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Posted: 12/21/2017

Utah State Historic Preservation Office
Department of Heritage and Arts

Tax Credit and Revitalization Specialist
Professional Opportunity
Salt Lake City, UT
$19.81 - $29.75 Hourly

Are you looking for an opportunity to help communities throughout the state preserve and re-use their historic buildings? The Division of State History/State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is seeking a Tax Credit and Revitalization Specialist to work with property owners and communities in rehabilitating historic buildings and revitalizing historic downtowns by using state and federal tax credit programs and other incentives. Traveling to communities throughout Utah is frequently required (10% of the time).

Principle Duties 
The Tax Credit and Revitalization Specialist will:

  • Manage the state and federal tax credit programs for rehabilitating historic buildings and related programs for revitalizing historic downtowns.
    • Provide responsive and helpful advice and assistance to property owners in order to help them complete successful applications.
    • Provide technical assistance on appropriate rehabilitation methods that comply with the "Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation."
    • Review and process applications in accordance with state and federal standards and guidelines, and organize and track all applications and related materials.
    • Promote and market the tax credit and revitalization programs in order to stimulate reinvestment in historic buildings and historic downtown districts throughout the state.
  • Provide training and technical assistance to local partners, property owners, consultants and others on historic preservation and history-related programs and issues.
  • Assist in the delivery of other SHPO programs, including Survey and Inventory, National Register, Review and Compliance, and local partnership programs.
  • Assist in expanding and maintaining the extensive historic sites data system (130,000+ records) to ensure that accurate and complete information on the state's historic buildings is available both at our office and online.

The Ideal Candidate
The best person for this position is someone who has:

  • Extensive experience with the "Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties."
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Extensive experience administering federal or state historic preservation tax credit programs.
  • Experience assisting communities with historic downtown revitalization efforts.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with a broad range of clients with varied social and cultural backgrounds.
  • Excellent customer service skills.

Preference will be given to those who have a graduate degree in Historic Preservation, History, Architecture, Architectural History, or closely related field of study, plus a minimum of two years of full-time professional experience in Historic Preservation.

Why You Should Join Our Team
This position offers a unique opportunity to help communities throughout the state while working with a diverse group of staff. In this position, you would enjoy the generous benefits package offered by the State of Utah. We have an extremely competitive total compensation package that you can learn about

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How to apply
TO APPLY: Complete Job Description and on-line ​application at https://statejobs.utah.gov Under the Job Search Tab, choose Job Listings, then search Tax Credit and Revitalization Specialist, Job #14205
Crystal Haywood
Phone: 801-245-7212

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