SUMMARY: Under general supervision, is responsible for historical preservation work of considerable difficulty which involves leading others in work; and performs related work as required.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: This is the lead class in the Historical Pres Specialist sub-series. An employee in this class leads others in coordinating and conducting various historic preservation programs such as identifying properties of architectural and historical significance, and nominating properties to the National Register of Historic Places.
Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Administers the statewide cultural resource survey program by developing criteria for review of grant applications; writing press releases and making presentations to solicit grant applications; evaluating and prioritizing grant proposals; preparing and executing grant contracts; monitoring survey grant activities; and assisting in the preparation of year-end reports.
2. Monitors changes in laws, regulations and procedures at the Federal level and assesses the impact the changes will have on State Historic Preservation programs.
3. Coordinates mitigation plans with other agencies and individuals by developing a plan of agreement and oversees the implementation of mitigation plans by reviewing project plans and verifying that conditions of contracts are being met.
4. Manages the daily operations of specific programs and ongoing projects by personally monitoring operations and conferring with the appropriate personnel to assess progress, identify problems, and recommend appropriate actions to maximize and maintain efficiency.
5. Coordinates the historic preservation planning program by the establishment of priorities for developing sections of the State Comprehensive Preservation Plan, coordinating and supervising the development of sections of the plan, and by researching appropriate topics to develop planning sections.
6. Prepares nominations for the National Register of Historic Places and advises and supervises other staff involved in preparing National Register nominations.
7. Assists in the selection, training, and supervision of the historic preservation staff and/or inter-agency staff and consultants.
Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in history, architecture, architectural history, historical preservation or other related acceptable field and experience equivalent to three years of full-time professional experience in historical preservation or related work; additional graduate coursework in history, architecture, architectural history, historical preservation, or related acceptable field may be substituted for the required experience, on a year-for-year basis, to a maximum of one year.
Necessary Special Qualifications/Examination Method:
NECESSARY SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS: None.
EXAMINATION METHOD: Education and experience rating, 100%.