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Posted: 06/26/2012

Vermont SHPO

Tax Credits and Historic Grants Specialist
Professional Opportunity
Montpelier, VT

This Tax Credit & Historic Grants position, Ref #30434  is open to all State employee and external applicants.

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Chris Cochran at (802) 828-3047.   Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.

Tax Compliance Verification

In accordance with 32 V.S.A. Section 3113(i), when an applicant for State employment is determined to be a finalist for a position, s/he will be provided an Affidavit to sign attesting that s/he is in good standing with respect to all Vermont taxes due as of the date.  The applicant's tax compliance will be verified with the Vermont Tax Department prior to any offer of employment.  Please see Personnel Policy 12.12 - Tax Compliance for further information: http://humanresources.vermont.gov/sites/dhr/files/pdf/policies_procedures/DHR-Policy_Manual.pdf#pagemode=bookmarks

General Job Description

Administration and coordination of the Federal Rehabilitation Investment Tax Credits, state downtown and village rehabilitation tax credits, and the state matching grants programs for historic building rehabilitation.  Duties include reviews of applications for federal and state tax credits and Division grants; coordination with the National Park Service in the administration of federal credits and policy; support of the Downtown Development Board in the administration of the state tax credit allocations; administration of state historic preservation grant programs and, from time to time,  federal grants; technical assistance to municipalities, business and property owners, developers, historic preservation consultants, state agencies, and the general public, among others; supervision, on a project basis, over temporary or contractual personnel; and other tasks as assigned by the SHPO.  Work is performed under the direction of the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO), and in coordination with the Director of Community Planning and Revitalization Division, but with need for significant independent judgment.

Minimum Qualifications


Thorough knowledge of the principles of historic preservation, including an understanding of how buildings are constructed, how they deteriorate over time, currently accepted practices for restoration and rehabilitation of historic structures and conservation of historic building materials.

Considerable knowledge of state and federal historic preservation laws, regulations, principles and practices.

Ability to evaluate architectural and engineering plans, specifications, and construction drawings.

Ability to apply the Secretary of the Interior Standards for Rehabilitation.
Ability to evaluate State or National Register eligibility of a building or district.

Ability to plan and analyze, devise solutions to complex problems and present them in a clear, concise manner.

Ability to work effectively and independently on complex issues.

Knowledge of relationships among, and responsibilities of, the various levels of government.

Ability to establish effective working relationships with a wide range of people and organizations.

Skill at preparing written and presentation materials and explaining complex issues to people from various walks of life.

Skills in public speaking and diplomacy.

Skill at maintaining an organized work environment, including organizing paper and digital project files for multiple program areas.

Familiarity with word processing, PowerPoint, Excel, and database software.

Proven record of high customer service.

Ability to be versatile, diplomatic and flexible.

Education: Master's degree in historic preservation, architectural history, architecture, or a closely related field.

Experience: Two years professional or technical experience in the field of historic preservation.

Working Conditions

Duties are generally performed in a standard office setting with moderate travel for which private means of transportation must be available. Some sites may have difficult accessibility and require working outdoors alone in all weather conditions. Some work outside of normal work schedule may be required. Public speaking is required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

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How to apply
To apply online: 1) You will need to go to the Department of Human Resources Website (humanresources.vermont.gov) 2) Scroll down to "Go to ESS login" and enter your employee ID number and password. 3) Click on Recruiting Activities Home. 4) Click on View Job Postings. 5) Scroll down and Click on Search. 6) Click on Agency to put in alphabetical order (to search by Agency). 7) Scroll down to the job you want to apply for (posting number 30434) 8) Click on the box to the right of the posting to put it in the Job Basket. 9) Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click "Apply for Job In Basket". 10) Go through your application and answer the questions pertaining to the specific Job. 11) Click “submit”. A printer friendly version is attached. AGENCY OF COMMERCE & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT POSITION POSTING HUMAN RESOURCES UNIT Job: Tax Credit & Historic Grants Specialist Posting number: 30434 Position Number: 670099 Job Code: 072100 Division: ACCD / Historic Preservation Pay Grade: 24 Application Deadline: 6/29/2012

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