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Title: Cultural resources job descriptions and position classification standards
Authors: Tooker, Megan W.
Morrison, Dawn A.
Smith, Adam D.
Keywords: Historic buildings
Historic preservation
Professional employees
Civil service--United States
Civil service--Employee selection
Cultural property
Publisher: Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/CERL TR-18-35
Abstract: The Department of Defense (DoD) has over 19,000 historic buildings that require regular historic and architectural analyses to meet federal legislative requirements. However, the federal hiring author, Office of Personnel Management (OPM), does not currently have a job classification for architectural historian or cultural resources manager (CRM)—two of the most-hired professionals by cultural resource offices at military installations. No matter how a position’s description is written, if job classifications and position qualifications do not exist in the OPM system, agencies will struggle to hire personnel who are best qualified for these needed positions. Thus, current tools and vehicles to hire are insufficient to acquire the best-suited professionals to manage the DoD’s cultural resources. Solving the problem resulted in two scopes of work because creating a new job series alone would not solve the problem due to the lack of OPM job classifications for these areas. This finding resulted in two Legacy Resource Management Program projects: (1) creating new job series descriptions for architectural historians, historic preservationists, and CRMs (Project 13-713), and (2) reviewing and recommending a course of action to align OPM classifications with standards for cultural resources professionals (Project 15-713), as given in Secretary of the Interior's Standards and Guidelines Professional Qualifications Standards.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/CERL TR-18-35
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 162 pages / 4.036 Mb
Types of Materials: PDF/A
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