Topic ID #35368 - posted 3/19/2015 1:37 AM

Easement Stewardship Coordinator - Virginia Dept of Historic Resources

Jennifer Palmer

Position Information
Working Title Easement Stewardship Coordinator  
Role Title Hist/Arch & Preserv III - 29033  
Job Open Date 03-17-2015  
Job Close Date
Jobs close at 5pm EST. 04-06-2015
Job Type Detail
Definition Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1  
Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? No  
Hiring Range $41,778 to $57,000  
Agency Dept of Historic Resources (423)  
Agency Website Click Here for Agency Website  
Location Richmond (City) - 760  
Position Number 00045  
Job Posting Number 0088977  
Does this position have telework options? Yes  
Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference No  
Type of Recruitment
Definition General Public - G  
Job Type
Definition Full-Time (Salaried)  
Pay Band 05  
Job Description This position is in charge of monitoring and inspecting existing easement properties to determine compliance with the terms of the easement and document current conditions in a written stewardship report. Consults with Division Director and easement program colleagues on the results of the inspections and appropriate response to property owner. Establishes plan to guide stewardship priorities and goals; review and revise current agency policies and procedures for stewardship, inspections and monitoring of easement properties. Maintains regular contact with easement property owners through correspondence, e-mail, newsletters or other appropriate means. 
Document the condition of each easement property through written descriptions, photographs and GIS. Establish/maintain relationships with easement landowners through regular communication. Assist landowners with historic preservation and land management topics. Maintain accurate documentation in DHR easement program files, Research court documents and county records. Assist collegues and supervisors with resolution of easement violations, interpretation, and approvals, as needed. Participate in regular staff, planning and project meetings. General office duties and support. Promotes easement program and stewardship efforts specifically through workshops, presentations, site visits and meetings with individual property owners. Provides information on the program to members of the public, local governments, state agencies and the General Assembly. Responsible for providing technical assistance and architectural expertise to DHR staff members and programs, owners of historic properties, other members of the general public, state agencies, local governments, and private preservation groups on matters of architecture and design.  
Minimum Qualifications Applicants must meet the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualification Standards. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in architecture, architectural history, archaeology, historic preservation or related field, with experence in the treatment and stewardship of historic resources. Graduate degree in related field is highly desirable. 
Position requires extensive knowledge of Virginia's historic resources, including architecture and cultural landscapes as well as a working knowledge of Virginia archaeology; knowledge of historic preservation laws, regulations and treatment standards and guidelines. Confirmed understanding of conservation easement law, policies and best management practices for the stewardship of historic properties. Demonstrated experience interpreting offical court and deed records, property survey, property descriptions and related materials.  
Preferred Qualifications Must possess strong analytical, problem solving and organization skills, a demonstrated ability to establish priorities and manage heavy workload, both independently and in cooperation with easement program staff; professional demeanor and ability to work effectively with property owners, the public and colleagues within the agency, and strong organizational and communication skills, including both written and verbal communication skills required. Demonstrated computer skills using Microsoft Office suite and various software, including word processing, spreadsheets and presentation application; experience with GIS, Arcview, GPS equipment, aerial photography and similar applications. 
Regular travel throughout Virginia required with occasional overnight travel. Must possess or be able to obtain a valid Virginia driver's license.  

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