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Posted: 06/29/2009

Employer
National Park Service
National Heritage Areas

The Assistant National Coordinator for Heritage Areas is a Contract Position with the National Heritage Areas program, part of the Cultural Resources Division of the National Park Service. National Heritage Areas expand on traditional approaches to resource stewardship by supporting large-scale, community-centered initiatives that connect local citizens to the preservation, conservation and planning process. The National Park Service provides technical, planning, and limited financial assistance to the forty-nine Congressionally-designated National Heritage Areas.


Position
Assistant Coordinator for National Heritage Areas
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
Washington, DC
Details
Salary: $50,408.00
 

Duties:

1. Assist National Coordinator with program administration and management (40%)

- Lead effort to align National Heritage Area contracting and reporting processes across muliple National Park Service (NPS) regions

- Support implementation of new performance-based approach to budgeting

- Serve as active member of NPS evaluation team, currently engaged in an outcomes-based analysis of nine National Heritage Areas

- Provide oversight to contractors and volunteers working on heritage area marketing and administrative projects

- Gather and update key programmatic data, including congressional representation, funding allocations, management strucutre etc

2. Review and assess key planning documents in coordination with regional offices (15%)

- Review National Heritage Area feasibility studies and management plans with focus on compliance with all legal and programmatic requirements

- Update existing guidance to reflect new emphasis on strategic and business planning principles

- Participate as advisor on various planning efforts, including travel for presentations and public meetings

3. Direct communications and outreach for Washington Office (25%)

- Produce regular public relations materials, including bi-monthly e-newsletter, InsideNPS updates, web features and brochure.

- Manage correspondence and information requests from media, government bodies including Congress, Goverment Accountability Office (GAO) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and other NPS divisions

- Generally share information on heritage areas throughout NPS and beyond, through presentations, conference calls (several regularly scheduled), publications and meetings

4. Serve as liaison and provide technical assistance to 50+ non-profit, federal state and local organizations (20%)

- Participate as active member on various committees of the non-profit Alliance of National Heritage Areas, an independent coalition of heritage development organizations

- Organize monthly training curriculum for forty federal, state and local organizations, with focus on interpretation, public outreach and planning

- Provide one-on-one as needed assistance to emerging and established areas

Qualifications:

Master's degree in historic preservation, history, architectural history, heritage tourism, landscape history, planning or related field is preferred. Undergraduate degree plus plus two years related work experience required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative environment strongly desired.

OPen until
07/16/2009

How to apply
Please submit cover letter and resume to martha_raymond@nps.gov. A writing sample will be required if selected for an interview.
Martha Raymond
Phone: (202) 354-2222
Fax: (202) 371-6468
ADDRESS
1201 Eye Street, NW
6th Floor (2257)
Washington , DC 20005

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