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Historical Crafts

Historical Maintenance

Preservation Gardener

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HPS001 Identify period versus contemporary work
Basic knowledge of contemporary and period fabrication/construction.

HPS002 Tool Maintenance, Use, and Operation
Basic knowledge of the preservation trade(s) (e .g., carpentry, masonry, painting, etc.). Ability to use and maintain hand tools, portable power tools, and stationary power tools in safe, operating condition.

HPS003 Follow construction documents and instructions
Basic knowledge of construction documents and the ability to carry out preservation tasks.

HPS004 Document project work
Ability to provide basic field documentation.

HPS005 Assist in day-to-day direction of project work
Skill in assisting preservation crafts people in the execution of a variety of tasks while performing preservation maintenance work on historic structures.

HPS006 Follow D0-28 and Secretary of Interior Standards
Working knowledge of preservation treatment as specified in the Secretary of the Interior Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and D0-28, Cultural Resources Management Guidelines.

HPS007 Safety Considerations
Basic knowledge of materials safety, environmental or other workplace hazards and responds appropriately.

HPS008 Diagnosis of deterioration/defects
Ability to utilize appropriate materials, supplies and tools to maintain and preserve the integrity of historic structures. Working knowledge of a preservation trade(s). Working knowledge of the interrelationship between various types of building systems and components.

HPS009 Repair/replacement of period elements
Ability to detect deterioration or defects in period work, to diagnose probable causes, and recommend treatments. Working knowledge of and ability to use period construction tools, materials, and methods.

HPS010 Prepare scopes of work (SOW) and cost estimates.
Ability to prepare documentation of existing conditions, scopes of work, cost estimates, procurement documents, and post-construction documentation.

HPS011 Perform condition assessments
Ability to assist in performing condition assessments on historic structures.

HPS012 Direct project work
Ability to evaluate and direct the work of preservation workers in the range of trades applicable to historic preservation. Serves as Contracting Officer Technical Representative on historic preservation projects. Ability to manage a small preservation project while maintaining project schedule, meeting project goals, maintaining communication lines, and staying within project budget.

HPS013 lnterpreUapply D0-28 & Sec. of Interior Standards
Ability to interpret preservation policies, standards, and guidelines and apply them to the definition and execution of preservation projects.

HPS014 Safety considerations
Ability recognize and mitigate materials, environmental or other common workplace hazards.

HPS015 Develop and instruct preservation training
Ability to develop training activities in a range of preservation related trades.

HPS016 Evaluate/apply state-of-the-art techniques
Ability to evaluate and apply state-of the-art materials and technologies to the preservation of historic structures and posses an awareness of associated cultural resources.

HPS017 Develop treatment guidelines
Advanced knowledge of the preservation trade(s) and the ability to apply preservation skills in a broad range of crafts related to the practice of historic preservation.

HPS018 Supervise preservation projects
Ability to successfully manage a complex preservation project. Ability to evaluate and direct work of preservation workers in the range of trades applicable to complex historic preservation projects. Ability to conduct condition assessments and develop treatment recommendations for historic structures. Ability to serve as a Contracting Officer's Technical Representative on complex preservation projects.

HPS019 Instruct others in interpretation. application.
Advanced knowledge of and the ability to instruct others in the interpretation and application of preservation policies, standards, and guidelines.

HPS020 Safety considerations
Ability to develop and administer a workplace safety program.

HPS021 Interpret construction drawings and plans
Ability to interpret construction documents in the lay out of work.

HPS022 Selection of proper tools and equipment
Ability to select, use and maintain a variety of tools, materials and equipment.

HPS023 Preservation Laws and Guidelines
Basic knowledge of the Secretary of the Interior Standards for the Treatment of Historic properties and D0-28, Cultural Resource Management Guidelines and other guidelines.

HPS024 Preservation treatment techniques
Basic knowledge of methods to remove, identify, salvage, and store historic structure materials and artifacts during treatment/construction projects. Basic knowledge that damage or destruction of historic and/or archeological evidence can occur during treatment/construction projects

HPS025 Environmental Practices
Basic knowledge of materials safety, environmental and other workplace hazards and the ability to respond appropriately. Working knowledge of the proper use and maintenance of personal protective equipment.

