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Building Program Specialist


An Equal Opportunity Employer


$22.69  /Hour


OPENING DATE: 06/02/2016


CLOSING DATE: 06/20/16 11:59 PM


JOB TYPE: Full time




AGENCY: Historical Society



Provide technical expertise to builders, architects, homeowners, developers and business owners for purposes of achieving compliance with state or federal historic preservation program requirements; including complex criteria relating to state or federal historic preservation tax incentives. Positions in this class are the technical expert on the assigned historic building programs.

Hours: 8-5, Monday - Friday.

Job location is 1500 R Street,  Downtown.




Reviews plans and specifications of proposed construction or rehabilitation projects for purposes of compliance to specific agency programs. Consults with builders, developers, architects, engineers, municipalities, homeowners and business owners relating to projects that may qualify for state and federal historic preservation tax incentives. Inspects buildings, construction projects in progress, or plans and specifications of proposed projects for purposes of assessing compliance with specific historic preservation programs. Confers and advises involved parties, recommends changes for compliance. Provides technical assistance to builders, developers, architects, engineers, homeowners, business owners and state or federal agencies relating to historic preservation programs. Works in a liaison capacity with Federal agencies and/or other state agencies regarding state and federal programs relating to programs administered. Provides information to local government entities, trade organizations, or the public regarding the complex criteria to qualify for federal or state tax incentives or funding. Prepare reports specific to building program components. May generate diagrams and/or renderings to aid in project reviews. Positions in this class must comply with all statutes and Nebraska Administration Code relating to the State of Nebraska Engineers and Architects Regulation Act, including, but not limited to Neb. Rev. Statutes 81-3401-81-3455, with particular emphasis to 81-3420 and 81-3421.



REQUIREMENTS:  Bachelors degree in architecture, architectural history, historic architecture or related field is preferred AND 2-5 years work experience working in historic preservation or graduate degree in historic preservation. Any combination of degree or experience that is based on Secretary of the Interior Professional Qualification Standards (36 CFR Part 61 Appendix A)



Knowledge of: the agency, its organizations, mission and goals. Specific complex program requirements, regulations, architecture drawings, construction, the building process, architecture, building codes, or building programs. Ability to: present complex program information and requirements to professionals, homeowners, developers architects, engineers, business owners, government officials, and agency staff; analyze and make judgments and recommendations based on review of plans, visual inspection, and dialogue with others; interpret regulations and laws. Ability to: work on multiple projects at a time, meet expected timeframes. Working knowledge of the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation.




1526 K Street, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68508

An Equal Opportunity Employer





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