Provide leadership to THC’s Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program in the Division of Architecture. This renowned, state-funded program has administered over $300 million in grants to 99 counties to fully-restore (70) or preserve (29) courthouses over the past twenty years. In addition to providing grants, the program works in partnership with counties across the state to maintain courthouses through the Texas Courthouse Stewardship Program. Program staff also provides project review under federal and state preservation laws.
The selected candidate will oversee the daily operations and activities of the courthouse preservation program by managing a team of four full-time professionals. The Program Coordinator serves as a liaison to the Division Director, in cooperation with four other program coordinators within the division.
Coordinate the Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program’s application, project selection and grant management processes. Establish program goals and objectives in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, with primary focus on Restoration Treatment. Develop policies and procedures as the grant program evolves. Establish priorities, schedules, and standards for achieving program goals, while coordinating and evaluating program activities.
Serve as team lead for the courthouse program project reviewers and administrative staff. Provide guidance to staff on technical review, program policies and grant management. Provide training to new staff members. Plan, assign, supervise, and evaluate the work of program staff.
Oversee the Texas Courthouse Stewardship Program educational and outreach activities. Provide guidance in historic facility maintenance best practices.
Oversee the regulatory review and permitting of county courthouses under the Antiquities Code of Texas (Texas Administrative Code, Title 13, Part 2, Chapter 26) and Texas Courthouse Law (Texas Government Code, Section 442.008), and Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks (RTHL) designation. Work cooperatively with the Federal and State Review Program to oversee review of courthouses under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).
Assist in the development and implementation of easement policies and procedures as the division’s easement program evolves. Oversee the management of preservation easements on historic county courthouses.
Develop content for the agency website, publications and special exhibits on courthouse programs.
Provide program consultative and technical assistance to agency staff, governmental agencies, community organizations and the general public.
Work with community and professional groups to coordinate, improve and stimulate interest in the agency’s courthouse preservation programs.
Oversee the development, review and revision of legislation pertaining to the courthouse programs, including development of legislative budget requests.
Identify areas of needed change and make recommendations to the Division Director. When necessary, develop revisions to program policies and procedures, including through changes to agency administrative rules (Texas Administrative Code, Title 13, Part 2, Chapter 12 and Chapter 17.2).
Represent the courthouse preservation program at meetings, hearings, trials, conferences, and seminars or on boards, panels and committees at the discretion of the Division Director.
Develop agenda items, supporting materials, and presentations for the Commission and the Antiquities Advisory Board as needed.
Maintain program policy and procedure guidance documents.
Work under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgement.
Adhere to established work schedule with regular attendance.
Follow all THC safety guidelines/procedures and ethics requirements.
Perform other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS (The application must specifically state how each of the following qualifications are met):
Graduation with a professional architecture degree (Bachelor or Master of Architecture), from an NAAB-accredited college or university (or a comparable, internationally accredited professional architecture degree) with coursework in historic preservation;
Minimum five years’ full-time professional experience in historic preservation, including review or creation of detailed investigations of historic structures, historic architecture research, and construction drawings and specifications for preservation projects;
Demonstrated experience with architectural procedures, including in-depth application of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties;
Extensive experience supervising staff by effectively training and mentoring, delegating tasks, assigning reasonable timelines, coaching team members on quality, and holding team members accountable for work production;
Demonstrated public speaking and writing skills; and
Required to travel up to 20% of the work period.
Post-professional graduate degree in architecture, historic preservation, American architectural history, preservation planning or a closely related field;
Seven or more years’ full-time professional experience in historic preservation, including in-depth administration of historic restoration planning and construction projects;
Experience administering commercial-scale construction projects;
Experience applying best practices in historic facility maintenance;
Significant supervisory experience over a team of architects, designers, planners, administrators, and architectural historians;
Experience with public agency administrative best practices including human resources, procurement, grant administration, and project management; and
Knowledge of and experience with Texas Historical Commission review procedures and policies.
To apply for this position, please complete the electronic State of Texas Application for Employment through WorkInTexas.com.
Internal Number: 20-22
About Texas Historical Commission
The Texas Historical Commission (THC) is the state agency for historic preservation. We save the real places that tell the real stories of Texas.Our staff consults with citizens and organizations to preserve Texas history through its architectural, archeological, and cultural landmarks. The agency is recognized nationally for its preservation programs.The commission is composed of nine citizen members appointed by the governor to staggered six-year terms. Agency employees work in various fields, including archeology, architecture, history, economic development, heritage tourism, public administration, and urban planning.The Texas State Legislature established the agency in 1953 as the Texas State Historical Survey Committee with the task to identify important historic sites across the state. The Texas Legislature changed the agency's name to the Texas Historical Commission in 1973. Along with the name change came more protective powers, an expanded leadership role, and broader educational responsibilities.
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