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  • 504460
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Jan 22 2022 at 23:55 MST


Managing and conserving Arizona’s natural, cultural and recreational resources for the benefit of the people both in our parks and through our partners.
To learn more about Arizona State Parks and Trails, visit our web site at azstateparks.com.
Arizona State Parks and Trails protects and preserves 30 State Parks and Natural Areas. The agency also includes the State Trails Program, outdoor-related Grants Program, the State Historic Preservation Office, as well as the Off-Highway Vehicle Program, and more. Arizona State Parks and Trails provides over 1,400 camping and RV sites throughout the parks and manages 8 of the top 25 most visited natural attractions in Arizona.




Job Location:

Address:  1110 West Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: $55,000 / per year

Grade: 21

Closing Date: January 22, 2022

Job Summary:

The following job tasks are assigned to this position:
- Assist preservation partners and the public with state and federal grant programs related to historic preservation.
- Coordinate State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) grant activities including federal Historic Preservation Fund application and reporting and certified local government pass through grants, develop and administer educational outreach programs in the areas of public history and public archaeology.
- Assist with the planning and execution of the annual SHPO statewide conference, identify opportunities for SHPO engagement and partnerships with the public and other entities.

Job Duties:

- Provide program support for SHPO management of the Preservation Focus of the Arizona Heritage Fund - Historic Preservation grant.
- Assist potential applicants with questions about the application process.
- Coordinate with Parks Grant staff on successful grant awarding, management and reporting.
- Manage SHPO federal grant application and reporting, to maintain SHPO's grant standing with NPS.
- Assist with the planning and execution of the annual SHPO statewide conference to achieve growth in attendance, diversity in programming and maintain high level of attendee satisfaction.
- Assist with the development, planning and execution of webinars and educational events on a variety of historic preservation topics to maximize partnerships and achieve public engagement in historic preservation.
- Work with preservation partners to identify and apply for state, federal and non for profit historic preservation grants to maximize preservation funding and achieve the objectives of the Arizona State Preservation Plan.
- Engage the public in awareness of SHPO and partner programs and activities through digital communications, including newsletter, social media and website content.
- Other duties as assigned to the position.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- ASPB rules and policies.
- historic preservation laws, principles, guidelines, standards, techniques and professional best practices.
- Basic knowledge of state and federal grant application and reporting requirements.
- Grant management software.
- Google Suite or similar software platform, including word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation programs
- Social media platforms and content creation to drive public engagement.

Skill in:
- Superior writing skills necessary to produce technically accurate and persuasive grant application documents.
- Organizational and Project management skills necessary to track status of multiple grants, including deadlines for key deliverables and reporting.
- Experience planning and coordinating virtual and in person events and conferences.
- Strong interpersonal skills necessary to communicate with partners and the public to provide guidance on grant opportunities and funding solutions.

Ability to:
- Work independently in a remote work environment.
- Use communication technology to collaborate with internal and external customers to achieve project deadlines.
- Formulate detailed budgets for grant applications.
- Position requires travel throughout the state of Arizona and may require overnight stays.
- Position requires valid Driver's license.

Selective Preference(s):

Bachelor's degree in American history, historic preservation, planning, public administration or related field plus 4 years of experience. Master's degree in American history, historic preservation, planning, public administration or related field plus 2 years of experience. Experience in grant and technical writing, special event planning and education/interpretive programming is strongly preferred.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver's license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver's license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.)


The State’s comprehensive benefits package includes, affordable medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance plans. Top ranked retirement and long-term disability plans, deferred compensation plan. Accrued sick leave and vacation leave, ten paid holidays per year and wellness plans.

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


Eligible for Arizona State Retirement System pension. Enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment for newly hired State of Arizona employees.

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All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.