Senior 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 and presents recommendations to the Historic Preservation Board on requests to properties within a historic district or listed as an individual site in the West Palm Beach Register of Historic Places.
- Provides technical expertise in historic preservation to the public and City personnel.
- Reviews building permit applications for properties located within a historic district or listed as a historic site in the West Palm Beach Register of Historic Places for compliance with the Historic Preservation Ordinance.
- Reviews all demolition permit applications and Section 106 requests.
- Administers the Ad Valorem Tax Exemption program.
- Administers the street signage program for historic districts.
- Prepares nominations for a structure to be designated as a historic site.
- Acquire grant funding to implement historic preservation programs.
- Amend the Historic Preservation Ordinance when necessary.
- Develops public education programs and programs to preserve the City’s historic resources.
- 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 from an accredited college or university with a major in Historic Preservation, Urban Planning, or a closely related field, and three (3) years of experience in a planning environment, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. A valid Florida driver’s license is required.
Last Revision date: October 2001