HPS026 traditional building materials and finishes
Ability to work accurately from construction documents or oral instructions to procure supplies, materials, and equipment for work assignment. Working knowledge of traditional building materials and finishes. Ability to identify deteriorated building materials and skill in replacing the deteriorated component as needed. Ability to differentiate between contemporary and historic building materials and methods.

HPS027 Sources of technical information
Working knowledge of compliance with the law in preservation craft work. Working knowledge of additional sources of preservation related information, who the sources are, where to find them, and when to call them for help. Ability to understand technical information produced as reference materials.

HPS028 Reassemble historic building components
Working knowledge of traditional and historical craft skills. Ability to assist in the reassembly of historic building components after they have been dismantled. Ability to perform preservation maintenance for various building materials and structures.

HPS029 Awareness of environmental hazards
Ability to recognize and mitigate materials safety, environmental, and other workplace hazards .

HPS030 Trade Skills in more than one trade
Advanced knowledge of traditional building materials and finishes. Working knowledge of the interrelationship between various types of building systems and components.

HPS031 Interdisciplinary preservation process
Knowledge of the interdisciplinary preservation process

HPS032 Levels of Treatment
Ability to provide field documentation of treatments to historic fabric. Ability to translate and explain to others the levels of treatments that are consistent with the Secretary of lnteriorAi,s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and NPS-28, Cultural Resource Management Guidelines. Skill and ability to identify, recommend and implement appropriate corrective/preservation treatments for tandard/routine condition deficiencies.

HPS033 Current and state of the art technologies
Ability to apply preservation skills in a broad range of crafts related to the practice of historic preservation. Skill in repairing or replacing period elements and using appropriate tools, methods, and materials. Ability to apply knowledge of current technologies in historic preservation to the maintenance and repair of historic structures.

HPS034 Job Hazard Analysis
Ability to translate and explain to others materials safety, environmental, and other workplace hazards.

HPS035 Basic tool use and operation
Ability to use common hand tools.

HPS036 Basic equipment operation
Basic knowledge in the use of common power tools and common construction equipment.

HPS037 Basic construction techniques
Basic understanding of building materials and the ability to perform basic maintenance techniques.

HPS038 Awareness of preservation laws
Basic knowledge of the principles and objectives of preservation and recognizing the need to minimize damage, deterioration and/or alteration of historic structures.

HPS039 Use of personal protective equipment
Ability to properly use personal protective equipment. Basic knowledge of maintenance safety practices.

HPS040 Advanced tool and equipment use and maintenance
Ability to use and maintain common power tools and common construction equipment.

HPS041 Apprentice level skill in construction techniques.
Ability to demonstrate basic-level skill in at least one building trade as it applies to maintaining historic structures.

HPS042 Secretary of the Interior Standards
Basic knowledge of preservation concepts that are consistent with the Secretary of Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. Basic knowledge of how to protect historic and/or archeological materials and artifacts during treatment.

HPS043 Prevent further damage
Ability to execute basic maintenance of historic features and materials.

HPS044 Safety considerations
Ability to recognize and mitigate material, environmental or other workplace hazards.

HPS045 Interpret simple construction drawings
Ability to interpret basic construction documents and layout work.

HPS046 Selection of proper tools and equipment
Ability to select proper tools and materials. Basic ability to operate standard stationary power equipment.

HPS047 Semiskilled in construction techniques
Working knowledge of the interrelationship between various types of building systems.

HPS048 Preservation Laws and guidelines
Ability to understand the Secretary of Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, D0-28, Cultural Resource Management Guidelines, NEPA, and the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended. Ability to address compliance with the law in preservation craft work.

HPS049 identify, dismantle, label building components
Knowledge of how to remove, identify, salvage, and store historic structure materials and artifacts during treatment/construction projects.

