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Historic Preservation Specialist Position, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (Austin, TX)
Historic Preservation Blog from PreservationDirectory.com - Historic Architecture, National Historic Preservation Act, Project Reviews,
Contributed By: Michael Strutt
Website: https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=00009784&tz=GMT-05%3A00&tzname=America%2FChicago

* NOTE: Application deadline has been extended through June 4, 2020 *

If you applied for this position previously, TPWD encourages you to apply again.


GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Under the general direction of the Cultural Resources Program Director, the Preservation Services team lead will establish team goals and objectives; develop team guidelines, procedures, and historic preservation policies; and coordinate and evaluate team activities. Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of team staff. Responsible for the professional application of the National Historic Preservation Act, the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Treatment of Historic Properties, and the Antiquities Code of Texas. Guides an array of research, policy, planning, and technical assessments of historic properties across the state parks system. This may include the preparation of historic structures research reports and the identification of appropriate treatment measures for historic structures. Ability to identify historic preservation issues and identify Areas of Potential Effect (APE). Physical field inspections of APEs will be required. Reviews plans and layouts of architectural and/or construction projects to ensure adherence to accepted preservation practices, applicable codes, and state and federal laws. Experience or knowledge of architectural conservation practices and procedures is a plus. Develops program reports, studies, and specialized projects. Reviews interpretive products as needed to ensure historical accuracy. Advocates for the importance of history and historical architecture within Texas State Parks. Manages grants and consultant contracts. Assists other TPWD divisions as requested. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Performs additional duties as assigned. Complies with all Agency, Division and Branch rules, regulations and procedures.
 
Qualifications 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in Historic Preservation, Architectural History, US History, Public History, American Studies, or closely related field.

Experience: Five years experience evaluating built resources for historical significance and architectural integrity; 
Three years supervisory experience; 
Experience conducting project reviews for potential impacts to architectural resources using the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Treatment of historic Properties;
Experience conducting historical research on buildings, structures, landscapes, and objects;
Experience developing recommendations regarding historic preservation and antiquities laws compliance;
Experience overseeing projects and writing reports.
NOTE: Experience may have occurred concurrently.

Licensure:
Must possess or be able to obtain, within 30 days of employment, a valid class "C" Texas driver's license.
NOTE: Retention of position contingent upon obtaining and maintaining required license.

ACCEPTABLE SUBSTITUTIONS:
Education:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture and meeting the required minimum experience of five (5) years of experience evaluating built resources for historical significance and architectural integrity and three (3) years of supervisory experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Education:
Master’s degree in Historic Preservation or Architectural History, or a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture.

Experience:
Experience coordinating with design professionals and large project teams to identify opportunities for avoiding and minimizing potential impacts to historic resources;
Experience planning and/or writing Conditions Assessment Reports;
Experience in detailed investigations of historic structures, which may include preparation of historic structures research reports;
Experience in the use of ArcGIS;
Experience writing reports adhering to standards for Antiquities Code of Texas, Historic Buildings and Structures Permits;
Experience reviewing interpretive materials such as booklets, signs, and web content.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of American architectural history and historic preservation planning;
Knowledge of historic building maintenance, and repair.;
Knowledge of architectural conservation practices.;
Knowledge of laws relating to historic building rehabilitation, cultural landscape assessment standards, the Antiquities Code of Texas, and best professional practices;
Knowledge of National Historic Preservation Act compliance procedures for federally funded or licensed projects;
Knowledge of the federal and state historical designations and standards regarding historically designated properties;
Knowledge of the principles and practices of historic preservation, including policy, planning, administration, and management;
Knowledge of American historiography and applied research techniques;
Knowledge of Texas history, Texas libraries/archives/museums;
Knowledge of Texas architecture and architectural history;
Skill in using MS Word, Excel and Outlook.
Skill in effective verbal and written communication;
Skill in effective interactions with staff at all levels of an organization and other state agencies and organizations;
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective work relationships with co-workers and work-related contacts;
Skill in managing several projects simultaneously;
Skill in meeting deadlines;
Skill in problem solving;
Skill in developing goals and objectives;
Skill in planning, assigning, and or supervising the work of others;
Skill in applying preservation principles to assigned projects;
Skill in archival research and historic structures documentation;
Skill in training others;
Ability to complete complex and multi-faceted preservation projects;
Ability to review complex plans and specifications for potential impacts to historic resources;
Ability to prepare and oversee routine and specialized reports, plans, and studies;
Ability to provide guidance and devise solutions to administrative and management problems;
Ability to develop, evaluate and monitor policies and procedures;
Ability to develop, coordinate, and implement project goals and initiatives within identified timeframes;
Ability to represent State Parks with the Texas Historical Commission, professional organizations, governmental entities, and the public in support of history and historic architecture;
Ability to work as a member of a team;
Ability to work independently with little or no supervision;
Ability to demonstrate initiative, independent thinking, problem-solving, and excellent fieldwork skills;
Ability to conduct work activities in accordance with TPWD safety program.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Required to work from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday; alternative work schedule may be available;
Required to work overtime as necessary;
Required to travel up to 25%, with possible overnight stays;
Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles.

TPWD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Program Supervisor VI (Historic Preservation Specialist) (00009784) 
Organization: PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT 
Primary Location: Texas-Austin 
Work Locations: Headquarters 4200 Smith School Road, Austin 78744 
Employee Status: Regular 
Schedule: Full-time 
Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00 Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time 
State Job Code: 1586  
Salary Admin Plan: B 
Grade: 23  
Salary (Pay Basis): 5,363.28 - 5,363.28 (Monthly)
Number of Openings: 1 
Overtime Status: Exempt 
Job Posting: Apr 23, 2020, 7:31:52 AM 
Closing Date: June 4, 2020, 11:59:00 PM 

TPWD MISSION
To manage and conserve the natural and cultural resources of Texas and to provide hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

PLEASE NOTE: All applications must contain complete job histories, which includes job title, dates of employment (month/year) and hours worked per week, name of employer, supervisor's name and phone number and a description of duties performed. If this information is not submitted, your application will be considered incomplete. Applications with “See attached" or "See resume" will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Omission of data can be the basis for disqualification; you may state ‘unknown’ for any incomplete fields. A scanned copy of official college transcript(s) issued from the registrar must be attached to the online application (if applicable).

APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED THROUGH WORK IN TEXAS: Work In Texas (WIT) applicants must complete the supplemental questions to be considered for the posting. To complete the supplemental questions go to CAPPS Recruit to register or login. CAPPS Recruit, https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en

MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY CODES can be found at http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/CompensationSystem/JobDescriptions

VETERAN’S PREFERENCE: If selected for a position Veterans, Reservist or Guardsmen OR applicants claiming Surviving Spouse or Orphan veterans' preference eligibility, you will need to provide supporting documentation on or before the first day of employment.

TO APPLY
Application must be completed at: https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en

PHYSICAL WORK ADDRESS:  TPWD - Headquarters, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744

HIRING CONTACT:  Michael Strutt, (512) 389-4736 

Keywords: Historic Architecture, National Historic Preservation Act, Project Reviews,

Posted: May 23, 2020
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