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Posted: 08/04/2011

Virginia Department of Historic Resources
Community Services Division

The Virginia Department of Historic Resources is the State Historic Preservation Office. Our mission is to foster, encourage, and support the stewardship of Virginia's significant historic architectural, archaeological, and cultural resources.

Stewardship Coordinator
Professional Opportunity
Richmond, VA
$40,959-$60,517 depending on experience


Manages the monitoring and inspection of existing easement properties, documenting current conditions in Annual Stewardship Report or Present Conditions Report. Consults with Easement Program Manager and easement program colleagues on the results of the inspections and appropriate response. Establishes and maintains good relationship with easement property owners; maintains regular contact with easement property owners through correspondence, email, newsletters, or other appropriate means. Establishes strategic plan to guide stewardship goals and efforts; review and revise current agency policies and procedures for stewardship, inspections and monitoring of easement properties. Promotes easement program and stewardship efforts specifically statewide through workshops, presentations, , site visits and meetings with individual property owners. Provides information on the program to members of the public, local governments, state agencies, General Assembly. Responsible for providing technical assistance and architectural expertise to DHR staff members and programs, and to owners of historic properties, other members of the general public, state agencies, local governments, and private preservation groups on matters of architecture and design, code compliance, and on compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in architecture, historic preservation, or related field. Considerable knowledge of architectural principles and practices; construction processes, designs, and specifications; preservation treatment and protection methods, techniques, issues. Extensive knowledge of Virginia historic architectural resources and related preservation laws, regulations, policies, procedures, standards, guidelines, etc. Ability to plan work and establish priorities; coordinate the work of others; review preservation projects, detect issues in architectural designs and treatment plans and offer solutions; Strong communication skills both orally and in writing; negotiate effectively; provide technical assistance; and work effectively and exercise good judgment under stressful conditions. Confirmed understanding of conservation easement law, policies, and best management practices. Demonstrated experience interpreting official court and deed records. Demonstrated computer skills using Microsoft Office and various kinds of software, including word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation applications. Demonstrated experience with GIS, Arcview, GPS equipment, aerial photography, and similar applications. Demonstrated ability to effectively interpret survey plots, property descriptions, and other related materials. Previous managerial experience, strong interpersonal skills, strong analytical and problem solving skills. Travel across Virginia area required with occasional overnight travel. Must possess or be able to obtain a valid Virginia driverís license.

Preferred Qualifications:

Graduate training, law degree or legal experience preferred but not required.

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How to apply
To be considered for this position you must complete a state application through the on-line employment system at https://jobs.agencies.virginia.gov by 5:00 p.m. on September 2, 2011. Resumes may be attached but may not substitute for the on-line state application.
Phylis Blair
Phone: (804) 862-6193

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