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Posted: 08/04/2011

Virginia Department of Historic Resources
Resource Services and Review

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.

Architectural Survey Manager
Professional Opportunity
Richmond, VA
$40,959 – $45,262 depending on experienc


Coordinate the Department of Historic Resources (DHR) architectural survey program and oversee the architectural component of the agency’s Data Sharing System (DSS), the statewide database of historic resources developed and utilized by a wide range of internal and external clients, including all agency programs, federal and state agencies, local governments, preservation and environmental consultants, developers, and property owners. Enhance and preserve digital and paper collections pertaining to historic resources throughout Virginia. Provide training and technical assistance to clients and users of the DSS. To work with the DSS manager and other staff in the preparation of specialized reports in conjunction with survey reviewers, other staff, and clients to meet agency and customer needs. Assist the agency Archivist with accessioning and maintaining architectural survey records, reports and maps. Assist agency staff and the general public with their use of various agency databases, reports, maps, and file materials in the DHR Central Office library.

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in historic preservation, architecture, architectural history or a closely related field. Knowledge of and work experience in one or more historic preservation disciplines and in the potential uses of spatial data to assist in environmental decision making and regulatory compliance, and other aspects of an applied historic preservation context. Knowledge and understanding of architectural survey methods and practices and the management and uses of survey data. Knowledge of and experience with database management and GIS. Demonstrated skill in the development, management, and use of environmental tabular and spatial data, and program training for diverse staff and customers. Ability to provide business and technical support to environmental staff utilizing resource and spatial data for environmental decision-making. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to promote innovation, teamwork, and consensus between diverse customers and professional specialties, and to provide timely, efficient and thorough customer service. Fluent knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

Preferred Qualifications:

Graduate degree in history, architecture or architectural history. Demonstrated experience in providing review and guidance for the work of others engaged in historic preservation activities, preferably in historic resource survey and evaluation projects.

OPen until
none given

How to apply
Application Requirements: 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.
Phyllis Blair

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