Working Title: Historic Tax Incentive Coordinator
Pay Rate or Range: $24.302
History Nebraska is
seeking an organized and detail-oriented individual to serve as the State
Historic Preservation Office’s (SHPO) Historic Tax Incentive Coordinator. As a
member of SHPO, this position serves as the State of Nebraska’s recognized
expert and administrator of the Federal Historic Tax Credit, Nebraska Historic
Tax Credit, and Valuation Incentive Program. The position will be accountable
for reviewing applications, providing technical assistance on historic
preservation to applicants, and communicating with National Park Services staff
to maintain consistency between the state and federal historic tax credit
programs. The Tax Incentive Coordinate is responsible for one of the most
utilized programs with the SHPO. With that responsibility comes the opportunity
to travel throughout the state to visit project sites, work with a wide range
of applicants including seasoned developers, local governments, and small-town
business owners, and have an impact on the development of educational materials
that help improve and empower Nebraska’s historic preservation goals.
History Nebraska is a
statewide education institute that connects people to the past through our
library and research center, conservation facility, interpretive sites, and the
state archeology and historic preservation offices. History Nebraska’s object
is to become the most engaging and relevant state historical society in the
nation. The SHPO and its department programs strive to fulfill this mission by
empowering Nebraskans to build and sustain culturally vibrant communities by connecting
to the people, places, and points of pride that define our state.
Our five core values
- We Do It
Better Every Time. We are always looking to improve. When we fail, we know
why and learn from it.
- We Have Each Other’s Back. We work in groups. We
candidly support one another for the betterment of the organization.
- We Own It. If we say we are going to do something, we
do our best to get it done.
- We Are Curious. We never stop learning and we encourage
curiosity in others.
Are Inclusive. We seek multiple perspectives and value the uniqueness of
- Work with
applicants and their architects/consultants to complete the application
process for tax incentive programs, verifying that properties are
certified historic structures.
- Review and process applications for commercial,
residential, and other projects seeking to qualify for federal and/or
state historic rehabilitation tax credits.
- Review plans, construction drawings, and other
materials related to historic building rehabilitation to ensure compliance
with the Secretary of the Interior’s - Standards for the Treatment of
- Provide technical assistance and periodic training for
constituents, developers, local governments, and the public related to
building rehabilitation. Assists in the development of educational and
promotional materials and activities.
- Manage tax credit files and other information related
to the review and approval of historic preservation tax credit
duties as assigned, including but not limited to: helping other
departments, participating in interdepartmental committees and working
groups; participating in community outreach events.
Knowledge, Skills, &
- Knowledge of
the principles, practices, and procedures of historic preservation,
including the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment
of Historic Properties and the seven aspects of integrity.
- Skill and ability to read and interpret architectural
plans, specifications, and proposed rehabilitation work to insure
compliance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards.
- Capability to make judgments and recommendations based
on the review of plans, visual inspections, and dialogue with
- Ability to present complex program information and
requirements in understandable and appropriate terminology to
professionals, homeowners, architects, engineers, business owners,
municipalities, and agency staff.
- Excellent communication skills including capacity to
work cooperatively and effectively with owners and managers of historic
properties, consultants, staff, and the public.
- Possesses strong time management skills and proactively
be committed to the organization’s core values and demonstrate them
regularly in their work.
- A bachelor’s degree in
architecture, construction management, or a related field is preferred AND 2-5
years of experience working with technical building program elements.
Preferred: A background in architecture or architecture history.
Other: Position requires frequent in-state travel. Must possess a valid
driver’s license, be able to provide independent authorized transportation, or
drive a state vehicle as necessary.
collects, preserves, and opens to all; the histories we share. We believe a
diverse and inclusive workforce is an essential element in making Nebraska’s
rich history available to everyone. History Nebraska is an Equal Opportunity
Employer. We strongly encourage and welcome applicants from diverse
backgrounds. Our work is meaningful and challenging, and we believe diverse
perspectives will make it better.