The City of Raleigh, North Carolina is searching for a dedicated and experienced historic preservation planner in the Historic Preservation Unit of the Raleigh Urban Design Center (UDC), a division of the Department of City Planning.
- Supports the historic preservation program and the Raleigh Historic Development Commission.
- Prepares and presents oral and written reports; directs the preparation of special maps, charts, and other materials for inclusion in presentations.
- Analyzes architectural and landscape drawings, including plans, sections, elevations, and details, to determine compliance with the Design Guidelines for Raleigh Historic Districts and Landmarks.
- Occasionally compiles social, economic, and planning data used in the analysis of community planning problems.
- Coordinates attend and facilitate Raleigh Historic Development Commission meetings; prepares agendas and technical materials.
- Conducts and participates in meetings to help clients understand policies and rules affecting Certificates of Appropriateness (COAs) and other historical development projects.
- Responds to inquiries from and provides technical assistance to the general public, property owners, architects, engineers, landscape architects, and building trades specialists in matters relating to historic preservation practices and regulations.
- Monitors and evaluates consultant work; prioritizes and schedules work and activities.
- Collects and analyzes demographic, land-use, and economic statistics to maintain and update mapped information and computer-based information system.
- Evaluates analyzes and proposes development projects and rezoning requests related to historic resources.
- Meets with and advises municipal officials, commission members, and citizen groups in complex historic preservation planning matters; provides information and administrative support and assists in formulating policies and objectives.
- Serves as project manager for special studies in historic property designations, historic district designations, housing, and urban development, and center city and neighborhood revitalization. Participates in various special projects. Reviews activity status, timelines, and resource allocation.
- Assists in the interpretation and development of the comprehensive plan.
- Conducts and leads community outreach and engagement efforts.
- Researches planning rules and procedures to determine compliance of real estate development proposals.
- Administers contracts to vendors and consultants monitors and evaluates consultant work; prioritizes and schedules work and activities.
- Acts as liaison with various City groups, organizations, and affiliations.
- Others duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in planning or public administration or field directly related to assignment and five years of related professional planning experience. Master's degree in a field associated with the design of the built environment and historic preservation is highly preferred.
An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation.
Posted: September 26, 2019
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