants assigned to this position.

Assists the public in the grant application process; reviews applications for eligibility pursuant to the program’s rule andguidelines; conducts application assessments and technical reviews, and presents at application review and ranking public meetings; assists in the planning and preparation of public meetings and related materials.

Provides general and specific information in response to public inquiries regarding the grants program; participates in public forums and workshops to explain historic preservation and policies of the Division; maintains summary and statistical information and compiles reports as requested; assists in the preparation of webinars and workshops; and develops public information materials on the program and/or historic preservation issues in Florida.

Performs other related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of historic preservation principles and techniques
  • Experience with basic computer and database systems, including the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience providing assistance to the public

SALARY/BENEFITS: Hourly rate of $15.50/40 hours per week.

REQUIREMENTS:

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in historic preservation, history, architectural history, architecture, anthropology, archaeology, urban planning or related field

PREFERENCES:

  • Experience managing and monitoring grants or contracts
  • Experience in the Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources, or a State Historic Preservation

    Office

  • Experience in preparing and presenting in public meetings, forums, and conferences

APPLICATION: Please submit Resume/CV and Cover Letter to Timothy Knoepke, Historic Preservation Grants Program Supervisor, by email at timothy.knoepke@dos.myflorida.com by January 24, 2020.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

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