Provides technical and administrative support of programs dealing with the protection of cultural resources, agricultural preservation, and other special projects for Orange County located in the county seat of Town of Hillsborough.
A position may not include all the work examples given, nor does the list include all that may be assigned.
Identifies and protects cultural resources, including historic structures, archaeological sites, rural character, and associated scenic resources and local heritage. Administers existing County plans and policies and proposes updates, as needed. Oversees duties that pertain to the Historic Preservation Commission and the Certified Local Government requirements, preparing agendas, reports and presentations, as needed. Requests and evaluates proposals from outside contractors to assist in preservation initiatives.
Provides support in furthering the County’s agricultural preservation initiatives. Administers existing County plans and policies and proposes updates, as needed. Provides staff support of the Agricultural Preservation Board and facilitates communication among stakeholders, such as local farm agencies, advisory boards, and other County staff.
Participates in an interdepartmental effort to implement the goal of Environmental Responsibility in County Government by participating in multiple initiatives with other departments and partnering jurisdictions.
Provides public with technical and educational information on various topics associated with cultural and agricultural resource protection.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
- Knowledge of modern office practices and procedures, including modern office technology.
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of preservation planning, architectural history, historic building technology, archaeology, and related rules and regulations at the federal, state, and local level.
- Knowledge and understanding of historic building technology and current construction practices; ability to read and prepare construction drawings and related specifications.
- Knowledge of relevant local, state and federal laws and regulations.
- Knowledge of energy conservation and efficiency initiatives.
- Knowledge of agricultural trends such as food security, shifting commodity programs, sustainable farming practices, infrastructure needs.
- Skill in preparing and presenting public presentations.
- Skill in planning and prioritizing work.
- Skill in collecting and analyzing data.
- Skill in reading and interpreting maps, blueprints, and site plans.
- Skill in using a camera and related equipment.
- Skill in the use of engineering and architect scales, measurement equipment, and drafting tools.
- Skill in public and interpersonal relations.
- Skill in oral and written communication.
Assignments are provided by indicating generally what is to be done. Quality and quantity expectations are provided. Additional details are provided for new, difficult, or unusual problems. Classification typically does not supervise.
This is a single classification in charge of a program.
Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in a course of study related to the occupational field and three years of related experience. Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.