🔗Preservation Planner / Architectural Historian
Website Epsilon Associates, Inc.
Epsilon Associates, Inc. is a leading engineering and environmental consulting firm with extensive experience in assisting clients with historic preservation planning, regulatory compliance and state and federal historic rehabilitation tax credits.
Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:
The successful candidate will have a minimum BA/BS degree in Architectural History, Historic Preservation Planning, or closely related disciplines (MA/MS is preferred), five to seven years of professional experience, and must meet the Secretary of the Interior’s professional qualifications.
Excellent research, writing, editing, and photographic abilities are required. Experience with building research, knowledge of architectural styles and forms, periods of development, and architectural history of New England, in addition to knowledge and experience with applying the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, is a must. Documented experience preparing historic rehabilitation tax credit applications and National Register nominations is essential.
Fluency in reading architectural drawings and the ability to use computer hardware, software, and other related information technologies (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, etc.) is required. Personal vehicle and a willingness to travel, primarily within Massachusetts and New England, are also required.
Experience with federal and state cultural resource management with a working command of federal and state cultural resource and historic preservation statutes and regulations, including Section 106 and National Register criteria; knowledge of relevant Massachusetts regulations (Chapter 254 and MEPA) is a plus.
The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, have a professional demeanor and strong organizational skills, and can manage priorities, meet deadlines, and multitask in a fast-paced environment. The candidate should be able to work in a team environment with various project members and manage tasks as delegated by the project lead. The candidate must possess strong communication skills, including writing skills and the ability to work closely with clients.
Physical requirements for the job:
The Candidate must:
-work on a computer for extended periods; and
-be able to travel via car for an extended period.
Working conditions in which the duties are performed:
Epsilon maintains a professional office located in a historic mill in Maynard, MA. Office space is recently renovated, clean, quiet, and friendly. Company employees are currently working on a hybrid basis (employees should plan to be in the office a minimum of 1 day per week), which is well supported by company technology and infrastructure.
Our team members enjoy regular opportunities for professional growth, a relaxed and flexible work environment, a competitive base salary, a 401k plan with a generous company match, profit sharing, an annual performance bonus program, and a full benefits package.
Epsilon is an equal-opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. We ensure a workplace that supports and encourages creativity, professional growth, and a company culture that promotes diversity, inclusion, and overall employee health and well-being. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and/or protected veteran status under governing laws.
Epsilon Associates, Inc. is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer
Applicants must have all the necessary paperwork to work in the USA.
NCPE Internships: Eligibility & How to Apply
All NCPE interns received an hourly stipend, the rate is listed at each position description. Additionally, interns receive paid time off (PTO), paid Federal holidays if working full-time, and access to NCPE's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for career and personal counseling, coaching, and referrals. Project sites may also offer a housing allowance and/or commuting stipend; this information is also listed in the description or offered during the interview.
As an organization operating under Public Land Corps Act (PLC) authority, many NCPE positions qualify the intern for Federal Hiring Preference if (1) they complete a minimum of 640 hours at one or more qualifying conservation project(s); (2) are between the ages of 16 and 30 years (35 if a veteran); and (3) apply for a Federal position at USAJOBS with PLC noted in the announcement within two years of completing the internship. Find out more about this hiring preference during the interview or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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