Preservation Specialist, Texas Main Street Program (Program Specialist IV or Architect II)

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JOB OBJECTIVE:  Perform complex (journey-level) architectural work for the Texas Historical Commission (THC) Community Heritage Development Division. This position is part of the agency’s Texas Main Street Program, a preservation-based, downtown revitalization effort with a 35-year track record of assisting Texas communities of various sizes. The design staff provide architectural assistance in the area of historic preservation to building owners across nearly 90 official Texas Main Street communities. This position undertakes building condition assessments, conceptual design, and recommendations to assist preservation-based projects so that local, small-scale, and high-quality real estate development becomes more achievable in historic Texas downtowns.  

Design staff provide tailored urban design, preservation, architectural, and landscape design services with an emphasis on historic commercial and civic buildings or public spaces to local officials, private property owners, developers and colleagues. Research and provide technical expertise in all areas of historic building maintenance, rehabilitation, or restoration and for infill construction within historic districts. Preservation, construction, architectural and urban design expertise is desired for this position along with a passion for providing community assistance and revitalizing historic places.

Work involves providing assistance in office and field settings and taking a leadership role in encouraging preservation, in conformance with The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards. This position works with other members of the program team, including an architect and designers, economic development and city planning professionals. The Main Street Architect may plan, assign and coordinate work projects as well as mentor and guide other design staff. The position works under general supervision and direction of the Texas Main Street Program state coordinator with latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

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Job Vacancy Notice
Position Title: Preservation Specialist, Texas Main Street Program
Classification Title: Program Specialist IV/Architect II
Job Posting Number: 18-8
Salary: $4,584.00 - $5,416.00/month Program Specialist IV
$5,416.00 - $6,065.00/month Architect II
Salary Group/Class#: B-20/1573 Program Specialist IV
B-23/2264 Architect II
FLSA: Exempt
Opening Date: 10/24/2017
Closing Date: Until Filled
Duration: Regular, Full-time
Hours/Week: 40 hours
Work Location Address: 1304 Colorado, Austin, Texas 78701

To apply for this position, please complete the electronic
State of Texas Application for Employment through