Function of Work:
To direct the entire State Historic Preservation program whose functions encompass the National Register, tax incentives, heritage education, environmental review, grants administration and economic development in historic areas.
Level of Work:
Administrative direction from the Deputy Assistant Secretary.
Line over Architectural Historians, Marketing Specialists, and support staff.
Location of Work:
Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, Office of Cultural Development, Division of Historic Preservation.
Differs from State Archaeologist and other division directors by the area of program responsibility.
Differs from Deputy Assistant Secretary by overseeing one programmatic division instead of three.
Differs from Architectural Historians by responsibility for directing all activities of the Division of Historic Preservation and the exercise of fiscal control and allocation.
Plans, organizes, directs and controls the work activities of the State Historic Preservation program including the state survey of historic properties, National Register of Historic Places in Louisiana, National Historic Landmark Program, state historic highway marker program, federal historic preservation tax credit program, the Main Street Historic Downtown Economic Revitalization Program, and a wide variety of public awareness and heritage education programs.
Formulates and implements current and long-range programs, plans and policies for the division.
Coordinates work by scheduling assignments and directing and reviewing the work of subordinate staff.
Develops the revision of rules, regulations and procedures to meet changes in law or policy. Drafts proposed legislation for the department in matters involving historic preservation.
Supervises the development of the division's annual budget in both state and federal funds. Determines the allocation of funds to various program activities.
Serves as liaison to senior officials within the department concerning the division's programs. Meets with elected officials, upper management, private officials, and the public on matters involving the broad scope of historic preservation in Louisiana.
Selects and assigns staff, identifies staff development needs and assures that necessary training is obtained.
May train subordinate Historic Preservation Program Specialist(s) in office practice and in the various sub-programs administered by the Division of Historic Preservation.
Prepares the federally required State Comprehensive Plan charting the overall direction of the office and setting long-range goals and short-term initiatives based upon public needs. Provides for the plan's implementation across the various program areas.
A baccalaureate degree in architecture, architectural history, historic preservation, art history, history, planning, urban studies, cultural resource management, or museum studies plus six years of professional level experience with a state historic preservation office or similar preservation agency. Two years of the required experience must have been at the supervisory level.
A master's degree in architecture, architectural history, historic preservation, art history, history, planning, urban studies, cultural resource management, or museum studies may be substituted for two years of the required general experience.
A master's degree in any field with a Certification in Historic Preservation may be substituted for two years of the required general experience.
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Incorporated; the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools; the Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher Schools; the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools; the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.