Occ. Code 7108100


                                           BUILDING RESTORATION SPECIALIST, GRADE 18



New York State Department of Civil Service


Classification Standard




Building Restoration Specialists supervise, coordinate and provide technical direction to a regional historic restoration program.  Incumbents are responsible for all historic maintenance/rehabilitation activities relating to the preservation and restoration of State Historic Sites and other historically significant structures in a Park Region.


These positions are found only in the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.           




BUILDING RESTORATION SPECIALIST: non-competitive; one position per Park Region. Requires unique knowledge and skills specific to historic construction techniques and modern methods of stabilizing and preserving old building fabric that is atypical of building trades or museum exhibit work.  Restores facilities in compliance with Secretary for the Interiors Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.



Regional Park Maintenance Supervisors are responsible for the total direction and supervision of a regional maintenance and capital construction/rehabilitation program. Incumbents supervise crews of permanent and temporary trades people, coordinate daily and long-range maintenance/rehabilitation projects, perform various administrative duties and actively participate as a member of regional administration.



Supervises and leads the Historic Preservation and Restoration Crew.


·          Directs highly skilled craftsmanship peculiar to a restoration such as cabinet work, duplication of original features, and fabrication of special hardware.


·        Reviews projects to evaluate and set priorities with measurable objectives.


·        Evaluates individual work performance.


·      Assures effective work practices and maintains high quality standards.


·     Trains the crew in appropriate historic preservation techniques and provides training related to safety and health.


·        Prepares and maintains records of the Crew; i.e., time sheets, annual leave, sick time, personal leave, etc.


·        Resolves emergency problems that may arise when notified by the site managers and other responsible personnel.



·        Uses the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, blueprints, and sketches to lay out and plan the type and amount of preservation/rehabilitation work required for a particular project.




Oversees the ordering of materials, inventorying supplies, vehicle usage/maintenance and preparation of reports.








Building Restoration Specialists may report to a Regional Manager, Assistant Regional Manager, or, depending upon how a Park Region is organized, the Capital Facilities Regional Manager.  Incumbents operate with a great deal of independence and are responsible for crews of several permanent and seasonal staff made of trades employees ranging from highly trained/specialized to relatively unskilled, to labor-oriented.  Incumbents may supervise all or part of the Regional Maintenance Crew.




Six years of journey-level skilled trades experience involving historic construction techniques and modern methods of stabilizing and preserving old building fabric and materials.  Candidates must possess journey-level skill in at least one or more trades applicable to the repair of historic building fabric and materials.  Candidates must be competent in differentiating between contemporary and period fabrication/construction and in using period and contemporary tools/ methods to protect period work.



Date:  2/05



NOTE:  Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe.  Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class.  The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written.  Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.