Topic ID #38684 - posted 9/6/2017 2:50 AM

Heritage Resource Specialist III (Resident Curator Manager) - Fairfax, VA

Jennifer Palmer

Heritage Resource Specialist III (Resident Curator Manager)
Job Details
This listing closes on 9/15/2017 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada).
Salary $31.65 - $52.74 Hourly $2,531.75 - $4,219.57 Biweekly $65,825.55 - $109,708.77 Annually
$65,825.55 - $109,708.77 Annually
Job Type
FT Salary W BN
Park Authority
Job Number
Closing date and time
9/15/2017 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
 Job Announcement
Plans, administers, coordinates and oversees the agency's Resident Curator Program. Manages the new county-wide preservation program and oversees the capital improvement program and restorative maintenance projects for historic structures. Maintains, oversees and updates documentation for county-wide historic buildings and structures as well as develop and manage the application process for the historic preservation, restoration, rehabilitation, reconstruction, treatment and mitigation activities for Park Authority historic buildings and structures. The position will have both office and field responsibilities. Administers the Resident Curator Program with supervision of the branch manager including programmatic and managerial responsibilities, planning initiatives, budgeting and objectives.  Conserves and enhances selected Fairfax County Park Authority historic structures by managing and administering all phases of the Resident Curator Program. Assists with the implementation of goals and objectives for the Heritage Conservation Branch.
Illustrative Duties
Identifies, surveys, researches, and records cultural and heritage resources to make recommendations related to their study, preservation, planning and or development projects;
Reviews and assists in developing revisions to the County's Heritage Resources Plan, Comprehensive Plan, and the Park Authority's Cultural Resource Management Plan;
Reviews public and private planning and development proposals for compliance with local, state, and federal preservation guidelines and requirements, as well as potential impact on cultural resources;
Works with developers, construction contractors, utility companies and owners of historic properties to negotiate a balance between development plans and historic preservation;
Communicates with owners of historic properties and the public on issues dealing with historic overlay districts, including design review guidelines;
Researches and reports on issues related to an area of expertise;
Provides information to the public related through reports, publications, lectures, and meetings;
Provides professional counsel and administrative support to boards and commissions such as the Board of Supervisors, the Park Authority Board, the Planning Commission, the Architectural Review Board, and the History Commission;
Works with other county staff on team projects when expertise in a specialty area is required;
Assists in the establishment and revision of agency and division policies and procedures when expertise in a specialty area is required;
Develops Requests for Proposal, participates in selection of contractors, and monitors their work;
Represents the agency and county at meetings with boards, authorities, and commissions;
Recruits, trains, and schedules staff and volunteers;
Plans, directs, and evaluates the work of subordinate staff.
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Expert level knowledge of historic preservation, architectural history, or museum curation;
Expert level knowledge of local, state, and federal regulations, codes, and ordinances related to cultural resources in Virginia, which may include the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 (ARPA), Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990 (NAGPRA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and the Virginia Antiquities Act;
Knowledge of the principles, practices and methods of a specialty area such as archaeology, museum collections, or historic preservation, and the ability to effectively apply them;
Knowledge of the county's planning process as it affects heritage and cultural resources;
Knowledge of historic classification methodologies;
Knowledge of the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties;
Knowledge of the Guidelines for Conducting Historic Resources Survey in Virginia;
Ability to train volunteers in the work methods of the specialty area to which assigned, and to monitor their work;
Ability to communicate technical information effectively to a wide range of audiences;
Ability to set priorities and manage time efficiently.
Employment Standards
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a master's degree in history, anthropology, historic preservation, architectural history, historical architecture, archaeology, museum studies or other closely related field; plus four years of professional experience in specialized field such as such as archaeology, historic preservation, architectural history, museum collections, of which two years must have been in a supervisory role. 

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