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Posted: 01/27/2010

Epsilon Associates Inc.
Preservation Planning

Epsilon Associates, Inc. is a leading engineering and environmental consulting firm with headquarters west of Boston.. Epsilon provides permitting and planning services to public sector, real estate, energy, and industrial clients. Epsilon is in business to help its clients develop regulatory strategies, conduct environmental analyses, and prepare effective permitting and compliance materials. Epsilon has extensive experience in assisting clients with historic preservation planning and compliance. We are expert in interpreting Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, Chapter 254 of the Massachusetts General Laws, and related municipal, state, and federal regulations and guidelines affecting historic resources. Epsilon assists property owners and developers and their design teams in developing projects that meet the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties in order to qualify for state and federal historic rehabilitation tax credits.

Preservation Planner
Professional Opportunity
Maynard, MA

Position: Preservation Planner

Job Summary Epsilon is seeking a full-time preservation planner to work with our expanding historic preservation group. Epsilons group of preservation professionals is a regional leader in providing historic preservation consulting services. Areas of expertise include state and federal historic rehabilitation tax credit applications, National Register nominations, historic surveys, and environmental review (Section 106, Chapter 254, and related regulations). Epsilons historic preservation staff has a proven record of balancing historic preservation principles, review agency requirements, and client and project objectives. This position will entail project management, as well as field work, archival research, site evaluation and recordation, and preparation of related documents.

Key Job Responsibilities:

Preparation of documents and reports for submission to local, state and federal government review agencies (National Register eligibility evaluations and nominations, written and photographic archival documentation, Section 106 consultation, state and federal historic tax credit applications)

Analyze potential impacts to historic resources under Section 106, Chapter 254, MEPA, Article 80 and other legislation

Coordinate with the state historical commissions and other government agencies

Project management including client representation and management of project budget and schedule

Conduct historic resources surveys and assessments, including site inspections, research, photography, and evaluation under National Register of Historic Places and other criteria of significance

Actively participate in marketing outreach and development of historic preservation proposals

Candidate Requirements:

The successful candidate will have a minimum BA/BS degree in Architectural History, Historic Preservation Planning or closely related discipline (MA/MS is preferred) and will have three to five years of professional experience

Candidate must meet the Secretary of the Interiors professional qualifications

Experience with federal and state cultural resource management with a working command of federal and state cultural resource and historic preservation statutes and regulations, including Section 106 and National Register criteria; knowledge of Chapter 254 and MEPA a plus

Demonstrated excellent research, writing, editing, and photographic abilities

Experience with building research, knowledge of architectural styles and forms, and periods of development and operational knowledge of the history and architectural history of New England

Knowledge and experience with application of the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties

Fluency in reading architectural drawings

Ability to use computer hardware, software, and other related information technologies (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Regular access to a car and a willingness to travel, primarily within the state of Massachusetts

Other Skills: The ideal candidate must be detail oriented, have a professional demeanor, and strong organizational skills, and possess the ability to manage priorities, meet deadlines, and multitask in a fast-paced environment. The candidate should be able to work in a team environment with a variety of project members and manage tasks as delegated by project lead. The candidate must possess strong communication skills including writing skills, the ability to work closely with clients, and be able to supervise the work of others.

Salary Range: Epsilon offers competitive salaries commensurate with individual qualifications and experience and a full package of benefits. We seek motivated self-starters who are willing to work hard, communicate well, and have fun in a professional setting.

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How to apply
To apply: Qualified candidates should send a resume and an expression of interest to the attention of: Karen Roth Human Resources Director Epsilon Associates, Inc. 3 Clock Tower Place, Suite 250 Maynard, MA 01754 kroth@epsilonassociates.com (Please no phone calls)
Karen Roth
3 Clock Tower Place, Suite 250
Maynard, MA 01754

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