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Posted: 11/29/2014

Employer
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Architecture

Chris Urban churban@wmata.com 202-962-1906 Job Description Posting/Position Details: All WMATA posted job openings are available through 11:59 pm the night before the noted Close Date. To ensure successful submission of application applicants are encouraged to apply well before this cut-off. The noted Close Date is the date on which the posting is automatically removed from the website as of 12:00am at which time submission of an application is no longer possible. (WMATA reserves the right to remove postings at any time without notice as business needs demand.) Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Architecture or related field. Minimum fifteen (15) years of progressively responsible professional experience in historic preservation or restoration projects demonstrating increasing responsibility. Master's degree preferred in Architectural History, Art History, Historic Preservation, History or a closely related academic area. Or an equivalent combination of post high school education and a minimum of nineteen (19) years of progressively responsible professional experience in historic preservation or restoration projects demonstrating increasing responsibility. Master's degree preferred in Architectural History, Art History, Historic Preservation, History or a closely related academic area. Medical Group: Ability to satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this job. Must be able to perform essential functions of this job either with or without accommodation. Incumbent can be expected to visit active work sites and access spaces via ladder or ramp walkways. Job Summary/Duties: This position is responsible for coordinating WMA TA 's compliance with f ederal, state, and local historic preservation laws and regulations and will support the identification, documentation, planning, and registration activities as required to facilitate WMATA construction activities. Activities are carried out in accordance with the National Historic Preservation Act and the associated regulations, standards, and guidelines established by the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. Incumbent supports project managers from various departments, the WMATA Manager of Architecture, and Consultants through the process of review, coordination and approval by the required governmental agencies, including but not limited to conducting architectural field research and studies, preparing reports for historical identification, developing of strategies for designation of historic elements, and coordination with State Historic Preservation Offices, Commission of Fine A rts, and other involved authorities. Incumbent may supervise architecture and archaeolo gy consultants on similar tasks. Coordinates an overall strategy to guide WMATA 's historic preservation activities. Conducts field research and studies of WMATA system and prepares comprehensive analysis and reports for historic designation. Facilitates meetings with State Historic Preservation Offices to coordinate and plan the historic designation review process and construction projects. Investigates and analyzes the outcome of these meetings and prepares recommendations/plans of action to minimize the impact on WMATA . Reviews and responds in a timely matter to all correspondence and documentations related to historic preservation issues, with focus on WMATA 's operational needs and maintaining uninterrupted service for WMATA customers. Provides expert advice, guidance and consultation to WMATA Senior Management regarding all matters concerning historic preservation. Assists the Manager of A rchitecture and supervises consultants with ongoing design efforts to enhance the architectural look and improve lighting in the underground metro stations. The above duties and responsibilities are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of this position. They are not intended to limit in any way the right of supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision. Evaluation Criteria: Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience. Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following: Personal Interview Skills Assessments Verification of education and experience Criminal Background Check Credit history report for positions with fiduciary responsibilities Successful completion of a medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening Review of a current Motor Vehicle Report Closing: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, a Federal contractor, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment. It is not intended to replace the official job description. Job Descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview. Chris Urban churban@wmata.com 202-962-1906


Position
Architectural Historian
141190
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
Washington, DC
Details
$76,489 to 114,733
 

Minimum Qualifications:

 

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Architecture or related field. Minimum fifteen (15) years of progressively responsible professional experience in historic preservation or restoration projects demonstrating increasing responsibility. Master's degree preferred in Architectural History, Art History, Historic Preservation, History or a closely related academic area.

 

Or an equivalent combination of post high school education and a minimum of nineteen (19) years of progressively responsible professional experience in historic preservation  or  restoration  projects  demonstrating  increasing  responsibility. Master's degree preferred in  Architectural  History,  Art  History,  Historic Preservation, History or a closely related academic area.

 

Job Summary/Duties:

 

This position is responsible for coordinating WMA TA 's compliance with f ederal, state, and local historic preservation laws and regulations and will support the identification, documentation, planning, and registration activities as required to facilitate WMATA construction activities. Activities are carried out in accordance with the National Historic Preservation Act and the associated regulations, standards, and guidelines established by the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. Incumbent supports  project managers from various departments, the WMATA Manager of Architecture, and Consultants through the process of review, coordination and approval by the required governmental agencies, including but not limited to conducting architectural field research and studies, preparing  reports for historical identification, developing of strategies for designation of historic elements, and coordination with State Historic Preservation Offices, Commission of Fine A rts, and other involved authorities. Incumbent may supervise architecture and archaeolo gy consultants on similar tasks.

 

Coordinates an overall strategy to guide WMATA 's historic preservation activities.

 

Conducts field research and studies of  WMATA  system  and  prepares comprehensive analysis and reports for  historic designation.

 

Facilitates meetings with State Historic Preservation Offices to coordinate  and plan the  historic  designation  review  process  and construction  projects.

 

Investigates and analyzes the outcome of these meetings and prepares recommendations/plans of action to minimize the impact on WMATA .

 

Reviews and responds in a timely matter to all correspondence and documentations related to historic preservation issues, with focus on WMATA 's operational needs and maintaining uninterrupted service for WMATA customers.

 

Provides expert advice, guidance and consultation to WMATA Senior Management regarding all matters concerning historic preservation.

 

Assists the Manager of A rchitecture and supervises consultants with ongoing design efforts to enhance the architectural look and improve lighting in the underground metro stations.

 

The above duties and responsibilities are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of this position. They are not intended to limit in any way the right of supervisors to assign, direct  and control the work of employees under their supervision.

 

Evaluation Criteria:

 

Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.

 

Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:

 

Personal Interview

Skills Assessments

Verification of education and experience

Criminal Background Check

Credit history report for positions with fiduciary responsibilities

Successful completion of a medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening

Review of a current Motor Vehicle Report

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
www.wmata.com/jobs
Chris Urban
Phone: 202-962-1906
ADDRESS

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