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Posted: 06/22/2015

Park County Government
Department of Heritage, Tourism & Community Development

Preservationist I
Professional Opportunity
Fairplay, CO

General Purpose:  This position performs entry-level work to meet the requirements of the Certified Local Government program, supports historic preservation and heritage tourism projects and programs, and performs advanced clerical work in support of the Department of Heritage, Tourism & Community Development.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities

 Administrative and Office Support:       

  • Provide general office support by routing mail, maintaining office supplies, preparing credit card reports and vouchers, and assisting Operations Manager in maintaining financial records.
  • Respond to citizen inquiries and refer citizens to other staff or departments, when appropriate.
  • Maintain records, photographs, and maps of surveyed, listed, and eligible cultural resources and make documentation available to county departments and the public, when appropriate.
  • Proofread and edit reports, nominations, grant applications, and other documents as needed.
  • Provide support for heritage tourism activities as needed.
  • Assist other department staff as needed.

 Planning and CLG:

  • Cross-train with Operations Manager to serve as staff for the Park County Historic Preservation Advisory Commission including preparation and posting of agendas and minutes, monthly staff reports, staff recommendations, and PCHPAC record maintenance.
  • Cross-train with Operations Manager to manage PCHPAC grant program including providing application assistance, reviewing applications, making staff recommendations, and documenting project completion.
  • Cross-train with Operations Manager to ensure that Park Countys Certified Local Government requirements are fulfilled and submit required reports to the state CLG coordinator.
  • Cross-train with Operations Manager to protect culturally significant resources affected by state or federal undertakings by participating in the Section 106 process.
  • Cross-train with Operations Manager to advise Development Services on matters affecting cultural resources including reviewing applications for zoning changes, building permits, and other activities that may affect designated or eligible cultural resources.

 Public Outreach:

  • Publicize information about the benefits of historic preservation. Respond to county department requests for information, as well as from the general public. Stay abreast of current events related to historic preservation. Notify appropriate parties when action is needed.
  • Assist property owners with applications for grants, tax credits, certificates of appropriateness, and historic designation.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain education and outreach initiatives that increase public understanding of historic preservation and Park Countys historic resources.

 Historic Preservation:

  • Assist the Operations Manager in applying for and administering historic preservation grants.
  • Gain and maintain familiarity with Park Countys cultural landscapes and resources as well as its history.
  • Support the development and management of surveys of Park County cultural resources and conduct surveys, as assigned.
  • Encourage nomination of individual sites and districts to national, state, and local registers and research and determine eligibility of properties for designation as needed. Cross-train with Operations Manager to prepare or review nominations for Park County Historic Landmarks and Districts and present nominations to PCHPAC and BOCC.
  • Assist with the periodic review and update of Park Countys long range historic preservation plan.

 Job Titles Supervised:  None

Location:  The office for this position is located in the Park County Old Courthouse Building in Fairplay, CO.


Minimum Requirements: Bachelors degree in historic preservation, architectural history, archaeology, history, or closely related field. Familiarity with the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proficiency with computers including the use of Microsoft Excel. Ability to work both independently and with other staff to complete projects. Willingness to work occasional nights and weekends. Must consent to and pass a background check. Preferred qualifications: One (1) year of work experience with a public agency. Familiarity or experience using digital cameras, Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers, and iOS devices. Familiarity with Adobe Photoshop and ArcGIS 10.2 or later. Experience writing, editing, and/or managing private, state, and/or federal grants. Strong attention to detail for writing and financial accounting. Ability to travel locally and regionally. Familiarity with Colorado history and geography. Knowledge of historical research techniques involving public records, libraries, and archives.

Special Requirements

A full job description is available upon request to pchr@parkco.us

Miscellaneous Information

Any offers of employment are conditional upon a background check.

Park County is an EEO employer.

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Apply online via the link below.
Erica Duvic
Phone: 719-836-4273

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