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The Department of Conservation and Recreation manages one of the largest and most diverse state parks systems in the nation and protects and enhances natural resources and outdoor recreational opportunities throughout Massachusetts. The DCR system includes over 450,000 acres of parks, forests, water supply protection lands, beaches, lakes, ponds, playgrounds, swimming pools, skating rinks, trails, golf courses and parkways.
In close coordination with the Preservation Planning & Review Program Manager, plan and implement cultural resource management practices, procedures, and initiatives, including:
–Coordinate review and compliance obligations with the Massachusetts Historical Commission (MHC) for projects on DCR property, including evaluating impacts of proposed activities on the cultural resources under DCR ownership, preparing Project Notification Forms, and developing and implementing measures to avoid, minimize or mitigate the adverse effects of such projects.
–Implement requirements of a Programmatic Memorandum of Agreement with the Massachusetts Historical Commission through project review, tracking and reporting.
–Support inventory and data collection, including the DCR Cultural Resource Inventory and CAMIS databases, as well as preparation of MHC inventory forms and National Register nominations.
–Coordinate review of DCR projects with local historic district commissions in compliance with local historic preservation regulations.
–Develop technical preservation standards for cultural resource management within DCR facilities.
–Procure and manage technical preservation consultants.
–Provide project management services for design and construction projects impacting cultural resources and ensure adherence to historic preservation standards, practices, and compliance with state and Federal review laws. Working closely with other Office of Cultural resource staff, plan and implement a cultural resource management training program.
–Participate in the development of strategic planning, annual spending, and work plans for the Office of Cultural Resources.
–Lead and participate in planning teams and committees to ensure the highest level of protection for cultural resources under DCR control is met.
–Analyze information and make recommendations on land acquisition, resource management planning, and project planning and development to insure the highest level of protection of DCR’s cultural resources.
–Implement procedures to ensure smooth coordination within the Divisions of DCR, outside agencies and local governments on projects involving historic resource components.
–Develop and promote public information on historic preservation issues and projects involving DCR including:
–Preparation of briefing packets, press releases, status reports, technical bulletins, newsletters, and social media postings.
–Promotion of public participation through the organization of meetings to engage members of Department staff, special interest groups, and the general public in decision-making processes relative to cultural resource management.
–Maintenance of a technical resource library on historic resource management and preservation practices
–Develop, implement, and promote materials and programs to interpret DCR’s cultural resources.
–Performs other duties as requested.