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Posted: 08/28/2015

Employer
NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Division for Historic Preservation

New York's State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) helps communities identify, evaluate, preserve, and revitalize their historic, archeological, and cultural resources. The SHPO administers programs authorized by both the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and the New York State Historic Preservation Act of 1980. These programs, including the Statewide Historic Resources Survey, the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places, the federal historic rehabilitation tax credit, the Certified Local Government program, the state historic preservation grants program, state and federal environmental review, and a wide range of technical assistance, are provided through a network of teams assigned to territories across the state. The SHPO works with governments, the public, and educational and not-for-profit organizations to raise historic preservation awareness, to instill in New Yorkers a sense of pride in the state's unique history and to encourage heritage tourism and community revitalization.


Position
Historic Preservation Technical Specialist - REPOSTING
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
Waterford, NY
Details
$53,000
 

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.

Duties

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.

OPen until
09/10/2015

How to apply
Submit Cover letter and Resume to: Beth Cumming beth.cumming@parks.ny.gov Historic Preservation Program Coordinator
Beth Cumming
ADDRESS
PO Box 189
Waterford, NY 12188-0189

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