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Posted: 06/27/2016

Texas Historical Commission
Community Heritage Development

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 to our customers.

Local Government Preservation Specialist
Professional Opportunity
Austin, TX

The Local Government Preservation Specialist is responsible for assisting with the review, administration, coordination and implementation of the Certified Local Government (CLG) program by providing consultative and technical assistance, public education and outreach to local governments and historic preservation commissions. Under the leadership of the CLG Coordinator, the Local Government Preservation Specialist is responsible for assisting with administration of all program guidelines, procedures, policies, rules and the evaluation of program activities in accordance with the Texas Administrative Code and in compliance with the National Park Service Historic Preservation Fund Grants Manual. The Specialist gives public presentations, lectures and workshops and develops print and online educational materials. Work with general supervision and moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.



1.       Confer with local government officials and designated CLG representatives on program-related matters, identify training needs, and formally evaluate the local government participation in the program for compliance with state and federal requirements.

2.       Provide consultative and technical assistance on a variety of topics relative to program areas such as design guidelines, architectural surveys and inventories, National Register nominations, planning and zoning, and local ordinances.

3.       Plan, develop and provide training to local governments and the public on how to plan, implement, and monitor effective preservation programs and services.

4.       Work with community and professional groups to foster support for local preservation efforts.

5.       Assist in administering the CLG Grant Program in a manner consistent with state and federal requirements and that seeks to insure effective and efficient use of grant funds.

6.       Prepare program related correspondence and oversee the maintenance and updating of the CLG Handbook, web-based educational materials, and application documents.

7.       Pursue knowledge of preservation issues, techniques, and trends for their potential ramifications on CLG communities. Prepare and assist in the preparation of special studies, quarterly and annual reports, including reports on effectiveness of program activities.

8.       Serve as representative of the agency by speaking publically and providing presentations to communities and at various conferences.

9.       Adhere to established work schedule with regular attendance.

10.   Follow all THC safety guidelines/procedures and ethics requirements.


11. Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS (The application must specifically state how each of the following qualifications are met):

  •  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in Historic Preservation, Architecture, Urban or Community Planning, or a closely related field;
  • Experience and detailed understanding applying the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties;
  • Valid drivers license, acceptable driving record and ability to drive a state vehicle; and
  • Required to travel up to 20% of the work period. 


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How to apply
State of Texas application must be submitted through the Work In Texas website at www.workintexas.com. You must have a Work In Texas profile in order to login and complete the application. If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact your local Work in Texas office. Only applicants interviewed will be notified of their selection or non-selection. Resumes will NOT be accepted in place of a completed application.
Egina Siddall
Phone: 5123056729
P O Box 12276
Austin, TX 78711

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