Position Details

Cultural Resources Support Specialist

ID: NPSCR-STLPG-002 Location: Columbus, OH Agency: NPS
Wage/Hr: $57.00 Hours/Week: 20 Minimum Age: 55

This position supports the State, Tribal, and Local Plans and Grants Division of the Cultural Resources Directorate of NPS and may be performed remotely. • The National Park Service (NPS) Experienced Services Program was established to create a unique partnership to help solve the workforce issues facing government agencies. The program connects experienced workers (age 55+) to the National Park Service to provide scientific, technical, operational, and administrative services in support of the NPS mission. • NPS ESP positions are meant to provide temporary, project-based support. This position is currently funded for an estimate of 65 weeks, subject to change based on budget and other factors. A background security investigation may be required prior to the start date. Location, hours, and hourly pay are noted in this position description. • The experienced workers participating in the Program are referred to as “Enrollees” and are not employees of the NPS or NOWCC. NOWCC is the ESP non-governmental organization responsible for administrative aspects of the program, and the Enrollees work under NPS direction to assist the Agency staff in carrying out the National Park Service’s mission. NPS ESP Enrollees benefit from the opportunity to keep technical skills current, to access new training opportunities, to engage in gainful project-based positions, and to undertake meaningful tasks using their experience and talent to contribute to the environment, the national economy and their own financial security.


Professional support in creating a programmatic agreement for the Historic Preservation Fund Rural Subgrant program to include coordination of federal, state, tribal, and local stakeholders. Additional programmatic agreements may be undertaken as needed. Enrollee will support the NPS staff in carrying out NPS' responsibilities for Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.

  • Research and coordinate stakeholder needs to be included in programmatic agreement. 20%
  • Provide professional draft of a programmatic agreement for review, updating and final submission. 40%
  • Prepare reports and other documents in support of cultural and environmental compliance. 20%
  • Document and provide supporting documentation for the programmatic agreement process. 20%


Minimum of 7 year(s) of experience in historic preservation OR BA/BS Degree in Historic Preservation, History, Planning, Architecture or related field.

  • Section 106 Review and Compliance
  • Experience required with Windows, MS Word, Power Point
  • Virtual communication tools such as MS Teams and Zoom


  • Physical requirements: Position is primarily sedentary and performed in an office environment

NOWCC is committed to promoting equal opportunity and to an environment free from discrimination and harassment in any form administering Experienced Worker Programs under cooperative agreements with federal agencies. It is NOWCC’s policy to comply with all applicable laws that provide equal opportunity and to prohibit unlawful discrimination in enrolling participants in the federal programs.

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