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🔗Historic Architectural Easement Monitor (Environmental Protection Specialist II/III or Architect I)

  • Full Time
  • Austin, TX
  • $4,516.00-$5,565.00 USD / Month
  • Applications have closed
  • Job Qualifications:

    QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS (The application must specifically state how each of the following qualifications are met):

    • Master’s degree in historic preservation, architecture, architectural history, or a closely related field; or a professional architecture degree (Bachelor or Master of Architecture) from a National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB) accredited college or university (or a comparable internationally- accredited professional architecture degree) with coursework in historic preservation;
    • Minimum one year of full-time professional work experience on historic preservation projects in the private or public sector for a preservation non-profit organization or a university program;
    • Valid driver’s license, acceptable driving record, and ability to drive a state vehicle; and
    • Ability to travel up to the required 40% of the work period.


    • Meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Historic Preservation Professional Qualifications Standards in History, Architectural History, or Historic Architecture;
    • Experience with architectural procedures, including application of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties;
    • Experience working directly with architects and/or property owners to develop treatment recommendations, monitor activities, and execute historic preservation projects;
    • Experience in regulatory review related to easement monitoring and management;
    • Experience conducting historic resource surveys;
    • Experience utilizing geographic information systems (GIS) and/or
    • Demonstrated public speaking and writing skills.
  • How to Apply:

    State of Texas application must be submitted through the CAPPS website. Only applicants interviewed will be notified of their selection or non-selection.  Resumes will NOT be accepted in place of a completed application.

  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: This position is housed in a state building near the state capitol in Austin and may have exposure to dust and environmental allergens consistent with normal business activities and human contact. In addition to office work, duties will include evaluating historic structures, which may involve entering attics, crawlspaces, and other dark, damp, or confined spaces, as well as climbing ladders, using boom lifts, and walking on roofs. Work may involve extended periods working outdoors in hot or cold conditions. Work includes visiting active construction sites where loud noises, dust, and uneven walking surfaces may be encountered. Mostly sedentary in nature but may involve walking, standing, pulling, and pushing; kneeling, stooping, and bending; performing tasks requiring fine motor skills and coordination; and safely lifting and carrying items weighing up to 30 pounds. Applicants must be willing to travel, and overnight travel is often required. This position attends and sometimes presents at conferences, meetings, and workshops, requiring evening and weekend work hours. Telework policy permits up to three days per week of remote work.
  • Contact Name: Joy Black
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  • Application Phone #: 5129360845

Website Texas Historical Commission

JOB OBJECTIVE: Perform complex historic architectural conditions assessments and provide technical assistance to preserve and protect Texas’ diverse architectural heritage.  As part of a three-member team for the newly created Easement Program in the Division of Architecture (DOA), review changes to easement-protected properties 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.