Assist the Historic Sites Division Chief Architect with routine or moderately complex (journey-level) architectural work. Work involves developing and managing preservation, rehabilitation, new construction and maintenance projects located throughout the state for the Texas Historical Commission (THC). Work under the supervision of the Chief Architect, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
Assist Chief Architect in overseeing the development of architectural plans and specifications for repair and restoration of the state’s historic sites to ensure compliance with sound architectural and historic preservation practice, established standards, and applicable codes and regulations.
Inspect existing buildings and develop treatment and repair recommendations.
Prepare conceptual plans, feasibility studies and Construction Documents using AutoCAD and SketchUp software.
Review the work of contracted architects, engineers and other related consultants.
Assist in developing solicitation documents and monitoring the bidding and contracting processes.
Assist in performing Construction Contract Administration duties during the project construction phase.
Catalog and maintain project record documents.
Assist in conducting inspections for compliance with laws and specifications.
Track building conditions and cyclical maintenance activities.
Provide technical information and architectural consultation to field staff at State historic sites.
Participate in planning for collections care, interpretation, and educational programs, as needed.
Adhere to established work schedule with regular attendance.
Follow all THC safety guidelines/procedures and ethics requirements.
14. Perform other duties as assigned.
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REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS (The application must specifically state how each of the following qualifications is met):
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in Architecture or a related field;
Minimum one-year work experience in a professional office environment assisting in the preparation of Construction Documents and/or assisting in the performance of Construction Contract Administration duties;
Ability to utilize AutoCAD proficiently (2D only);
Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel;
Valid driver’s license, acceptable driving record and ability to drive a state vehicle; and
Required to travel up to 20% of the work period.
Master’s degree in Architecture, with an emphasis on Historic Preservation or Architectural History;
Experience in applying the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties;
Skill in using SketchUp to produce 3D renderings.
Internal Number: 19-41
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.