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Posted: 01/03/2017

Department of Historic Resources
Preservation Incentives Division

The Virginia Department of Historic Resources is the State Historic Preservation Office. Our mission is to foster, encourage, and support the stewardship of Virginia's significant historic architectural, archaeological, and cultural resources.

Tax Credit Reviewer
Professional Opportunity
Richmond, VA
$42,614 - $62,000
Open Until
Until Filled

Are you passionate about history and architectural history?  Do you possess strong analytical and problem-solving  skills and have a can-do-attitude?  If so, the Virginia Department of Historic Resources has a position just for you.  Essential duties will consist of reviewing projects for the State and Federal Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Programs; advising property owners, architects, and consultants regarding appropriate historic rehabilitation treatment and application of the Secretary of Interiors Standards for Rehabilitation; conducting thorough review of proposed and completed rehabilitation work and responding to applications according to agency and National Park Service regulations, policies, and procedures; conducting site inspections of rehabilitation projects as necessary and expedient to understand existing conditions, impact of work to historic character and integrity, and consistency with the Standards for Rehabilitation; drafting review conclusions, written recommendations, and other documents and correspondence for the project; and coordinating project reviews with other staff members and the National Park Service.  Assists with the promotion of the tax credit programs through public workshops, presentations, publications, and site visits.  As a member of the Division of Preservation Incentives, helps to evaluate and improve internal processes and policies.  Provides technical assistance and architectural expertise to agency staff members and programs, owners of historic properties, other members of the general public, state agencies, and local governments on appropriate treatment of historic properties.  May be assigned additional duties.

Applicants must meet the Secretary Of the Interior's Professional Qualifications Standards and should have very strong knowledge of and experience in applying the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, particularly the Standards for Rehabilitation, as well as a thorough understanding of historic preservation laws, regulations, policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines.  Comprehensive knowledge of historic architecture of Virginia and/or Mid-Atlantic region; and the ability to apply technical, legal and cultural knowledge and planning principles to complex historic architectural rehabilitation projects.  Must possess strong analytical, problem solving, and organization skills.  Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and manage heavy workload, both independently and in cooperation with tax credit staff.  Professional demeanor and ability to work effectively with property owners, the public, and colleagues within the agency.  Strong organizational and communication skills, including both written and verbal communication skills required.  Demonstrated computer skills utilizing Microsoft Office Suite.  Graduate degree from an accredited college or university in historic preservation, historic architecture, architecture, American architectural history, or closely related field required, or bachelors degree in  historic preservation, historic architecture, architecture, architectural history, or closely related field with subsequent academic and/or professional experience in field.  Professional experience with rehabilitation tax credit projects is also highly desirable. The selected candidate will be required to complete a criminal background check and a Statement of Personal Economic Interests as a condition of employment.  A valid driver license required. 

How to apply
To be considered for this position a completed state application must be received through the on-line employment system at http://jobs.virginia.gov/. This position is Open Until Filled. EOE Women, Minorities, Veterans and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Requests for reasonable accommodations will be provided to applicants in order to provide access to the application and/or interview process.
Wendy Baker
Phone: 8044826447
2801 Kensington Ave
Richmond, VA 23221

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