Pima County - Program Coordinator (Cultural Resources Program)

11/01/2021 22:02 | AAC Admin (Administrator)

This position provides assistance to the Sustainability and Conservation Director, Cultural Resources Manager, Cultural Resource Program Manager, other County departments as appropriate, and the private sector and involves program-related community relations activities. This position requires professional and highly specialized historic preservation knowledge and experience to ensure compliance with County, state, and federal historic preservation laws and policies. Most work is in an office setting, but some fieldwork is required.

Under general supervision of the Cultural Resources Manager, performs various professional planning, review, and management tasks related to cultural resources management and historic preservation, with an emphasis on compliance reviews and the identification, evaluation and documentation of historic resources. Coordinates, monitors, and participates in administrative and operational activities associated with the Cultural Resources Compliance Program within Pima County working within the Office of Sustainability and Conservation, with Cultural Resources & Historic Preservation Division staff.

This classification is in the unclassified service and is exempt from the Pima County Merit System Rules.
Please note: For new hires (and promoted employees) hired the applicant must have a full set of COVID-19 vaccines, by the effective date of hire. If you are unable to become fully vaccinated due to a medical disability or religious observance/practice, you must request an accommodation – accommodation forms are located on-line. 


(Work assignments may vary depending on the department's needs and will be communicated to the applicant or incumbent by the supervisor.)
Assists in planning, organizing, coordinating, and administering activities of the Cultural Resources and Historic Preservation Division within the Pima County Office of Sustainability and Conservation. Typical job duties are likely to include, but are not limited to:

1) review of County public improvement project plans for potential impacts to cultural resources with an emphasis on historic districts, buildings, and structures;

2) review of private sector land-use and development plans, rezonings, specific plans, and grading applications for potential impacts to cultural resources with an emphasis on historic districts, buildings, and structures;

3) review of County historic landmark designation applications, assist with historic zone overlay updates, and assist in coordinating reviews with the Pima County Historical Commission;

4) review and comment on consultant reports concerning historic resources inventory, assessment, determination of effect, and treatments;

5) federal and state tax incentive programs, HUD historic preservation compliance for federal grant programs;

6) conduct independent research and prepare reports on historic sites, buildings, and structures as appropriate;

7) updating project records to division databases and preparation of reports and necessary correspondence;

8) consultation with the State Historic Preservation Office and other agencies as appropriate;

9) cultural resources project and contract oversight, preparation of scopes of work, schedules, and budget estimates;

10) liaison with other County departments, the public, other local governments, regulatory agencies, and tribal governments, as necessary; and;

11) write and submit grant applications and prepare/review proposals;

12) other duties as assigned.

  • Coordinates, supervises and participates in the activities of a specialized program;
  • Provides support and participates in the daily activities essential to the completion of program objectives;
  • Coordinates program activities with other departments, governmental agencies and the public;
  • Meets with representatives of other departments, governmental agencies and the public to resolve program-related problems, address issues and discuss program goals and objectives;
  • Provides internal services support for the program by coordinating activities with such departments as Human Resources, Management Information Systems, Budget, Finance, Purchasing, etc.;
  • Develops or participates in the development of program goals and objectives and program budgets;
  • Researches, analyzes and reports on program activities;
  • May coordinate and/or supervise daily staff activities including those of other Program Coordinators;
  • May perform required managerial functions in the absence of management;
  • May perform public relations activities by speaking, giving demonstrations and coordinating publicity campaigns with the media.

Knowledge of:

  • practices of program coordination and administration;
  • principles and practices of budgeting, accounting and financial management;
  • principles and practices of effective supervision;
  • practices and procedures for providing internal services.

Skill in:

  • developing program goals and objectives;
  • expressing, explaining and interpreting program policies and practices to the public;
  • communicating effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • supervising, training and evaluating support personnel.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in historic preservation planning, architecture, architectural history, historic preservation, public history, public archaeology, cultural resources management, or related field and two years of experience coordinating, monitoring and/or managing historic preservation planning, documentation, and construction projects, and two years of experience in the coordination of historic preservation programs and historic rehabilitation projects.

Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and Work Experience" sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see resume" on your application.
Preferred Qualifications: (Be specific in describing your experience in your application. Ensure the descriptions provided illustrate your competencies, specifically addressing the required and preferred qualifications.):

  1. At least two (2) years experience coordinating, implementing, and/or managing historic preservation planning, documentation, restoration and adaptive reuse projects, and other cultural resource management projects.
  2. At least two (2) years experience in the coordination and implementation of historic preservation programs.
  3. At least two (2) years of experience creating written and oral communications, such as technical reports, publications, and presentations related to historic preservation.
  4. At least two (2) years of experience with historic resource documentation, evaluation, and mitigation.
  5. At least two (2) years of experience storing, manipulating, and analyzing geospatial data in ArcGIS platform and analytical data derived from databases.
  6. A graduate degree (MA, MS, PhD) in preservation planning, architecture, architectural history, historic preservation, public history, public archaeology, cultural resources management, or closely related field. 

Applicants must submit a letter of interest including why they want to work for local government and a CV/Resume that highlights relevant experience (i.e., reports, papers).  


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