Job Overview


Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service, as we prepare for a second century of stewardship and engagement. Become a part of our mission to connect with our past and create important connections to the future by building a rich and lasting legacy for the next generation of park visitors, supporters, and advocates.

WHO MAY APPLY: Current career or career conditional competitive service employees with the National Park Service and current or former time-limited employees eligible under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act.

Special Hiring Consideration: Current and Former Employees eligible under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act.

This position is located in the Division of Cultural Resources and Preservation Services at the National Capital Region (NCR) in Washington, D.C. The Cultural Resources Division provides professional consultation and technical assistance to NCR offices and parks in 6 areas of expertise: archeology, anthropology, cultural landscapes, museum collections, and history.

This incumbent servers as a specialist in NCR in historic architecture program. Responsible for a full range of professional historical architectural assistance and expertise to ensure that research, documentation, condition assessments, treatment, and preservation maintenance recommendations to support various types of construction projects have been completed and incorporated to enable timely obligation and completion.

This position is being announced at the full performance level.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Office work is sedentary with occasional activity; walking, climbing, bending, stooping, etc. Field work may require climbing on roofs, ladders and scaffolding, crawling in attics and crawl spaces, walking over rough, uneven surfaces through weeds and woody vegetation in remote areas and can involve other semi-hazardous physical activity in climate which can be hot or cold, wet or dry.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed in both an office setting and in the field as required to perform onsite investigation and inspections.

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The duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Serves as a professional historical architect for National Capital Region parks.
  • Responsible for making significant contributions to the preparation of historic preservation documentation and background materials for clearances, permits, licenses, etc.
  • Performs architectural duties associated with review, design, treatment and monitoring of historical structures.
  • Prepares scopes of work that clearly define the objectives and requirements of the project for A/E design or documentation services.
  • Participates in negotiations with A/E firms, including development of detailed cost estimates of major work items.
  • Manages cooperative agreements, including those with Cooperative Ecosystem Study Units (CESU), such as the Chesapeake Watershed, and memoranda of understanding.
  • Conducts on site investigations of project sites to determine the feasibility of proposed projects, including the development of design alternatives and subsequent analysis to ensure the project is consistent with National Park Service policies, guidelines, and standards and environmental and cultural; compliance laws and regulations.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • For meetings, conferences, trainings, etc.

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Travel will be paid