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 are:
• 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
• We Are Curious. We never stop learning and we encourage curiosity in others.
• We Are Inclusive. We seek multiple perspectives and value the uniqueness of
Hiring Rate: $24.302 per hour. Effective July 1, 2023, pay rate will increase
to $25.517 per hour.
Examples of Work
• Work with applicants and their architects/consultants to
complete the application process for tax incentive programs, verifying that
properties are certified historic structures, and answer any questions
applicants or potential applicants may have about the programs.
• Review and process applications for commercial, residential, and other
projects seeking to qualify for federal and/or state historic rehabilitation
• 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 Historic Properties.
• 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
• Manage tax credit files and other information related to the review and
approval of historic preservation tax credit applications.
• Other duties as assigned, including but not limited to: helping other
departments, participating in interdepartmental committees and working groups;
participating in community outreach events.
REQUIREMENTS: 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.
LEGAL REQUIREMENTS: Positions in this class must comply with all statutes and
Nebraska Administration Code relating to the State of Nebraska Engineers and
Architects Regulation Act, including, but not limited to Neb. Rev. Statutes
81-3401-81-3455, with particular emphasis to 81-3420 and 81-3421.
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.
Knowledge, Skills and
• 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
• Capability to make judgments and recommendations based on the review of
plans, visual inspections, and dialogue with others.
• 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 manages deadlines.
• Must be committed to the organization’s core values and demonstrate them
regularly in their work.
**History Nebraska 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.