Presidio Trust Historic Compliance Coordinator in San Francisco, California

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Our ideal candidate has strong organization, problem-solving, verbal communication and writing skills, and is passionate about restoring, repairing, and maintaining historic structures in the Presidio. You are an ambitious self-starter who strives for results and performs well under pressure, and you are skilled in research and analytical thinking. The ability to respectfully and effectively collaborate with a range of people with varying backgrounds in design, the trades, real estate and tenants is essential. This position is best suited to a recent graduate of a masters program in historic preservation, ideally with prior experience in a related field such as archaeology, architecture, materials conservation, planning or other building-related professions.

ABOUT THE PRESIDIO TRUST HISTORIC PRESERVATION The Presidio of San Francisco is a 1,491 acre National Historic Landmark District comprised of over 700 contributing buildings, landscapes, archaeological sites and features. Historic preservation at the Presidio Trust is carried out by an interdisciplinary team of architects, historians, archaeologists, landscape architects, building tradespeople and legal/compliance professionals working together to adaptively reuse the former Spanish, Mexican and American military base, founded in 1776. Each year the historic compliance team reviews dozens of projects ranging from extensive building and landscape rehabilitations to minor tenant improvements and maintenance programs. As a National Park site and one of the Bay Areas most treasured places, the Presidio offers an extremely dynamic, active environment for historic preservation practice.

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The Trust is one of a kind: a stand-alone federal agency, with a board of directors reporting directly to the President of the United States. We have the unique mission of operating a financially self-sustaining national park in one of the most spectacular locations in America. Starting as a military base under Spanish jurisdiction in the 1700s, and now operating as a National Historic Landmark District, the Presidio has been transformed into a national park with majestic views of the San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. We earn all of our own revenue by leasing homes to families and offices to organizations; and operating a hotel, golf course and restaurants. We use that income to renovate, maintain and operate a park with a historic forest, a wide range of native plants and animals, the only campground in San Francisco, archeological excavations, and hundreds of historic buildings.

Applications received by April 2nd, 2018 will receive first consideration. We are planning to hold the first round of interviews beginning the week of April 9th, the second round of interviews beginning the week of April 16th, make a job offer in late-April, and set a work start date in May or June, 2018.

RESPONSIBILITIES Section 106 Compliance: Report to the Trusts Federal Preservation Officer (FPO), and administer the Trust's Section 106 Review program under the Presidio Trusts Programmatic Agreements for all projects in Area B (Trust managed portion) of the Presidio of San Francisco. Evaluate proposed projects and help determine the level of compliance required in collaboration with the FPO and NEPA Compliance Manager.

  • National Historic Preservation Act/Programmatic Agreement Review Process: Support the FPO and NEPA Compliance Manager in administering the Trusts Project Review Committee.

  • Post Review Project Monitoring: Assist in monitoring actions after review through design, construction, and/or implementation to ensure adherence to stipulations placed on the project during review. Review drawings, specifications, shop drawings, design-build specifications, and other materials as well as inspect during the construction phase of the project.

  • Full Consultation and Review: Assist with the implementation of full compliance for actions falling outside the Presidio Trusts Programmatic Agreements, which involves consultation with the National Park Service, California State Historic Preservation Officer, other interested parties and the public.

National Register and Research Projects: Employ substantial skill and knowledge in organizing and writing studies that set forth a balanced and realistic picture of the subject under consideration.

  • Research Projects: Assist in planning and executing definitive special studies including Physical Histories, Historic Structure Reports, Historic American Building Survey reports, design guidelines, landscape studies, and other such historic structure assessments.

  • National Register/National Historic Landmark Documentation: Assist in planning and executing research and survey projects to evaluate potential historic park resources for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places or the Presidio's National Historic Landmark forms.

Field Assistance: Help organize training for Trust personnel in the process and requirements of Section 106 including interpreting the Programmatic Agreements, the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and other applicable preservation best practices. Provide technical advice and assistance to Trust staff in the development and execution of projects that will affect historic resources.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Little to No Travel Required

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Promotion Potential


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Conditions of Employment
  • You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.

You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.


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  • Master's Degree in any one of the disciplines of Historic Preservation, Architecture, Historic Architecture, Architectural History, History, Archaeology, or Conservation AND one year of experience in historic preservation and/or historic compliance work (work experience may be prior to beginning a graduate program).

  • Knowledge of the origins and development of the historic preservation movement and of historic preservation theory, philosophy, and practice, including a working knowledge of the laws, regulations, policies, standards, philosophies, theories, and practices relating to historic preservation and cultural resource management.

  • Extensive knowledge of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, and the ability to apply provisions of the act to a variety of situations.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills in order to effectively convey information in oral and written briefings, presentations, training activities, on-site construction decisions, tenant interactions, staff briefings, outside contractor communications, and other forums.

  • Strong writing skills that can be applied to draft letters, reports, briefing papers, and articles.

  • Ability to use the National Register of Historic Places and the updated National Register forms for the Presidio of San Francisco National Historic Landmark District.

  • Ability to design and conduct activities and create products that reflect sound preservation principles and practices.

  • Ability to develop working plans and block out the major areas of research for the accomplishment of physical histories, historic structure reports, and other such structure or resource history and assessment studies.

  • Expertise in studying cultural resources for the purpose of determining their nature and extent, and assessing their condition, significance, and integrity.

  • Ability to identify, evaluate, and document cultural resources according to National Register criteria, standards, and guidelines, and the Secretary of the Interiors Standards and Guidelines for Archeology and Historic Preservation.

  • Ability to provide basic review of cultural resource documentation in National Register nominations, National Historic Landmark Theme and site studies and boundary proposals, HABS/HAER reports, planning documents, and other materials for the purpose of recommending resolutions to problems.


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This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service.

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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

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The Trust provides the following benefits to eligible employees, and more: Alternative Work Schedules Bereavement Leave Dental Insurance Federal Employees Retirement System Flexible Spending Plan Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan Federal Holidays Life Insurance Long-Term Disability Military Leave Personal Leave Federal Thrift Savings Plan Short-Term Disability Sick Leave Training Vacation (annual leave) Benefits Vision Care Insurance

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The Presidio Trust is an equal opportunity employer, offering a competitive benefits package. To apply call (415) 561-5300 (Monday-Friday, 8 am 5 pm) to request an application package, OR download the application from our website,, and mail the application to Human Resources, Presidio Trust, P.O. Box 29052, San Francisco, CA 94129-0052.

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Presidio Trust 103 Montgomery Street San Francisco, California US

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Applications received by April 2nd, 2018 will receive first consideration. We are planning to hold the first round of interviews beginning the week of April 9th, the second round of interviews beginning the week of April 16th, make a job offer in late-April, and set a work start date in May or June, 2018.

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Open & closing dates: 03/12/2018 to 04/11/2018

Salary: $0 to $0 per year

Pay scale & grade: AD 11

Work schedule: Full-Time - Full Time

Appointment type: Permanent