Examples of Work
Consults with buildings, architects, engineers, municipalities, homeowners and business owners relating to projects that may qualify for Nebraska Historic Tax Credits and other agency programs. Inspects buildings, construction projects in progress, or plan specifications of proposed projects for the purposes of assessing compliance with specific agency programs. Confers and advises with involved parties, recommends changes for compliance. Provides technical assistance to builders, architects, engineers, homeowners, business owners and state or federal agencies relating to specific programs. May generate diagrams and/or renderings to aid in project reviews. Conducts public outreach and provides education in regards to our programs, including the National Register of Historic Places and the Nebraska Historic Tax Credit. Must be travel statewide on a frequent basis.
Qualifications / Requirements
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelors degree in architecture, construction management or related field AND 2-5 years' experience working with technical building program elements.
PREFERRED: Bachelors degree in historical preservation, history, architectural history, or communication. Familiarity with the operations of a State Historic Preservation Office.
OTHER: Valid driver's license or able to provide independent authorized transportation.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The position requires a dynamic and enthusiastic person to bring these programs to a wider audience. The ideal candidate will have a commitment to the value and benefits of preservation as a tool in economic development, community identity and pride. Sharing a commitment to historic preservation as a shared community value will be a key part of the job. Top candidates will be highly organized self-starters with the ability to learn about a wide range of programs and be able to answer questions about all of them. Qualified candidates will be knowledgeable about specific, complex program requirements, regulations, architectural drawings, construction, the building process, architecture, building codes and building programs. If not currently familiar with SHPO programs, the candidate must be able to learn, interpret, and apply agency policies and procedures. The candidate will have the ability to communicate effectively with both groups and individuals, and will possess strong writing skills.