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Posted: 01/14/2016

Employer
Texas Historical Commission
Division of Architecture

The Texas Historical Commission (THC) is the state agency for historic preservation. We save the real places that tell the real stories of Texas. Our mission is to protect and preserve the state’s historic and prehistoric resources for the use, education, enjoyment, and economic benefit of present and future generations. Our staff consults with citizens and organizations to preserve Texas' architectural, archeological, and cultural landmarks. The agency is recognized nationally for its preservation programs. The commission is composed of 11 citizen members appointed by the governor to staggered six-year terms. Agency employees 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.


Position
Project Design Assistant (Regional Reviewer)
16-17
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
Austin, TX
U.S
Details
$3,500 - $4,600.00 (Monthly)
 

 

JOB OBJECTIVE:  Perform complex architectural assistance work and advanced preservation work related to regional project review in the Division of Architecture. Work involves performing architectural review work (technical and consultative assistance) in an office and field setting. Work under moderate supervision with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

    Provide technical assistance on preservation, rehabilitation and restoration of historic properties.

    Perform on-site consultation with the public, architectural consultants and government officials regarding appropriate preservation techniques.

    Review construction projects in the areas of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, the Antiquities Code of Texas, Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks and State Antiquities Landmarks.

    Advise the building owners and architects regarding compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Texas Accessibility Standards as implemented in historic buildings.

    Participate in conferences and workshops, and speaks to communities and professional groups about the Texas Historical Commissions programs to encourage participation.

    Develop agreement documents.

    Adhere to established work schedule with regular attendance.

    Follow all THC safety guidelines/procedures and ethics requirements.

    

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Perform other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS (The application must specifically state how each of the following qualifications are met):

    Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelors degree in architecture, architectural history, historic preservation or a closely related field.

    Minimum three years of professional work experience on historic preservation projects.

    Valid drivers license, acceptable driving record and ability to drive a state vehicle; and

    Required to travel up to 15% of the work period.

 

PREFER:

    Minimum one year of graduate study or one year professional experience in architectural preservation, American architectural history, preservation planning or closely related field.

    Regulatory experience related to the National Historic Preservation Act or local preservation ordinances.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

    Knowledge of architectural principles, techniques and procedures;

    Knowledge of historic building materials and assembly methods;

    Effective verbal and written communication, human relations and organizational skills;

    Skill in interpreting architectural plans and specifications;

    Skill in providing customer service excellence to both internal and external customers;

    Skill in operating a personal computer with word processing, database and spreadsheet software;

    Ability to work in a setting requiring self-motivation/cooperative decision-making and to work effectively with diverse groups of people;

    Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet strict deadlines while maintaining extreme attention to detail;

    Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment;

    Ability to adapt successfully and quickly to change and deliver quality results in a timely manner;

    Ability to plan, organize and work independently, as well as within a team environment;

    Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion; and

    Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality.

 

REGISTRATION, CERTIFICATION, OR LICENSURE:

Must have or obtain a valid Drivers License and Defensive Driving Course to be able to operate state vehicles.

JOB OBJECTIVE:  Perform complex architectural assistance work and advanced preservation work related to regional project review in the Division of Architecture. Work involves performing architectural review work (technical and consultative assistance) in an office and field setting. Work under moderate supervision with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  1. Provide technical assistance on preservation, rehabilitation and restoration of historic properties.
  2. Perform on-site consultation with the public, architectural consultants and government officials regarding appropriate preservation techniques.
  3. Review construction projects in the areas of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, the Antiquities Code of Texas, Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks and State Antiquities Landmarks.
  4. Advise the building owners and architects regarding compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Texas Accessibility Standards as implemented in historic buildings.
  5. Participate in conferences and workshops, and speaks to communities and professional groups about the Texas Historical Commissions programs to encourage participation.
  6. Develop agreement documents.
  7. Adhere to established work schedule with regular attendance.
  8. Follow all THC safety guidelines/procedures and ethics requirements.
     

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS (The application must specifically state how each of the following qualifications are met):

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelors degree in architecture, architectural history, historic preservation or a closely related field.
  • Minimum three years of professional work experience on historic preservation projects.
  • Valid drivers license, acceptable driving record and ability to drive a state vehicle; and
  • Required to travel up to 15% of the work period.

PREFER:

  • Minimum one year of graduate study or one year professional experience in architectural preservation, American architectural history, preservation planning or closely related field.
  • Regulatory experience related to the National Historic Preservation Act or local preservation ordinances.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of architectural principles, techniques and procedures;
  • Knowledge of historic building materials and assembly methods;
  • Effective verbal and written communication, human relations and organizational skills;
  • Skill in interpreting architectural plans and specifications;
  • Skill in providing customer serv
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Until Filled

How to apply
State of Texas application must be submitted through the Work In Texas website. You must have a Work In Texas profile in order to login and complete the application. If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact your local Work in Texas office. Only applicants interviewed will be notified of their selection or non-selection. Resumes will NOT be accepted in place of a completed application.
Elizabeth Brummett
Phone: 512-463-6167
ADDRESS

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