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Posted: 04/19/2016


Miami-Dade County encompasses more than 2,000 square miles (larger than the states of Rhode Island and Delaware). One-third of Miami-Dade County is located in Everglades National Park. Our community is located along the southeast tip of the Florida peninsula. It is bounded by Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Everglades National Park to the west, the Florida Keys to the south, and Broward County to the North. The Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners is the governing body of unincorporated Miami-Dade County and has broad, regional powers to establish policies for Miami-Dade County services. The government provides major metropolitan services countywide and city-type services for residents of unincorporated areas. Miami-Dade has a Mayor with the power to veto Commission action items. In January 2007, the Mayor was given additional powers providing for the oversight of the day-to-day operations of Miami-Dade. The Mayor can only serve two terms of four years. Through ordinances and resolutions, the 13-member Commission sets policies and establishes laws for the community. Miami-Dade County is structured into 13 districts. Residents choose only from among candidates running in the district in which they live. Commissioners are chosen in non-partisan, single-district elections and can serve two four-year staggered terms, with elections scheduled every two years. In November 2012, the Miami-Dade County Term Limit Amendment was approved, modifying the County charter to establish term limits of two consecutive four-year terms. The total population of the 34 municipalities in 2010 was approximately 1,393,480. The City of Miami is the largest municipality, followed by Hialeah, Miami Gardens, Miami Beach, North Miami and Coral Gables. With a population of more than one million, our unincorporated area, if declared a city, would form the largest in Florida and one of the largest in the nation. The areas of the County that do not fall within municipal boundaries comprise the unincorporated area of Miami-Dade. With a population exceeding one million people, the unincorporated area, if declared a city, would form the largest city in Florida and one of the largest in the nation. The estimated County population was 2,693,117 in 2015. The area has a fascinating history and discoveries have found ceremonial artifacts dating back 2,000 years near the Miami River.

JO # 38006
Professional Opportunity
Miami, FL
$41,544 – $70,083




Salary: Entry $41,544 Max $70,083


The Regulatory and Economic Resources Department is looking for a dynamic individual with the knowledge and passion for historic preservation. Historic Preservation is a critical county function that helps communities maintain a higher quality of life by preserving its cultural heritage and historic resources for future generations; establishes a context for future development; encourages green building practices and sustainable growth; and provides economic development through heritage tourism. 

The Office of Historic Preservation preserves and protects Miami-Dade Countys cultural, historical, architectural and archaeological resources through historic designations, site management and monitoring, public education and by finding creative solutions and economic incentives for historic preservation efforts.

Currently, the County oversees 127 individually designated historic sites, 43 archaeological sites and zones and five historic districts.  The County also serves as the historic preservation staff for the 24 municipalities that do not have their own preservation program or ordinance.  Federally-required environmental reviews are performed for housing grant applications involving structures over 50 years of age.  The office surveys and identifies eligible sites and prepares the research for designation submittal and continues efforts to do public outreach and education on our communitys rich heritage.

The Historic Preservation Specialist will have excellent writing skills and the ability to prepare and analyze technical reports; will read and interpret architectural plans, construction documents, and the knowledge of bid document preparation. The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of the Section 106 process and experience in the preparation of cultural resource assessments, as is experience in documentation and fieldwork, windshield surveys, and the preparation of maps and reports.  Considerable experience with writing historic designation reports and a working knowledge of the various methods of historical research is preferred.  The successful candidate will have the ability to interpret local and state historic preservation ordinances and statues. Proficiency in Photoshop and GIS applications would be ideal.

This is an advanced, professional, and specialized position in the development and implementation of historic preservation programs.  Employees in this classification are responsible for assisting in the administration of the county preservation plan primarily through the surveying, documenting and designation of various historical, architectural and archaeological sites.  Duties also include the administration of the Ad-Valorem Tax exemption program and providing technical assistance to local governments and the general public.  Travel throughout the County to assess sites, meet with property owners, and speak at workshops and lectures is common.


A Bachelors degree in Anthropology, Architectural History, Architecture, Historic Preservation, or a related field.  One year of professional experience in historic preservation is required.

Miami-Dade County offers great benefits including full medical, dental and vision insurance, 457 pretax savings, flexible spending accounts, paid holidays, vacation and sick time, membership in the Florida Retirement System, professional development, and a tuition reimbursement program.


Applicants must apply online by May 8, 2016 at www.miamidade.gov/jobs

OR go to the following Job URL: 



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How to apply
Applicants must apply online by May 8, 2016 at www.miamidade.gov/jobs OR go to the following Job URL: https://exterd.miamidade.gov/psp/GUEST/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=38006&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1
Iliana Garcia

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