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Employment Opportunities, Jobs & Internships in Preservation & Cultural Resources
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Under minimal supervision, performs supervisory, complex and professional level work with discretion in the fields of planning and development services for the City’s Planning Department. May exercise direct supervision over assigned staff.
Applicants must submit a cover letter & resume.
Reviews, manages and processes complex current planning requests/projects within the Downtown and Old Town Overlay districts in conformance with the Comprehensive Plan, Unified Development Code, Historic District Design Guidelines, Downtown Master Plan, and other adopted plans, studies, and development standards.
Duties include supporting the development and administration of City policies and procedures for the protection of cultural and historical resources; ensuring that City activities comply with historic preservation regulations; and providing technical, architectural, design, historical, and policy guidance to City staff, City Council, governmental officials, boards and committees, regional, and state agencies.
Researches and evaluates design and preservation related matters such as exterior changes to both residential and commercial additions and alterations, demolition/relocation proposals, new business signage, and design compliance in accordance with adopted design guidelines.
Assists in the implementation of the Downtown Master Plan through interdepartmental coordination and input of the City’s Capital Improvement Planning process.
Assists with special projects related to development code revisions, manual updates, process review, etc.
Researches, interprets, and explains codes and ordinance application to specific projects, properties, or situations.
Coordinates communication between applicant, City, and County departments for review comments; provides recommendations on how to address review comments.
Prepares written reports and makes presentations to boards, commissions, committees, and the City Council.
Provides technical support to boards, commissions and committees, and other special call meetings.
Responds to complex questions from citizens, management, city officials and others, and provides assistance.
Facilitates requests for pre-application and pre-submittal meetings.
Oversees the preparation and reproduction of publications and educational materials issued by the Department.
Plans, organizes and conducts neighborhood meetings, training sessions, and other outreach efforts. Speaks as City representative before public groups.
May involve the direct or indirect supervision of permanent and part time staff including consultant and internship support.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Education, training and Experience Guidelines
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Planning, Architecture, Urban Design, Historic Preservation/Historic Architecture, History/Architectural History, Archeology, or a planning related field. Four (4) years of full-time progressively responsible professional work experience in planning or promoting historic preservation goals and urban design; OR any combination of experience, education and /or training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
A Master’s degree in a planning related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience.
Experience in design review in historic districts is preferred.
Historic preservation practices.
Funding sources for historic preservation.
Research techniques for historic preservation.
Site plan review methods.
Advanced knowledge of planning principles and practices used in all phases of urban planning.
Federal, State and local laws, regulations and ordinances regarding planning, historic preservation, and zoning.
Government organization and administration
Land-use and planning theory.
Abilities and Skills in:
Using computers and applicable software.
Performing mathematical measurements and calculations.
Collecting and analyzing demographics and statistics.
Conducting research including property deeds and other historic databases.
Reading, interpreting and explaining zoning ordinances and site plans, as well as plans, legal documents and memos to a wide range of stakeholders.
Communicating clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
Writing complex reports, resolutions and ordinances, and making presentations.
Ability to supervise, train, and evaluate assigned staff.
Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers, management and the public.
Ability to see where help is needed and providing support to complete projects and tasks.
Negotiating effectively with developers, citizens, appointed officials, and the public.
Analyzing complex problems and developing positive courses of action.
Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing
Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities
Ability to work under the pressures of rigid and/or short work cycle
Ability to see the big picture, problem solver, and customer service oriented
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Valid Class C Texas driver’s license
American Institute of Certified Planners (A.I.C.P.) preferred.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Standing, sitting, walking, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, reaching, handling, fine dexterity, kneeling, crouching, crawling, bending, twisting, climbing, balancing, vision, hearing, talking, use of foot controls.
Occasional exposure to weather extremes, and insects when performing fieldwork.
Hiring Range: $59,269.60 - $74,256.00 annually.
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Keywords: senior planner, planning, municipal, texas, city planning
Posted: January 25, 2023
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