Historic Preservation Officer

City of Gainesville
Job Description
Salary 
$68,979.59 - $100,020.41 Annually
Location 
Gainesville, FL
Job Type
Full-Time Regular
Department
PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
Job Number
09289
 
 
Closing
4/20/2021 11:59 PM Eastern
Job Ad

 

Inviting applications for the role of:

Historic Preservation Officer

(Planner III)

 

The Department of Sustainable Development at the City of Gainesville is seeking a dynamic, innovative and forward thinking Historic Preservation Planner who will embrace the organization's vision for historic preservation planning.

A typical work day of a Historic Preservation Planner may include but not be limited to preparing studies, reports and recommendations relating to historic preservation; processing applications for certi?cation of appropriateness approval requests; preparing preliminary recommendations for submission to City Advisory Boards and the Historic Preservation Board; and reviewing plans and speci?cations for compliance with City policy and planning principles.

The ideal candidate will be neighbor centric and team-oriented with strong project management skills and knowledge of secretary of interior standards, architectural history, design guidelines, historic building practices, and the existing structures building code. Grant administration experience desired.

To be considered for this position you must have:

  • Master’s degree in Urban Design, City Planning, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Geography, Landscape Architecture, Urban Studies or a related field from a program accredited by the American Planning Association, and 
  • Five (5) years of experience in urban design or land use planning; or
    1. Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in architecture, civil engineering, geography, landscape architecture, planning,  urban design, urban studies or a related field, and seven ( 7) years of   experience in urban design or land use planning.
    2. Possession of an American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification; American Institute of Architects (AIA) certification; or a Registered Landscape Architect (RLA) may be substituted for one (1) year of urban design or land use planning work experience.

Notes:

  • Valid driver license required upon appointment.  Valid Florida Driver License required within thirty (30) days of start date and at all times while employed in this classifcation.
  • Desirable to have accreditation from American Planning Association's professional institute, American Institute of Certifed Planners (AICP); or from Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), a green building certifcation program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices.
  • May establish an eligibility list
  • May under fill the position
  • May fill multiple positions (This needs to stay for future flexibility. If the candidate hired leaves in 2 weeks we would need to repost, this allows us to go back to this posting and hire from the eligibility list)

 (removing since it will only be open one month)

Embracing change is the Gainesville way of life!

Come join our team as we shift the culture from "No to Yes", "from reactive to proactive," "from policy-oriented to services-oriented", and "from silos to teams".

 

Job Description

SUMMARY
This is advanced level professional planning work in the administration of the City’s planning program.
Positions allocated to this classification report to a Project Lead and work under general supervision.  Work in this class is distinguished from other classes by its advanced application of professional skills in leading various planning projects in a team/project environment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK*
*This section of the job description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities of the position.  The omission of a specific job function does not absolve an employee from being required to perform additional tasks incidental to or inherent in the job.  Performance of lower level duties may be required.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Plans, organizes, and leads work as assigned by Department Director or designee completed by the Planning Division staff in a team/project setting.
Conducts background research, surveys, establishes a record on land use and zoning and prepares related staff reports.  
Leads, plans and coordinates the work of a project team; 
Performs complex land use, zoning, and planning studies.
Makes presentations and recommendations to advisory boards, Committees and City Commission based on results of completed studies and sound planning practices.
Reviews and takes appropriate action on field reports related to planning.
Interprets zoning ordinances and the comprehensive plan to City officials and the public.
Confers with the public on matters concerning planning and plan implementation including speaking to organizations, providing technical assistance to advisory boards and participating in individual conferences.
Attends work on continuous and regular basis.

NON-ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Chairs appropriate Technical Review Committees and coordinates review processes by various City interdepartmental and outside agencies.
Confers with the public on zoning and planning matters.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily.  Below are the required education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions. 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Master’s degree in Urban Design, City Planning, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Geography, Landscape Architecture, Urban Studies or a related field from a program accredited by the American Planning Association, and five (5) years of experience in urban design or land use planning;

OR
Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in architecture, civil engineering, geography, landscape architecture, planning,  urban design, urban studies or a related field, and seven ( 7) years of  experience in urban design or land use planning.
Possession of an American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification; American Institute of Architects (AIA) certification; or a Registered Landscape Architect (RLA) may be substituted for one (1) year of urban design or land use planning work experience.

CERTIFICATIONS OR LICENSES
Licenses
Valid driver license required upon appointment.  Valid Florida Driver License required within thirty (30) days of start date and at all times while employed in this classification.
Certifications
Desirable to have accreditation from American Planning Association’s professional institute, American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP); or from Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices.
For positions within the Public Works Department, desirable to have accreditation from the Institute of Transportation Engineers as a certified Professional Transportation Planner.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Thorough knowledge of laws, ordinances, regulations and statues which govern planning functions.
Thorough knowledge of planning principles and practices as applied to the collection of community planning data and to the preparation of planning reports and studies in both graphic and written form.
Knowledge of state and local laws and regulations relating to planning inclusive of State Comprehensive Plan regimen.
Knowledge of zoning, subdivision regulations, and other development ordinances.
Ability to plan, schedule, organize, and lead project team when warranted.
Ability to carry out complex planning studies and analyze information and make substantive recommendations based on such studies.
Ability to manage projects effectively as a team. 
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Strong interpersonal skills as demonstrated by the ability to interact collaboratively and productively and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals of diverse backgrounds including elected and appointed government officials, Charter Officers, City employees, representatives of other agencies, and the general public. 

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess certain physical abilities and be able to withstand work related environmental conditions. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is often required to sit for prolonged periods of time. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT 
Work may require performance of tasks outdoors under varying climatic conditions and walking on uneven terrain during field inspections.
May be required to work and attend meetings outside regular business hours.
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