Job Summary The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), a division of the Minnesota Department of Administration, leads the stateu2019s historic preservation efforts by articulating a statewide preservation vision and supporting Minnesotans who execute that vision. Funded in part by the federal Historic Preservation Fund (HPF), the SHPO is responsible for carrying out historic preservation laws, which include maintaining an inventory of historic and cultural resources, administering listings to the National Register of Historic Places, creating a statewide preservation plan, and protecting historic and cultural resources through tax incentives and environmental review programs. Today, there are over 100,000 inventoried properties and 1,707 National Register listings in Minnesota. This position will provide professional technical assistance, review and comment, design expertise in the interpretation of the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, especially for the historic tax credit and environmental review program areas. The position serves as a resource in working directly with federal, state, and local agencies, as well as private individuals, community organizations, and public/nonprofit concerns. In addition, the Design Reviewer serves as a lead design reviewer and coordinator for the state and federal historic tax credit programs and for public project reviews under state and federal preservation law. The Design Reviewer also plays a role in monitoring and tracking covenants and easements, the development and implementation of preservation planning, and public education projects. This position will require occassional travel (in and outstate)u00a0and work in the evenings and on weekends. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications: Qualified applicants must meet the following requirements: Bacheloru2019s degree in architecture, historic preservation, or closely related field plus five years program experience OR an advanced degree plus four years program experience. Must meet the Secretary of the Interioru2019s Professional Qualifications Standards for historic architecture: a professional degree in architecture or a state license to practice architecture, plus graduate study in architectural preservation, American architectural history, preservation planning, or closely related field OR professional experience in working on historic preservation projects, including detailed investigations of historic structures, preparation of historic structures reports, and preparation of plans and specifications for rehabilitation projects. Additionally all applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria: Familiarity and experience with federal historic preservation programs, including a thorough understanding of the Secretary of the Interioru2019s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. Basic knowledge of American and Minnesota history, as well as architectural development and technology. Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize projects according to deadlines; complete complex projects independently; and work under time constraints. Strong customer service experience, with solid communication skills (written, verbal, and presentation). Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate across diverse disciplines, backgrounds, education, and interests. Willingness to travel, and ability to work evenings and occasionally weekends. Project management skills and abilities sufficient to keep schedules and deliverables on time and within budgets. Ability to work both independently and in a team environment. A valid Minnesota driver's license and acceptable driving record. Preferred Qualifications: Advanced degree in architecture, historic preservation, or a closely related field. Highly developed interpersonal skills to negotiate, mediate, and collaborate with a wide variety of people with a diverse range of knowledge, skills, backgrounds, education, and interests. Familiarity with computer-aided design, image manipulation software (e.g., Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, etc.), and Microsoft Office software Experience using a digital SLR camera for architectural photography. Experience working with federal laws related to cultural resources reviews, especially Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended; the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969; and Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966. Knowledge of Minnesota legislation, including the Field Archaeology Act, and the Historic Sites Act. Additional Requirements Successful applicants must pass a criminal background check through American Databank, a motor vehicle driveru2019s license check and employment reference checks prior to employment. Application Details Why Work For Us GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.