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Posted: 10/29/2009

Town of Virginia City, Montana

Virginia City (Montana) Historic Preservation Officer
Professional Opportunity
Virginia City, MT

Seeking a dynamic Historic Preservation Officer for the Town of Virginia City, Montana. Virginia City was established in 1863 when gold was discovered, served as the Montana territorial capital for 10 years, and became one of the Wests first major preservation efforts in the 1940s and 50s. With over 230 historic buildings, the community was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1961, and has implemented a traditional design review program since 1998. Today, Virginia City is a town of 200 residents that hosts 50,000  60,000 tourists annually.

Job Responsibilities

This is a half-time position working on behalf of the Virginia City National Historic Landmark. Job responsibilities include grant writing and administration, design review and building permit review, educational outreach, zoning, and planning. A qualified candidate should have education or experience in any of the following areas: historic preservation, history, architecture, community planning and/or zoning regulations.

Specifically, as Historic Preservation Officer, this person shall administer Virginia Citys Design Review program, including development permits and site zoning permit processing; perform site inspections (pre application, during construction and final inspection); advise Mayor and Town Council in planning and zoning matters; staff HPAC and Planning committees; write grant applications and administer economic development grants; conduct educational outreach efforts for Virginia City residents, Virginia City Preservation Alliance, Montana Heritage Commission and other interested parties; secure grant funding for the HPO position from SHPO and other sources as identified.

This position must maintain up to date knowledge of developments in historic preservation programs generally, and of state and federal grant opportunities for community development, including cultural and heritage tourism programs. A qualified individual should be experienced in grant writing and administration.

HPO is required to attend evening meetings, as needed. Such meetings might include Town Council meetings or Virginia City Preservation Alliance meetings, providing assistance as required by the organization as part of an agreement between VCPA and the Town Council for their support of the HPO position. Other duties may be assigned by council on a temporary or permanent basis within the 20 hour work week.


This position is appointed by the Mayor, subject to the consent of the Town Council. The Mayor, Town Council, and Administrative Assistant supervise the Historic Preservation Officer.

Compensation and Hours

The salary is $12- $13/hour depending on experience. Compensation is based on a 20 hour work week. Time sheets for payroll purposes need only state the number of hours worked; no apportionment of hours for normal job duties is required. Meetings and hours of work for VCPA shall be noted on the time sheet to provide written record for that organization. Vacation leave, sick leave, compensatory time and related matters shall be determined per the Town Personnel Policy manual.

Other Requirements

Must have a valid Montana drivers license, with a copy on file in the city office.

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How to apply
Please contact the Town Office at 406-843-5321, or by mail at P.O. Box 35, Virginia City, MT 59755 for additional information and employment application. Applications will be accepted through November 30th. The town of Virginia City is an equal opportunity employer.
Madeleine Alkire
Phone: 406-843-5321
Town of Virginia City
PO Box 35
Virginia City, MT 59755

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