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 126 individually designated historic sites, 43 archaeological sites and zones and eight 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. 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; experience in the preparation of cultural resource assessments; and 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.
This is an advanced, professional, and specialized position. Employees in this classification are responsible for assisting in the administration of the county preservation plan primarily through the surveying, documenting, and designating of various historical, architectural, and archaeological sites. Duties also include the assisting with 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.
Bachelor's degree in Anthropology, Architectural History, Planning, Architecture, Historic Preservation, or a related field. One year of professional experience in historic preservation is required.