The City of Austin is seeking highly qualified candidates to apply for a Planner Principal position in the Housing & Planning Department to serve as the city’s Historic Preservation Officer.
The hired Planner Principal will have several exciting opportunities in which to excel, including designation of historic landmarks and districts in Austin. The successful candidate will be instrumental in driving the city’s historic preservation program.
This position serves as the Historic Preservation Officer and functions as executive liaison to the Historic Landmark Commission, providing technical advice and assistance to the public, boards, commissions, City Council and other stakeholders.
The Historic Preservation Office coordinates review of applications for historic zoning with the Historic Landmark Commission, and Austin City Council makes final decisions on these designations.
The office also reviews proposed work to locally designated historic properties, work within National Register historic districts, and demolition and relocation permits for historic-age properties.
This position develops program goals and objectives, evaluates and improves processes, and provides guidance to staff. Core areas of work include:
- determination of eligibility for historic landmark and district designation based on historical research and application of designation criteria, and
- review of plans and evaluation of projects at historic properties using citywide design standards.
To learn more and apply, visit https://www.austincityjobs.org/postings/98384.