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Title:  Historic Resources Specialist - Architecture (Limited Service)

Application Deadline Date:  08/29/2022
Req ID:  38323
Department:  Commerce & Community Development Agency

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $26.42


The Division of Historic Preservation is seeking a Historic Resources Specialist-Architecture. This position is a member of the Historic Preservation Project Review Team, which is composed of archaeologists and architectural historians.


The primary role of the Project Review Team is evaluation and consultation of state and federal environmental activities resulting from development projects. Each project is assessed for its effects on historic, architectural, and archaeological resources in accordance with the National Historic Preservation Act, Vermont State Historic Preservation Act, Act 250 Land Use and Development Laws, Public Utilities Commission, and other historic preservation and environmental legislation. The Architecture Specialist coordinates and prepares official SHPO responses, assessing affects, recommending mitigation or minimization efforts, conducts site visits, and supports programmatic agreements. The position requires working directly with property owners, developers and housing group project managers, state and federal partners, and community officials. 


Attributes for a successful Architecture Specialist including ability to work and support project partners, understanding of the National Historic Preservation Act and Section 106, ability to work collaboratively to resolve project affects and identify paths for no adverse effects, and outstating written and interpersonal skills with the ability to build/maintain relationships, provide consistent consultation, and establish credibility. 

Who May Apply

This position, [Historic Resources Specialist - Architecture (Limited Service) - (Job Requisition #38323), is open to all State employees and external applicants.  It is a Limited Service position, which is non-tenured and authorized for a specific period of time. Limited Service positions are established for specially funded projects or programs.


If you would like more information about this position, please contact Laura Trieschmann at

Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.

Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Environmental Factors

Work is performed in both office and field settings. Work involves considerable stress stemming from a heavy workload performed under tight time constraints and working with applicants who do not understand and are not sympathetic to the review process. Work involves considerable mental demands including the concurrent review of many diverse projects. Some job-related travel is required for which private means of transportation must be available.

Some sites may have difficult accessibility and require working outdoors alone in all weather conditions. Some evening and weekend work may be required.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in historic preservation or architectural history or a closely related field AND two (2) years of professional experience in historic preservation or related program administration and/or management.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
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Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.

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