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Posted: 07/27/2011

Knoxville-Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission

Historic Preservation Planner
Professional Opportunity
Knoxville, TN

The Knoxville-Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission is seeking qualified applicants for the position of historic preservation planner. This is a mid to high level position, with a broad range of responsibilities, including, but not limited to, providing primary staff support to the communityís two historic zoning commissions.

Tasks will include: Conducting historic surveys and performing historic research; assisting the State Historic Preservation Office in identifying, evaluating and treating National Register eligible and listed properties under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act; maintaining a database for properties subject to Section 106 review (National Historic Preservation Act); researching and preparing designation reports and design guidelines for locally designated properties; researching and preparing National Register nominations; advising in the preparation of preservation tax incentive applications; staffing the Knoxville Historic Zoning Commission and the Knox County Historic Zoning Commission; maintaining records for Certified Local Government designation; working cooperatively with local code enforcement officials and the State Historic Preservation Office; overseeing the application process for Certificates of Appropriateness for locally designated properties; maintaining the listings of locally designated properties in the city and county; preparing architectural descriptions and photography for designated buildings; acting as liaison for historic neighborhoods; and provide information to elected and appointed officials of local and state government

In addition, the candidate should posses the following:

Proficiency in word processing;

Working knowledge of zoning, subdivision regulations, Federal regulations, and the comprehensive planning process;

Strong research, writing and communications skills;

Strong public speaking and meeting facilitation skills;

Strong organization skills and ability to work effectively with community groups and local government;

Ability to work effectively with colleagues in planning and project implementation; and

Thorough knowledge of state and federal historic preservation requirements, standards, and programs.

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How to apply
Qualifications include: Masterís degree in planning, architecture or historic preservation preferred, with 3 to 5 years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 certification desired. Salary range to be based on qualifications. Send resume and three references via mail, or e-mail, by no later than August 26, 2011, to the following:Knoxville-Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission400 main Street, Suite 403Knoxville, Tennessee 37902, orsusan.taylor@knoxmpc.org

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