Lisa Easton, Hunterdon County
Janet W. Foster (Immediate Past Chair), Morris County
Deborah Marquis Kelly, Hunterdon County
Peter Lindsay, P.E. (Secretary), Sussex County
Kenneth Alan Miller (Chair), Morris County
Katherine Ng (Vice Chair), Burlington County
Meme Omogbai, Somerset County
Chris Perks, P.E., Camden County
Patricia Anne Salvatore, Cape May County
Acting Commissioner and State Historic Preservation Officer
Department of Environmental Protection
Represented by Katherine Marcopul, Administrator and Deputy Historic Preservation Officer
Lt. Governor Sheila Y. Oliver
Commissioner, Department of Community Affairs
Represented by Sean Thompson, Director, Office of Local Planning Services
Elizabeth Maher Muoio
Represented by Robert Tighue (Treasurer), Division of Property Management and Construction
Glenn Ceponis, Principal Historic Preservation Specialist, Contact (609) 777-1204
Carrie Hogan, Senior Historic Preservation Specialist and Fiscal Officer, Contact (609) 984 0391
Haley McAlpine, Senior Historic Preservation Specialist, Contact (609) 984-5461
Erin Frederickson, Historic Preservation Specialist, Contact (609) 292-7157
Sam Siegel, Historic Preservation Specialist, Contact (609) 984-7071
Ashley Parker, Historic Preservation Specialist for Heritage Tourism, Contact (609) 984-5516
Paula Lassiter, Principal Clerk/Typist, Contact (609) 633-2080
Reviews preservation grant application; reviews project initiating materials and fiscal documentation from grant recipients; under direction of the Executive Director and others in the work unit, prepares project budgets. Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships with representatives from local, state, and federal government agencies, historical groups, and members of the general public; Conducts seminars and training programs for historic property interpreters, site managers and board members; Assists in organizing and/or participates in conference, workshops, meetings and public hearings; addresses various groups concerning programs and preservation issues; Prepares correspondence; Prepares clear sound accurate and informative reports on historic preservation and cultural management containing findings, conclusions, and recommendations; Maintains records and files; May be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency.; may perform other related duties as required.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in American Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Architectural History, History, or Historic Preservation.
NOTE: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree including or supplemented by twenty-one (21) semester hour credits in professional planning subjects such as land use planning, historic city
planning, planning project design, or planning law and administration may be substituted for the indicated education requirement.
NOTE: Possession of a valid certificate as a Registered Architect issued by the NJ Board of Registered Architects may be substituted for the required education.
NOTE: Possession of a valid license as a Professional Planner issued by the NJ State Board of Professional Planners may be substituted for the required education.
NOTE: A Master’s degree in an area of study listed above will fulfill the educational requirement for the title.
NOTE: Applicants holding a Master's degree in History or Architectural History will be required to have a specialization in American History or American Architecture, respectively.
One (1) year of experience in historic site surveying, historic preservation planning, or any combination of the following: detailed investigation of historic structures; preparation of historic structures research reports and/or preparation or review of plans/specifications for preservation projects; research writing, or related activity with an historic organization, agency; research and/or writing in American architectural history and/or restoration architecture; and/or experience in archaeological research, administration, management, and/or study of archaeological resources.
NOTE: A Master’s degree in American Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Architectural History, History or Historic Preservation, may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience.
Appointees will be required to possess a valid driver's license only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform essential duties of the position.
The NJ Historic Trust (NJHT) is an in-but-not-of agency affiliated with the Dept of Community Affairs, State of New Jersey whose primary mission is to award and manage matching grants to nonprofits and entities of gov’t for historic preservation purposes. The NJHT is searching for two entry level historic preservation specialists to assist the program officers on staff in administering the state’s planning and capital grant program.
These positions are hourly, processed through an employment agency, with expectation that full-time positions with full state employee benefits will be offered within the year. The salary range is $27 - $30/hour.
Each position is for 30-35 hour workweek, reporting in-person to 101 South Broad Street, Trenton, NJ.
Master’s Degree in Historic Preservation or related field.
A valid NJ Driver’s license is required.
Must show proof of vaccination and willing to work in an office environment.
The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and enthusiastic, have excellent communication skills, pay very close attention to detail, be well organized and efficient, and will not hesitate to ask questions.
Applicants must be comfortable with technology, including virtual meeting platforms, and be proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access Databases, etc.).
Experience involving contract/grant work, project financing, construction management, fiscal administration, and/or budget and management operations of a government, nonprofit or business entity is desirable.
Knowledge of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Property and in their application.
Under direction of the Executive Director and program officers, reviews preservation grant applications to determine completeness, and reviews project and fiscal documentation received from grant recipients. (examples may include Historic Structure reports, Preservation Plans, Construction Documents) and assists in the preparation of project budgets. Candidate may also periodically attend on-site project meetings.
Under supervision of program officers, specific tasks may include but not be limited to:
- Preparation of grant agreements (contracts) and correspondence via Mail Merge
- Create and maintain Excel spreadsheets for the grant program
- Assist in grant round coordination (including but not limited to facilitating use of DropBox, preparing scoresheets and grant evaluation forms using Mail Merge, compiling grant history using the Access database and office files, and coordinating with Program Officers)
- Assists in grant workshop preparation (event registration and reminders, PowerPoint presentations, and coordination with workshop attendees) and run fiscal reports using the database
- Data entry (utilizing the Access database to log in new applications and update existing grant files)
- Oversee and prepares obligations, purchase orders, invoices, or other forms for payment for transmittal to DCA Fiscal Office. Tracks DCA/Treasury actions on spending requests.
- Assist with routine administrative work including filing and periodic phone coverage
Please submit a resume, and any documents along with a letter of interest, including a phone number and email address, to:
Dorothy P Guzzo
Executive Director / New Jersey Historic Trust
PO Box 457, Trenton, NJ 08625
Or via email: Dorothy.firstname.lastname@example.org
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