HPS050 Execute appropriate preservation treatments
Skill and ability to apply preservation skills to a range of appropriate preservation treatments; knowledge and ability to recognize treabnents that offer potential for damage, and the ability to perform maintenance skills for various building materials and structures. Ability to apply maintenance skills in a broad range of crafts related to the practice of historic preservation.

HPS051 Environmental practices
Ability to recognize materials safety, environmental, other workplace hazards and responds appropriately.

HPS052 Preservation laws and guidelines
Awareness of cultural resource preservation legislation, policies, guidelines, standards and procedures, particularly the Secretary of the Interior's Standards and Guidelines and D0-28.

HPS053 Preserve historic fabric
Basic knowledge of the principles and objectives of preservation and recognizing the need to minimize damage, deterioration and/or alteration of historic fabric and structures.

HPS054 Contemporary and historics landscape plants
Awareness of various styles, types and characteristics of cultural landscapes. Basic knowledge of landscape maintenance and gardening practices. Basic knowledge of common woody and herbaceous plants, landscape materials and built features.

HPS055 Use and maintenance of gardening tools
Ability to use and maintain gardening tools, supplies and equipment.

HPS056 Environmental practices
Basic knowledge of materials, environmental or other workplace safety hazards.

HPS057 Personal protective equipment
Ability to properly use personal protective equipment.

HPS058 Preservation laws and guidelines
Basic knowledge of cultural resource preservation legislation, policies, guidelines, standards and procedures, particularly the Secretary of the Interior's Standards and Guidelines and 00-28 as they apply to the preservation of cultural landscapes.

HPS059 Contemporary and period design
Basic knowledge of the various styles, types and characteristics of cultural landscapes and awareness that different maintenance practices are applicable in their care.

HPS060 Treatment and maintenance of cultural landscapes
Working knowledge of the principles and objectives of preservation and apply sound preservation practices to minimize damage, deterioration and/or alteration of cultural landscapes.

HPS061 Treatment and maintenance recommendations.
Working knowledge of landscape maintenance and gardening practices and their application to landscape preservation. Working knowledge of a broad range of woody and herbaceous plants, landscape materials and built features. Basic knowledge of construction documents and the ability to carry out instructions to successfully complete landscape maintenance.

HPS062 Condition assessments
Ability to assist with field inspections and preparation of condition assessment reports.

HPS063 Environmental practices
Ability to recognize and mitigate materials, environmental or other workplace hazards.

HPS064 Apply policies and standards to historic landscape
Working knowledge of and ability to apply cultural resource preservation legislation, policies, guidelines, standards and procedures, particularly the Secretary of the Interior's Standards and Guidelines, 00-28, NEPA, and section 106 compliance to landscape preservation practice. Ability to identify and provide creative solutions to unique preservation issues based on knowledge of preservation principles and objectives.

HPS065 Sources of Information
Ability to identify, locate and access sources of additional information and expertise related to historic landscape management, preservation horticulture, landscape preservation and related disciplines.

HPS066 Contemporary and period design
Ability to recognize various styles, types and characteristics of cultural landscapes and to apply appropriate preservation maintenance practices.

HPS067 Journey level skills
Advanced knowledge of landscape maintenance and gardening practices as they apply to landscape preservation. Advanced knowledge of woody and herbaceous plants, landscape materials and built features. Working knowledge of construction documents and the ability to apply that knowledge to complete landscape preservation maintenance tasks.

HPS068 Implement landscape preservation program
Ability to assist with developing and independently implement a landscape preservation maintenance program which addresses sitespecific routine and cyclic maintenance needs.

HPS069 Implement condition assessment program
Ability to accomplish field inspections, prepares condition assessment reports and cost estimates for landscape preservation maintenance. Ability to implement a detailed inventory and condition assessment program to regularly monitor, evaluate and identify preservation work.

HPS070 Project work documentation
Ability to accurately and completely document preservation.

HPS071 Environmental practices
Ability to instruct others to recognize and respond to materials, environmental or other workplace safety hazards.