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Now Hiring: Project Reviewer, History Programs Division/Division of Architecture, Texas Historical Commission (Austin, TX)
Historic Preservation Blog from PreservationDirectory.com - Hiring, Jobs, Austin, Project Reviewer, Historic Preservation, Architecture, Architectural History, History
Contributed By: Joy Black
Email The Author: joy.black@thc.texas.gov
Website: https://www.thc.texas.gov/content/project-reviewer-history-programs-divisiondivision-architecture-environmental-protection

Now Hiring: Project Reviewer, History Programs Division/Division of Architecture, Texas Historical Commission (Austin, TX)
Perform compliance review under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, for determinations of eligibility for the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) and assessments of effect for projects with involvement by various federal, state, and/or local entities, primarily related to statewide disaster recovery efforts. Perform advanced historical research and architectural preservation work related to project review in the History Programs Division and the Division of Architecture. Perform architectural review work (technical and consultative assistance) in an office and field setting. Work under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
  1. Review proposed construction projects subject to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act under an expedited schedule for statewide disaster recovery efforts. Consult with federal agencies, responsible entities, and other consulting parties to make determinations of NRHP eligibility, assess the effect of projects on NRHP-eligible properties, and resolve any adverse effects to historic properties.
  2. Determine NRHP-eligibility for non-archeological properties statewide. Apply NRHP criteria to a wide array of property types. Review and perform advanced historical research.
  3. Provide technical assistance on preservation, rehabilitation, and restoration of historic properties. Perform on-site consultation with the public, consultants, and government officials regarding appropriate preservation techniques.
  4. Serve as a liaison to agency staff, government agencies, community organizations, consultants, project professionals, and the general public to explain and provide technical assistance on program specifics and requirements. Requires close coordination with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the National Park Service, and the Texas General Land Office (GLO). Work with local, state, and national preservation-related organizations.
  5. Develop agreement documents and resolve adverse effects to historic properties in accordance with existing Programmatic Agreements with FEMA and GLO.
  6. Administer grants under the Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria Emergency Supplemental Historic Preservation Fund (HIM-ESHPF) program.
  7. Participate in conferences, trainings, and workshops and speak to communities and professional groups about the Texas Historical Commission’s programs to encourage participation.
  8. Assist in the collection, organization, analysis, and/or preparation of materials in response to requests for program information and reports.
  9. Requires close coordination with program staff, Division Directors, the THC Executive Director, and the National Park Service on high-profile and complex projects as needed.
  10. May assist in developing and updating agency website and social media content.
  11. Extensive writing, researching, editing, public contact, and public speaking.
  12. Write, process, and/or present National Register nominations.
  13. Administer Texas Preservation Trust Fund grants.
  14. Review construction projects under the Antiquities Code of Texas, Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks regulations, and State Antiquities Landmarks regulations.
  15. Advise building owners and architects regarding compliance with floodplain regulations, disaster resiliency, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Texas Accessibility Standards as implemented in historic buildings.
  16. Adhere to established work schedule with regular attendance.
  17. Follow all THC safety guidelines/procedures and ethics requirements.
NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
  1. Perform other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS (The application must specifically state how each of the following qualifications are met):
  • Master’s degree in historic preservation, architecture, architectural history, history, or a closely related field;
  • Minimum two years of professional work experience on historic preservation projects in the private or public sector, for a preservation non-profit organization, or for a university program;
  • Meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Historic Preservation Professional Qualifications Standards in History, Architectural History, or Historic Architecture;
  • Direct experience applying the National Register criteria to a wide variety of property types, including evaluating a property’s historic significance and assessing its historic integrity;
  • Direct experience conducting archival and primary source research;
  • Experience in applying the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties;
  • Valid driver’s license, acceptable driving record, and ability to drive a state vehicle; and,
  • Required to travel up to 20% of the work period.
PREFER:
  • Experience working directly with architects and/or property owners to develop treatment recommendations, monitor activities, and execute historic preservation projects;
  • Experience providing and preparing technical information, architectural plans, specifications, and/or reports for historic preservation projects;
  • Regulatory project review experience related to the National Historic Preservation Act, applicable state laws, or local preservation ordinances;
  • Experience preparing or reviewing National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation, such as Categorical Exclusions and Environmental Assessments;
  • Work experience with disaster recovery and/or FEMA review and compliance;
  • Experience utilizing geographic information systems (GIS); and,
  • Work experience in writing, proofreading, editing, and completing National Register nominations, historic context reports, and/or historic resource survey reports.

State of Texas application must be submitted through the Work In Texas website at www.workintexas.com. You must have a Work In Texas profile in order to login and complete the application. If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact your local Work in Texas office. Only applicants interviewed will be notified of their selection or non-selection. Resumes will NOT be accepted in place of a completed application. For additional information and for a complete job description, please visit our website at https://www.thc.texas.gov/job-opportunities.


Keywords: Hiring, Jobs, Austin, Project Reviewer, Historic Preservation, Architecture, Architectural History, History

Posted: June 15, 2020
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