Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Architectural Preservationist (35 Hour)

Recruitment #190913-4490EE-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Economic and Community Development invites qualified candidates to apply for the position of Architectural Preservationist. This position will perform specialized duties relating to the review and approval of architectural plans and specifications for projects that impact the State's historic resources. The architectural preservationist will also work collaboratively with SHPO (State Historic Preservation Office) team members to fulfill Federal and State requirements, liaise with the public as needed, and carry out the directives in the SHPO Statewide Preservation Plan. This job is based in Hartford, but will require travel throughout Connecticut. The position is full time, 35 hours per week, with a work schedule of Monday through Friday.

Selection Plan

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.

If you applied for this position under previous recruitment number 190619-4490EE-001, which closed July 3, 3019, your application will not be considered for this position - please do not reapply to this posting.

All applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application. 

Note:  At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position.  These documents may include:  a cover letter, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.  

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Mitchell Samal at


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.


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.


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.


Eight (8) years of experience in the investigation, research, or preparation of plans and specifications for preservation projects.


  1. 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.
  2. 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.


· Two (2) or more years of managing two (2) or more programs concurrently
· Developed or managed a project tracking system or customer relations management software
· Managed programs that required evaluating projects using the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties
· Experience managing historic preservation related grants or tax credits
· Experience communicationg with constituents and clients in person, over the phone, and via written correspondence


  1. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
  2. 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 State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.