Provides program oversight and guidance to support the planning, implementation and evaluation of national historic preservation program and compliance initiatives. Collects requirements, develops the scope of design and construction work required, negotiates contracts, develops cost estimates, administers design and construction work performed under contract, and reviews all technical contract proposals involving historic properties.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Manages the Section 106 review process of the National Historic Preservation Act. Identifies historic properties; determines how historic properties may be affected; explores measures to avoid or reduce harm; and reaches agreement with the Historic Preservation Office. Liaises with the Historic Preservation Office on requirements pertaining to the sale of USPS owned facilities
2. Develops and implements national policies and procedures related to historic preservation and restoration for issuance. Writes position papers; develops educational material; and prepares annual reports, briefings and publicity material profiling regional/national preservation activities. Acts as the Historical Preservation Officer for the USPS.
3. Provides technical expertise and actively develops and guides the design, construction, site acquisition, sales and other activities affecting historic buildings.
4. Manages and tracks projects and financial data involving Section 111 leasing activities. Initiates and promotes opportunities for renting unoccupied space to private sector entities in historic properties and provides technical advice on space available for outlease.
5. Serves as a liaison with compliance review agencies, professional historians, other architects, archaeologists, planners, and lawyers. Participates with officials to formulate decisions regarding changing responsibilities or business needs, as well as in the design/development and evaluation of ongoing and/or new program issues.
6. Evaluates new or modified historic preservation legislation and proposed regulations for projected impact upon the USPS programs, services and resources.
7. Keeps abreast of other design developments to leverage new technology and design prototypes sufficient to support the planning, implementation and evaluation of national historic preservation program and compliance initiatives.
Manager of the unit to which assigned.
Successful candidates must demonstrate through a combination of education, training, and experience the following requirements:
1. EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: Possession of a Bachelor's or graduate degree from an accredited college or university in Architecture or in an engineering field related to the design and construction of buildings; or possession of current state registration as an Architect or as an Engineer in a field related to the design and construction of buildings.
2. Knowledge of the review process (Section 106) and leasing activities process (Section 111) of the National Historic Preservation Act including requirements pertaining to the sale of a historic facility.
3. Demonstrated ability to negotiate costs related to design and construction contracts including repair and alteration projects on historic facilities.
4. Knowledge of Federal, State and Local laws and regulations pertaining to historic preservation requirements.
5. Ability to serve as liaison and/or organizational representative to internal and external organizations in a role as Historic Preservation Officer.
6. Demonstrated experience in the application of architecture principles, concepts, and practices in the design, construction practices and other related activities involving historic buildings.
7. Demonstrated ability to develop and oversee the preparation, justification and analysis of design and construction documents and technical reports.
For information: please contact Raina Price at Talent@usps.gov.