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Posted: 03/08/2013

Employer
Texas Historical Commission
Architecture Division - Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program

The Texas Historical Commission (THC) works to save the real places that tell the real stories of Texas. THC staff consults with citizens and organizations to preserve Texas’ architectural, archeological and cultural landmarks. The agency is recognized nationally for its preservation programs. Who We Are - The THC is composed of 17 citizen members appointed by the governor to staggered six-year terms. The agency employs about 175 people who work in various fields, including archeology, architecture, history, economic development, heritage tourism, public administration and urban planning. The Texas State Legislature established the agency in 1953 as the Texas State Historical Survey Committee with the task to identify important historic sites across the state. The Texas Legislature changed the agency’s name to the Texas Historical Commission in 1973. Along with the name change came more protective powers, an expanded leadership role and broader educational responsibilities. What We Do - The THC: • Works with communities and individuals to help identify important historic resources. • Encourages communities to evaluate their historic resources and develop a plan to preserve them. • Provides leadership and training to county historical commissions, heritage organizations and museums in Texas’ 254 counties. • Helps protect Texas’ diverse architectural heritage, including historic county courthouses. • Partners with communities to stimulate tourism and economic development. • Assists Texas cities in the revitalization of their historic downtowns through the Texas Main Street Program. • Works with communities to create a preservation vision and to plan for the future. • Administers the state’s historical marker program — currently there are approximately 15,000 historical markers across the state. • Consults with citizens and groups to nominate properties as Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks, State Archeological Landmarks and to the National Register of Historic Places. • Operates 20 state historic sites including house museums, military forts and archeological sites. • Works with property owners to save archeological sites on private land. • Ensures archeological sites are protected as land is developed for highways and other public construction projects. • Publishes educational materials on a wide range of preservation topics. Community Assistance - The THC staff provides assistance to communities and organizations through activities such as regional workshops, individual and group consultations, and promoting our Statewide Preservation Plan. THC staff members are divided into regional teams to serve Texans more effectively. Capitalizing on the increasing popularity of learning vacations and heritage travel, the THC has developed a nationally recognized heritage tourism program. The agency works with local communities, preservation organizations and other state agencies to increase visitorship to heritage attractions and thereby encourage economic development. The Texas Heritage Trails Program creates travel guides, and provides technical, financial and marketing assistance to themed areas across the state.


Position
Architect I or Architect II or Program Specialist II
03-06
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
Austin, TX
Details
$4,167 - $4,800
 

Position Title:  Architect I or Architect II or Program Specialist II (Architect or Project Reviewer

Salary Group/Class #: Architect I B21/2260; Architect II B23/2264; Program Specialist II B18/1571

Salary levels:

$4,167-$4,584 (Arch. I) Monthly

$4,458.50-$4,800 (Arch. II) Monthly

$3,667-$4,250 (Prog. Spec. II) Monthly                       

Work Location Address:  El Rose Building, 108 W. 16th Street, Austin, Texas 78701

Mailing Address: P O Box 12276, Austin, Texas 78711

Phone Number: 512/463-5849

Duration: Full-time 40 hrs/week

Texas Drivers License: Yes 

Travel Required: Yes          

JOB DESCRIPTION: 

Performs complex architectural work. Work involves review of county courthouse projects for compliance with the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, all requirements of the grant program and best practices in historic preservation. Assists in agencys initiative to promote good stewardship of county courthouses through training, consultations and incentives. Works under limited supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED: 

Reviews projects as assigned for compliance with the Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program grant program policies and standards, state and federal guidelines including state courthouse law,  Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks, State Archeological Landmarks and the Antiquities Code of Texas. 

Provides program consultative and technical assistance on preservation, rehabilitation and restoration of historic properties to county governments, governmental agencies, community organizations and the general public.

May review and approve agreement documents and preservation easements. 

May review and approve budgets, expenses, change orders and reimbursement requests.

May review and approve project submittals, meeting minutes and completion reports.

Texas Drivers License and willingness to travel.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS 

An undergraduate or graduate degree in architecture or a related field such as building science or facility management is required with an emphasis on historic preservation or architectural history preferred. Applicants for Architect I and Program Specialist II positions should have 3 5 years of experience and Architect II should have at least 5 years of experience. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES 

Have extensive knowledge of architectural principles, techniques and procedures. Skill in the use of standard tools for the profession and in interpreting architectural plans and specifications. Familiarity with the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. Possess good public speaking and writing skills. Construction project management skills and facility management experience preferred.

REGISTRATION, CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE

If applying for Architect I or Architect II: Registration as an architect by the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners before service begins, either through examination or reciprocity, is required.

REMARKS (Application procedure, Special requirements): Applications must be submitted on the State of Texas Application for Employment form available on the web at www.thc.state.tx.us.  Please mail applications to P.O. Box 12276, Austin, Texas 78711 or deliver them in person at 1700 N. Congress Avenue, Suite B-65, Austin, Texas.  Resumes and cover letters can be attached, but are not required.  Resumes cannot be submitted in lieu of applications.  Applications will be reviewed, and top applicants will be contacted for interviews.  After a qualified person has been chosen for the position, letters will be mailed to all interviewed applicants letting them know that the position has been filled. Disability access for application submission, testing and interview accommodations can be provided upon reasonable notice.

* If hired for employment, a criminal background check will be conducted.  Also, you will need to provide a document or documents that establish identity and employment eligibility.  Document(s) must be provided within three (3) days from date of hire.  A complete list of acceptable documents is on file with the Texas Employment Commission office.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

 
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How to apply
REMARKS (Application procedure, Special requirements): Applications must be submitted on the State of Texas Application for Employment form available on the web at www.thc.state.tx.us. Please mail applications to P.O. Box 12276, Austin, Texas 78711 or deliver them in person at 1700 N. Congress Avenue, Suite B-65, Austin, Texas. Resumes and cover letters can be attached, but are not required. Resumes cannot be submitted in lieu of applications. Applications will be reviewed, and top applicants will be contacted for interviews. After a qualified person has been chosen for the position, letters will be mailed to all interviewed applicants letting them know that the position has been filled. Disability access for application submission, testing and interview accommodations can be provided upon reasonable notice.
Suzanne Subia
Phone: 512-463-5849
Fax: 512-463-5753
ADDRESS
P.O. Box 12276
Austin, TX 78711

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