Cultural Resources Planning Supervisor (11241, Grade 32)

Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Silver Spring, MD
Jan 26, 2022
Jan 28, 2022
Full Time
Description Are you passionate about telling the story of Montgomery County's culture and history?Do you enjoy collaborating with a multi-disciplinary team to support Parks Department goals? If so, the Montgomery County Department of Parks Park Planning and Stewardship Division is the place you want to be! We are currently seeking a dynamic, effective, and professional Cultural Resources Stewardship Section Supervisorto manage a highly-skilled team covering a broad range of historic preservation, cultural resources research, and outreach and education activities for the Parks Department. 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. There is a robust team focused on interpreting our history and archaeology. Reporting directly to the Division Chief, the Cultural Resources Supervisor will lead the Montgomery County Department of Parks in bringing Montgomery County's history and culture to life with museum and interpretive programming and historic and archaeological research and preservation. Go to our website to learn more: 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 Veteran.Please Note: The salary range listed above represents the earning potential for this position. Salary is commensurate with experience. Examples of Important Duties What the job will involve: The selected candidate will manage and direct the work program of a staff that includes Architectural Historians, Archaeologists, Historians, and Museum Professionals. They will prioritize the section work programs and assist with budget preparations; serve as facilitator of multiple Cultural Resources projects, and represent the Parks Department on key Cultural Resources issues and programs. The Cultural Resources Supervisor's role will involve the management of work of significant complexity, responsibility, and technical and policy expertise. The position reports to the Division Chief and is part of the division management team. Supervisory ResponsibilitiesManage work program for five key units: Historic Preservation and Cultural Resources Planning in Parks; Historic Buildings Repair, Rehabilitation, and Activation; Historic Research and Interpretive Signage; Museums and Public Interpretive Programs; and Archaeological Research and OutreachPerforms HR supervisory functions such as assigning work to staff; evaluating staff performance and preparing performance appraisals; recruitment and selection of staff; approving leave requests; recommending training; counseling and discipline; and ensuring adherence to Commission policies and procedures for a staff of 15-20. Research, Planning, and Regulatory ComplianceProvides technical expertise for historic preservation, cultural resource management, stewardship, and outreach activitiesOversees the analysis of master plans, sector plans, strategic plans, historic area work permits and applications, special strategic acquisitions, tax credits, building proposals, historic and cultural referrals, asset inventory and amendments to project related studiesApplies 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 managementFamiliar with characteristics of historic building styles and building materials; practices for working with local, state and federal regulatory agencies; zoning, property title clearance, building codes and permits; regulations and easements; historical properties grant programs; archaeological and architectural guidelines; museum management; and historyDevelops, designs, presents, and defends specific plan chapters, plan elements, and recommendations to Planning Board, County Council, Historic Preservation Commission, Maryland Historical Trust Technical Advisory Commission, community, and others Project Management and BudgetStrong project management skillset with the ability to deliver clear outcomes through competing deadlines while planning, assigning and reviewing the work of individuals on multidisciplinary teamsPrepares annual budget requests. Recommends work plan projects. Participates in consultant contract process including drafting RFPs and specifying contract languageResponds to and/or oversees staff responses to sensitive and complex inquiries or requests for information from residents, community leaders, developers, attorneys, and public officials Important Skills and CharacteristicsStrong oral and written communication skills and the ability to maintain collaborative relationships with other Parks staff and key stakeholdersProven ability to approach and interact with people of all backgrounds and the ability to think collaboratively with senior members of the organizationAbility to handle complex and often controversial situations through strong interpersonal skillsConsiderable skill in problem solving to select, organize and logically process relevant informationAbility to work with highly confidential projects and data. Proven organizational, coordination, and workload management skills and abilitiesProficient in office software (MS Office), enterprise software and specialized software for planning, scheduling, communicating, word processing, collecting and reporting data, preparing presentations, and researching Significant knowledge of, and skill in (1) the principles and concepts of historic preservation and cultural resource management; (2) research techniques and analysis; (3) current literature and best practices in historic preservation and cultural resource management; (4) County, State and Federal codes regarding historic preservation; (5) characteristics and uses of historic building practices, building styles, and building materials; (6) zoning, property title clearance, codes and permits, regulations and easements as they relate to historic preservation and cultural resources stewardship; (7) historical properties grant programs; (8) archaeology and architectural guidelines and history; (9) museum management and living history programming; (10) techniques for public history and outreach Preferred QualificationsA Master's Degree in Planning, Historic Preservation, Cultural Resources Management, History, Archaeology, Anthropology, Architectural History, Architecture, Urban Planning, Museum Studies, Public History or related fieldAbility to synthesize data and transform it into coherent, strategic workplansExperience working within large and complex government organizations, preferably in parksProficient on developing visual aids in the form of maps, renderings, diagrams and charts tohelp communicate complex cultural resources stewardship concepts Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's Degree in Planning, Historic Preservation, Cultural Resources Management, History, Archaeology, Anthropology, Architectural History, Architecture, Urban Planning or any related field.Six (6) years of progressively responsible historic preservation, historic research and writing, museum management, cultural resource management, archaeology or closely related experience that includes supervisory or project leadership and coordination experience.An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted, which together total 10 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. Supplemental Information Very competitive and flexible benefits programs available!Get to know Montgomery Parks and the opportunities available:hired for this position must provide proof of being fully vaccinated for Covid-19 (with limited religious or medical exceptions.) Classification/Specification- Cultural Planning Supervisor PDN-955583f4-b7a2-4da2-a718-1bb94b176d5a

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