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Now Hiring: Historic Preservation Supervisor, The-Maryland National Capital Parks & Planning Commission (Montgomery County, MD)
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Website: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/mncppc/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1829971&hit_count=yes&headerFooter=1&promo=0&transfer=0&WDDXJobSearchParams=%3CwddxPacket%20version%3D%271%2E0%27%3E%3Cheader%2

The Montgomery County Planning Department is seeking a highly experienced preservation professional with a strong background in historic preservation ordinance regulation and program management to supervise and lead the Department's Historic Preservation Section. 
 
Montgomery County has a mature and vigorous historic preservation program, which is over 25 years old.  The County has more than 20 locally-designated historic districts and over 400 individually-designated landmark sites.  The Historic Preservation Section provides technical expertise and planning support to the Montgomery County Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) and the Montgomery County Planning Board on a range of issues that include local designation of historic sites and districts, review of applications for alterations to designated properties, administration of a county Historic Preservation Property Tax Credit Program, and a variety of education and outreach activities.
 
Examples of Important Duties:
The Historic Preservation Supervisor will lead a staff of other professionals, including architectural historians, preservation planners, and architects in this effort.  Some of the major tasks that he or she will be responsible for include being able to:

Supervise and support technical staff in all functions of the Historic Preservation Section: design review, historic site designation, education and outreach, etc.

Provide program leadership: work with technical staff to assure that work program goals are being met, assist in development of future work program and budget items, network effectively with interest groups, and alert/inform the Division Chief of highly controversial matters.

Handle all administrative issues related to the Historic Preservation Section:present and monitor budget proposals, prepare all necessary work program reports (bi-annual reports, divisional updates, Certified Local Government annual reports, etc.), present and monitor new preservation legislation, prepare performance evaluations for Section staff, etc.

Provide support to the Historic Preservation Commission: prepare correspondence, organize retreats and other types of training, assure that all necessary Commissioner financial statements are submitted, etc.

Coordinate with other planning staff: work with the Division Chief to assure preservation input to master plans and regulatory processes in the Department of Planning.Work with HPC, other governmental entities, and public interest groups:coordinate with Local Advisory Panels in historic districts, maintain contacts with State and County governmental entities which are also involved in historic preservation, maintain contacts with public interest groups, provide information for citizens interested in preservation issues, and act as spokesperson for the Historic Preservation Section as required.

The Historic Preservation Supervisor must have proven experience in historic preservation, history, architectural history, technical rehabilitation issues, program management and administration, and supervision of staff.  In addition, very strong communication skills are essential – including writing and speaking in public.  Strong leadership and the ability to administer a multi-faceted program are also critical skills.
 
Minimum Qualifications:Master Planner: Master's degree in planning, architecture, parks, engineering, environmental science, public administration, or related fields and six years of progressively responsible professional level planning experience that included at least three years of project leadership and coordination experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Planning Supervisor: Master's degree in planning, architecture, parks, engineering, environmental science, public administration, or related fields and six years of progressively responsible professional level planning experience that included at least three years of supervisory experience or project leadership and coordination experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
 Supplemental Information:The Montgomery County Planning Department is located in downtown Silver Spring.  It is conveniently located near the Silver Spring subway (Metro) and train (MARC) stations. The Department is an element of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (MNCPPC), an award winning, bi-county organization, and offers excellent benefits and competitive salaries.  Transit subsidies are available.  Work is performed in a typical office environment.
 
See http://www.mncppc.org/commission_home.html

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Posted: August 22, 2017
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