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🔗Historic Resources Specialist – Architecture

  • Full Time
  • Montpelier, VT, USA
  • hourly rate USD / Year
  • August 11, 2022
  • Department: Vermont Agency of Commerce & Community Development
  • Job Reference #: 38323
  • Hourly Salary ($): 26.42
  • Job Summary: The Vermont Division of Historic Preservation is seeking a Historic Resources Specialist-Architecture. This position is a member of the Historic Preservation Project Review Team, which is composed of archaeologists and architectural historians.
  • Job Qualifications:

    Minimum Qualifications
    Master’s degree in historic preservation or architectural history or a closely related field AND two (2) years of professional experience in historic preservation or related program administration and/or management.

  • How to Apply:

    Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

  • Job benefits:
  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: Environmental Factors Work is performed in both office and field settings. Work involves considerable stress stemming from a heavy workload performed under tight time constraints and working with applicants who do not understand and are not sympathetic to the review process. Work involves considerable mental demands including the concurrent review of many diverse projects. Some job-related travel is required for which private means of transportation must be available.
  • Contact Name: Laura Trieschmann
  • Application Email:
  • Application URL:

Website Vermont Division for Historic Preservation

Preservation of Vermont’s historic resources is the primary initiative of the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation (VDHP). Serving as the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), VDHP plays an essential role in guiding the state’s historic preservation agenda, keeping hundreds of years of history alive and vital, engaging people of all walks in Vermont’s past through collecting, preserving and discovering a shared priority and value for the human spirit that preceded us. The programs of VDHP support the continued use of Vermont’s historical assets, and the integration of our history into our future planning and growth, job creation and communities’ culture. We foster preservation and rehabilitation, research and education, and interpretation and adaptive use of historic properties through grants, project review and compliance, and the operation of a statewide system of State-owned historic sites.

The Division of Historic Preservation is seeking a Historic Resources Specialist-Architecture. This position is a member of the Historic Preservation Project Review Team, which is composed of archaeologists and architectural historians.

The primary role of the Project Review Team is the evaluation and consultation of state and federal environmental activities resulting from development projects. Each project is assessed for its effects on historic, architectural, and archaeological resources in accordance with the National Historic Preservation Act, Vermont State Historic Preservation Act, Act 250 Land Use and Development Laws, Public Utilities Commission, and other historic preservation and environmental legislation. The Architecture Specialist coordinates and prepares official SHPO responses, assessing affects, recommends mitigation or minimization efforts, conducts site visits, and supports programmatic agreements. The position requires working directly with property owners, developers and housing group project managers, state and federal partners, and community officials.

Attributes for a successful Architecture Specialist including ability to work and support project partners, understanding of the National Historic Preservation Act and Section 106, ability to work collaboratively to resolve project affects and identify paths for no adverse effects, and outstating written and interpersonal skills with the ability to build/maintain relationships, provide consistent consultation, and establish credibility.

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