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Posted: 12/13/2016

Park County
Heritage, Tourism & Community Development

Preservationist II
Professional Opportunity
Fairplay, CO
$2,833 - $3,333/month

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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

Historic Preservation:

  • Assist the Director in applying for and administering historic preservation grants.
  • Gain and maintain familiarity with Park Countys cultural landscapes and resources as well as its history.
  • Develop and manage 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. Prepare or review nominations for Park County Historic Landmarks and Districts and present nominations to PCHPAC and BOCC.
  • Conduct a periodic review and update of Park Countys long range historic preservation plan. 

Planning and CLG:

  • 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.
  • Manage PCHPAC grant program including providing application assistance, reviewing applications, making staff recommendations, and documenting project completion.
  • Ensure that Park Countys Certified Local Government requirements are fulfilled and submit required reports to the state CLG coordinator.
  • Protect culturally significant resources affected by state or federal undertakings by participating in the Section 106 process.
  • 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.


Administrative and Office Support:       


  • 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 National Register, State and Local nominations, grant applications, and other documents as needed.
  • Provide support for heritage tourism activities as needed.
  • Assist other department staff as needed. 
OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Please apply online by visiting: http://www.parkco.us/jobs.aspx
Andrew Spencer
Phone: 7198364298
Fax: 7198364298
418 Main Street
Fairplay, CO 80440

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