Preservation Planner - Senior, Town of Leesburg (Leesburg, VA)
Contributed By: Town of Leesburg Human Resources
Leesburg, VA. Founded in 1758, the Town of Leesburg has two historic districts and several Civil War sites; located in high-growth Loudoun County outside of Washington, D.C. This position serves as the town’s historic preservation officer and reports to the Director or Zoning Administrator within the Planning and Zoning Department.
Primary Responsibilities include: managing the town’s preservation program by preparing staff reports and presenting recommendations to the Board of Architectural Review on certificate of appropriateness in the Historic Districts; providing technical preservation and design expertise to the public and town personnel; serving as the town’s liaison on Certified Local Government administration and researching grant opportunities; maintaining the design guidelines for the Historic Districts; contributing to team efforts to maintain and update the Zoning Ordinance with respect to preservation and design; and assist the public on preservation and design issues.
Minimum qualifications include: BA/BS in Historic or Preservation Planning; Architectural History, Urban Planning, Design, or related field; plus five (5) years progressively responsible preservation planning experience, or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
Preferred qualifications include; Masters degree; bilingual in English/Spanish.
Skills required include: knowledge of architectural history, construction techniques and materials; ability to read architectural and building plans; exceptional report writing and presentation skills; knowledge and ability to write and interpret design guidelines and zoning regulations; ability to communicate design concepts in non-technical terms; positive problem-solving and customer service attitude; and good project management skills.
The Town of Leesburg strongly encourages innovation, promotes career development, and offers excellent benefits to employees. Benefits include membership to the Town's full-service recreation center, telecommuting and flexible scheduling, enrollment into the Virginia Retirement System, excellent healthcare insurance, and other fringe benefits.
Salary Range: $63,976-$109,528 DOQ
For a more detailed and technical job description, please visit https://www.leesburgva.gov/government/departments/human-resources/job-opportunities
TO APPLY: Please go to www.leesburgva.gov/jobs to apply online. Resumes may be submitted as supplemental only. EOE/ADA
Keywords: local government, historic preservation, planning architectural review board, urban design
Posted: August 28, 2018
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