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Posted: 09/20/2017


Historic Preservation Specialist
Professional Opportunity
Houston, TX
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The Historic Preservation Technician will be responsible for conducting Historic Preservation compliance reviews. Understanding of NEPA and NHPA is a plus. Knowledge of Environmental Laws and Executive Orders is desirable.
Analyzes and recommends implementation of guidance, policies, procedures, and directives to enhance historic preservation compliance strategies and further integrate considerations into the delivery of FEMAs assistance programs.
Provide assistance to the supervisor and staff on assignments in support of FEMAs disaster programs by researching historic preservation compliance requirements procedures and guidelines to effectively and expeditiously ensure compliance with appropriate historic requirements.
Ability to draft professional-quality documentation, consultation letters, and email is required.
The candidate must be able to work independently, possess strong communication skills, and be able to handle a stressful work environment.
The candidate should possess strong computer, interpersonal, and customer service skills, including Microsoft Office. Google Earth and MS Visio is a plus.

The Historic Preservation Technician requires experienced professionals with a background in/as a Historic Architecture, an Architectural Historian, an Architecture and an Archaeologist OR a Bachelors Degree in one of the following Anthropology, History, Museum Studies, Archeology, Historic Preservation, Architecture, and Cultural Resource Management. Preference is given to individuals who have education and experience to meet the Secretary of Interior's Professional Qualifications Standards and who have prior experience consulting with the State Historic Preservation Office, Texas Historical Commission. Prior FEMA experience is not required yet preferred.

Good interpersonal, communication, analytical skills.
Written communication and computer skills to generate reports, correspondence, review documentation. Maintain computer based tracking and appointment systems. Developing office materials such as filling systems. Specific knowledge of Microsoft Office. Ability to multi-task.
Ability to work effectively either independently or as part of a team.

How to apply
Submit resume to FEMA-DR4223TX-LOCALHIRES@fema.dhs.gov Subject line must read: Job ID-0058-Historic Preservation Technician-EHP-Houston

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