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Posted: 03/29/2016

Fairfax County Park Authority
Resource Management Division

The Fairfax County Park Authority is a department of the Fairfax County, Virginia county government responsible for developing and maintaining the various parks, historical sites, and recreational areas owned or administered by Fairfax County.

Historic Preservation Branch Manager
Professional Opportunity
Fairfax, VA
$$68,092.54 - $113,487.71 Annually

The Fairfax County Park Authority, located in Northern Virginia outside Washington, DC, seeks an experienced Historic Preservation Manager, to plan, administer, coordinate and supervise the agency's county-wide preservation program for all historic buildings, structures, objects and cultural landscapes located on parkland. This position will manage the new county-wide resident curator program and will oversee the capital improvement program and restorative maintenance projects for historic structures. The Historic Preservation Manager will maintain, oversee and update survey documentation for county-wide historic buildings, structures and cultural landscapes on parkland, as well as develop requests for proposal for the historic preservation, restoration, rehabilitation, reconstruction, treatment and mitigation activities for Park Authority historic buildings and structures. The position will have both office and field responsibilities and will supervise personnel. Knowledge of the current preservation practices and applicable agency, local, state and federal regulations to include National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) (Section 106) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Knowledge and experience with the Secretary of Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. Familiarity with Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and Historic American Engineering Record (HAER). Experience in leading or assisting with the preparation of National Register of Historic Places nominations. Familiarity with Historic Structures Reports, Cultural Landscapes Reports and Treatment Plans . Ability to plan, coordinate and evaluate the work of subordinates. Ability to develop and administer budgets. Ability to communicate technical issues effectively, both orally and in writing to a wide range of audiences. Ability to review plans and serve on project teams.  Develops long range goals and strategies for the appropriate preservation, rehabilitation, restoration or reconstruction of historic sites, objects or landscapes on parkland. Manages the county-wide resident curator program including development of program standards and operating procedures, solicits potential curators, reviews applications and proposals for potential curators, works with a committee to determine buildings eligible for the program, select curators, and negotiates long-term leases. Develops, coordinates and implements measures to protect, preserve, restore and maintain the integrity of historic building fabric and cultural landscapes, in coordination with other agency staff, consultants and contractors. Develops and administers branch budget including operating funds, bond funds, potential grant funds and other alternative funding. Recruits and manages employees, volunteers and interns and monitors their work. Supervises and evaluates subordinate staff. Responds to agency and public inquiries about appropriate preservation techniques and research methods. Reviews planning and development materials that may impact historic resources on parkland. Works in conjunction with the Archaeology and Collections Branch to develop, implement and report on the agency's Cultural Resource Management Plan.




Any combination of education and experience equivalent to the following: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in recreation and park management or other pertinent related field; plus four years of experience in work related to parks or recreation, including responsible administrative/managerial experience, preferably in the applicable functional area.


Master's degree in historic architecture, historic preservation, architectural history, American Studies, or other closely related field. Proficiency and project experience with AutoCAD and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Experience with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Access). Demonstrated communication skills (public speaking, presentations, and the preparation of technical reports and public written materials). Detail-oriented and ability to handle multiple tasks. Works well independently and with minimal direction and works effectively in groups and teams.
Ability to carry field equipment, walk on foot over rough terrain, perform on-site inspection of historic structures from roof to basement. Duties can be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.




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How to apply
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/fairfaxcounty/default.cfm 12000 Government Center Pkwy. Suite 270 Fairfax, VA 22035 703-324-4900 HRCentral@fairfaxcounty.gov

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