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JOB OBJECTIVE: Perform complex architectural project review and technical assistance to preserve and protect Texas’ diverse architectural heritage. As part of a six-member team in the Division of Architecture (DOA), review changes to state landmarks and other protected properties, administer state and federal grants, and serve as the first line of communication on preservation practices to the general public, property owners, architects, consultants, contractors, and government agencies. Work under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
1. Provide written and verbal technical assistance on preservation, rehabilitation, and restoration of historic properties in keeping with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.
2. Review projects pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (54 USC §306108 and 36 CFR Part 800), specifically, the effect of proposed federal undertakings on identified historic properties.
3. Review proposed architectural and other above-grade work on State Antiquities Landmarks (Antiquities Code of Texas, Texas Natural Resources Code, Chapter 191) and Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks (Texas Government Code, Chapter 442, Section 442.006 (f)).
4. Review proposed changes to properties protected by preservation covenants and easements created pursuant to grants through the Texas Preservation Trust Fund, Certified Local Government, and other federal grant programs or related to the disposal of federal historic properties. Assemble and review documentation during the establishment of new easements and covenants and monitor existing easements and covenants.
5. Administer Texas Preservation Trust Fund grants, including planning and construction observation with a variety of non-profit organizations, governmental entities, and individuals.
6. Advise building owners and architects regarding application of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Texas Accessibility Standards in historic buildings.
7. Work collaboratively with THC’s History Programs Division, Archeology Division, and the Community Heritage Development Division, as well as other DOA programs including the Historic Tax Credit Program, the Courthouse Preservation Program, and the Disaster Assistance Program.
8. Perform on-site consultation with the public, architectural consultants, and government officials regarding appropriate preservation techniques.
9. Participate in conferences and workshops and speak to communities and professional groups about the Texas Historical Commission’s programs to encourage participation.
10. Serve as a liaison to other THC staff, government agencies, community organizations, and the general public to explain and provide technical assistance on program specifics and requirements.
11. Develop and review agreement documents.
12. Assist in the collection, organization, analysis, and/or preparation of materials in response to requests for program and project-specific information and reports.
13. Assist in developing and updating agency website, submitting social media content, and writing agency or outside publications.
14. Adhere to established work schedule with regular attendance.
15. Follow all THC safety guidelines/procedures and ethics requirements.
16. Perform other duties as assigned.