Project Management of Cultural Resources Planning & Rehabilitation Projects
Strong project management skillset with the ability to deliver clear outcomes through competing deadlines while planning, assigning and reviewing the work of individuals on multidisciplinary teams
Serve as project manager for Parks’ historic building stabilization and rehabilitation projects, as well as developing and implementing proposals for Cultural Resources’ historic building projects
Administer Cultural Resources’ contracts for historic building projects (i.e., RFPs, REOIs, IFBs, etc.)
Administer the Restoration of Historic Structures Capital Improvement Program, which supports the restoration and rehabilitation of over 110 historic sites
Research, Planning & Regulatory Compliance
Applies extensive knowledge of the principles and concepts of historic preservation and cultural resource management, as well as knowledge of research techniques and analysis using current literature and best
practices in historic preservation and cultural resource management
Provide technical expertise on regulatory compliance with extensive knowledge of local, state, and federal regulations and guidelines for Parks’ historic structures (i.e., Montgomery County Master Plan for Historic
Preservation, Maryland Historic Trust, National Register for Historic Preservation, and National Environmental Policy Act, etc.)
Serve as primary researcher, analyst and advisor for ADA, hazardous materials, and other issues relating to historic buildings
Provide technical expertise on teams preparing and updating Master and Sector Plans
Cultural Resources’ technical expert for preservation easements, Historic Area Work Permits, preservation grants
Cultural Resources’ liaison to Parks planning committees as required for historic preservation coordination and compliance
Historic Preservation and Cultural Resources Stewardship Functions
Coordinate historic preservation and cultural resources stewardship functions, including tenanting of historic buildings,
Responsible for public responses to inquiries on historic structures for Cultural Resources
Cultural Resources’ liaison to other Parks divisions for the restoration/rehabilitation, curatorship, maintenance, and potential acquisition of historic structures.
Coordinate activation of suitable historic structures and properties
Important Skills and Characteristics
Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to maintain collaborative relationships with other Parks staff and key stakeholders
Proven ability to approach and interact with people of all backgrounds and the ability to think collaboratively with staff and public alike
Be comfortable discussing identities such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, ability, and gender in plain, specific terms as they relate to cultural heritage, equity and social justice
Ability to handle complex and often controversial situations through strong interpersonal skills
Considerable skill in problem solving to select, organize and logically process relevant information
Ability to work with highly confidential projects and data. Proven organizational, coordination, and workload management skills and abilities
Proficient in office software (MS Office), enterprise software and specialized software for planning, scheduling, communicating, word processing, collecting and reporting data, preparing presentations, and researching
Ability to interpret development plans, codes, and regulations as related to historic preservation
Comprehensive knowledge of, and skill in the following areas: principles, concepts and current best practices in historic preservation; research techniques and analysis; County, State and Federal codes regarding historic preservation; characteristics and uses of historic building practices, building styles, and building materials; GIS applications and uses; zoning, property title clearance, codes and permits, regulations and easements as they relate to historic preservation and cultural resources stewardship; and historical properties grant programs
Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Historical Preservation, Cultural Resources Management, History, Archaeology, Anthropology, Architectural History, Architecture, Urban Planning or any related field.
Four (4) years of progressively responsible historical preservation, cultural resource management, archaeology or closely related experience.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted, which together total eight (8) years.
Valid driver’s license (depending on area of assignment) in accordance with both State and Commission rules and regulations. Driver’s license must be unencumbered by restrictions, revocations, suspensions, or points that could limit the employee’s ability to drive Commission vehicles or perform driving duties required by the position of assignment.