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Posted: 05/07/2014

Employer
Baltimore City Department of Planning
Historic Preservation Division

The Baltimore City Department of Planning and the Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation (CHAP) are looking for a highly qualified person for the joint position of Executive Director for the CHAP and Chief of the Historical and Architectural Preservation Division of the Baltimore City Department of Planning. The Preservation Division is comprised of five paid staff including the division chief, and the CHAP has 13 Mayoral-appointed volunteer members drawn from residents of Baltimore City with expertise in specific areas of history or historic preservation.


Position
Executive Director for the CHAP and Chief of the Historical and Archit
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
Baltimore, MD
Details
 
  • Serves as Executive Director of the CHAP and performs the duties set forth in the Baltimore City Code including staffing and developing, advising, and implementing the policies and directives of the CHAP.
  • Administers plans and coordinates the activities of the historical and architectural preservation program including administering the Notice to Proceed permits process, Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit program, Section 106 review process, surveying and designation of historic districts and landmarks, and capital projects for historic structures and City stewardship.
  • Provides leadership and support for staff to exercise project management and leadership roles in the implementation of Department work programs, while fostering staff professional development and accountability.
  • Directs the work activities and evaluates the performance of, disciplines and recommends the hiring, disciplining, and promoting of subordinate personnel.
  • Represents the department before legislative bodies and meets with State and Federal agencies and neighborhood and community/stakeholder groups to present and receive planning and historic preservation recommendations.
  • Regularly seeks out innovative and best practices in applicable planning and related fields and applies them to the Department work programs. 
  • Collaborates with division chiefs and staff of all divisions within the Department of Planning and seeks out opportunities to integrate historic preservation into appropriate aspects of planning and development initiatives citywide.
  • Oversees the budget and performs other administrative functions for the unit.
  • Masters degree in historic preservation, art history, architectural history, architecture, urban planning, urban studies or a closely related field and five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in performing preservation planning with at least three (3) recent years of experience in directing the preservation activities of professional staff;or
  • Bachelors degree in historic preservation, art history, architectural history, architecture, urban planning, urban studies or a closely related field and seven (7) years of increasingly responsible experience in performing preservation planning with at least three (3) recent years of experience in directing the preservation activities of professional staff.
  • Familiarity with local and regional history and preservation practices is desirable, but not required.
OPen until
06/04/2014

How to apply
Qualified individuals must email a cover letter and a resume specifically addressing qualifications relevant to this position to planningjob@baltimorecity.gov.Please specify “CHAP Executive Director” in the subject line of your email. Closing Date: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 This position requires satisfactory completion of drug and alcohol screening. Selected applicant will be subject to criminal background investigation and education verification.
Laurie Feinberg
Phone: 410-396-1275
ADDRESS
417 East Fayette St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

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