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Position: Historic Preservation Specialist 1

Organization: District of Columbia Historic Preservation Office

Location: Washington, DC

Posting Date: 9/12/2007

Salary: $49,000 to $63,000

Deadline: None Posted

 

The District of Columbia Historic Preservation Office is seeking resumes from

highly qualified candidates for the position of Historic Preservation Specialist

1, an entry level project review position. The HPO is interested in candidates

preferably with experience in a large urban community.

 

DUTIES: Serves as lead preservation review staff to DCRA Homeowner's Assistance Center, reviewing building permit applications for alterations and additions to historic properties in accordance with local and nationally accepted

preservation standards and practices, and consults with applicants to encourage appropriate work in accordance with above standards; prepares written evaluative reports and recommendations on renovation projects to the DC Historic Preservation Review Board; responds to public inquiries on the preservation review process and acceptable practices; provides preservation-related training and support to DCRA permit reviewers and other personnel involved in review of projects in historic districts or affecting historic landmarks; assists with the transmittal and referral of permit applications for review by the Historic Preservation Review Board and comparable agencies; maintains HPO informational databases designed for tracking of project reviews, management of data relating to structures and sites listed on the DC Inventory of Historic Sites, GIS, and other purposes; performs other administrative duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum qualifications are a Bachelor's degree in

architecture, historic preservation, architectural history or a related field

and/or experience in permit processing, building renovation or building

contracting. Prior work experience in an urban or state preservation program is

preferred. There is a residency preference for D.C. residents.

 

Candidates should submit resumes or letters of interest to Bruce Yarnall,

Operations Manager, Historic Preservation Office, DC Office of Planning, 801

North Capitol Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002 or by e-mail to

bruce.yarnall@dc.gov.

 

 

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Position: Historic Preservation Specialist 4

Organization: District of Columbia Historic Preservation Office

Location: Washington, DC

Posting Date: 9/12/2007

Salary: $82,000 to $106,000

Deadline: None Posted

 

The District of Columbia Historic Preservation Office is seeking resumes from

highly qualified candidates for the position of Historic Preservation Specialist

4, a senior level project review position. The HPO is interested in candidates

preferably with experience in a large urban community.

 

DUTIES: Analyzes, evaluates, and negotiates major and often complicated

redevelopment project proposals for conformance with the local and Federal

preservation laws, standards, and practices; prepares written evaluative case

reports with recommendations to the Historic Preservation Review Board on permit and concept applications for alterations, subdivisions, demolitions, and new construction in historic districts and designated landmarks; provides technical expertise and project guidance to applicants on acceptable treatments and practices for rehabilitating and altering designated historic properties, and works with HPO Inspections staff to monitor ongoing work to ensure compliance with approved plans; exercises critical judgment in evaluating nominations to local Inventory of Historic Sites and National Register of Historic Places; as assigned, serves on committees, task forces, and intra-and inter-departmental teams for the purpose of contributing technical expertise to achieve goals and objectives of work effort; attends and addresses neighborhood based meetings, forums, and workshops regarding preservation issues, and prepares and makes public presentations.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum qualifications are a graduate level degree in

architecture, historic preservation, architectural history, or a related field

and at least 8 years experience in the field of architecture or historic

preservation; experience in an urban or state preservation program is preferred.

 

There is a residency preference for D.C. residents. Candidates should submit

resumes or letters of interest to Bruce Yarnall, Operations Manager, Historic

Preservation Office, DC Office of Planning, 801 North Capitol Street, NE,

Washington, DC 20002 or by e-mail to bruce.yarnall@dc.gov.

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