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🔗Built Environment Unit (BEU) Manager-WMS2

  • Full Time
  • Olympia, WA
  • 88,500.00 - 103,440 USD / Year
  • Job Reference #: 2024-DAHP-004
  • Job Summary: As the Built Environment Unit (BEU) Manager, you will supervise the built environment regulatory staff and outreach staff . This includes the regulatory program, tax credit program, Main Street program, National Register Program, and CLG program.
  • Job Qualifications:


    – A valid Washington State Driver’s License.
    – A master’s degree in architecture, historic architecture, architectural history or history or a closely related field.
    – A minimum of five years of experience with relevant federal heritage statutes, guidelines, procedures, as well as cultural resource management principles.
    – At least two years of experience supervising employees and managing teams.
    – Able to learn and understand the language and concepts of our DEI culture and commit to being a part of creating and maintaining a diverse, equitable, respectful, and inclusive workplace.
    – Demonstrate a commitment to growth, learning, and self-awareness when provided training and opportunities to participate in improving our work environment.
    -Participate and behave in a manner that creates trust and builds working relationships, promoting teamwork and collaboration in the work environment.
    – Demonstrate the understanding that all people are valued; contribute to an equitable, inclusive, and respectful environment when working with members of the group, team, organization, or community.
    – Commit to being an active participant in continually evaluating and improving strategies that promote equity and inclusion in our organization.
    – Excellent public speaking, organization, and mediation skills.
    – Demonstrate the ability to work collegially with stakeholders and the public.
    – Demonstrate the ability to balance many high priority projects and deadlines.

    – Familiarity with GIS based platforms.
    – Experience supervising union represented employees.
    – Experience building relationships with stakeholder groups and organizations / agencies.
    – Adaptability to process improvement and dynamically changing workplace environments.

  • How to Apply:

    Please provide the following documents in order to be considered, failure to do so may result in you not being considered for the position:
    – A letter of interest, describing why you are the best candidate and how you meet the specific qualifications for this position;
    – A current resume or vita detailing experience, and education;
    – A current list of at least three (3) professional references with current contact information (attached or available to provide at the time of interview)

  • Job benefits: Insurance, Retirement and Deferred Compensation, Paid Time Off, Public Service Loan Forgiveness,
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Website Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation

The cultural and historic resources of a community tell the story of its past, a past that makes any single community distinct from all other places. From lumber mills to schools, sacred landscapes to archaeological sites, rustic cabins to office towers, our historic and cultural resources provide everyone with a tangible link to persons and events that have shaped our communities and ourselves. Preserving these physical reminders of our past creates a sense of place, the result being an environment that instills civic pride and community spirit. By preserving significant cultural and historic resources, we are able to learn from past achievements (as well as mistakes) in order to improve, enrich, and even enliven, the Washington state that is passed to future generations. To learn more about the vision and role of historic preservation in the State of Washington, download our current Statewide Historic Preservation Plan.

As the Built Environment Unit (BEU) Manager, you will supervise the built environment regulatory staff and outreach staff . This includes the regulatory program as it pertains to  built environment projects under federal, state, and local laws, such as Section 106, Executive Order 21-02, and the State Environmental Policy Act. You will also manage staff that run several programs mandated by the National Park Service grant DAHP receives, such as the Certified Local Government program, Historic Preservation Tax Incentive program, and the National Register of Historic places nomination process for Washington State.

You will have the responsibility for selection and technical oversight of all pass-through funding for the purposes of rehabilitating historic structures when such funding is made available by Congressional or State legislative appropriations, and will oversee DAHP’s Underrepresented Communities’ Grants awarded by the National Park Service.

You will be considered the agency’s subject matter expert in buildings and structures and will be responsible for making significant recommendations using your expertise in applying standards to project reviews.  You will need to be conversant in DAHP’s business language, as you will oversee many key communications between the agency and its statewide, national, local, and public stakeholders. This position requires extensive experience, management, and oversight of applicable state and federal regulatory mandates. This position also provides advanced consultative technical business information to other agencies, governments, or private entities.  You’ll provide expertise and counsel to the Director/SHPO, the Governor’s Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, DAHP staff, public agencies, the Governor’s office, the Attorney General’s office, and members of the public regarding built environment issues.

You are also responsible for developing and implementing the state historic preservation plan, a SHPO responsibility that is mandated by the National Historic Preservation Act.  In addition, you will develop and teach various training courses including Section 106, state laws, implementing regulations, cultural resources training, and present lectures on built environment topics as requested.