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Assistant Planner (Historic Preservation) #17789, City of Houston (Houston, TX)
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Contributed By: Kathleen Taus
Website: http://www.houstontx.gov

POSITION OVERVIEW  Applications accepted from: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED

Job Classification:                               ASSISTANT PLANNER
Posting Number:                                PN# 17789
Department:                                      Planning & Development
Division:                                            Development Services
Section:                                             Historic Preservation
Reporting Location:                            611 Walker St. 6th Floor
Workdays & Hours:                            M- F 8:00 am - 5:00 pm*
*Subject to change

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The City of Houston Planning & Development Department is looking for a professional to fill an entry level planner position within the City of Houston's Historic Preservation Office.
 
The Assistant Planner position will coordinate and conduct technical reviews, research and analyze planning data for activities relating to the Historic Preservation Ordinance. Planning activities include but are not limited to certificates of appropriateness, landmark designations, historic districts, design guidelines, historic tax exemptions, technical assistance and consultation, and educational outreach.
 
General Responsibilities:Reviews, or assists in reviewing, development proposals of limited complexity for compliance with applicable regulationsProvides technical assistance and professional support in the administration of specific planning programs, regulations, or ordinances.Performs routine administrative tasks in designated planning program areas; including data entry, file management, and responding to customer inquiries.Researches and compiles information on a variety of planning issues from multiple sources.Prepares maps and other graphical representations of data of varying complexity.Works closely with the public on basic planning programs, requirements, or ordinances.

WORKING CONDITIONS
The position occasionally requires stooping or bending. Occasional very light lifting, such as three or four reams of papers or books (up to 20 pounds or an equivalent weight) may be required. There are occasional minor discomforts from exposure to less-than-optimal temperature and air conditions.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS 
Requires a Bachelor's degree in Urban Planning, Transportation Planning, Civil Engineering, Geography, Public Policy or an equivalent in-depth specialized training program that is directly related to the type of work being performed.
 
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
No Experience Required.

MINIMUM LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
Valid Texas driver's license and compliance with the City of Houston's policy on driving (AP 2-2).

PREFERENCES
Knowledge of Historic Preservation principles and practices; Excellent written & verbal communication skills; Strong attention to detail; Proficient in Microsoft Office; Demonstrated time management & organizational skills; Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills; Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines; Adapts well to changes; Demonstrated success working with diverse clientele. 

**Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.

GENERAL INFORMATION
SELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED    
None
 
SAFETY IMPACT POSITION       YES    
If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.
 
SALARY INFORMATION              
Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.  The salary range for this position is:

Pay Grade 15

APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during posting opening and closing dates shown. Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov.  To view your detailed application status, Please log-in to your online profile by visiting: http://governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm.  

Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.  All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information.

If you need special services or accommodations, please call 832.393.0051; TTY 7-11

EEO EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY 
The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and  providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, generic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.


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Posted: April 17, 2017
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