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🔗Built Environment Reviewer

  • Full Time
  • Des Moines, IA
  • $56,700.80 - $86,340.80 USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • Department: Iowa State Historical Preservation Office
  • Job Qualifications:

    Minimum Qualification Requirements
    Applicants must meet at least one of the following minimum requirements to qualify for positions in this
    job classification:

    1) Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in history, anthropology, archeology, architecture, curatorial/museum management, literature, English, art, natural history, architectural history, library science, or historic preservation, and experience equal to one year of full-time work in professional research, museum, education, editing, or other experience associated with history, anthropology, archaeology, architecture, architectural history, art, museums, historic sites, or historic preservation.

    2) A total of five years of education and/or full-time experience (as described in number one), where thirty semester hours of accredited college or university coursework in history, anthropology, archeology, architecture, curatorial/museum management, literature, English, art, natural history, architectural history, library science, or historic preservation equals one year of full-time experience.

  • How to Apply:

    Submit an application, resume, and cover letter at jobs.iowa.gov by the position closing date.

  • Job benefits: Health and Dental, Vacation and Sick Leave, IPERS and more
  • Contact Name: Brooke Parziale
  • Application URL: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/iowa/jobs/4556221/built-environment-reviewer?department0=269IowaEconomicDevelopmentAuthority&sort=PositionTitleAscending&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
  • Application Address: 1963 Bell Ave, Suite 200 Des Moines, IA 50315

Website Iowa Economic Development Authority

The Built Environment Reviewer provides historic preservation expertise while assisting in coordinating the State Historic Tax Credit Program in partnership with the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) and other SHPO staff. Acts as a first point of contact for the State and Federal Historic Tax Credit Programs in alignment with the Secretary of Interior Standards and National Park Service program requirements.

General Duties:
Act as a Historic Preservation Specialist representing the SHPO and IEDA and the federally funded programs that require such review and compliance. Responsible for reviewing and interpreting federal guidelines, especially Historic Tax Incentives guidance and the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.

Serves as technical preservation specialist for the Tax Incentive Programs (tax incentives include the State and Federal Historic tax credits, and State property tax exemptions)
Advises and assists program applicants to meet state and federal guidelines, requirements, and preservation standards.
Completes time sensitive professional design reviews of proposed and completed tax incentive projects for consistency with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings, including the processing of all related paperwork.
Works with tax incentive program staff to develop rules, forms, processes, and reports, including the annual state tax credit report to legislature.
Works with other program staff (Review and Compliance, National Register, grants, etc) in SHPO to provide technical assistance as needed.

The ideal candidate will have a degree in history, Historic Preservation, Architectural History, Public History, Art History, Architecture, Urban Planning, or other closely related field and have experience working with reconnaissance and intensive architectural history surveys, historic resource identification and evaluation, Section 106 and National Historic Preservation Act policy review, and/or the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.

The ideal candidate will also embody our Core Values:
INNOVATIVE – We inspire people with our ideas, turn those ideas into reality and know how to replicate success.
MISSION ORIENTED – We keep a constant focus on the Iowans our programs benefit.
PURPOSEFUL – We nurture a culture of outstanding work, collaboration and diligence
ACCOUNTABLE – We accept responsibility, are trustworthy in our commitments, respectful to one another, and transparent in our actions.
CUSTOMER SERVICE FOCUS – We are courteous, responsive and respectful and serve as a reliable resource for our clients and constituents.
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