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🔗Preservation Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Asheville, NC
  • $45,000 - $50,000 USD / Year
  • February 11, 2023
  • Job Qualifications:

    Bachelors or advanced degree in historic preservation or related field preferred.  Two years related work experience required.

  • How to Apply:

    Email Jessie Landl at jessie@psabc.org with the subject line “Preservation Specialist”.

  • Job benefits: 15 days PTO earned per year. Additional day earned yearly up to 20 days PTO. 8 paid holidays per year. Flex time provided for hours worked over 40 hours per week. Health, dental and vision insurance available. PSABC contributes 50% of health premium. 403b retirement plan available.
  • Contact Name: Jessie Landl
  • Application Email: jessie@psabc.org

Website Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County

Well-established preservation organization in Asheville seeks a candidate with hands-on experience and academic background in historic preservation. Our ideal candidate will be a self-guided and organized person ready to balance various office and field tasks. Beyond the responsibilities listed, the job offers ample opportunity for ambitious and creative candidates to expand current programs and initiate new ones as they get to know our organization and the community it serves.

Responsibilities:

  • Preservation Easements
    – Monitor preservation easements for an ever-growing list of more than 30 properties; manage approvals and enforcement
    – Build relationships with owners of monitored properties
    – Expand the easement program by working with local property owners
  • Advocacy
    – Identify, monitor, and advocate for endangered properties
    – Track proposed legislative actions, city and county commissions, and local preservation ordinances; keep staff and board updated on relevant changes
    – Inform the public about engagement and advocacy opportunities
  • Education and Outreach
    – Coordinate dates, speakers, and venues for our existing lecture series
    – Give a presentation to local community groups
    – Work with staff to craft communications, including social media, newsletters, and press releases
  • Technical Support
    – Provide support to county property owners, including site visits, contractor recommendations, and research
    – Work with Executive Director to oversee stabilization, rehabilitation, and restoration projects as part of the Revolving Fund program

Additionally, as a part of a small staff, this position will require participation in various activities outside the job description, such as fundraising events and administrative tasks.

  • 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.

    As an organization operating under Public Land Corps Act (PLC) authority, many NCPE positions qualify the intern for Federal Hiring Preference if (1) they complete a minimum of 640 hours at one or more qualifying conservation project(s); (2) are between the ages of 16 and 30 years (35 if a veteran); and (3) apply for a Federal position at USAJOBS with PLC noted in the announcement within two years of completing the internship. Find out more about this hiring preference during the interview or contact manager@preservenet.org for details.

    Eligibility

    To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled in a degree-seeking academic program 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.

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.



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