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🔗Preservation Planner/Architectural Historian

  • Full Time
  • Maynard, MA
  • $70,000 - $85,000 USD / Year
  • March 31, 2024
  • Department: Historic/Planning
  • Job Summary: Epsilon is seeking a full-time Preservation Planner/Architectural Historian to work with our expanding historic preservation group. Key responsibilities include preparation of documents and reports for submission to government agencies.
  • Job Qualifications:

    See the job description for details

  • How to Apply:

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  • Job benefits: Hybrid Schedule, Health, Dental, Vision, 401k and match, Life Insurance, Pet Insurance, etc
  • Application URL: https://epsilonassociates.bamboohr.com/careers/42?source=aWQ9Mjc

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.

Epsilon is seeking a full-time Preservation Planner/Architectural Historian to work with our expanding historic preservation group.  Key responsibilities include preparation of documents and reports for submission to local, state, and federal government review agencies; including National Register eligibility evaluations and nominations, Project Notification Forms, historic property surveys, design review applications, archival photographic documentation, and state and federal historic rehabilitation tax credit applications.

The successful candidate will have a minimum BA/BS degree in Architectural History, Historic Preservation Planning, or closely related discipline (MA/MS is preferred) and will have 3-5 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, and periods of development and architectural history of New England as well as knowledge and experience with application of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties is a must.  Documented experience with the preparation of 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, 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 possess the ability to manage priorities, meet deadlines, and multitask in a fast-paced environment.  The candidate should be able to work in a team environment with a variety of project members and manage tasks as delegated by project lead.  The candidate must possess strong communication skills including writing skills and the ability to work closely with clients.

  • NCPE Internships: Eligibility & How to Apply

    Benefits

    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.

    Eligible NCPE interns who successfully complete their internships may count their position towards earning a Public Land Corps (PLC) Non-Competitive Hiring Authority certificate. To be eligible to earn a PLC certificate, an intern must be 30 years old or younger (or 35 if a veteran). Once earned, the PLC hiring authority certificate may be used to apply for eligible Federal temporary, term, or permanent positions. Successful completion of a NCPE internship does not guarantee Federal employment. Contact manager@preservenet.org for more details.

    Eligibility

    To be eligible, applicants must be at least 18 years old, currently enrolled in a degree-seeking academic program at the college level (or recently graduated within the past 12 months), and be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. Interns are not eligible to work more than 1200 hours total in the program; previous interns must stay within this overall limit. The length of an internship can vary from 10 to 30 weeks if full time (40 hours per week) or longer if on a part-time schedule. If selected, the exact starting date will be determined by you and the NPS supervisor. The stipend rate is $17.00 per hour unless otherwise listed.

    The successful candidate is responsible for finding and paying for travel to and housing at the internship location; some exceptions apply. The supervising office may be able to assist in locating housing but it is ultimately up to the individual accepting the internship to find accommodation.

    The National Council requires all interns working in-person at Federal facilities and/or with Federal employees receive the Covid-19 vaccination. Please be advised that you may also be required to wear a mask, depending on the protocols adopted by your work site. Also be aware that, due to Government-wide security requirements, a background check will be required if you are selected for a position. This will include providing information about recent housing and employment history. The position supervisor will have more information about these requirements and procedures at the time of hiring. You may direct any questions to NCPE's Internship Program Director, Julee Johnson, at manager@preservenet.org.

    Please note that interns are not NCPE or NPS employees. Stipends are academic awards and taxes are not withheld, nor are social security contributions made on your behalf. These funds may be taxable, however, so consult a tax preparation professional if you have questions.

    How to Apply

    You may review NCPE's internship opportunities during the Summer and Winter application rounds without registering. Use the search function to find listings by location, keyword, or area of interest/category. Once you identify one or more positions of interest, there is a 3-step application process.

    Step 1: Click on the Apply for Job button, then select Universal Application. Click on Register to create a User Account, which requires a username and email. A link will be sent to you from manager@preservenet.org to create a password. We suggest that you add this email to your safe senders list so you don't miss receiving this important link. You will be instructed to Log In to Preservenet using your user name or email and password, which will take you back to the Universal Application.

    Step 2: The Universal Application is required to apply for all NCPE internships. You fill out this form only once. In addition to contact information, educational status, work history, and experience, it requires two attachments: (1) the 2 most recent years of academic transcripts. These may be unofficial transcripts if official versions are unavailable. PDF only, labeled Your Last Name_Your First Name_Transcript. (2) a resume or CV (curriculum vitae). Please limit to a maximum of 4 pages; 2 pages preferred. May be .doc, .docx or PDF. Label Your Last Name_Your First Name_Resume. This form may be saved as a draft and completed later. Use the link provided to return to the form.

    Step 3: Once you submit the Universal Application, you may browse and apply for NCPE internships using the link provided. Complete the application process by clicking on the Apply for job button found at each internship listing and upload the required Essay. Use the essay to explain why you are applying for an internship, including how your interest areas will benefit the National Park Service (NPS) and how the internship will further your studies and career goals. Be as specific as possible; there is a 400-word maximum length. Submit the essay to finish the application for that position. You may apply for a maximum of 6 internships during this application round. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!

    Once the deadline for submission has passed, NPS supervisors will review the applications and may contact candidates for a phone interview. Candidates who are not selected will be notified. Please allow about 4 weeks after the deadline before inquiring about the status of your application.

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