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MNCPPC - Cultural Resources Planner III, M-NCPPC, Montgomery Parks (Montgomery County, MD)
Contributed By: Cyzarrie Garcia
M-NCPPC, Montgomery Parks Job Opening Advertisement
Title: Cultural Resources
Planner III (Position # 14211)
Working Title: Cultural Resources Planner III
Are you highly organized with a keen eye for the details?
Do you enjoy collaborating with a team to support your division?
Do you love history and connecting people to the built environment?
you an experienced historic preservationist with a passion for historic site
development? If so, the Montgomery County Department of Parks is where you want
to be! We are currently seeking a Cultural Resources Planner III for our
Cultural Resources Stewardship Section within the Park Planning &
Stewardship Division. This is an opportunity to have a broad impact on the
built environment, advocate for excellence, and shape future communities that
cover the urbanizing regions of Montgomery County.
The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
(M-NCPPC) is a six-time National Recreational and Parks Association Gold Medal
Award Winner. Behind the vast and
diverse Montgomery County Department of Parks system is a career staff
complement of nearly 800 employees, 421 parks and over 37,000 acres of park
land that serves a diverse population of more than one million residents in the
Washington, DC area. Reporting directly to the Cultural Resources Planning
Supervisor, the Cultural Resources Planner III will lead the
Montgomery County Department of Parks in ensuring Montgomery County’s cultural
and historic resources are preserved through historic preservation planning and
rehabilitation projects. Go to our website to
learn more: https://www.montgomeryparks.org/
DIVERSITY STATEMENT: Montgomery
County Department of Parks believes that diversity in all dimensions of the
organization supports and bolsters the innovative thinking essential to its
success. Montgomery County Parks does not make hiring decisions on the basis of
race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation,
age, disability, religion, political affiliation, ideology or status as a
Note: The salary range listed above represents the earning potential for this
position. Salary is commensurate with experience.
job will involve:
Management of Cultural Resources Planning & Rehabilitation Projects
Strong project management skill set with the ability to deliver clear outcomes through competing deadlines while planning, assigning and reviewing the work of individuals on multidisciplinary teams
Serve as project manager for Parks’ historic building stabilization and rehabilitation projects, as well as developing and implementing proposals for Cultural Resources’ historic building projects
Administer Cultural Resources’ contracts for historic building projects (i.e., RFPs, REOIs, IFBs, etc)
Administer the Restoration of Historic Structures Capital Improvement Program, which supports the restoration and rehabilitation of over 110 historic sites
Planning & Regulatory Compliance
Applies extensive knowledge of the principles and concepts of historic preservation and cultural resource management, as well as knowledge of research techniques and analysis using current literature and best practices in historic preservation and cultural resource management
Provide technical expertise on regulatory compliance with extensive knowledge of local, state, and federal regulations and guidelines for Parks’ historic structures (i.e., Montgomery County Master Plan for Historic Preservation, Maryland Historic Trust, National Register for Historic Preservation, and National Environmental Policy Act, etc.)
Serve as primary researcher, analyst and advisor for ADA, hazardous materials, and other issues relating to historic buildings
Provide technical expertise on teams preparing and updating Master and Sector Plans
Cultural Resources’ technical expert for preservation easements, Historic Area Work Permits, preservation grants
Cultural Resources’ liaison to Parks planning committees as required for historic preservation coordination and compliance
Historic Preservation and
Cultural Resources Stewardship Functions
Coordinate historic preservation and cultural resources stewardship functions, including tenanting of historic buildings,
Responsible for public responses to inquiries on historic structures for Cultural Resources
Cultural Resources’ liaison to other Parks divisions for the restoration/rehabilitation, curatorship, maintenance, and potential acquisition of historic structures.
Coordinate activation of suitable historic structures and properties
Important Skills and Characteristics
Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to maintain collaborative relationships with other Parks staff and key stakeholders
Proven ability to approach and interact with people of all backgrounds and the ability to think collaboratively with staff and public alike
Be comfortable discussing identities such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, ability, and gender in plain, specific terms as they relate to cultural heritage, equity and social justice
Ability to handle complex and often controversial situations through strong interpersonal skills
Considerable skill in problem solving to select, organize and logically process relevant information
Ability to work with highly confidential projects and data. Proven organizational, coordination, and workload management skills and abilities
Proficient in office software (MS Office), enterprise software and specialized software for planning, scheduling, communicating, word processing, collecting and reporting data, preparing presentations, and researching
Ability to interpret development plans, codes, and regulations as related to historic preservation
Comprehensive knowledge of, and skill in the following areas: principles, concepts and current best practices in historic preservation; research techniques and analysis; County, State and Federal codes regarding historic preservation; characteristics and uses of historic building practices, building styles, and building materials; GIS applications and uses; zoning, property title clearance, codes and permits, regulations and easements as they relate to historic preservation and cultural resources stewardship; and historical properties grant programs
Master’s Degree in Planning, Historic Preservation, Cultural Resources Management, History,
Archaeology, Anthropology, Architectural History, Architecture, Urban Planning.
Demonstrated advanced project-management skills, including project budgeting and planning, experience managing large or complex projects, and advance organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills, including issue identification and prioritization.
Proficient in developing visual aids in the form of maps, renderings, diagrams and charts to help communicate complex cultural resources stewardship concepts
Proven ability to prioritize, multi-task, and efficiently respond to a high volume of ongoing requests in a timely fashion with accuracy. Experience working within large and complex government organizations, preferably in parks
Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Historical Preservation, Cultural Resources Management, History, Archaeology, Anthropology, Architectural History, Architecture, Urban Planning or any related field.
Four (4) years of progressively responsible historical preservation, cultural resource management, archaeology or closely related experience.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted, which together total eight (8) years.
Valid driver’s license (depending on area of assignment) in accordance with both State and Commission rules and regulations. Driver’s license must be unencumbered by restrictions, revocations, suspensions, or points that could limit the employee’s ability to drive Commission vehicles or perform driving duties required by the position of assignment.
competitive and flexible benefits programs available!
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Posted: August 29, 2022
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