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🔗Historic Architectural Easement Monitor (Environmental Protection Specialist III/IV or Architect I)

  • Full Time
  • Austin, TX
  • $4,716.00-$5,565.00 USD / Month
  • Applications have closed
  • Job Qualifications:

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

    • Master’s degree in historic preservation, architecture, architectural history, or a closely related field; or a professional architecture degree (Bachelor or Master of Architecture) from a National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB) accredited college or university (or a comparable internationally- accredited professional architecture degree) with coursework in historic preservation;
    • Minimum two years of full-time professional work experience on historic preservation projects in the private or public sector for a preservation non-profit organization or a university program;
    • Meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Historic Preservation Professional Qualifications Standards in History, Architectural History, or Historic Architecture;
    • Valid driver’s license, acceptable driving record, and ability to drive a state vehicle; and
    • Ability to travel up to the required 30% of the work period.


    • Experience with architectural procedures, including application of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties;
    • Experience working directly with architects and/or property owners to develop treatment recommendations, monitor activities, and execute historic preservation projects;
    • Experience in regulatory review related to easement monitoring and management;
    • Experience conducting historic resource surveys;
    • Experience utilizing geographic information systems (GIS); and/or
    • Demonstrated public speaking and writing skills.
  • How to Apply:

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  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: This position is housed in a state building near the state capitol in Austin and may have exposure to dust and environmental allergens consistent with normal business activities and human contact. In addition to office work, duties will include evaluating historic structures, which may involve entering attics, crawlspaces, and other dark, damp, or confined spaces, as well as climbing ladders, using boom lifts, and walking on roofs. Work may involve extended periods working outdoors in hot or cold conditions. Work includes visiting active construction sites where loud noises, dust, and uneven walking surfaces may be encountered. Mostly sedentary in nature but may involve walking, standing, pulling, and pushing; kneeling, stooping, and bending; performing tasks requiring fine motor skills and coordination; and safely lifting and carrying items weighing up to 30 pounds. Applicants must be willing to travel, and overnight travel is often required. This position attends and sometimes presents at conferences, meetings, and workshops, requiring evening and weekend work hours. Telework policy permits up to three days per week of remote work.
  • Contact Name: Joy Black
  • Application Email:
  • Application Phone #: 5129360845
  • Application Address: PO Box 12276

Website Texas Historical Commission

JOB OBJECTIVE: Perform complex historic architectural conditions assessments and provide technical assistance to preserve and protect Texas’ diverse architectural heritage.  As part of a three-member team for the newly created Easement Program in the Division of Architecture (DOA), review changes to easement-protected properties and serve as the first line of communication on preservation practices to the general public, property owners, architects, consultants, contractors, and government agencies.  Work under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.


  1. Perform annual monitoring activities at historic properties on which THC holds an easement or deed covenant to ensure property owner compliance and support the preservation of the historic and architectural character of properties in the program.
  2. Assess, inspect, and report on the condition of properties and their character-defining features using written and photographic documentation methods.
  3. Utilize baseline data, including architectural drawings and photographs, to assess changes in a property’s condition and assist owners in maintaining their properties.
  4. Enter monitoring data into the Web-based Easement Database Application to create monitoring reports or update baseline conditions.
  5. Regularly communicate both verbally and in written form with property owners to notify them of upcoming monitoring activities, easement violations, or other feedback.
  6. Provide assistance to property owners to self-report on the current condition of their property.
  7. Provide written and verbal technical assistance on the preservation, rehabilitation, and restoration of historic properties in keeping with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and the terms of their easement or covenant.
  8. Present results and data to an internal Easement Committee and collaborate to determine priorities for future easement monitoring.
  9. Work collaboratively within the Division of Architecture with the Courthouse Preservation, Federal and State Review, and Disaster Assistance teams regarding the implementation of the Easement Program and associated project reviews.
  10. Perform on-site consultation with the public, architectural consultants, and government officials regarding appropriate preservation techniques.
  11. Participate in conferences and workshops and speak to communities and professional groups about the Texas Historical Commission’s programs to encourage participation.
  12. Serve as a liaison to other THC staff, government agencies, community organizations, and the general public to explain and provide technical assistance on program specifics and requirements.
  13. Assist in the collection, organization, analysis, and/or preparation of materials in response to requests for program and project-specific information and reports.
  14. Assist in developing and updating the agency website, submitting social media content, and writing agency or outside publications.
  15. Adhere to an established work schedule with regular attendance.
  16. Follow all THC safety guidelines/procedures and ethics requirements.


  1. Perform other duties as assigned.