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Posted: 12/06/2013

Division of Survey and Register

Professional Opportunity
Richmond, VA
$40,959 to $ 65,558 max


ROLE:  Historian/Archaeologist & Preservation Manager

WORKING TITLE:  Director, Division of Survey and Register

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SALARY: Pay Band 5 $40,959 to $ 65,558 max

(Career potential up to $ 84,062)




The Department of Historic Resources is seeking a full-time senior-level preservation program professional whose primary responsibilities will be the management of the Division of Survey and Register.

Core responsibilities include oversight of the following programs:

  • National Register of Historic Places and Virginia Landmarks Register
  • Survey including both archaeological and architectural and oversight of grant program
  • Highway Marker Program
  • Archives -  including the Virginia Cultural Resource Inventory System (V-CRIS)
  • Participate as member of agencys senior management team


The successful candidate will have experience in the evaluation of historic significance and register eligibility and the development of historic contexts, as well as a demonstrated ability to conduct and oversee scholarly research and an ability to judge which historic properties and themes in Virginias history are worthy of recognition and documentation 


QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate should have strong academic and experiential grounding in at least one of the core historic preservation fields of architectural history, history, historic preservation or archaeology; a working familiarity with Virginias cultural resources; and program management experience including the supervision of professional staff, the development of annual work plans and budgets, and grants administration. Graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in architectural history, historic preservation, or related preservation field is required; Masters degree in related field highly desirable.  Must meet Secretary of the Interiors Professional Qualification Standards. Extensive and progressively more complex work experience within the field of preservation is preferred. Considerable knowledge of the workings of a State Historic Preservation Office is helpful.  In addition, the successful candidate must have knowledge of computer operations including but not limited to experience in the use of Microsoft Access, Word, and Excel.  Demonstrated experience in providing review and guidance in the work of other professionals engaged in historic preservation activities is helpful.  The successful candidate must also be able to work well in a flexible team environment, demonstrate ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of preservation professionals as well as the public and bring a strong ethic of customer service to the position.  Basic knowledge of databases, archives and library policies and procedures is helpful. 

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
APPLICATION SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Submit a Commonwealth of Virginia Application For Employment form to the Department of Historic Resources, Attention: Barbara Zayer, 2801 Kensington Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23221; telephone (804) 482-6447, fax: (804) 367-2972; or email to Barbara.Zayer@dhr.virginia.gov. This position will remain open until filled; first screening will be done December 16, 2013. If you need additional information or are disabled and would like to request an accommodation, please call (804) 482-6447 or TDD# (804) 367-2386, or submit a written request for assistance. "AN EEO/AA/ADA EMPLOYER" FEMALES/MINORITIES/PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

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