Historic Preservation Planner
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
- Prepares staff reports for HPB meetings and assists the Board in meeting its administrative requirements.
- Prepares and manages Division budget.
- Reviews and makes recommendations on Section 106 requests, demolition requests and permit requests, and nominations for the National Register of Historic Places.
- Provides educational assistance to individuals and the general public relative to historic preservation.
- Applies for and administers State Historic Preservation grants.
- Makes site visits and window studies for historic preservation evaluations.
- Updates and maintains maps and database of historic sites and districts.
- Administers Ad Valorem Tax Exempt program.
- Coordinates Certified Local Government programs and prepares historic preservation quarterly and annual reports.
- Knowledge of American and local history, architectural history, construction materials and techniques.
- Skill in reading architectural drawings.
- Skill in organizing and carry out systematic identification and documentation of historic sites.
- Skill in visually identifying potentially historic sites.
- Skill in determining the integrity and significance of sites.
- Skill in judging the potential effect of any proposed undertaking on historic sites.
- Skill in organizing multiple tasks, interacts with the public, and meet deadlines.
- Skill in photography, research and technical analysis of planning-related information.
- Skill in operating a personal computer and maintain a computer database.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Ability to make sound assessments and recommendations based on research.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree with a major in Urban Planning, Historic Preservation, or closely related field, and three (3) years experience in a historic preservation program, including one (1) year lead work or supervisory experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
Last Revision date: October 2001