|Date Opened||1/15/2020 4:25:00 PM|
|Salary||$89,852 - $122,505/year (*New State employees start at minimum of salary range)|
|Job Type||Open to the Public|
|Close Date||2/19/2020 11:59:00 PM|
The State of Connecticut, Department of Economic and Community Development invites applications for the position of Director of Historic Preservation and Museums. This position will serve as the Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer (Deputy SHPO). This is a full-time, permanent, leadership position, located in Hartford, Connecticut. The state has a robust historic preservation network engaged in the stewardship of a large and diverse collection of cultural resources. In partnership with staff, the Deputy SHPO will promote a statewide historic preservation ethic and ensure measureable actions for the implementation of the 2018-2023 Statewide Preservation Plan.
The Deputy SHPO will have extensive communications with senior officials in federal and state agencies, tribal organizations, and local governments; and represent the office in regular dealings with legislators, citizen groups, professional organizations, the media, and the general public. In this role, the Deputy SHPO shall have an expert understanding of current environmental regulations and compliance processes related to cultural resources; the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties; and National Park Service guidance for historic preservation programs. The successful candidate will have the ability to collaborate with partners and will possess sound analytical, communication, and equitable negotiation skills.
The Deputy SHPO will be responsible for the creation, tracking, and management of the office budget, including reporting under the federal Historic Preservation Fund and the Connecticut Community Investment Act. Annual reporting, or more frequently as needed, of all state and federal grant programs administered by the office also will be required. The Deputy SHPO will support program staff in administering the office’s statutory programs, which includes maintaining an inventory of historic properties; nominating eligible properties to the State and National Registers of Historic Places; providing public education, training and technical assistance; establishing certified local governments; working with local governments in the development of local historic preservation programs; providing consultation for Federal undertakings under the Section 106 provision of the National Historic Preservation Act and for state undertakings under the Connecticut Environmental Policy Act; holding and enforcing historic preservation easements; and managing State and Federal Rehabilitation Tax Credit and grant programs. This position reports to the Director of Arts, Preservation and Museums, Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development. The work schedule will include travel throughout the state for in-person meetings and occasional night or weekend hours for special events or public meetings.
Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position. All applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application.
Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Mitch Samal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.
The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.