This position is responsible for assisting the State Historic Preservation Office and the Ohio Development Services
Agency with operation of the Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit (OHPTC) program.
Illustrative Examples of Work:
-Provide technical assistance via meetings, site visits and correspondence to OHPTC and federal Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit (HRTC) applicants with regard to program expectations and opportunities, application requirements and processes, and historic rehabilitation standards.
-Assist with development and implementation of technical preservation and economic development educational materials that clarify the OHPTC and HRTC programs. This can include written material, workshops, seminars, and training sessions.
-Identify and provide outreach to areas in the state with development potential in which the OHPTC and HRTC programs could be utilized.
-Assist with processing of Pipeline Initiative applications. Respond to National Register Questionnaire submissions.
-Assist State Historic Preservation Office and Ohio Development Services Agency with OHPTC rounds as needed.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with a wide range of internal and external historic preservation constituents in both the public and private sectors. Ability to use Microsoft Office or equivalent business software such as spreadsheet, database, digital presentation, word processing and web-based applications. Ability to use Windows and Windows-based PCs and peripherals. Ability to implement, plan and critically evaluate research. Ability to review, understand, and interpret a variety of technical data such as engineering drawings and specifications, primary and secondary research sources, and maps.
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Normal office environment. Occasional evening or weekend work. Work may be stressful at times. Requires ability to travel, sometimes with overnight stays. Work may involve attendance at public meetings and site visits.
A degree in history, architectural history, architecture, historical architecture, historic preservation or a closely-related preservation field, AND coursework or equivalent work experience in business, planning, public administration, or real estate. One to three years relevant work experience. Familiarity with national historic preservation laws, regulations and guidelines; National Register of Historic Places Criteria for Evaluation and the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for Historic Preservation Projects. Familiarity with real estate finance or development is desirable. Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team. Valid Ohio drivers license is required.