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Tax Incentives Architectural Reviewer

Make a difference and join the DCA Team!  DCA gives employees more to do than merely make a living.  We are serious about helping Georgia's families live more abundantly with a greater sense of hope and achievement.  If public service, a great environment, and the desire to enrich the lives of others motivate you to do your best work, you should consider joining the DCA Team.  


To help build strong, vibrant communities.


For Georgians of today and tomorrow to have the opportunity to live and work in thriving communities.


We are a diverse team of highly competent and committed professionals who strive to help people and communities thrive through technical expertise, innovative thinking, and a passion for making a difference.  Team members are at their best when collaborating and supporting each other as they perform challenging and dynamic work


General Description

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) is a state organization dedicated to partnering with communities to help create a climate of success for Georgia's families and businesses. DCA offers a fast-paced, challenging, and dynamic environment that requires attention to detail, pride in quality of work, and the ability to work as a versatile team player.


Overview of Job:

Serves as Tax Incentives Architectural Reviewer. Reviews tax incentives, grants, and environmental review (Section 106) projects for consistency with SOI Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. Assists coordinating and managing the tax incentives programs application process and project files. Implements procedures and policies for administering tax incentive programs in coordination with program staff and supervisors. Provides preservation and rehabilitation guidance to program applicants. Supports lead-in and other program areas by providing expertise in interpreting the SOI Standards, identifying historic character defining features, evaluating historic integrity, and reviewing applicable reports, documents, and other data. Provides technical assistance, provides information to the public, makes presentations, and conducts site visits as necessary. Participates in special projects as necessary.


  • Reviews tax incentives, grants, and environmental review projects
  • Provides guidance and technical advice to applicants relative to required Secretary of the Interior’s Treatment of
  • Historic Properties, Section 106 and NEPA reviews.
  • Fields inquiries from public
  • Supports other HPD program areas and participates in special projects as necessary.


Bachelor's degree in architecture or historic preservation or a closely related field from an accredited college or university AND one year of experience in a directly related field.


Two years of experience required at the lower-level Curator/Preservationist 2 (NRP031) or position equivalent.


Preference may be given to applicants with multiple and advanced degrees that include Historic Preservation or an applicable closely related field in combination with a degree in architecture, architectural history, building construction, or related design field AND experience in one or more of the following:

  •  Reviewing state and federal tax incentive program and/or Section 106 compliance projects for consistency with SOI Standards
  • Working with at least one other core SHPO program area such as Section 106 review, Certified Local Governments, or National Register on a consultant basis or as agency staff
  • Working with property owners regarding preservation and rehabilitation issues
  • Conducting historic resource surveys
  • Developing or working with GIS
  • Working with databases or other electronic information file systems
  • Understanding of state and federal grant requirements including the Historic Preservation Fund Grant Manual
  • Extensive experience in public speaking and relaying technical preservation information

Note: An equivalent combination of education and job specific experience that provided the knowledge, experience and competencies required to successfully perform the job at the level listed may be substituted on a year-over-year basis.


This position is currently designated as a hybrid (part in-office and part remote/Telework) position.  This position is full time (40 hours per week) and may require occasional overtime.  Local periodic travel may be required.


Sedentary Work – Ability to exert 10 - 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time.

NOTE: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. All qualified applicants will be considered but may not necessarily receive an interview. Due to the large volume of submissions received by this office, information concerning application and/or interview status cannot be provided.  Selected applicants will be contacted for next steps in the interview process.  Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.  This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.

DCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you need an accommodation for an interview, please contact the Human Resources Office at (404) 679-4845

Hiring is contingent upon satisfactory results of employment verification, background, criminal records investigation and motor vehicle reports.

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the business and requirement of the job change.  This job posting may close at any time upon gaining a sufficient applicant pool from which to select a qualified candidate.

All duties and responsibilities listed are considered to be essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.  Marginal functions of the position (those that are incidental to the performance of the job duties) have not been included.   However, the omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or logical assignment to the position.

Qualifications - Internal

Bachelor's degree in natural resource management, environmental science, historical preservation or a closely related field from an accredited college or university AND One year of experience in a directly related field OR Two years of experience required at the lower level Curator/Preservationist 2 (NRP031) or position equivalent.