Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Architecture or related field. Minimum fifteen (15) years of progressively responsible professional experience in historic preservation or restoration projects demonstrating increasing responsibility. Master's degree preferred in Architectural History, Art History, Historic Preservation, History or a closely related academic area.
Or an equivalent combination of post high school education and a minimum of nineteen (19) years of progressively responsible professional experience in historic preservation or restoration projects demonstrating increasing responsibility. Master's degree preferred in Architectural History, Art History, Historic Preservation, History or a closely related academic area.
This position is responsible for coordinating WMA TA 's compliance with f ederal, state, and local historic preservation laws and regulations and will support the identification, documentation, planning, and registration activities as required to facilitate WMATA construction activities. Activities are carried out in accordance with the National Historic Preservation Act and the associated regulations, standards, and guidelines established by the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. Incumbent supports project managers from various departments, the WMATA Manager of Architecture, and Consultants through the process of review, coordination and approval by the required governmental agencies, including but not limited to conducting architectural field research and studies, preparing reports for historical identification, developing of strategies for designation of historic elements, and coordination with State Historic Preservation Offices, Commission of Fine A rts, and other involved authorities. Incumbent may supervise architecture and archaeolo gy consultants on similar tasks.
Coordinates an overall strategy to guide WMATA 's historic preservation activities.
Conducts field research and studies of WMATA system and prepares comprehensive analysis and reports for historic designation.
Facilitates meetings with State Historic Preservation Offices to coordinate and plan the historic designation review process and construction projects.
Investigates and analyzes the outcome of these meetings and prepares recommendations/plans of action to minimize the impact on WMATA .
Reviews and responds in a timely matter to all correspondence and documentations related to historic preservation issues, with focus on WMATA 's operational needs and maintaining uninterrupted service for WMATA customers.
Provides expert advice, guidance and consultation to WMATA Senior Management regarding all matters concerning historic preservation.
Assists the Manager of A rchitecture and supervises consultants with ongoing design efforts to enhance the architectural look and improve lighting in the underground metro stations.
The above duties and responsibilities are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of this position. They are not intended to limit in any way the right of supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.
Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.
Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:
Verification of education and experience
Criminal Background Check
Credit history report for positions with fiduciary responsibilities
Successful completion of a medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening
Review of a current Motor Vehicle Report