Reviews building permit and concept design applications for alterations, additions and new construction in accordance with local and nationally accepted preservation standards and practices; consults and negotiates with applicants to encourage appropriate work in accordance with above standards; prepares and presents narrative reports on applications and presents to HPRB.
Explains and responds to inquiries regarding the preservation review process, guidelines, regulations and acceptable practices from professionals (architects, builders), community representatives and property owners.
Works with HPO Inspections staff to monitor ongoing work to ensure compliance with approved plans.
Maintains databases designed for tracking of project reviews, management of data relating to structures and sites listed on the DC Inventory of Historic Sites, GIS, and other purposes.
Prepares and participates in Section 106 consultations with Federal agencies as assigned.
Evaluates applications for certification under the Federal Tax Incentives programs under the supervision of certified review staff.
PREFERRED EDUCATION Bachelors degree in architecture, architectural history or a related field and/or experience in permit review, building renovation or building contracting.
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE Past experience in preparing or reviewing architectural plans, working with the public, negotiating successfully to achieve mutually agreeable solutions, applying Federal and State regulations to preservation projects, and demonstrated writing ability.