Serves as the administrator for the Metro Historic Zoning Commission (MHZC). Performs the managerial, administrative, and leadership duties involved in planning, coordinating, and directing programs and services provided by the MHZC to promote the preservation of historic resources through advocacy, regulation, documentation, legislation, planning, and education.
o Supervises work of a technical and/or design staff.
o Ensures that guidelines and interpretation are carried out according to national, state, and municipal law and standards.
o Ensures adherence to legal requirements and coordinates legal action required in case of violations.
o Maintains records of actions taken on historically zoned properties.
o Writes articles and reports for various publications.
o Reports to and interacts with Historical and Historic Zoning Commissions.
o Interacts with the media.
o Oversees preparation of minutes and staff recommendations for Commission meetings.
o Enforces historic preservation and zoning regulations.
o Inspects buildings and landmarks to establish their authenticity as historical sites and/or for compliance with preservation and zoning regulations.
o Reviews specifications and issues approvals for exterior work proposed in historically zoned districts.
o Assesses impact of projects on the surrounding area.
o Surveys potential historic sites and/or districts and makes recommendations for preservation.
o Provides assistance to property owners, architects, contractors, and government agencies.
o Coordinates overlay designation process with neighborhood associations, relevant Council member(s), and Metro planning department; studies proposals and evaluates impact they may have on historical properties and districts. Prepares and explains guidelines for historical districts.
o Writes, draws or reviews architectural illustrations and specifications for projects.
o Coordinates and speaks at meetings and/or projects with the public, staff and other agencies.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
* Employee works in an office and in the field inspecting projects.
* Extensive travel among work locations, and wearing a hard hat may be required for some projects.
Bachelor's Degree (from an accredited college or university) in a related field and considerable experience in the field of preservation OR a Master's Degree (from an accredited college or university) in a related field and significant experience which would enhance skill in the field of preservation.
Employees would typically have a degree in Architecture, Historic Preservation, Liberal Arts, and experience that would prepare the incumbent to perform the duties of the position at the appropriate level.
Valid "Class D" Driver's License.
This position requires: local travel among work locations; wearing a hard hat may be required occasionally.