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Posted: 07/01/2015

Oregon Parks & Recreation Department
Heritage Programs Division

OPRD operates a system of State Parks; operates special programs such as Scenic Rivers, Recreation Trails, Historic Preservation, and Ocean Shores programs; and provides assistance to local governments for recreation and heritage conservation. Oregon Parks and Recreation Department consists of about 487 full-time and 439 seasonal employees located in the Salem headquarters office, the Oregon State Fairgrounds and four operating regions statewide. OPRD serves more than 40 million visitors per year with a 2013-15 biennial budget of $209.9 million. This position is located within the Heritage Programs Division of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD), which includes the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), Oregon Heritage Commission, the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries, and the Oregon Historic Trails Advisory Council. The Division is managed by the Heritage Program Administrator who is also the Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer and directly responsible to the OPRD Director, who is the Governor-designated State Historic Preservation Officer.

Principal Executive/Manager F (Deputy State Historic Preservation Offi
Professional Opportunity
Salem, OR
$6046.00 - $8917.00

The incumbent serves as the Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer (DSHPO) and has delegated authority from the Director/State Historic Preservation Officer.  The incumbent oversees the operation of the federal and state programs that comprise the Division and serves as the major point of contact on preservation and heritage issues in the OPRD park system.  The Deputy SHPO develops biennial budgets, cultural resource policies, legislation and administrative rules relating to programs.  The position establishes priorities, work assignments and direction for all Division programs.  The incumbent has extensive dealings with senior officials in federal and state agencies and local governments.  The Administrator has regular dealings with legislators, citizen groups, professional organizations, the media, and the general public.  In consultation with the Historic Preservation manager, incumbent interviews and selects division employees.  Incumbent oversees all Governor, Division, or OPRD Director-appointed Boards, Commissions or Committees and serves as an ex-officio member on other cultural resource appointed bodies.

The Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer has the following primary responsibilities:

Administrator for Heritage Programs

  • Provide counsel to OPRD Director and to the other members of the Executive Team on heritage, and department-wide matters, including priorities, policy, legislation, organization, personnel, planning and budget.
  • Manage Divisions budget to ensure funds are managed in a fiscally responsible way to maximize the programs effectiveness and accountability. Develop and monitor annual and biennial work plans for the Division to ensure appropriate completion of projects and goals. Manage staff effectively and in accordance with the appropriate policies, including recruiting and hiring, mentoring and training, performance evaluations, and terminations.
  • Provide to OPRD Commission information, counsel, and requests for action on Heritage matters.
  • Represent the State Historic Preservation Office and the Oregon Heritage Commission to the Oregon Cultural Trust, OPRD headquarters and field staff on activities affecting historic and archaeological resources in the field system.
  • When required, represent the OPRD Director or the Heritage program to the Governors Office and at various meetings or other communication with legislators, agency heads, elected officials, congressional members, organizations, and individuals.
  • Participate in OPRD inter- and intra-agency task forces or working groups.
  • Participate in OPRD legislative issues, including preparation and presentation of testimony, direct response to legislators, preparation and revision of budget and concept documents, and coordination of OPRD efforts related to Heritage Programs.
  • Serve as OPRD liaison to the Department of Administrative Services regarding the government-to-government relationship of state agencies with Indian tribes (ORS 182, 162 168).

State Historic Preservation Office Duties

  • Oversee the management of statewide federal and state mandated historic preservation programs under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended (NHPA), and ORS 358 and 390.  Insure compliance with all statutory program requirements.  Create or delegate the creation of long- and short-term plans, including the statewide preservation plan as required under NHPA.  Determine program priorities and policy in consultation with the SHPO/Director and the Historic Preservation Programs Manager.  Plan, monitor, implement and adjust biennial budgets.  Assign staff work priorities and allocate resources for project implementation.  Investigate and resolve problems or disputes in all program areas, involving parties outside the agency when necessary.  Write legislative proposals, legislative testimony, and administrative rules.  Approve applications for state tax incentives for historic properties.  Oversee the former Oregon Historic Properties Commission responsibilities for state-owned artifacts.
  • Act as the Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer.  Negotiate, review, and sign agreements relating to federal and state cultural resource laws.  Nominate properties to the National Register of Historic Places. Manage the states archeological permitting processing.  Award federal Grants-in-Aid. Review for sufficiency and sign Federal Tax Credit and Oregon Special Assessment applications. Participate in federal regulatory and policy task forces.  Certify local governments for participation in the Certified Local Government program. Review and comment on federal cultural resource regulation and federal appropriations and policy issues.
  • Consult with the Historic Preservation Programs Manager on the following:  supervision of SHPO personnel, hiring and training for new employees, resolving employee disputes, responding to grievances, and initiating disciplinary action when necessary.
  • Oversee the State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation, the Historic Assessment Review Committee, and the Oregon Historic Trails Advisory Council (OHTAC), to meet their various statutory mandates.
  • Serve as ex-officio member of the Oregon Heritage Commission. Serve, or delegate to appropriate staff, as a member of the Historic Columbia River Highway Advisory Committee, the Collaborative Environmental and Transportation Agreement for Streamlining (CETAS) group, and the OHTAC.
  • Work with local government officials, congressional members and their staffs, federal and state agency heads and staff, and tribal governments on cultural resources issues and policy.  Give speeches or otherwise address community groups, professional organizations, special interest groups, or members of the public on agency programs and policies relating to cultural resources.
  • Oversee SHPOs public education program for all programs and associated grant programs. Serve as a point-of-contact for media inquiries.

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How to apply
Interested candidates must submit: An online application that clearly demonstrates how you meet the minimum qualifications listed in the qualifications section of this announcement. A cover letter of no more than two (2) pages, that describes how your skills, knowledge and experience demonstrate you can perform the duties listed in the duties and responsibilities section of this announcement and how your background matches the desired attributes section of this announcement. A list of references that includes two (2) in each of the following categories: supervisory, peer, subordinate, and professional. The screening of candidates will be based on review of the online application and cover letter. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and whose background most closely matches the duties and responsibilities and desired attributes as outlined in this announcement will be invited to interview. We will consider only complete application packets received by 11:59 p.m. on the close date listed on this announcement. Be sure to attach all required documents. 1. Complete E-recruit application: You must apply online, no paper applications will be accepted. A resume (text or attachment) will not replace the work experience section of the application. Work experience is based on a 40 hour work week. (Example: 20 hours a week for one year would equate to six months of full-time work experience.) 2. Transcripts: Must be attached if using education to meet minimum qualifications. Note: To protect your confidential information, please redact (black out) your social security number on all transcripts before attaching to your application. 3. Supplemental Questions: The work experience section of your application must verify your responses to all the supplemental questions and show you meet the minimum qualifications. Be sure to answer all supplemental questions, "see resume" or "see application" will not substitute for a response. 4. Additional documents: Attach a cover letter, no more than two (2) pages, describing your background as it relates to the qualifications and desired attributes of this position, articulating the reason why you are interested in this position; AND attach a list of references that includes two (2) in each of the following categories: supervisory, peer, subordinate, and professional. All College Transcripts should be submitted to receive credit for education coursework. A resume will not substitute for completing the work experience section of your application. You must have a valid e-mail address to apply for jobs with the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department. All communication regarding your application and status will be done by e-mail.
Aimee Buchholz
Phone: 503-986-0626
725 Summer St. NE
Salem, OR 97301

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