In the Department of Economic and Community Development, State Historic Preservation Office this class is accountable for performing as a specialist in the review of preservation plans for the restoration and rehabilitation of historic structures.
Works under the limited supervision of an employee of higher grade.
May lead lower level employees as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Performs specialized duties in the review and approval of architectural plans and specifications for the restoration of historic structures; inspects restoration projects to insure compliance with proper preservation and environmental practices; reviews rehabilitation projects for compliance with the appropriate Federal standards for historic preservation projects; develops plans for making historic structures accessible to mobility-limited individuals; develops strategies to mitigate adverse impacts of Federally-funded projects on historic structures; prepares written information on preservation methods and techniques for the general public; meets with owners of historic properties to assist in the selection of appropriate methods and techniques of restoration; advises professional architects on proper practices and use of materials in restoration and rehabilitation projects; assembles and transmits documentation to the National Park Service for final review and certification; performs related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply architectural principles, procedures, and practices; considerable knowledge of proper techniques and materials in the restoration and rehabilitation of historic structures; considerable knowledge of Federal and State historic preservation and environmental legislation, regulations, and procedures; considerable knowledge of building and fire safety codes; interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Eight (8) years of experience in the investigation, research, or preparation of plans and specifications for preservation projects.
College training in architecture, architectural preservation, American architectural history, or preservation planning may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of five (5) years for a Bachelor's degree program in architecture.
A Master's degree in architecture, architectural preservation, American architectural history, or preservation planning may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operatorís license.
The classification of Architectural Preservationist is assigned to Salary Group ES 26a.
Employees shall proceed through that salary group and then shall proceed to the maximum salary of Salary Group ES 27.
The Job Code is identified as Salary Plan EE in CORE-CT.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some danger of injury or physical harm from historic site environments.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Architectural Preservationist in Salary Group ES 24 approved effective January 15, 1988. (2013 SCOPE Review)