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ID
10-509-1399
Name
Environmental and Historic Preservation Historic Preservation Specialist (NQS)
Status
Published
Updated
9/18/2019 3:12:06 PM
Released
07/02/2019
Resource Category
Emergency Management
Primary Core Capability
Natural and Cultural Resources
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Environmental and Historic Preservation (EHP) Historic Preservation Specialist assists senior Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), local, state, tribal, and territorial officials with historic preservation activities
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
 
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
 
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1The EHP Historic Preservation Specialist: 1. Provides expertise in historic preservation matters 2. Ensures compliance with National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Section 106 3. Identifies EHP resource considerations in a preliminary damage assessment 4. Provides technical assistance on historic preservation considerations to incident management and external stakeholders 5. Applies the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties
Components
Component Notes  
EducationThree years of professional experience in historic preservation or archaeology may substitute for education.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Bachelor’s degree in anthropology, history, or architecture, with a focus on archaeology, historic preservation, architectural history, or a closely related field
TrainingNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Completion of the following: 1. IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS-100 2. IS-200: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, ICS-200 3. IS-215: Unified Federal Review Advisor Training: An Overview of the UFR Process 4. IS-253: Overview of FEMA’s Environmental and Historic Preservation Review 5. IS-393: Introduction to Hazard Mitigation 6. IS-632: Introduction to Debris Operations 7. IS-634: Introduction to FEMA’s Public Assistance Program 8. IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction 9. IS-727: Floodplain Management and Protection of Wetlands 10. IS-772: Individual Assistance Preliminary Damage Assessment Orientation 11. IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction 12. IS-1000: Public Assistance Program and Eligibility 13. IS-1001: The Public Assistance Delivery Model Orientation 14. IS-2700: National Mitigation Framework, an Introduction 15. IS-2900: National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF) Overview
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 1. Ability to protect resources according to the NHPA and in keeping with professional standards 2. Ability to collect, analyze, and report on technical matters, including via statistical modeling and analysis 3. Ability to read and understand technical documents related to the field 4. Demonstrated ability to perform primary document research and report results through technical writing 5. Knowledge of state and region-specific historic preservation considerations Experience: 1. Successful completion of the National Qualification System (NQS) Position Task Book (PTB) for the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Environmental and Historic Preservation/Historic Preservation Specialist, or equivalent Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) documentation 2. Three years of full-time professional experience in archaeology, historic preservation, or history 3. Professional experience in artifact collection and preservation techniques 4. Comprehensive knowledge of and experience with relevant Federal laws and statutes, including: a. National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) b. Archaeological and Historic Preservation Act (AHPA) c. Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) d. Executive Order (EO) 11593: Cultural Environment e. EO 11988: Flood Plain Management f. 36 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 800: Protection of Historic Properties g. Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties 5. Demonstrated professional experience in technical writing
Physical/Medical FitnessThe NIMS Guideline for the NQS defines Physical/Medical Fitness levels for NQS positions.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Moderate
CurrencyNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Functions in this position during an operational incident, planned event, exercise, drill, or simulation at least once every five years
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Must meet the Secretary of the Interior's minimum qualifications for historic preservation
Composition and Ordering Specifications
Specification
Requestor specifies any additional qualifications necessary based on incident complexity and needs
Discuss logistics for deploying this position, such as working conditions, length of deployment, security, lodging, transportation, and meals, prior to deployment
1070
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, National Qualification System (NQS) Position Task Book for Environmental and Historic Preservation / Historic Preservation Specialist, latest edition adopted
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the NQS, November 2017
FEMA, National Response Framework, June 2016
FEMA, National Disaster Recovery Framework, June 2016
Archaeological and Historic Preservation Act, latest edition adopted
Executive Order (EO) 11593: Protection and Enhancement of the Cultural Environment, latest edition adopted
EO 11988: Floodplain Management, latest edition adopted
National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Section 106: Protection of Historic Properties, latest edition adopted
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, latest edition adopted
36 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 61: Procedures for State, Tribal, and Local Government Historic Preservation Programs, latest edition adopted
44 CFR Part 9: Floodplain Management, latest edition adopted