Job Title: Manager of Historic Preservation Specialists
Position Number: 09427
Job Location: Downtown Denver (1560 Broadway)
Salary: $4,333.00 to $4,877.00 per month (The salary offered is usually the minimum listed, however, a salary above the minimum may be offered for some hard to fill positions.)
Release Date: August 26, 2010 Apply By: September 10, 2010
Employment Type: Full time.
Class Code: 124900
Information about the Job:
If you are considering a career opportunity with the goal of making a difference, consider joining the dedicated people in the State Historical Fund (SHF) of History Colorado, the new name for the Colorado Historical Society. Our professionals aspire to engage people in our State’s heritage through collecting, preserving, and discovering the past in order to educate and provide perspectives for the future. Convenient location to downtown shopping and restaurants plus cultural facilities in the Golden Triangle. In addition to a great location and rewarding, meaningful work, we offer:
? Affordable ECO Pass program for convenient commuting on RTD buses and light rail
? Your choice of one of two strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including PERA Defined Benefit Plan or the PERA Defined Contribution Plan
? Medical and dental health plans
? Paid life insurance plan plus additional optional coverage
? Free Short-term disability coverage plus optional long term disability
? 10 paid holidays per year plus paid opportunities to volunteer in the community
? Generous paid vacation and sick leave benefits
? Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, training opportunities and more
CHS has a strong commitment to diversity and cultural competence. We welcome responses from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.
BROAD SCOPE OF POSITION
This position manages the Historic Preservation Grants Specialists Division. This division provides guidance and advice to State Historical Fund (SHF) grant recipients and their contractors to assist in achieving successful projects. Projects may include the rehabilitation and/or preservation and/or restoration of historic buildings, historic resource surveys and assessments, development of interpretive materials and/or publications and educational programs. This position manages the staff of Preservation Specialists (3 to 4 FTE’s) who serve as preservation “advocates” for State Historical Fund Grant Recipients to assist them in successfully completing State Historical Fund grants and ensuring compliance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Rules as well as adopted State Historical Fund rules and polices. In addition to managing people, this position also manages State Historical Fund preservation grants awarded through the State of Colorado. This position is a non-classified, full time position, exempt from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act, reporting to the Director of the State Historical Fund and serves at the pleasure of the Board of Directors. This position has been exempted from the State Personnel System.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Management of Preservation Grants Specialists including:
This position directly supervises Preservation Grants Specialists. This includes the development of plans and evaluations for those staff members; provides training, coaching and other resources to subordinates; provides timely and helpful consultation and advice to staff members; establishes and maintains a work environment conducive to a positive customer service experience; helps staff to have a positive work experience; inspires staff by setting an example in performance; and interviews, hires, mentors and monitors the performance of new staff members.
• Project Oversight including:
In addition to managing Preservation Grants, Specialists this position manages State Historical Fund grants. Duties include providing advice and guidance to SHF grant recipients and their consultants and contractors regarding the implementation and oversight of grant projects to achieve successful results. Manages project progress through development and review of the grant application, assists the Contracts office in the project contracting phase, oversees compliance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards during the construction phase, ensures compliance with SHF rules and policies, and monitors project progress through the final close out of the contract.
Specific tasks include working with grant applicants to develop a successful grant application, reviewing project Scope of Work, Project Budget, Financial Reports, Progress Reports, and deliverables. Preservation Grant Managers will contact grant recipients as needed. Provides on-site consultation with grant recipients and consultants or with potential applicants.
• Advice & Guidance including:
In addition, provides advice and guidance to the general public and public organizations regarding programs, procedures, and historic preservation policies of the State Historical Fund and History Colorado, the Colorado Historical Society. Provides advice and guidance on historic preservation policies, standards, and guidelines to assist in developing applications for funding.
• Additional Management Duties including:
Reading / Scoring Grant Applications
This position requires a Master’s Degree in Historic Preservation, Architecture, Construction Management or a related field or related experience. Experience in historic preservation is essential. Must have excellent planning, supervisory, organizational and interpersonal skills, as well as strong written and oral communication skills. Must demonstrate experience working on historic preservation projects and interpreting the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards. Must be able to think strategically, and see and understand the needs of the institution as a whole.
Experience managing people is preferred. Previous supervisory experience is not required but is highly desirable.
Must be able to travel independently throughout the state, including overnight stays. Travel may be necessary in a variety of weather conditions.
Special Necessary Requirements:
A condition of employment is the successful completion of a background check. A valid Colorado driver’s license must be obtained within 30 calendar days of accepting this position and the driver’s license must be maintained as a condition of employment.
1560 Broadway, Suite 400
Denver, CO 80202
Be certain to address how your education and experience relates to the qualifications listed above. Late or incomplete packets will not be considered. Please note that the application materials will not be returned. E-mailed and faxed applications will not be accepted. Applicants will be notified as to status. This position is eligible for benefits. Please note that a copy of a college transcript will be required prior to extending an offer of employment, and should be included with your application materials if a degree is required by the “Qualifications” listed above.
Applicants, who wish to qualify based on education completed outside the United States, must be deemed equivalent to higher education programs of U.S. institutions by an organization that specializes in the interpretation of foreign educational credentials. This documentation is the responsibility of the applicant and should be included as part of your application materials. NOTE: History Colorado does not recognize academic degrees from schools that are not accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the United States Department of Education. Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from employment consideration to removal from employment at History Colorado.
If you are covered by the Address Confidentiality Program, CRS 24-21-201 through 24-21-214, please notify the Human Resources Office listed on this announcement so that you are provided the appropriate time extension for notifications provided by U.S. mail. The extension allowed under this program applies only to U.S. mail notifications that include a deadline of 10 days or less.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
HISTORY COLORADO WELCOMES APPLICATIONS FROM PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES.