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Posted: 03/02/2018

Virginia Department of Historic Resources
Division of Preservation Incentives

The Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) is the State Historic Preservation Office. DHR fosters,encourages, and supports the stewardship and use of Virginia’s significant architectural, archaeological, and historic resources as valuable assets for the economic, educational, social, and cultural benefit of citizens and communities.

Easement Stewardship Technician
Internship Opportunity
Richmond, VA


Successful applicants will assist DHR Easement Program staff with the required monitoring of existing easement properties. Major responsibilities will include: 1) performance of monitoring visits to insure current property conditions are consistent with individual easement terms as well as current agency program policies and procedures and 2) preparation of a written report for each site visit summarizing existing conditions and providing recommendations for the remediation of any observed maintenance issues. Typically, the successful applicants will participate in 70-80 site visits during the 13-week session which will extend from May 14 through August 10, 2018.



-Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelors Degree in historic preservation, architectural history, architecture, or related field.  Graduate study in historic preservation or related field strongly preferred.


-Must meet the Secretary of the Interiors Professional Qualifications Standards for architectural history, architecture, or related field.



-Working knowledge of the architectural heritage and history of the Mid-Atlantic region; architectural principles and practices, construction processes, designs, and specifications; preservation treatment and protection methods with special emphasis on the National Park Services Rehabilitation Standards and Guidelines; and relevant Federal and state preservation law and regulations.



-Experience with field documentation methods, specifically hand-drawn site/floor plans and digital photo-documentation.



-Familiarity with the following software applications: Microsoft Office suite, Adobe Acrobat and Photoshop, and DHRs VCRIS database.



-Ability to plan work, meet deadlines and communicate effectively both orally and in writing. While the successful candidates will frequently be working together as a team, independent work may also be required.



-Position requires frequent interaction with other DHR staff as well as easement property owners. Successful candidates must possess strong interpersonal skills and be willing to project a positive image of the Easement Program, and DHR as a whole, in an effort to foster strong relationships with property owners.



-Must possess valid drivers license, as the position will require frequent travel throughout the entirety of the Commonwealth. Majority of travel will be day trips, but occasional overnight travel may be required. It is estimated that approximately 60% of the total hours for the positions will entail out of the office travel and site visits.



-Successful candidates must be willing to visit properties in remote locations and conduct fieldwork unaccompanied in all weather and environmental conditions.




Successful candidates will be required to complete a criminal background check as a condition of employment.











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How to apply
To be considered for this position, a completed state application must be received through Virginia's on-line employment system by 3/30/18. In addition, applicants should also include a current vita and recent writing sample.
Brad McDonald
Phone: 804-482-6456
2801 Kensington Avenue
Richmond, VA 23221

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