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Program Specialist I - II - III (Historic Preservation Specialist), Texas Parks and Widlife Department (Austin, TX)
Historic Preservation Blog from PreservationDirectory.com - Preservation Specialist
Contributed By: David Vesica
Website: https://tpwd.texas.gov/

TPWD - Program Specialist I - II - III (Historic Preservation Specialist) (00022730) 
Organization : PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT 
Primary Location : Texas-Austin 

Full-time Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00 
Travel  Yes, 25 % of the Time 
Salary (Pay Basis)
$4,044.00 - $4,733.50 (Monthly) 
Job Posting : Apr 26, 2022, 12:08:03 PM 
Closing Date : May 24, 2022, 11:59:00 PM 

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. If education is used to meet the minimum requirements of the job posting, a copy of a college transcript(s) issued from the registrar must be provided if you are selected for an interview. 

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 you choose to claim veteran’s employment preference including surviving spouse or orphan of a veteran as outlined by the State of Texas, you must attach a DD214 at the time your application is submitted. If you have questions regarding this requirement, please visit our Veteran’s Hiring Reference page at https://tpwd.texas.gov/job/veterans/

FOR NEW HIRES/REHIRES:  Health insurance is available the 1st of the following month after a 60-day waiting period.


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

HIRING CONTACT:  David Vesica, (512) 389-8459

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

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
Under the direction of the Preservation Services Team Lead, this position is responsible for the professional application of the Secretary of the Interior’s (SOI) Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, The National Historic Preservation Act, and the Antiquities Code of Texas. 

Responsible for reviewing architectural projects to be undertaken affecting buildings over 45 years old.  Identifies historic preservation issues and recognize Areas of Potential Effect (APE) in relation to historic resources. Performs physical field inspections of APEs.  Reviews plans for proposed construction projects including drawings and specification documents to ensure adherence to accepted preservation practices, SOI Standards, applicable codes, agency standards, or state and federal antiquities laws.  Advocates for the importance of built resources on Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) properties. Provides technical assistance on historic preservation issues.

Assists in the development of program goals, policies, reports, studies, and specialized projects.  Assists with management of historic resources databases.  Performs an array of research, policy, planning, and administrative duties.  Assists Team Lead in performing required tasks.

May write historic structures reports or conduct technical assessments of historic structures located on state park properties.  May help plan, develop, and implement architectural preservation projects undertaken by the Cultural Resources Program.  May coordinate restoration and repair projects and training through agency programs and in consultation with maintenance staff.  May assist Team Lead in consultation with the Texas Historical Commission, the state historic preservation office (SHPO).  May serve as a liaison to division, program, and field staff, interpretation staff, other government agencies, and the public.  Performs other duties as assigned.  Complies with all Agency, Division and Branch rules, regulations and procedures.NOTE:  Tasks and amount of responsibility will depend on amount of prior experience and classification of position (i.e., Program Specialist I, II, or III).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education:
Program Specialist I – II: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor of Science degree in architecture, historic preservation, architectural history, or construction science;

Program Specialist III: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s degree in architecture, architectural history, historic preservation, or construction science, OR a Bachelor of Architecture degree.

Experience:
Program Specialist I: No experience required;
Program Specialist II: One year experience reviewing projects with historic preservation principles, adhering to the SOI standards;
Program Specialist III: Three years experience in evaluating built resources for historical significance and architectural integrity;

Three years of project review experience and experience with applying the Secretary of Interior’s Standards to projects affecting historic buildings.


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

ACCEPTABLE SUBSTITUTIONS:

Experience: Program Specialist II ONLY:  A Master’s degree in architecture, architectural history, historic preservation, or construction science may substitute for one year of the required experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience: Three or more years experience reviewing designs and specifications and applying the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards to projects affecting historic buildings;

Three or more years experience conducting condition assessments or historic structures reports.

 


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Posted: May 3, 2022
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