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🔗GA SHPO Tax Incentives Architectural Reviewer

  • Full Time
  • Brookhaven, GA
  • $43-48,000 USD / Year
  • June 16, 2024
  • Department: Department of Community Affairs/Historic Preservation Division
  • Job Reference #: NAT00TN
  • Job Summary: Primary responsibilities are to coordinate, assist with, and review tax incentives, grants, and environmental review (Section 106) projects for consistency with SOI Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.
  • Job Qualifications:


    Bachelor’s degree in architecture or historic preservation or a closely related field from an accredited college or university AND one year of experience in a directly related field.


    Two years of experience required at the lower-level Curator/Preservationist 2 (NRP031) or position equivalent.


    Preference may be given to applicants with multiple and advanced degrees that include Historic Preservation or an applicable closely related field in combination with a degree in architecture, architectural history, building construction, or related design field AND experience in one or more of the following:

    • Reviewing state and federal tax incentive program and/or Section 106 compliance projects for consistency with SOI Standards
    • Working with at least one other core SHPO program area such as Section 106 review, Certified Local Governments, or National Register on a consultant basis or as agency staff
    • Working with property owners regarding preservation and rehabilitation issues
    • Conducting historic resource surveys
    • Developing or working with GIS
    • Working with databases or other electronic information file systems
    • Understanding of state and federal grant requirements including the Historic Preservation Fund Grant Manual
    • Extensive experience in public speaking and relaying technical preservation information
  • How to Apply:

    Submit cover letter and resume along with state application at link provided.

  • Job benefits: All typical state benefits
  • Application URL:

Website GA Department of Community Affairs/Historic Preservation Division

HPD is Georgia’s SHPO, as established by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, which serves several functions as part of the national historic preservation program. HPD consults on federal undertakings under Section 106 to ensure historic resources are considered during project planning. We work with partners to encourage regional and local planning, neighborhood conservation, downtown revitalization, heritage tourism and archaeological site protection through the National Register of Historic Places, Certified Local Governments, and others. HPD administers tax incentives and grants, which leverage private capital to encourage business growth throughout the state. We also manage statewide programs including a state property tax freeze, state rehabilitation grants, and stewardship of state-owned buildings.

Serves as Tax Incentives Architectural Reviewer. Reviews tax incentives, grants, and environmental review (Section 106) projects for consistency with SOI Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. Assists coordinating and managing the tax incentives programs application process and project files. Implements procedures and policies for administering tax incentive programs in coordination with program staff and supervisors. Provides preservation and rehabilitation guidance to program applicants. Supports lead-in and other program areas by providing expertise in interpreting the SOI Standards, identifying historic character defining features, evaluating historic integrity, and reviewing applicable reports, documents, and other data. Provides technical assistance, provides information to the public, makes presentations, and conducts site visits as necessary. Participates in special projects as necessary.


  • Reviews tax incentives, grants, and environmental review projects
  • Provides guidance and technical advice to applicants relative to required Secretary of the Interior’s Treatment of Historic Properties, Section 106 and NEPA reviews.
  • Fields inquiries from public
  • Supports other HPD program areas and participates in special projects as necessary.


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