Preservation Job Board

(TX) Planner Senior or Planner III (temporary) 

8 days ago

Deadline: Dec 23, 2021
Offered By (Name of Organization): City of Austin Historic Preservation Office
Location (City, State): Austin, TX 78723
Type: Full-Time
Salary: $25.05 - $36.59 per hour
Organization Website:

The Historic Preservation Office coordinates designation of historic landmarks and districts in Austin. The 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 is responsible for conducting historical research and analysis pursuant to historic designation criteria; reviewing architectural plans and evaluating proposed projects at historic properties relative to citywide design standards for historic preservation; and developing and presenting staff reports to the Historic Landmark Commission. This position communicates directly with applicants regarding staff recommendations.

Minimum qualifications:

* Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college with major coursework in Planning, Geography, Social Science, Landscape Architecture, or a planning related field, plus three (3) years of experience in planning related work.
* Twelve (12) semester hours of relevant graduate college course work may substitute for six (6) months of required experience with a maximum substitution of two (2) years.
* Experience in planning related work may substitute for the education up to the maximum of four (4) years.

Preferred qualifications:

* Experience working in historic preservation, particularly in an urban setting.
* Experience working for a government agency, municipality, or other public service organization.
* Ability to communicate information clearly and accurately both verbally and in writing to large stakeholder groups, including citizens, city staff, boards, commissions, and City Council.
* Knowledge and/or ability to interpret state and local historic preservation codes and the ability to interpret and evaluate projects under the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.
* Ability to travel to more than one work location.

This is a preliminary posting. Please contact Lateefah Neal-Franks, Human Resources Coordinator.


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