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🔗Field Services Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Maine, ME
  • $30,000-$65,000 USD / Year
  • Job Qualifications:

    •       Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Historic Preservation or closely related field

    •       Minimum of three years professional experience in historic preservation, building rehabilitation, technical services, economic development, community revitalization, public policy, architecture, and/or planning

    •       Knowledge of historic preservation principles and programs, as well as related local, state, and federal regulations, procedures, and funding sources

    •       Demonstrable experience interpreting and applying National Park Service guidance and the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties

    •       Ability to determine the eligibility of resources for listing in the National Register of Historic Places

    •       Proven “people” skills, including ability to interact with a wide range of partners such as developers, contractors, funders, government officials, non-profit organizations, and volunteers

    •       Experience in outreach and public speaking, preparing and delivering public presentations

    •       Excellent organizational, communication, and problem-solving skills

    •       Ability to work both independently and as part of a small team

    •       Proficiency in Microsoft Suite and the ability to learn other programs

    •       Willingness and ability to travel overnight

    •       A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle (mileage is reimbursed)

    ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS

    •       Experience in writing and/or reviewing zoning, ordinances or preservation plans

    •       Ability to perform building pre-assessments and assessments

    •       Familiarity with project and construction management and current best practices

    •       Experience with Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits

  • How to Apply:

    Send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to info@mainepreservation.org with “Field Services Specialist” in the subject line.

  • Job benefits: Part-time $30,000-$50,000 or Full-time $50,000-$65,000. Health insurance (for Full-time). Flexible schedule.
  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: Remote office. Regular in-state travel is required, as well as attendance at periodic staff meetings and events.

Website Maine Preservation

Founded in 1972, Maine Preservation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving historic places, buildings, downtowns and neighborhoods--strengthening the cultural and economic vitality of Maine communities.

The Field Services Specialist provides direct assistance to individuals, organizations, businesses, and municipal governments who are undertaking historic preservation or community revitalization projects. The Field Services Specialist will make recommendations about appropriate maintenance and treatment options and engage with owners and contractors regarding proposals to make alterations to historic properties. The Field Services Specialist serves as an advocate for preservation, promoting its economic development potential and building relationships to further Maine Preservation’s mission. The position reports to the Director of Programs & Services.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

•       Respond to inquiries from and provide technical assistance to individuals, organizations, businesses, and local governments regarding efforts to preserve and adapt historic properties

•       Actively work with communities by assisting with advocacy, fundraising, marketing and capacity-building

•       Conduct annual easement inspections, make recommendations for maintenance and repair, and review plans and draft comments on rehabilitation

•       Develop and maintain resource lists of skilled professionals, contractors, trades people and consultants

•       Contribute research, content, photographs, and other information for newsletters, social media, and other publications

•       Develop and execute online and in-person training programs and resources

•       Represent Maine Preservation in state and federal review processes

•       Identify and help develop grant proposals and reports in support of Maine Preservation programs

•       Lead or assist with other projects and programs of Maine Preservation, as assigned

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 anytime 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 username 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. A PDF is preferred, labeled Your Your Last Name_Your First Name_Transcript. (2) a resume or CV (curriculum vitae). Please limit to a maximum of 4 pages; 2 pages are preferred. A PDF is preferred but jpg, png, doc, or docx file types are accepted. 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 an application round; there is no limit at other times of the year. 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.

Logging in with a Registered User Account and completing the Universal Application is required to apply for NCPE Internships. Please visit the Universal Application page to register for an account and complete the form. After logging in and completing the form, refreshing this listing will display the Job Application to apply online.