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Posted: 01/03/2017

Texas Historical Commission

The Texas Historical Commission (THC) is the state agency for historic preservation. We save the real places that tell the real stories of Texas. Our staff consults with citizens and organizations to preserve Texas history through its architectural, archeological, and cultural landmarks. The agency is recognized nationally for its preservation programs. The commission is composed of 11 citizen members appointed by the governor to staggered six-year terms. Agency employees work in various fields, including archeology, architecture, history, economic development, heritage tourism, public administration, and urban planning.

Regional Reviewer (Project Design Assistant)
Professional Opportunity
Austin, TX

JOB OBJECTIVE:  Perform complex architectural assistance work and advanced preservation work related to regional project review in the Division of Architecture. Work involves performing architectural review work (technical and consultative assistance) in an office and field setting. Work under moderate supervision with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. 


  1. Provide technical assistance on preservation, rehabilitation and restoration of historic properties.

  2. Perform on-site consultation with the public, architectural consultants and government officials regarding appropriate preservation techniques.

  3. Review construction projects in the areas of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, the Antiquities Code of Texas, Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks and State Antiquities Landmarks.

  4. Advise the building owners and architects regarding compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Texas Accessibility Standards as implemented in historic buildings.

  5. Participate in conferences and workshops, and speaks to communities and professional groups about the Texas Historical Commissions programs to encourage participation.

  6. Develop agreement documents.

  7. Adhere to established work schedule with regular attendance.

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


  1. Perform other duties as assigned.

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

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelors degree in architecture, architectural history, historic preservation or a closely related field.

  • Minimum two years of professional work experience on historic preservation projects.

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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. The Texas Historical Commission is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, age or disability in recruitment, selection, appointment, training, promotion, retention or any other personnel action or deny any benefits or participation in programs or activities which it sponsors. Section 651.005 of the Government Code requires males, ages 18 through 25, to provide proof of their Selective Service registration or of their exemption from the requirement as a condition of state employment. As part of the employment process, THC will conduct a driving and criminal background check. Unsatisfactory information relevant to the position may disqualify the applicant from employment. Disability access for testing and interview accommodations can be provided upon reasonable notice by contacting Human Resources at 512-305-6729. THC participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. Additional Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at: http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_EngineeringandDesign.pdf Veterans: Go to www.texasskillstowork.com for assistance with translating your military work experience and training courses into civilian job terms, qualifications/requirements and skill sets. For New Hires/Rehires: Health insurance is available the 1st of the following month after a 60-day waiting period. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
Elizabeth Brummett
Phone: 512-463-6167
Fax: 512-463-6095
Texas Historical Commission
108 W. 16th St.
Austin, TX 78701

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