Nevada SHPO Review and Compliance Architectural Historian (Carson City, NV)

This position is based in Carson City, Nevada which is surrounded by the beautiful Sierra Mountains.  The state capital is located twenty-five minutes from stunning Lake Tahoe which offers world class skiing as well as hiking, biking, and various other outdoor activities and cultural events.  Northern Nevada averages over 320 days of sunshine each year.

If you are motivated and interested in a position that will advance historic preservation in Nevada, this is the job for you.

About the Position

As a Historic Preservation Specialist 2, this position’s primary responsibility will be architectural review in the Nevada SHPO’s review and compliance program including Section 106, the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives program, and the State of Nevada’s Commission for Cultural Centers and Historic Preservation (CCCHP) grant program.  The position provides advice and technical assistance to federal and State agencies, local governments, and the public to ensure that cultural resources are taken into consideration at all levels of planning and development.

Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)

Master’s degree from an accredited university in architectural history, history, historic preservation, or related field and one year of professional experience in research, writing, or teaching American architectural history, restoration architecture, history, or historic preservation with an academic institution; OR Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in architectural history, history, historic preservation or closely related field and two years of professional experience as described above.

Applicants’ professional qualifications must meet National Park Service standards as described in the Code of Federal Regulations for an Architectural Historian as described in 36 CFR 61, Appendix A.

Application Process

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to submit the application as soon as possible since the position may be filled at any time.

Applications must be submitted through the State of Nevada’s on-line job portal:

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Approximate Annual Salary

$58,025.52 to $86,150.88 PAY GRADE: 35

State government positions typically start at the bottom of the salary range. However, due to the State’s new hiring policies, the SHPO has the ability to accelerate the starting salary based on experience and education. Includes Retirement, Health and Insurance Benefits. For more information about state employment, visit the following: Division of Human Resource Management: Public Employees Retirement System: Public Employees Benefits Program: More Benefits Information:

About Nevada State Historic Preservation Office

The SHPO’s mission includes the encouragement of the preservation, documentation, and use of cultural resources. The SHPO educates the public about the importance of Nevada’s cultural heritage so that Nevada’s historic and archaeological properties are preserved, interpreted, and reused for their economic, education, and intrinsic values and for future generations to appreciate.

The Nevada SHPO was established in 1977 and has been housed since 2011 within the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The NSHPO is affiliated with three state boards /commissions: the Board of Museums and History, the Commission for Cultural Centers and Historic Preservation (CCCHP), and the Comstock Historic District Commission (CHDC).

The SHPO has thirteen employees in three offices around the state.  The Review and Compliance program is in Carson City.  With a small number of employees, staff have the opportunity to explore a variety of program areas and are encouraged to pursue additional educational opportunities or professional development when balanced with existing duties.