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Principal Planner - Historic Preservation Focus, Salt Lake City, Planning Division (Salt Lake City, UT)
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Contributed By: Michaela Oktay
Website: https://slcgov.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/SLC/details/Principal-Planner---Historic-Preservation-Focus_JR2221

Job Description:
The Planning Division is seeking an individual with a strong preservation planning background and excellent communication skills. The primarily responsibility of this position is administering the City’s historic preservation planning program but to build familiarity with all the zoning ordinance. This role also includes preparing staff reports and presenting to the Historic Landmark Commission, Planning Commissions, and City Council.

The ideal candidate will be dedicated to a high level of customer service when meeting and consulting with applicants or citizens regarding proposals to maintain, alter, demolish or redevelop historically significant properties.

This person will work closely with Planning staff experienced in Historic Preservation and expected to expand expertise in this subject area. The position also includes project management on citywide development projects, master plans and zoning code ordinance amendments.

Preference will be given to candidates who have experience and passion working with historic preservation. The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree in Planning, Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Historic Preservation, or a closely related field. Performs under the general direction of various Planning Managers.

Early application submittal is encouraged. This position will remain open until filled and may close at any time.

TYPICAL DUTIES:
Performs planning analysis for complex planning projects to ensure implementation of General Plan goals, policies and zoning and subdivision ordinance regulations.  Analyzes general plan policies, zoning, and subdivision ordinance compliance, negotiated development exactions, performance standards and initiates staff recommendations.

Prepares in narrative, statistical, and graphic format comprehensive policies for the general plan, community plans, small area master plans and other projects as assigned.  Prepares professional staff reports for the Mayor, City Council, Planning Commission, Historic Landmark Commission, Administrative Hearing Officer and Appeals Hearing Officer and other groups as assigned.   Also prepares information about plans and planning review process for the public.

Manages the citizen participation process for long range plans and complex development projects; maintains required records, meeting summaries, other mandatory information; facilitates solutions with citizen councils, developers, officials from the City, other municipalities, counties, regional planning agencies, the State of Utah and the Federal government.

Reviews, interprets, and approves plans and applications for compliance with planning and development regulations for conditional uses, special exceptions, subdivisions certificates of appropriateness, Conditional Building and Site Design Review and Planned Developments and/or Capital Improvement Projects, or refers individuals to the appropriate governing agency.

Initiates and manages the consultant selection process, implementation of plans, and contract monitoring and payment for consultant planning projects.

Attends and/or conducts meetings to explain planning and development activities, propose conflict resolution solutions, and respond to inquiries. Makes formal presentations of planning.

Issues to community groups, the Planning Commission, Historic Landmark Commission, Appeals Hearing Officer, Administrative Hearing Officer, Mayor, and the City Council.

Performs other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in urban planning   
or a closely related field and two years of full time, paid, professional experience in city planning OR an equivalent combination of education and full time, paid, professional urban planning experience on a year for year basis. Specialized planners may require specific, specialized experience as described specifically in a job announcement.

Ability to perform the compilation, analysis, and preparation of professional written reports and technical statistical analyses and forecasts.

Knowledge of principles and practices of urban planning, building construction, site development, zoning ordinances, urban design, historic preservation, architecture, and landscape architecture as applied to city planning and other Federal and environmental standards, processes, and policies.

Demonstrated ability to compose professional staff reports and planning policies.

Must communicate effectively, with individuals from diverse organizations and backgrounds.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with division heads, supervisors, employees, and the public.

Ability to visit various site locations and participate in citizen/committee meetings.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Membership in the American Planning Association (APA), the American Institute of Architects (AIA) or the Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).
Possession of an AICP certificate.
Demonstrated proficiency with the use of current graphic, design and art techniques and technologies including Adobe Creative Suite, (In Design, Photoshop, Illustrator) and Sketch-up.
Demonstrated ability in computer applications related to planning Including Geographic Information Systems.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Intermittent exposure to stressful situations as a result of human behavior.
Primarily stationary position with light to moderate  movement. Usually, pleasant working conditions with occasional exposure to environmental hazards and extreme climatic elements resulting from on-site project inspections.
May be required to work nontraditional hours such as evenings and weekends.

Offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a criminal background check in accordance with City policy and applicable law.  Criminal offenses will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and do not automatically disqualify a candidate from City employment.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required of personnel so classified.  

All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

POSITION TYPE
Full-Time

POSITION SALARY RANGE
$29.12/hr. to $39.75/hr.

DEPARTMENT
Community and Neighborhoods
Full Time/Part Time:
Full time
Scheduled Hours:
40

 


Posted: August 25, 2023
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