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January 18, 2018

The regular quarterly meeting of the Historic Preservation Review Committee (HPRC) will be held at 1:30pm on Thursday, January 18, 2018. The HPRC will meet in the LeRoy H. Fischer Boardroom, Oklahoma History Center (third floor), 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City, OK. The public is invited to attend. (NOTE: If you are a person with a disability and require an accommodation, please contact Lynda Ozan at 405/521-6249 or lozan@okhistory.org by 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, January 17, 2018.

  1. Call to Order
  2. Introductions
    1. New Committee Members
  3. Approval of the Historic Preservation Review Committee's October 12, 2017 Minutes
  4. Formulation of Recommendations to the State Historic Preservation Officer Concerning Proposed Nominations to the National Register of Historic Places:
    1. 1210-1212-1214 North Hudson Historic District, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County (Nomination)
    2. Dunbar Elementary School, 1432 Northeast Seventh Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County (Nomination)
    3. First National Bank and Trust Company Building, 120 North Robinson Avenue, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County (Nomination)
    4. Enid High School Observatory, 611 West Wabash Avenue, Enid, Garfield County (Nomination)
    5. Okmulgee Country Club and Golf Course, 1400 South Mission Lane, Okmulgee, Okmulgee County (Nomination)
  5. Other Business:
    1. 2018 Statewide Preservation Conference Update
    2. Upcoming Events
  6. New Business
  7. Adjournment

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The Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office, a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society (a state agency), is recruiting candidates to fill a Historic Preservation Specialist position (Architectural Historian/National Register Coordinator). This is a senior level position, and the person will work under the supervision of the Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer. As further detailed in the recruitment notice below, the primary focus of the position's duties relate to the SHPO's National Register of Historic Places, Architectural/Historic Survey, and Review and Compliance (Section 106) programs.


Opening Date: August 29, 2017
Closing Date: Until Filled
Job Title: Historic Preservation Specialist III
Job Code/Level: U14C
Pay Band/Hiring Range: L $2,919.34 - $5,352.13
Vacancies: 1
Location: Oklahoma City, OK

The position is the SHPO's Architectural Historian/National Register Program Coordinator. The position is essential to the SHPO's compliance with requirements of the federal historic preservation programs. U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service regulations (36 CFR Part 61) stipulate that each SHPO must employ an individual who meets the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualification Standards in the discipline of architectural history to maintain its approved program status and receive its annual federal funding allocation.

Key Duties:

  1. Coordinates the division's National Register of Historic Places program.
  2. Coordinates the division's architectural/historic resources survey program.
  3. Develops opinions on the eligibility of architectural/historic resources for the National Register of Historic Places required in the division's federally mandated review of federally assisted construction projects of other agencies and/or their applicants and designees.
  4. Supervises the division's Historic Preservation Specialist, Level I, who conducts archival and field research associated with the architectural/historic resources survey program and who maintains the division's architectural/historic resources database.
  5. Reviews complex reports, scopes of work, contracts, applications and other materials prepared by professional consultants and others for the major division programs cited above.
  6. Prepares complex reports, scopes of work, contract documents, applications and other materials for the major division programs cited above.
  7. Develops scopes of work for the procurement of professional services and monitors contract performance for the major division programs cited above.
  8. Develops and delivers presentations to professional organizations, other government agencies, and the general public on major division programs and a variety of topics related to the preservation of historic resources.
  9. Consults with clients/customers on major division programs and a variety of technical historic preservation topics.
  10. Prepares correspondence to address inquiries of clients/customers on a wide variety of complex historic preservation topics.

How to apply:

All applicants must apply through the State of Oklahoma's Human Capital Management, Office of Management and Enterprise Services (HCM/OMES).

To complete the application process, go to http://www.jobaps.com/ok/ to submit your application through HCM/OMES. HCM/OMES must qualify candidates. Applications will be accepted continuously until the position is filled.

Historic Preservation Review Committee's 2018 Meeting Schedule

The Oklahoma Historical Society, State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), is pleased to announce the Oklahoma Historic Preservation Review Committee's (HPC) meeting schedule for calendar year 2018. The governor appoints the members of the HPRC to advise the SHPO about nominations to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) and other preservation issues. Current HPRC members include Ron Frantz (Architect, Oklahoma City); John Hartley (Prehistoric Archeologist, Norman); Shirley Ballard Nero (Historian, Clearview); Jana Phillips (Architectural Historian, Stillwater); and, Charles Wallis (Historical Archeologist, Norman). The HPRC's 2018 meetings will begin at 1:30 PM on Thursday, January 18, April 19, July 19 and October 18.

The meetings will be held in the Oklahoma Historical Society's LeRoy H. Fischer Boardroom, Oklahoma History Center (third floor), 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City. The meetings are open to the public. The HPRC and SHPO encourage all interested parties to attend. The meeting agendas and NRHP nominations under consideration will be available at http://www.okhistory.org/shpo/hprc.htm or on this page.

The National Park Service regulations governing the SHPO's programs require that a qualified state review board participate in the NRHP and other SHPO programs. During each meeting, the HPRC hears presentations on NRHP nominations from SHPO staff and consultants; receives comments from owners of properties proposed for nomination; listens to public comments and concerns; and formulates recommendations to the SHPO about whether or not a property should be nominated. The HPRC and SHPO staff invite concerned citizens and preservation professionals to participate in this important component of Oklahoma's preservation program.

For information about any of the SHPO's programs, call 405/521-6249 or visit us on the website listed above.