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Posted: 10/21/2014

Employer
Texas Historical Commission
Architecture Division - Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program

The Texas Historical Commission (THC) is the state agency for historic preservation. We save the real places that tell the real stories of Texas. THC employees consult with citizens and organizations to preserve Texas’ architectural, archeological, and cultural landmarks. The agency is recognized nationally for its preservation programs. Agency employees work in various fields, including archeology, architecture, history, economic development, heritage tourism, public administration, and urban planning. We employ dedicated and professional people who are committed to the utilization of the latest best practices and technology in delivering statewide services and support to our customers. THC is looking for an architect/program specialist to join the Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program; an award-wining nationally recognized program which has provided over $251 million in matching grants to counties for the restoration and rehabilitation of over 60 Texas county courthouses. Be part of this on-going program and its Texas Courthouse Stewardship program which promotes good facility management practices through training, consultations and incentives.


Position
Project Reviewer, Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program, Arch
15-01 (a) or (b)
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
Austin, TX
Details
$4,500-$4,800 (Arch II) or $3,900-$4,500
 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Performs complex architectural work. Work involves review of county courthouse projects for compliance with the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, all requirements of the grant program and best practices in historic preservation. Assists in agencys initiative to promote good stewardship of county courthouses through training, consultations and incentives. Works under limited supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Complies with all agency policies and procedures.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:

  • Reviews and comments on historic preservation plans, architectural drawings and specifications.
  • Reviews projects as assigned for compliance with the Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program grant program policies and standards, state and federal guidelines including state courthouse law, Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks, State Archeological Landmarks and the Antiquities Code of Texas.
  • Provides program consultative and technical assistance on preservation, rehabilitation and restoration of historic properties to county governments, governmental agencies, community organizations and the general public.
  • May review and comment on budgets, expenses, change orders and reimbursement requests.
  • May review and comment on project submittals, meeting minutes and completion reports.
  • May review and comment on agreement documents, preservation easements and contracts.
  • Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS:

An undergraduate or graduate degree in architecture, historic preservation, or a related field such as architectural history, building science or engineering is required.  At least 5 years historic preservation, architecture and/or facility management experience is preferred.

Required qualifications for an Architect II classification are a current license issued by a state or national architectural registration board.  Applicants for the Program Specialist II classification are not required to have an architectural license but should have a minimum 3 years of job related experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Have extensive knowledge of architectural principles, techniques and procedures. Skill in the use of standard tools for the profession and in interpreting architectural plans and specifications. Familiarity with the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. Construction project management skills and facility management experience related to historic buildings is preferred. Possess good public speaking and writing skills.

REGISTRATION, CERTIFICATION OR LICENSE:

 

If applying for Architect II: Registration as an architect by the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners, either through examination or reciprocity, is required at the time of service or within 6 months of hire.  

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Application must be submitted through the WorkInTexas website at www.workintexas.com. You must have a WorkInTexas profile in order to login and complete the application.
Sharon Fleming
Phone: 512-463-6268
Fax: 512-463-6095
ADDRESS
108 W. 16th St.
Austin, TX 78701

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