Historic Preservation Specialist II - Heritage Trust Fund Grant Coordinator, Kansas State Preservation Office (Topeka, KS)
Contributed By: Katrina Ringler
Historic Preservation Specialist II - State of Kansas Job Listing Req. #194638
This is a permanent, benefit eligible position that serves as a Heritage Trust Fund Coordinator in the Cultural Resources Division at the Kansas Historic Society. Duties will include, but not be limited to:
- Administering and monitoring grant-funded projects for state and federal compliance.
- Reviewing project plans for conformance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation.
- Scheduling and conducting on-site visits to historic properties to advise property owners on appropriate preservation techniques.
- Developing and implementing procedures, criteria, and evaluation standards for the program.
- Creating applications, promoting the program to the public, and conducting in-person and online workshops.
- Facilitating timely and accurate reimbursement of grantee expenses and reporting periodically on the status of the program.
- Maintaining organized files and spreadsheets containing project information.
- Occasional review of federal and state tax credit applications and additional technical assistance to property owners and fellow staff.
The employee must be able to read, understand, and explain drawings and specifications for projects submitted for review. The employee must possess skills necessary to provide excellent customer service. Must be able to inspect historic buildings from roof to basement or crawl spaces via ladders, stairs, scaffolding and other means before, during, and after construction. Must have a sound understanding of construction techniques and historic preservation practices. Must be willing to travel extensively during parts of the year.
Qualifications: (a) Graduate degree in Architectural History, Art History, History, Historic Architecture, Historic Preservation or closely related field of study including coursework in American Architectural History, or (b) An undergraduate degree in Architectural History, Art History, Historic Preservation or closely related field of study plus a minimum of two (2) years of full-time professional experience applying the theories, methods, and practices of Architectural History that enables professional judgments to be made about the identification, evaluation, documentation, registration, or treatment of historic properties in the United States; and products and activities that demonstrate the successful application of acquired proficiencies in the discipline to the practice of historic preservation.
Keywords: Kansas, grant, employment
Posted: September 13, 2019
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