Program Specialist III/Architect I or II


Firm Name: 
Texas Historical Commission

 

Texas Historical Commission Job Vacancy Notice

Position Title: Courthouse Program Reviewer
Classification Title: Program Specialist III/Architect I or II
Job Posting Number:19-67
Salary: $4,000.00 - $4,700.00 (Monthly) – Program Specialist III
$4,584.00 - $6,065.00 (Monthly) – Architect I or II
FLSA: Exempt
Salary Group/Class #: B19/1572 – Program Specialist III B21/2260 – Architect I or B23/2264 – Architect II
Opening Date: 08/07/2019
Closing Date: Until Filled
Hours/Week: 40
Duration: Regular, Full-time
Work Location Address: Elrose Building, 2nd Floor, 108 West 16th Street, Austin, TX 77801

Information Link: Courthouse Project Reviewer
To Apply Link: Work in Texas

 

JOB OBJECTIVE: Provide technical architectural assistance and architectural preservation consultation related to historic courthouses. Advise local governments on best preservation practices, construction process and maintenance planning. Performs architectural review work in an office and field setting. Work under limited supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Serve as a project reviewer for the Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program (THCPP). Reviews and administers grants for architectural projects under the state-funded program for conformance to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and the program rules.
  • Review proposals for changes to historic courthouses for compliance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards under the state laws protecting courthouses, the Antiquities Code of Texas and preservation easements. Communicates conditions and recommendations for approval.
  • Meet with architects, contractors, owners, government officials, and others as necessary to assess building conditions and understand their programmatic requirements, applicable building codes and other factors that may impact the building’s care.
  • Coordinate with other Texas Historical Commission (THC) staff, divisions and programs on courthouse maintenance and stewardship.
  • Prepare guidance documents, reports and recommendations for counties on the repair and maintenance of their courthouse(s).
  • Develop workshops and conducts training sessions to educate county facilities managers and county officials on best practices for courthouse preservation and facility management.
  • May offer technical assistance and guidance to counties on cyclical maintenance planning and methodologies for repairing or rehabilitating their historic courthouse(s).
  • May maintain files and database for the program or other duties as assigned.
  • Adhere to established work schedule with regular attendance.
  • Follow all THC safety guidelines/procedures and ethics requirements.

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

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

Program Specialist III:

  • Required: Graduation from a four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in architecture, historic preservation, building science or a closely related field and (1) at least one year of graduate study in architectural preservation, preservation planning, or closely related fields; or (2) at least one year of full-time professional experience on historic preservation projects;
  • Preferred: (1) at least three years of graduate study in architectural preservation, construction, preservation planning, or closely related fields; or (2) at least three years of full-time professional experience on historic preservation projects;
  • Valid driver’s license, acceptable driving record and ability to drive a state vehicle; and
  • Required to travel up to 20% of the work period.

Architect I:

  • Required: Must have a professional degree in architecture from a program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board and be registered as an architect by the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and/or other state architectural licensing board;
  • Preferred: (1) at least one year of graduate study in architectural preservation, American architectural history, preservation planning, or closely related fields; or (2) at least one year of full-time professional experience on historic preservation projects;
  • Valid driver’s license, acceptable driving record and ability to drive a state vehicle; and
  • Required to travel up to 20% of the work period.

Architect II:

  • Required: Must have a professional degree in architecture from a program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board and be registered as an architect by the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and/or other state architectural licensing board. Minimum of three years’ experience in the field of architecture;
  • Preferred: (1) at least one year of graduate study in architectural preservation, American architectural history, preservation planning, or closely related fields; or (2) at least three years of full-time professional experience on historic preservation projects;
  • Valid driver’s license, acceptable driving record and ability to drive a state vehicle; and
  • Required to travel up to 20% of the work period.
  • KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Effective verbal and written communication, human relations, interpersonal and organizational skills;
  • Effective critical thinking skills;
  • Knowledge of architectural principles, techniques and procedures;
  • Knowledge of facility maintenance practices;
  • Knowledge of historic building materials and assembly methods;
  • Knowledge or experience related to sustainable design or LEED;
  • Skill in interpreting architectural plans and specifications;
  • Skill in providing customer service excellence to both internal and external customers;
  • Skill in operating a personal computer with word processing, database and spreadsheet software;
  • Ability to establish program goals and objectives that support commission initiatives;
  • Ability to analyze problems, evaluate alternatives and recommend effective solutions;
  • Ability to process information in a logical manner and to assess validity;
  • Ability to work in a setting requiring self-motivation/cooperative decision-making and to work effectively with diverse groups of people;
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet strict deadlines while maintaining extreme attention to detail;
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to adapt successfully and quickly to change and deliver quality results in a timely manner;
  • Ability to plan, organize and work independently, as well as within a team environment;
  • Ability to explain complex issues in a clear and concise manner through written and verbal communication.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion; and
  • Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality.

REGISTRATION, CERTIFICATION, OR LICENSURE:

Must have or obtain a valid Driver’s License and pass a Defensive Driving Course to be able to operate state vehicles;

Architect I or II must be licensed by the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners, NCARB and/or other state architectural licensing board.

ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL CONDITIONS: This position is housed in a state building next to the agency’s headquarters near the State Capitol in Austin and may have exposure to dust and environmental allergens consistent with normal business activities and human contact. 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. Travel typically requires driving, although some air travel is also expected.

REMARKS (Application procedures, Special requirements): State of Texas application must be submitted through the Work In Texas website at www.workintexas.com. You must have a WorkInTexas profile in order to login and complete the application. If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact your local Work in Texas office. Only applicants interviewed will be notified of their selection or non-selection. Resumes will NOT be accepted in place of a completed application.

The Texas Historical Commission is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, age or disability in recruitment, selection, appointment, training, promotion, retention or any other personnel action or deny any benefits or participation in programs or activities which it sponsors.

Section 651.005 of the Government Code requires males, ages 18 through 25, to provide proof of their Selective Service registration or of their exemption from the requirement as a condition of state employment.

As part of the employment process, THC will conduct a driving and criminal background check. Unsatisfactory information relevant to the position may disqualify the applicant from employment.

Disability access for testing and interview accommodations can be provided upon reasonable notice by contacting Human Resources at 512-305-6729.

THC participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

Additional Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at:

http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_ProgramManagement.pdf http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_EngineeringandDesign.pdf

Veterans: Go to www.texasskillstowork.com for assistance with translating your military work experience and training courses into civilian job terms, qualifications/requirements and skill sets.

For New Hires/Rehires: Health insurance is available the 1st of the following month after a 60-day waiting period.

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