The Divisions Technical Services Unit is responsible for providing technical services for the restoration, rehabilitation and preservation of privately and publicly owned historic properties, including buildings, structures, landscapes and objects. Incumbent provides comments on the effects of federal or state undertakings on the historic built environment in accordance with federal and New York state regulations.
Applicant must have a thorough understanding of the application of the National Register of Historic Places criteria for evaluation and the application and interpretation of the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation. In addition, the candidate should be versed in Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives program.
· Perform technical review of projects, including determining the existing condition, reviewing plans and construction proposals for compliance with historic preservation standards and programs, evaluating the impact of building codes, and other requirements.
· Develop treatment recommendations, monitor restoration, repair and maintenance activates for compliance with preservation guidelines and principles.
· Document work performed and consults with design professionals, project sponsors and others to resolve problems.
· Conduct and review research and prepare reports of findings to support projects, including analyzing the historic fabric and treatment methods and techniques and testing the compatibility of treatments.
· Conduct site inspections to determine and monitor the condition of historic properties and preservation and construction projects and prepare reports of findings and documentation.
· Assist other staff in planning and designing projects.
· Provide information to staff and the public about technical programs and standards by developing and conducting training programs.
· Provide technical information and prepare reports, brochures, press releases, and technical materials as required.
Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Historic Preservation/Restoration, Preservation Planning, Structural Engineering or Mechanical Engineering, AND two years of experience in a technical or professional capacity working with historic preservation projects. Experience with Section 106 and/or Federal Investment Tax Credit Programs preferred.
Substitution: A Bachelors in any field and a minimum of thirty (30) graduate level semester hours or a Masters Degree (preferred) in Architecture/ Architectural Preservation, Historic Preservation/Restoration, Preservation Planning, or Landscape-Architecture/Landscape Preservation can substitute for one (1) year of experience.
All candidates should possess:
· Strong written and verbal communication skills.
· Proficiency with technology (experience with programs such as AutoCAD, GIS or related programs a plus).
· Understanding of state and federal preservation laws and familiarity with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards.