This is entry-level professional architectural work in the design for the construction or alteration of building facilities and in the review of plans submitted by consulting architectural/engineering firms.
An employee of this class assists in the development and review of plans and specifications for architectural features of construction projects, and may be assigned to coordinate construction projects from proposal to completion. Work may involve supervision of personnel performing drafting of design details. Until the more difficult phases of the work are learned, the employee works under close supervision, but thereafter detailed instructions are usually not necessary.
Tax Credit Review: Review applications for development projects seeking to utilize the federal and state rehabilitation tax credits. Reviews ensure that projects meet federal and state program guidelines and that all work meets the Secretary of the Interiorís Standards for Rehabilitation. The percentage of projects reviewed will not exceed 33% of the total number of projects received by the Office.
Grant Monitoring: Review and score grant applications for Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) and Missouri Heritage Properties Program (MHPP) development and predevelopment grant projects, assist the Grant Manager in developing contracts for development and predevelopment grant projects. Monitor all development and predevelopment grant project assuring that milestones are met and that all project work meets the Secretary of the Interiorís Standards for Rehabilitation. Review completed work for grant close-out.
Preservation Training, Outreach, and Technical Assistance: Responsible for the preparation, development, and delivery of programs and materials related to various preservation topics. Assist in the development of conferences training programs and workshops. Assist in the development of technical educational materials for inclusion on the SHPO website, articles in the Departmental magazine and other media. Provide technical assistance to owners of historic properties, local preservation commissions, neighborhood associations, Main Street groups, etc.
Compliance Project Review: Assist in the review of federal undertakings covered under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 to ensure compliance with the Secretary of the Interiorís Standards for Rehabilitation.
Easement Monitoring: Assist in monitoring properties on which the Department holds a property interest as the result of expenditure of funds through the Historic Preservation Revolving Fund, HPF or MHPP grants, Save Americaís Treasures, or other federal assistance programs.
Other: Other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
- Working knowledge of the principles and practices of architecture.
- Working knowledge of the strengths and uses of construction materials.
- Skill in drawing architectural plans and making technical computations.
- Ability to write specifications covering architectural and related features.
- Ability to inspect existing buildings and structures and to draw plans for additions.
- Ability to inspect construction sites to insure compliance with approved plans and specifications.
- Registration as an Architect by the Missouri Board of Registration for Architects, Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.
- Graduation from a college or university accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board, with a Bachelor's degree in architecture, architectural engineering, environmental design, building technology or a closely related field.
- Four years of experience in architecture, drafting or engineering technology under the supervision of a professional architect, which included drawing of final plans for construction projects; and two years of post-secondary education in an accredited college or vocational technical school with specialization in architecture, architectural engineering, environmental drafting, building technology or another closely related field. (Additional education at a four-year college or university may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for up to two years of the required experience.)