This position serves as an Architect specializing in Historic Preservation located in the Technical Preservation Services (TPS), Cultural Resources Division, in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the position is to advise on and perform historical analysis and research or other work related to the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program, which is administered as a partnership between the National Park Service, the State Historic Preservation Officer, and the Internal Revenue Service.Learn more about this agency
ResponsibilitiesThe major duties of the Architect (Historic Preservation) position include, but are not limited to, the following:
- - Makes tax credit certification decisions for historic rehabilitation projects based upon conformance with The Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation and the regulations and other guidance for the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program.
- - Researches and analyzes the significance of complex and diverse cultural resources, including buildings of many architectural styles and periods, and determines their historic significance and character-defining features, if they contribute to the significance of historic districts, and whether they meet the criteria for inclusion in the National Register.
- - Conducts sophisticated independent research into specific problems, techniques or concepts related to historic rehabilitation, code requirements and materials conservation, and applies authoritative knowledge and expertise to address technical assistance needs and to solve critical problems from the public and private sectors, staff, public officials, and technical preservation experts as appropriate to solve problems and address needs.
- - Communicates orally with program applicants and the general public related to the tax incentives program, historic rehabilitation guidance, and technical preservation topics; serves as liaison with State Historic Preservation Offices to coordinate on program reviews and ensure consistent interpretation of program policy and standards in oral communications; makes presentations on the tax incentives program, historic rehabilitation issues, and technical preservation topics.
- - Communicates in writing with program applicants and the general public related to the tax incentives program, historic rehabilitation guidance, and technical preservation topics; demonstrates problem-solving and creative thinking in all communications; serves as liaison with State Historic Preservation Offices to coordinate on program reviews and ensure consistent interpretation of program policy and standards in written communications; prepares written materials on the tax credit program, historic rehabilitation standards, and technical preservation topics.
Duties will be developmental in nature when filled below the full performance level.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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