Historic Site Manager A

Grade 23

New York State has approximately 6 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in Parks and Recreation. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

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Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.

  1. Historic Site Assnt

    Grade 11

  2. Historic Site Manager C

    Grade 18

  3. Historic Site Manager B

    Grade 21

  4. Historic Site Manager A

    Grade 23

  5. Historic Site Regional Supvr

    Grade 61

Summary of Job Description

As a Historic Site Manager, you would apply professional and technical standards and guidelines in planning, directing, and coordinating the administration, operation, development, and maintenance of one or more historic sites or historic parks. You would manage and supervise various levels of subordinate staff in historic preservation, interpretation, security, and maintenance. You would serve as agency liaison with non-profit “friends” organizations and other volunteer groups to coordinate any activities and projects which will advance the preservation and development of the historic site or historic park. You would be required to perform basic computer functions.

The level of the titles within this career ladder vary based on the level of supervision, complexity of the duties involved, degree of independent judgment, etc.

View the classification standard for this title, on the Classification and Compensation webpage.

The NYS Title and Salary Plan provides additional information regarding other titles. If there is a classification standard available there will be a link under the column labeled STD. NO. If no link is available there is no classification standard available at this time for that title.

Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.

There are two examinations for this position. Please note: New York State employees may qualify for both.

For qualified employees of New York State on or before the date of the examination  you must be a qualified employee of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and have had three months permanent competitive, non-competitive, or 55-b/55-c service as a Historic Site Manager B, Historic Site Manager C, Interpretive Programs Coordinator, or Historic Site Manager B Ganondagan Historic Site.

For all other qualified individuals, on or before the date of the examination, you must have a bachelor’s degree in historic preservation, museum studies, education, history, American studies, anthropology, or architectural history;

AND general experience in museum or historic site operations involving education, research, exhibition, and/or collection management including accessioning, cataloging, inventory, and object care/handling.

AND administrative experience (budgeting, planning, directing, and/or supervision) at a historic house, historic site, historic park, historic section of a museum, or with a governmental agency or program having responsibility for historic houses, museums, historic sites, or historic parks, and four years of general experience including three years of administrative experience.

Examples of non-qualifying general experience are but are not limited to: operation of equipment such as mowers, snow blowers, chainsaws etc.; grounds maintenance; and housekeeping.

Examples of non-qualifying administrative experience are but are not limited to: administrative support including: word processing, filing, collecting entrance fees, managing a gift shop, and working as a receptionist.

Substitution: A master’s degree in historic preservation, museum studies, education, history, American studies, anthropology, or architectural history may be substituted for one year of general experience.

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.

26-750 38-532

How to Apply

When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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