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Preservation Design Reviewer (Commerce Specialist 3)
OLYMPIA WA 98507
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  Job posted:   Thu May 17, 2018
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Preservation Design Reviewer (Commerce Specialist 3)
Description
Preservation Design****Reviewer**
The **Washington State Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation** (DAHP) believes that if we do not preserve the diminishing presence of our historic places, we could undermine the stability and strength of future communities. Preserving our cultural resources not only reminds us of our past, but is also recognized as a tool for economic development. Preservation is a forward-looking, community revitalization strategy that also instills civic pride and community spirit.
DAHP is currently hiring for a **Preservation Design Reviewer**. An independent position charged with the responsibility to conduct project reviews as mandated under the National Historic Preservation Act and to implement regulations. A significant focus will be to make determinations for National Register eligibility and effect on behalf of the Built Environment Unit in collaboration with Archaeology unit staff. In addition, this position will be the lead in coordinating and implementing the agency's education and outreach effort including training.
We are seeking a passionate individual who meets the qualifications of the Historic Preservation Professionals as defined in the Code of Federal Regulations (36 CFR Part 61). A person who is knowledgeable on federal and state laws and regulations as it pertains to historic and archaeological properties but enjoys training and sharing expertise in the field too. A northwest native who know the area's rich cultural history is a huge plus!
If this description speaks to you and piques your imagination, please inquire, explore the possibilities, and apply! This may be the perfect opportunity you have been looking for!
Duties
The **Preservation Design Reviewer** is an independent position to conduct project reviews as mandated under the National Historic Preservation Act.
**Some of what you will enjoy doing include:**
* Review and make independent judgments on built environment Section 106 determinations of eligibility and effect;
* Consult with federal agencies to identify and implement mitigation measures for inclusion in agreement documents;
* Review and comment upon Areas of Potential Effect in consultation with the Archaeological unit;
* Respond accordingly to federal agencies within the 30-day timeframe;
* Attend Section 106 meetings as necessary to resolve outstanding issues;
* Meets with tribes, Certified Local Government (CLG) staff, and other members of the public as appropriate, to understand their concerns; works to mediate those concerns with public agencies;
* Coordinate with all staff in the Archaeology and Built Environment Units;
* Represent the Director and the Department at inter-agency meetings;
* Review projects for effects to the built environment under SEPA and Executive Order 0505 and provides comments on project impacts on historic elements of the state's built environment;
* Design, coordinates, and provides training sessions, presentations, or workshops to stakeholders on topics of Section 106, SEPA, Executive Order 0505, architectural history, the built environment of Washington state, the work of the SHPO, and historic preservation in general;
* Provide historic preservation and Section 106 expertise and counsel to the SHPO, DAHP staff, public agencies, and other members of the public.
Qualifications
**_Required:_**
Masters Degree in Historic Preservation or closely related field such as architectural history.
***AND***
* Must meet minimum professional qualifications for Historic Preservation Professionals as defined in 36CFR Part 61.
* Advanced knowledge of Section 106, RCW 27.34, RCW 27.53, RCW 27.44, SEPA, and all federal and state laws and regulations as they apply to historic and archaeological properties.
* Advanced training and experience in working with and implementing the Section 106 consultation process of the National Historic Preservation Act.
* Demonstrated experience and understanding of other environmental regulatory and planning review processes and procedures.
* Advanced training and experience applying criteria for listing properties in the National Register of Historic Places, exceptions to the National Register, and considering integrity issues when applying the National Register criteria.
* General knowledge of Washington state history.
* Basic understanding of traditional cultural places.
***Preferred/Desired Qualifications:***
* Clear and concise writing skills
* Strong ability to work collaboratively, cordially, and professionally with DAHP staff, constituents, stakeholders, and represent the agency in a positive, professional manner.
* Public presentation abilities
* Strong organizational and time management skills
* Ability and willingness to do extensive traveling including time for night meetings and overnight stays
* Advanced training and knowledge of architectural styles and relationship to historical trends.
* Specific expertise in northwest United States architectural history is desirable.
* Strong knowledge of building systems, materials, crafts, and techniques.
* Expertise with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and implementing regulations 36CFR800.
* Knowledge of and familiarity with National Historic Preservation Act programs and related standards and guidelines with advanced experience and understanding of guidelines and procedures for nominating and listing properties in the National Register of Historic Places.
* Familiarity with the SEPA process and Executive Order 0505 and local planning processes.
* General ability using applicable computer programs as well as photographic equipment and graphic techniques.
Supplemental Information
**In addition to completing the online application, applicants _must_** **attach the following documents to their profile in order to be considered for this position:**
A **letter of interest**, describing how you meet the specific qualifications for this position;
A current **resume**, detailing experience, and education; and
A list of at least three (3) **professional references** with current telephone numbers.
**READ THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS COMPLETELY:**
The initial screening will be solely based on the contents and completeness of the "duties summary" section of your application in Careers.wa.gov, completeness of the application material submitted, and the supplemental questionnaire.
A resume will not substitute for completing the "duties summary" section of the application. Responses to the supplemental questionnaire regarding work experience must be reflected in the "duties summary" section of the application.
By submitting materials you are indicating that all information is true and correct. The state may verify information. Any untruthful or misleading information is cause for removal from the applicant pool or dismissal if employed.
Prior to any new appointment into the Department of Enterprise Services, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment, but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
**VETERAN'S PREFERENCE**
Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and wish to claim Veteran's Preference **MUST**attach a copy of their DD214, or other verification of military service. _Please **_blackout_** any personally identifiable data such as social security numbers._
**Note:** Applicants claiming veteran's preference points must attach the documentation with each on-line application. If you do not provide appropriate documentation to qualify for these preference points, the points will not be awarded.
**For additional information on Veteran's Preference and guidance on how to determine if you are eligible,**click here.
*We thank you and are grateful for your service*
Should you have any questions regarding this position or the online application, contact Lolo Arevalo at (360) 407-8074 or jobs@des.wa.gov
At the Department of Enterprise services, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture. We encourage women, veterans, people of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.
Persons with a disability who need assistance with their application or that need this announcement in an alternative format, may call (360) 664-1960 or toll free (877) 664-1960. TTY users should first call 711 to access the Washington Relay Service_._
*Salary:* $51,588.00 - $69,240.00 Annually
*Location:* Thurston County - Olympia, WA
*Job Type:* Full Time - Permanent
*Department:* Archaeology & Historic Preservation
*Job Number:* 2018-04768
*Closing:* 5/28/2018 11:59 PM Pacific
*Agency:* State of Washington
*Address:* View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504
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