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.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
and ability to apply architectural principles, procedures, and practices;
proper techniques and materials in the restoration and rehabilitation of historic structures;
federal and state historic preservation and environmental legislation, regulations, and procedures;
building and fire safety codes;
oral and written communication skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Eight (8) years of experience in the investigation, research, or preparation of plans and specifications for preservation projects.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
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 Operator’s license.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some danger of injury or physical harm from historic site environments.
The classification of Architectural Preservationist is assigned to Salary Group FS 26a.
Employees shall proceed through that salary group and then shall proceed to the maximum salary of Salary Group FS 27.
The Job Code is identified as Salary Plan FE in CORE-CT.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(15)-ENG, SCIEN, TECH P-4
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Architectural Preservationist (40 Hour) in Salary Group FE 26 approved effective July 1, 2022. (Revised to modernize format and add Acknowledgement section). Final No. 23-252