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🔗IL- SHPO; Architectural Reviewer

  • Full Time
  • Springfield, IL
  • $6,005 - $8,678 USD / Month
  • June 24, 2024
  • Department: Office of Realty & Capital Planning
  • Job Reference #: Posting Identification Number 12-21-38657
  • Job Summary: Position Title: Project Designer, Opt 2 Agency : Department of Natural Resources Closing Date/Time: 06/24/2024 Salary: Anticipated Starting Salary $6,005 a month; Full Range $6,005 - $8,678 a month Job Type: Salaried Full Time County: Sangamon
  • Job Qualifications:

    Minimum Qualifications
    l.Requires bachelor’s degree in architecture or architectural studies.
    2.Requires two years of professional experience in historic architecture or one year of professional
    experience in architecture and two years of advanced study in historic architecture or historic
    Preferred Qualifications
    1. Two (2) years of extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of architectural design.
    2. Two (2) years of extensive knowledge of historic building construction practices and the
    preservation and conservation of historic building materials used there in.
    3. Two (2) years of working knowledge of state construction regulations and their relationship to
    local building regulations as applied to historic buildings.
    4. Two (2) years of experience to independently carry out activities as a project planner, reviewer,
    designer and specification developer for historic properties.
    5. Two (2) years of experience applying architectural theories, architectural history, and learned
    historic preservation skills to project plans, designs and standards to achieve maximum user
    6. Two (2) years of experience in the ability to construct, analyze and project costs of projects to
    include analyses of construction trends as would be relevant.
    7. Two (2) years of experience in the ability to negotiate architectural solutions with other agencies
    and the public with skill and professionalism.

    Employment Conditions
    All applicants must be able to meet the following Conditions of Employment, with or without
    reasonable accommodation, to be considered for this position. The State of Illinois complies with
    federal and state disability laws and will make reasonable accommodations for applicants and
    employees with disabilities:
    1. Ability to pass background check.
    2. Valid driver’s license.
    3. Ability to travel in the performance of duties, with overnight stays as appropriate.

  • How to Apply:

    Posting Identification Number 12-21-38657

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  • Contact Name: Vicky Fowler
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  • Application Phone #: 217-785-5387

Website IL- State Historic Preservation Office (IL-SHPO)

Charged with preserving, protecting and promoting Illinois' natural and cultural resources, Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) employees oversee water, wildlife, wetlands and oil wells, parks, historic sites - and everything in between. Employment opportunities vary greatly, often providing employees the chance to work indoors and out in a dynamic yet relaxed environment. Working for the State of Illinois, IDNR employees receive excellent benefits, including health, vision and dental insurance; a retirement plan and deferred compensation options; state holidays and other time off; as well as pre-tax benefit programs.

Essential Functions
1.Under the general direction of the Chief Architect provides design and technical preservation
services related to state and federal historic preservation programs.
•Conducts site visits to properties
•Meets with owners to discuss program, project and technical needs
2.Reviews architectural drawings, including details and explanatory notes for new and/or remodeled
buildings and structures for compliance with state and federal historic preservation programs.
•Reviews pertinent specifications
•Analyzes plans and makes allowances for pertinent factors that could affect projects
•Writes technical assessments
3.Provides education and training about state and federal historical preservation programs.
•Presents SHPO design training programs on the importance of preservation design as applied to
state and federal historic preservation projects
•Assists in the preparation of design materials for SHPO publications
• Travels when needed
4.Coordinates and schedules design and technical preservations services provided by SHPO to state
and federal historic preservation programs
•Maintains a SHPO database of design assistance projects and follow-up on completed projects to
maintain quality control
•Evaluates and makes recommendations to appropriate design services and projects
5.Assists the Chief Architect in the review of all public and private undertakings that come under the
review programs of the SHPO
•Performs on-site inspections of historic properties throughout the state as related to these programs
6.Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties
enumerated above.


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