An assistant to the department head.

The region

The Centre-Val de Loire is the fourth largest region, covering 39,151 km². With a population of 2.56 million, or 4.1% of the metropolitan population, the region ranks 10th nationally. Composed of six departments (Cher, Eure-et-Loir, Indre, Indre-et-Loire, Loir-et-Cher, Loiret) extending from the Parisian basin to the first foothills of the Massif Central, the Centre-Val de Loire region is crossed from East to West by the Loire.

Cradle of the Kingdom of France, the Centre-Val de Loire has been covered over the centuries with some of the most prestigious castles in France: Azay-le-Rideau, Chambord, Chenonceau, Cheverny, Villandry... In 2000, the Loire Valley joined the cathedrals of Bourges and Chartres and the collegiate church of Neuvy-Saint-Sépulchre (located on the way to Santiago de Compostela) in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The Loire Valley is the largest site in France ever listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

This rich historical heritage is complemented by three regional natural parks: the Brenne, Loire-Anjou-Touraine and the Perche and important forest areas including the Orléans Forest, the largest national forest in France and the Sologne.


Under the authority of the regional prefect, the Regional Directorate of Cultural Affairs (DRAC) of the Centre-Val de Loire is responsible for steering and implementing the policies of the Ministry of Culture, in articulation or support of those of the other actors (local authorities, public inter-communal cooperation institutions and associations). Its missions focus on heritage, artistic creation, and cultural industries. It is therefore the representative in the Centre-Val de Loire region of all departments of the Ministry. Based in Orléans, the DRAC comprises 6 departmental units of architecture and heritage (UDAP).

Le Loiret (45)

The Loiret is a department where heritage issues are important: 10 approved SPRs (Orléans, La rivière du Loiret in five municipalities, Meung-sur-Loire, Saint-Benoit-sur-Loire, Cerdon, Beaulieu-sur-Loire, Château-Renard, Ferrieres-en-Gâtinais, Puiseaux, La Ferté-Saint-Aubin) and 3 under study (Chatillon Coligny, Beaugency, Pithiviers), 435 historical monuments, 68 listed sites, the Loire Valley UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The tourist development of the Loiret via the Loire by bike, the timber-framed facades of the historic center of Orléans require constant collaboration with the departments of the department and those of Orléans-metropolis.

Two buildings belong to the State of which the ABF are curators (responsible for safety and security): the Cathedral Sainte Croix d'Orléans, the César Tower in Beaugency.

The post is located in Orléans within the UDAP du Loiret, in the headquarters of the DRAC Centre Val de Loire, one hour from the Paris region.

The architect ofhis buildings of France, assistant to the head of service...

  ensures all the missions of an architect of the buildings of France on a territorial sector and represents the head of service in the meetings that require it. The geographical area concerned presents landscapes and monuments of a great variety: the Loire Valley with emblematic buildings such as the Abbey of Saint-Benoit, the castle of Sully-sur-Loire, the city of Beaugency (UNESCO World Heritage), the Solognot ponds and forests, the Montargois (spoilage and bocage), the Pithiverais (plain of Beauce and large forest of Orléans).

This sector has 6 SPR (ZPPAUP and AVAP approved) to address heritage issues: Saint-Benoit-sur-Loire, Cerdon, Château-Renard, Ferrières-en-Gâtinais, La Ferté Saint-Aubin and Puiseaux. Three SPRs are being studied: Beaugency, Chatillon-Coligny, Pithiviers.

The UDAP is made up of a team of 7 people: 2 AUE (the head of department and the incumbent of the position), 1 ISCP (engineer), 2 TSCBF (technicians), 2 administrative staff (1 SA and 1 Assistant Adm).

In order to promote quality architecture, urban planning and landscape, he/she will ensure advice to elected officials for a sustainable urbanization of the territory respectful of the landscapes, advice to individuals and project owners in the realization of urban or architectural projects,  awareness of the quality of buildings and the development of natural and built spaces and a follow-up of the development of planning documents (SCOTT, PLUi).

In order to control and manage protected spaces, It will review projects and opinions on applications for authorization of work in protected areas (surrounding MH, sites, SPR, ZPPAUP, AVAP), the follow-up of structuring projects, opinions on wind projects, road projects, soft traffic, ecological continuity, facilitation of permanent positions in municipalities and communities of municipalities with high heritage stakes, monitoring of ongoing PDA and SPR studies (Chatillon-Coligny, Beaugency, Pithiviers), the monitoring of the development of sites classified along the Loire with DREAL and Mission Unesco Val de Loire (Sully sur Loire) and the follow-up of the Small Towns of Tomorrow actions for a dozen rural municipalities in liaison with the DDT and the CAUE and the Heart of Town actions in liaison with the DDT and the two sub-prefectures (Pithiviers, Montargis).

To ensure the preservation and enhancement of historic monuments, it will ensure the health monitoring of protected historical monuments and scientific and technical control over classified and registered historical monuments in liaison with the service engineer, the MHRC and the SRA. It will give opinions on dossiers and works for obtaining the Heritage Foundation label.

The Assistant to the Head of Department is involved in defining the department’s policy and strategic actions, as well as coaching and managing officers with the Head of Department in liaison with the RDCA Human Resources Services.

Technical skills

Expertise in architecture, urban planning, landscape, heritage, construction and history of architecture

Knowledge of legislation in the various fields of intervention: urban planning code, construction code, heritage code, environment code.

Mastery of computer tools: office software, GIS graphical information system, software for instructing urban planning files: Patronum, gestauran, heritage atlas,

Experience in project management


Responsiveness to the many demands,

Ability to prioritize and organize work, to transmit information received,

Good written and oral expression,

Ability to lead, lead a team, conduct a meeting,

Know how to keep deadlines and prioritize actions,

Good administrative writing skills

Well-being (behavioural competencies)

Sense of public service and pedagogy
Ability to negotiate, convince and decide
Being autonomous, organized, accountable
Ability to lead projects
Ability to interact and communicate

Functional relationships with the whole team of the UDAP, the agents of the other departments of the DRAC (CRMH, SECAP, SRA, General Secretariat), the other departments of the State, the Prefecture and the elected representatives of the Local Authorities, professionals, associations, local institutions (PNR, CAUE, Fondation du Patrimoine, ...), individuals and project leaders.


Mr Pascal PARRAS, Head of UDAP du Loiret –

CandidBefore December 1, 2022

The nominations (cover letter and resume) should be sent to:

Mrs Laetitia de Monicault, Deputy Regional Director of Cultural Affairs, DRAC Centre-Val de Loire 6 rue de la Manufacture 45043 Orléans cedex

with copy to the Ministry of Culture – SG/Human Resources Bureau de la filière scientifique, 182 rue Saint-Honoré 75 033 Paris cedex 01

and email copy To: Elisabeth DELAHAYE – DRAC Human Resources Officer:

Nominations will be reviewed collegially. Shortlisted individuals will be invited to one or more interviews. In accordance with the recommendations of the CNIL and the provisions of the labour code of scenarios or tests.