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    Our ideal candidate has strong organization, problem-solving, verbal communication and writing skills, and is passionate about restoring, repairing, and maintaining historic structures in the Presidio. You are an ambitious self-starter who strives for results and performs well under pressure, and you are skilled in research and analytical thinking. The ability to respectfully and effectively collaborate with a range of people with varying backgrounds in design, the trades, real estate and tenants is essential. This position is best suited to a recent graduate of a masters program in historic preservation, ideally with prior experience in a related field such as archaeology, architecture, materials conservation, planning or other building-related professions.

    The Presidio of San Francisco is a 1,491 acre National Historic Landmark District comprised of over 700 contributing buildings, landscapes, archaeological sites and features. Historic preservation at the Presidio Trust is carried out by an interdisciplinary team of architects, historians, archaeologists, landscape architects, building tradespeople and legal/compliance professionals working together to adaptively reuse the former Spanish, Mexican and American military base, founded in 1776. Each year the historic compliance team reviews dozens of projects ranging from extensive building and landscape rehabilitations to minor tenant improvements and maintenance programs. As a National Park site and one of the Bay Areas most treasured places, the Presidio offers an extremely dynamic, active environment for historic preservation practice.

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    The Trust is one of a kind: a stand-alone federal agency, with a board of directors reporting directly to the President of the United States. We have the unique mission of operating a financially self-sustaining national park in one of the most spectacular locations in America. Starting as a military base under Spanish jurisdiction in the 1700s, and now operating as a National Historic Landmark District, the Presidio has been transformed into a national park with majestic views of the San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. We earn all of our own revenue by leasing homes to families and offices to organizations; and operating a hotel, golf course and restaurants. We use that income to renovate, maintain and operate a park with a historic forest, a wide range of native plants and animals, the only campground in San Francisco, archeological excavations, and hundreds of historic buildings.

    Applications received by April 2nd, 2018 will receive first consideration. We are planning to hold the first round of interviews beginning the week of April 9th, the second round of interviews beginning the week of April 16th, make a job offer in late-April, and set a work start date in May or June, 2018.

    Section 106 Compliance: Report to the Trusts Federal Preservation Officer (FPO), and administer the Trust's Section 106 Review program under the Presidio Trusts Programmatic Agreements for all projects in Area B (Trust managed portion) of the Presidio of San Francisco. Evaluate proposed projects and help determine the level of compliance required in collaboration with the FPO and NEPA Compliance Manager.
    - National Historic Preservation Act/Programmatic Agreement Review Process: Support the FPO and NEPA Compliance Manager in administering the Trusts Project Review Committee.
    - Post Review Project Monitoring: Assist in monitoring actions after review through design, construction, and/or implementation to ensure adherence to stipulations placed on the project during review. Review drawings, specifications, shop drawings, design-build specifications, and other materials as well as inspect during the construction phase of the project.
    - Full Consultation and Review: Assist with the implementation of full compliance for actions falling outside the Presidio Trusts Programmatic Agreements, which involves consultation with the National Park Service, California State Historic Preservation Officer, other interested parties and the public.

    National Register and Research Projects: Employ substantial skill and knowledge in organizing and writing studies that set forth a balanced and realistic picture of the subject under consideration.
    - Research Projects: Assist in planning and executing definitive special studies including Physical Histories, Historic Structure Reports, Historic American Building Survey reports, design guidelines, landscape studies, and other such historic structure assessments.
    - National Register/National Historic Landmark Documentation: Assist in planning and executing research and survey projects to evaluate potential historic park resources for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places or the Presidio's National Historic Landmark forms.

    Field Assistance: Help organize training for Trust personnel in the process and requirements of Section 106 including interpreting the Programmatic Agreements, the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and other applicable preservation best practices. Provide technical advice and assistance to Trust staff in the development and execution of projects that will affect historic resources.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Little to No Travel Required

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