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🔗Preservation Services Team Lead/State Parks Historic Architect (Program Supervisor VII)

  • Full Time
  • Austin, TX
  • $6,750.00 USD / Month
  • June 6, 2024
  • Department: Cultural Resources Program
  • Job Reference #: 00041043
  • Job Summary: Manage the Preservation Services branch of the Cultural Resources Program of Texas State Parks. Supervise staff and oversee historic preservation projects across the parks system. Develop annual budget and project list.
  • Job Qualifications:


    Graduation from a college or university accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board with a Bachelor’s degree in architecture. Or, graduation from a college or university with a Master’s degree in historic preservation.


    Five years experience evaluating built resources for historical significance and architectural integrity;

    Two years of supervisory experience;

    Experience conducting project reviews for potential impacts to architectural resources using the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Treatment of historic Properties;

    Experience in antiquities laws consultation and compliance;

    Experience overseeing projects and writing reports.

    NOTE: Experience may have occurred concurrently.


    Applicant must possess a valid State driver’s license.

  • How to Apply:

    All applicants must complete a State of Texas application online. Resumes will be accepted but not in lieu of an application. Visit the application URL provided and search under the job title.



  • Job benefits: Health insurance, retirement annuity, paid vacations, sick time
  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: Required to work overtime as necessary; Required to travel up to 30%, with probable overnight stays; Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles. Outdoor work in all seasons and weather conditions; occasionally will require work hours other than 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday; After a six month probationary period the candidate will be allowed to apply for telework two days a week; Must conform to TPWD dress and grooming standards, work rules and safety procedures.
  • Contact Name: Michael Strutt
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  • Application URL:
  • Application Phone #: 512-389-4736
  • Application Address: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department 4200 Smith School Rd. Austin, Tx 78744

Website Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Manages the cultural and natural resources of the Texas State Parks system.

Under the general direction of the Cultural Resources Program Director, the Preservation Services Team Lead/State Parks Historic Architect performs highly advanced (senior-level) administrative and supervisory program work.

This position will establish team goals, objectives, and team activities. Supervises and evaluates Preservation Services staff. Responsible for the professional application of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, the Antiquities Code of Texas and the National Historic Preservation Act. Serves as a liaison to the Texas Historical Commission (THC) and other state or federal agencies on architectural projects requiring consultation. Guides an array of research, planning, technical assessments, and preservation projects on historic properties across the state parks system. Identifies and directs repair and restoration work. Plans and budgets for preservation projects across the parks system. Manages the Preservation Services budget. Will write scopes of work and performance specifications for architecture, engineering, and construction consultants. Manages consultant contracts. Will review projects that may affect the historic integrity of buildings and structures 45 or more years old.

Will identify historic preservation issues and Areas of Potential Effect (APEs). Physical field inspections of APEs will be required. Reviews plans and specifications for construction projects to ensure adherence to accepted preservation practices, applicable codes, and state and federal laws. Prepares information regarding design, specifications, materials, color, equipment, and estimated costs. Provides architectural and construction management technical assistance to others. Provides architectural assistance to the state parks minor repair program to establish maintenance protocols for historic buildings. Advocates for the importance of history and historical architecture within Texas State Parks. Experience or knowledge of architectural conservation practices and procedures is a plus. Works under minimal supervision with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Performs additional duties as assigned. Complies with all State, Agency, Division, and Program rules, regulations and procedures.

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