The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) is hiring for the following state position.

Job Title and Level: State Division Administrator 17 (State Historic Preservation Officer)

City/County: Lansing/Ingham

Type of Employment: Full-Time (Limited-Term)

Pay Grade and Annual Salary: $106,679.00 – $145,032.00 Annually

Brief Job Description:

At the MEDC, we help Michiganders prosper by investing in our businesses and communities, enabling the growth of good jobs and promoting Michigan’s reputation as a world-class business location and travel destination. By joining our team, you will play an integral role in directly supporting Michigan’s success, where you work, live and play. Come be part of the team that’s transforming their everyday as the Michigan State Historic Preservation Officer.

The State Historic Preservation Officer for the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) administers Michigan’s historic preservation program as mandated by the Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and supervises the staff of the Office. This involves preservation planning, work with community organizations, assistance to state agencies and local governments, review of federally funded projects for their impact on cultural resources, assistance for those seeking federal historic preservation tax credits, designation programs including historic markers and the National Register of Historic Places, and grant programs.

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Business Unit: Economic Development Incentives & Services; State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO)

Supervisor: Michele Wildman, Chief Incentives Officer

Minimum Education Required:

Possession of a bachelor’s degree in any major.

Master’s degree in history, art history, historic preservation, American studies, architecture, architectural history, planning, or public administration is preferred.

Minimum Experience Required:

Two years of experience as a professional manager or program/staff specialist, or equivalent experience.

Three years senior level/management experience in a historic preservation program either in a state historic preservation office, the National Park Service, a state or national preservation organization, or a certified local government is preferred.

Preferred candidate will also have experience that align with one or more areas within the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards for Archeology and Historic Preservation.

How to Apply:

If you believe your qualifications meet the listed requirements and are interested in joining our team, please click on the link below and follow the NEOGOV instructions.

State Division Administrator 17

Deadline for Response: Jan 23, 2023