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Architectural Historian Intern
Ref No.: 20-00028
Location: Duluth, Minnesota
Position Type:Internship
Start Date: 05/18/2020
Pay Rate : $ 12.00 /Hour
Location: Superior National Forest

The Resource Assistant will work as an integrated member of the Forest's Cultural and Heritage Resources team in concert with the Eastern Region programs. Additonal contacts will include Engineering, Facilities and Technical Services Teams, and other professional counterparts in Region 9's Heritage and historic preservation programs. Emphasis will be on providing technical and professional advice on aspects of historic preservation relative to the identification, documentation, and rehabilitation of districts sites, buildings, and historical structures on National Forest System lands in the Eastern Region.

Job Duties: 
  • Responsible for technical judgements of an architectural nature for determinations of eligibility as required by the National Historic Preservation Act.
  • Responsible for providing technical advice and guidance to the States and Federal agencies, and the public in the furtherance and implementation of the National Historic Preservation Act, as amended, as follows:
    • Develop and make available information concerning professional architectural/engineering methods and techniques for preserving, improving, restoring, and maintaining structural integrity of historic properties, following the Secretary of Interior Standards for Rehabilitation and Preservation.
    • Advise in the evaluation, identification, preservation, rehabilitation, restoration, disposal, mitigation of effects, and maintenance of historic properties from an architectural/engineering and historic preservation viewpoint.
    • Develop a historic context for the evaluation of historic Forest Service buildings and compounds; recreation residences, recreational infrastructure and other historic structures managed by the Forest Service. Document those buildings and compounds; and provide recommendations to mitigate adverse effects to historic properties.
    • Work closely with Forest Service Facilities engineers, architects and Heritage staff to assist in the identification and evaluation of historic infrastructure, provide options and suggestions to mitigate adverse effects to historic infrastructure through planning, communication and collaboration with consulting parties.
  • Responsible as assigned for providing architectural reviews and other work related to the production of archival-quality measured drawings, photographs, and written historical reports which focus upon selected sites, structures, and buildings of historical merit. Responsible for advice on the suitability and quality of the documentation so that it may be transmitted for permanent retention by the Archives and the Library of Congress.
  • Incumbent serves as the architectural historian within the internal preservation, recreation and facilties engineering programs. In respect to all general duties described above, the incumbent performs routine aspects of National Register Programs independently and assists with portions of more complex projects. This discipline is central to (1) architectural and technical preservation decisions regarding properties listed on or eligible for listing on the National Register, and (2) the activities of projects resulting in the production of Historic American Building Survey and Historic American Engineering Record documentation for the Library of Congress. The incumbent is responsible for articulating orally and in writing the substance and rationale of his/her decisions or judgments.

24 Week Position 
$1250 for training, travel, and/or professional development
Health Insurance
Eligibility for a two-year direct hire and noncompetitive hiring authority certificate