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🔗Historic Preservation Officer

  • Full Time
  • Evansville, IN
  • 50,950.96 USD / Year
  • Department: Historic Preservation
  • Job Summary: Incumbent serves as Historic Preservation Officer for the Department of Metropolitan Development.
  • Job Qualifications:

    Master’s Degree in Historic Preservation, Architecture, Architectural History plus a varying degree of professional experience per standards as determined by The Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards. Incumbent should possess broad knowledge of a full range of national and local architectural, history and all federal, state, and local regulations pertaining to historic preservation.

    Understanding and working knowledge of Section 112 of the National Historic Preservation Acts, Section 106 Regulations, and understanding of Section 106 Archaeological procedures and standards.

    Ability to research and write a HUD Section 106 Architectural Determination

    Understanding of HUD Environmental Review standards and procedures.

    Understanding and knowledge of “The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation.”

    Understanding of historic preservation grant development procedures and ability to write effective grant proposals.

    Ability to plan, direct, and supervise the work activities of others.

    Ability to communicate effectively with grant evaluators and the general public.

    Effective presentation and public speaking skills.

    Requires valid Indiana Driver’s License and use of personal vehicle to conduct inspections.

    Knowledge of Local History.

    Thorough knowledge of personal computers and related software programs for email, word processing, spreadsheets, mapping, database management and any other, as necessary.

  • How to Apply:

  • Job benefits: Health insurance, paid time off, PERF retirement, etc.
  • Contact Name: Crystal Owen
  • Application Email:
  • Application Phone #: 812-436-4935
  • Application Address: City of Evansville Human Resources 1 NW Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Civic Center Complex Suite 203 Evansville, Indiana 47708

Website City of Evansville - Department of Metropolitan Development

City of Evansville, Department of Metropolitan Development - Historic Preservation Office

Incumbent serves as Historic Preservation Officer for the Department of Metropolitan Development.

Duties:  Receives and responds to requests from the public, civic groups, City departments, and technical associations for information pertaining to historic preservation requirements, Historic Tax Credits, and related concerns.

Reviews plans and specifications for federally-funded rehabilitation of structures with historic value to ensure compliance with Section 106 and other federal regulations.

Writes grant proposals for the purpose of obtaining funding for historic preservation activities.

Prepares National Historic Register nominations and Historic Tax Credit applications, as required.

Processes grant reimbursement claims.

Writes report of activities and project progress and submits to Executive Director as requested.

Coordinates the planning and implementation of Historic Preservation Month activities.

Promotes community preservation activities through public speaking engagements, as requested.

Provides technical assistance to the public, civic groups, and other City departments regarding historic preservation.

Researches information and writes various historic related booklets and guides.

Serves as Evansville Preservation Commission professional staff / administrator / field inspector.

Represents Historic Preservation on boards as appointed – e.g. Design Review and Old Courthouse Foundation.

Provides oversight on Old Post Office – Prepares biennial Oversight and Monitoring Reports and Program of Preservation and Utilization reports as required.

Reviews demolition applications per City ordinance.

Supervises and directs the daily activities of interns when applicable.

Assists Executive Director with achieving departmental risk management duties.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Difficulty of Work:  Incumbent uses broad range of general and specialized knowledge of architectural history and historic preservation laws, regulations, and codes to plan and direct preservation projects and ensure their compliance with legal standards.  Judgment is needed in selecting the most pertinent guidelines, interpreting precedents, and adapting procedures to fit facts and conditions.

Responsibility:  Incumbent makes a substantial contribution involving decisions and recommendations based on City and departmental guidelines, federal regulations, and policies.  Purpose and desired results are indicated.  Unusual problems are discussed at the discretion of the employee.  Otherwise work is reviewed for soundness of judgment and conclusions and conformance with practice and policy.

Personal Work Relationships:  Incumbent maintains working relationships with Executive Director, subordinates, state and federal historic agencies, and the general public for the purpose of planning and coordinating preservation activities, explanation of regulations and programs, and offering technical assistance to citizens.

Physical Effort and Work Environment:  Performs duties in modern office setting with no unusual physical demands.  May be required to conduct inspections of property that may have unfavorable health and safety conditions.



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