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Technical Preservation Services Manager, State Historic Preservation Office (Columbus, OH)
Contributed By: Mary Beth Hirsch
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Historic Preservationist III - Technical Preservation Services Manager
Full time, 2-year temporary position
Responsible for a variety of duties, including reviewing federal Rehabilitation Investment Tax Credit and Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit projects, providing technical preservation information, delivering lectures and other presentations on historic rehabilitation techniques, and managing special programs and projects as assigned. This is a two-year contract position.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Conducting professional, detailed reviews of rehabilitation projects for which federal Rehabilitation Investment Tax Credits and/or Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits are being sought.
- Exercises independent management and review responsibility.
- Providing technical preservation (building conservation) information, such as appropriate preservation techniques, product information, and reference materials to program applicants and the general public.
- Delivering "Building Doctor Program" technical lectures and other presentations. Traveling to historic buildings to advise owners and others on preservation matters as part of "Building Doctor Program" and on request.
- Manage special programs and projects as assigned.
- Assisting in development and implementation of technical preservation education and assistance. This can include written material, workshops, conferences, seminars, and training sessions.
Other duties as assigned.
May require the oversight and supervision of volunteers, interns, and temporary staff.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this posting are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualifying disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and Experience:
A graduate degree in history, architectural history, architecture, historical architecture, historic preservation or a closely-related preservation field, or its equivalent in education and experience, plus a minimum of four years of work experience in a professional capacity in the relevant discipline, or must meet the professional qualifications standards in 36 CFR 61, Appendix A. Familiarity with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and national historic preservation laws, regulations and guidelines preferred. Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Certificates and/or Licensures: Requires a valid Ohio driver’s license.
- Self-directed and flexible.
- Resourcefulness and initiative.
- Problem solving and decision making.
- Effective organizational skills.
- Incredible attention to details important to relationships and strategy.
- Able to work independently without supervision and assume responsibility for reviews and recommendations.
- Even-tempered in moments of stress.
- Able to handle multiple tasks.
- Discreet and prudent in discerning confidentiality.
- Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends as needed.
- Able to work effectively with a team.
- Have excellent communication skills.
Language Skills: Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with a wide range of internal and external preservation constituents in both the public and private sectors.
Mathematical Skills: Basic mathematical skills with the ability to apply mathematical concepts to practical situations.
Technical Skills: Ability to use Microsoft Office or equivalent business software such as spreadsheet, database, and word processing applications. Ability to use Windows and Windows-based PCs and peripherals.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to implement, plan, and critically evaluate research. Ability to review, understand, and interpret a variety of technical data such as engineering drawings and specifications, primary and secondary research sources, and maps.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Normal office environment. Occasional evening or weekend work. Work may be stressful at times. Requires ability to travel, sometimes with overnight stays. Work may involve attendance at public meetings and site visits.
Note: All interested applicants should apply online at https://www.ohiohistory.org/about-us/jobs.
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