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Posted: 04/22/2014

Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Bureau of Planning and Resource Protection / Office of Cultural Resour

The Department of Conservation and Recreation is steward of one of the largest state parks systems in the country. Its 450,000 acres is made up of forests, parks, greenways, historic sites and landscapes, seashores, lakes, ponds, reservoirs and watersheds.

Historic Curatorship Program Project Manager
Professional Opportunity
Boston, MA
$$57,065.06 to $77,830.22 Annually

The Department of Conservation and Recreation seeks qualified applicants for the position Regional Planner III.

The Historic Curatorship Program Project Manager is responsible for carrying out assigned duties and responsibilities relative to DCRs historic resource management activities including, but not limited to providing project management support for the Historic Curatorship Program, a leasing program of underutilized historic properties under the control of DCR. The program preserves state-owned but unused significant historic properties by seeking outside parties interested in exchanging skills and sweat equity for a long-term lease. The program has preserved 20 historic properties since 1994, representing an outside investment of over $16 million. Reuses must be compatible with the historic and natural character of the resource and the park and proposals are evaluated based on experience in rehabilitating historic properties, the feasibility of the proposed reuse, proof of sufficient resources and level of public benefit.

Act as Project Manager in the planning, implementation and monitoring of historic preservation projects including coordination of all policies, procedures and activities related to the Historic Curatorship Program; and participate in other assigned capital projects, management plans and other initiatives involving projects with a cultural resource component.

Assist the Program Manager in the prioritization and planning for projects related to properties eligible for the Historic Curatorship Program, with the overall goal of stabilizing threatened properties, or performing improvements which will make a property more marketable to a future Curatorship partner; review and comment on rehabilitation plans and projects to ensure compliance with historic preservation standards

Coordinate reviews with Office of Cultural Resource staff, including the DCR Archaeologist, DCR Engineering Staff, DCR Legal Staff, the Massachusetts Historical Commission, State Building Inspectors, MA Architectural Access Board, local historic commissions and any other pertinent regulatory authorities.

Conduct annual or biannual inspections of existing Historic Curatorship properties to ensure compliance with leases, specifically compliance with rehabilitation and maintenance requirements and adherence to historic preservation requirements including MGL Ch. 9, 26-27C and rehabilitation, as well as all other pertinent state and local regulation; document all Curator activity, including annual investment and update the progress of any rehabilitation and maintenance projects;

Prepare conditions assessments, and provide recommendations and cost estimates for eligible Historic Curatorship properties for use in the production of Requests for Proposals for new Curatorship solicitations.

Develop scopes and contract work related to the evaluation, stabilization, rehabilitation and maintenance of DCR historic properties; oversee solicitation, evaluation, selection, management and payment of contractors and consultants on evaluation, design and construction projects for Historic Curatorship Program properties and other historic properties, including partnership grant projects; research historic records, previous engineering reports and planning materials to aid in the development of stabilization and rehabilitation planning

Assist Program Manager in other program activities, including evaluating new properties for inclusion in the program, soliciting new properties for proposals and coordinating public benefit activities.

Provide support to the Resource Management Planning Staff in the preparation of the Cultural Resources section of the Resource management Plans; support includes documentation of cultural resources through research and on site GPS identification, writing narrative descriptive sections and providing management recommendations.

Work with Office of Cultural Resource staff to develop procedures, policies, training initiatives and best management practices for the documentation, preservation and management of cultural resources throughout DCR properties.

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How to apply
Interested persons should respond in writing, accompanied by a resume, cover letter and a DCR application for employment, no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date to: Penny Carney, Director of Human Resources Department of Conservation and Recreation 251 Causeway Street, Suite 600 Boston, MA 02114 Attn: Harry Pierre-Mike An application must be completed and returned with a resume. Resumes will not be considered without an application. Applications are available on the DCR WEB site at www.mass.gov/dcr/ Once on our website, go to "Inside our Agency" and then "Employment". Links to the various types of applications are there. The Department of Conservation and Recreation, is an affirmative action employer, is committed to ensuring that all of its programs and facilities are accessible to all members of the public. It is the policy of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation. Inquiries regarding compliance by the Department of Conservation Title IX and other civil rights laws may be directed to Human Resources at 617-626-1282. This document is available in other formats to accommodate the needs of individuals with disabilities.

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