Preservation Job Board

(FL) Historic Preservation Planner 

8 days ago

Deadline: Nov 30, 2021
Offered By (Name of Organization): City of St.Augustine
Location (City, State): Saint Augustine, FL 32085
Type: Full-Time
Salary: $48,068.26
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The Historic Preservation Planner provides professional planning implementation skills, judgment, knowledge and technical skills relative to the City’s Historic Preservation Program and Historic Preservation Master plan including community-based planning initiatives, zoning, comprehensive planning, land use and development regulations, special studies, forecasting and related activities. The position serves as assistant liaison to the Historic Architectural
Review Board (HARB) in the processing of associated applications and permits. Work involves coordinating with other Department staff, personnel within the City, and the public/citizens. This position is overseen by the Historic Preservation Officer as directed by the Director, Planning and Building.

Responsible for preparing the HARB agendas, technical staff reports, and giving public presentations for all associated applications, including writing technical reviews and recommendations for demolitions, site improvements, exterior alterations, tax exemption applications, and landmark applications for affected properties. Read and interpret constructions plans such as site plans and architectural plans through processing of HARB applications and reviewing building permits for compliance with the HARB approval and/or associated design regulations. Responds to public inquiries regarding compliance with historic preservation regulations, available incentives, and provide technical references for historic building rehabilitations. Conduct or participate in site visits, inspections, and meetings with applicants and citizens.

Assists in informing the general public, City departments/divisions and City officials with interpretation of the rules and regulations of the City's zoning, landscape, sign and conservation zone development codes and ordinances, and planning-related state, regional and federal statutes and codes. Accomplishes other tasks as required

Bachelor of Art or Science degree in Historic Preservation or a Public Administration, Urban/Regional Planning, History, or Architecture degree with a certificate in Historic Preservation. Two years of intern, volunteer, or work experience in planning, zoning, land use or historic preservation, required. Public sector experience, preferred. Masters’ degree in
Historic Preservation is preferred. Knowledge of historic architectural styles and building methods, research tools, the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation, and the National Register criteria, required. Experience managing and prioritizing routine, specialized, and complex assignments, and the ability to successfully convey concepts and
recommendations to a wide audience through excellent writing and presentation skills. Proficiency in standard MS Office software and working familiarity with GIS and/or design software. Valid Florida Driver's License Classification: E.

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