Topic ID #36503 - posted 12/21/2015 3:29 AM

Historic Preservation Specialist II - Kansas Historical Society

Jennifer Palmer

Job Title:    Historic Preservation Specialist II      
County    Shawnee
Req. No:    182588
Agency:    Kansas Historical Society
Posting Type:    External
Applications accepted through:    Jan 13, 2016
Job Description: 
This is a full-time classified benefit eligible position that serves as a Historic Preservation Specialist II (Project Reviewer) in the Cultural Resources Division at the Kansas Historic Society. 
Duties will include, but are not limited to:
Reviewing State and Federal Rehabilitation tax credit applications. 
Working with applicants and their architects/consultants to complete the application process. 
Reviewing applications to ensure that properties qualify for the tax incentive programs. 
Verifying that properties are certified historic structures and that the rehabilitation projects will meet the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation as well as other National Park Service requirements.
Making site visits to project locations throughout the state.
Reviewing applications and architectural plans submitted to the Heritage Trust Fund grant program, and conducting site visits as needed. 
Providing technical assistance to preservation professionals and the public.
Researching and writing articles for the Kansas Preservation quarterly newsletter.
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Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation or closely related field and one year full time experience in research, writing, or teaching.  Additional experience in the areas listed above may be substituted for the required education as determined relevant by the agency.
Candidates must be able to read, understand, and explain drawings and specifications for projects submitted for review; and must possess skills necessary to provide excellent customer service.
Preferred Selection Criteria and Competencies:
Must meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards in the area of History, Architectural History or Preservation Planning.
(a) a graduate degree in Architectural History, Art History, History, Historic Preservation or closely related field of study including coursework in American Architectural History or
(b) An undergraduate degree in Architectural History, Art History, Historic Preservation or closely related field of study plus a minimum of two (2) years of full-time professional experience applying the theories, methods, and practices of Architectural History that enables professional judgments to be made about the identification, evaluation, documentation, registration, or treatment of historic properties in the United States; and products and activities that demonstrate the successful application of acquired proficiencies in the discipline to the practice of historic preservation.

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