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Arizona State Parks protects and preserves 30 State Parks and Natural Areas. The agency also includes the State Trails Program, outdoor-related Grants Program, the State Historic Preservation Office, as well as the Off-Highway Vehicle Program, and more. Arizona State Parks provides over 1,400 camping and RV sites throughout the parks and manages 8 of the top 25 most visited natural attractions in Arizona.
Arizona State Parks Mission Statement: Managing and conserving Arizona's natural, cultural and recreational resources for the benefit of the people both in our parks and through our partners. To learn more about Arizona State Parks, visit our web site at azstateparks.com
The Arizona State Historic Preservation Office: SHPO, a division of Arizona State Parks, assists private citizens, private institutions, local governments, tribes, and state and federal agencies in the identification, evaluation, protection, and enhancement of historic and archaeological properties that have significance for local communities, the State of Arizona, or the Nation. The role and function of the SHPO is defined in both state law (Arizona Historic Preservation Act) and federal law (National Historic Preservation Act, as amended).
Activities of the SHPO include:
Statewide survey to identify and evaluate historic structures and archaeological sites;
Nomination of eligible historic and archaeological properties to the National Register of Historic Places;
Review of federal and state actions that may affect historic and archaeological properties;
Technical assistance to owners of historic properties;
Technical assistance to Certified Local Governments/local preservation commissions;
Public education and awareness programs;
Assistance through matching grants; and assistance to property owners seeking tax credits and incentives.
State Historic Preservation Officer
$77,111 to $140,179
1100 W. Washington
Phoenix, AZ 85007
We are looking for someone who can: Oversee, guide and direct the operations of all the State Historic Preservation Office and its programs. Continually review and improve the processes of the State Historic Preservation Office. Understand the customer needs and identify problems. Demonstrate leadership and excellent customer service. Produce results
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Must have considerable knowledge of:
Lean management principles or process improvement
Best practices in administering preservation programs
Secretary of the Interior’s Standards of Historic Preservation Programs
Must have skills in:
Interpersonal Communication skills and building partners
Identifying customer needs
Identifying problems and solutions
Must have the ability to:
To collaborate and build relationships with partners including federal, state, local and community organizations
Analyze situations and problems and make sound judgments, taking appropriate action
Research, analyze and incorporate into the organization accepted industry best practices
Prioritize tasks and delegate as required
Mentor staff and develop staff
Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing
Mediate various issues with agency staff, agency support organizations, other agencies and organizations
Ability to obtain and maintain Arizona Driver License.
The Preferred Candidate will have:
Graduate or Undergraduate Courses in American History, Arizona History, Architectural History, American Archaeology, American Anthropology, Historic Preservation Program Administration, Historic Preservation Philosophy, Historic Preservation Methods, Historic Preservation Law, Planning, etc.
Minimum standard for filling the position is a Bachelor of Architecture Degree or a Masters Degree in History, Archaeology/Anthropology or Historic Preservation; and experience in the field of historic preservation. Must have an additional five years of historic preservation experience in lieu of a graduate degree.
Experience with lean management, process improvement or demonstrated ability to ensure goals are met, identify and eliminate process issues and roadblocks.
Ability to take initiative to solve problems in an innovative manner.
Excellent facilitation, presentation, and communication skills, both written and oral;
The State of Arizona offers an outstanding comprehensive benefits package including:
Affordable medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance plans
Top-ranked retirement and long-term disability plans
Accrued vacation pay and sick days
10 paid holidays per year
Deferred compensation plan
All newly hired employees will be subject to the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification Program.
Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer
Vicki Adney, SHRM-CP, PHR
Human Resources Manager
Phone: (602) 542-6919