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Posted: 08/13/2012

City of Tucson
Historic Preservation Office

The City of Tucson is the seat of Pima County and has a Council-Manager form of government. The Tucson metropolitan area supports over 750,000 residents.

Historic Preservation Lead Planner
Professional Opportunity
Tucson, AZ
$$48,006 - $80,662 Annually

The City of Tucson is seeking a highly qualified Lead Planner to perform duties in the Historic Preservation Office. Examples of essential duties may include but not limited to:

  • Writes grant applications, administers grants, and oversees implementation of grant funded historic preservation projects
  • Assists the Historic Preservation Officer with evaluations of eligibilities of buildings for historic designation. Interacts with the State Historic Preservation Office and other State and Federal agencies
  • Writes quarterly and annual reports for the City's historic preservation program, for the Certified Local Government program, and for various grants
  • Prepares project scopes and Requests For Proposals. Assists with consultant selections, National Register nominations, historic context studies, historic building documentations and surveys
  • Manages consultant work on various preservation-related projects to ensure the City's required compliance with federal preservation regulations
  • Reviews proposed work and advises City departments, property owners, and developers regarding appropriate rehabilitation of historic buildings
  • Assists City departments on projects which impact historic buildings, archaeological sites, and other cultural resources
  • Assists with planning for rehabilitations of historic City buildings
  • Leads training sessions on cultural resource compliance process for City departments and Historic Zone Advisory Boards
  • Provides education and outreach to a variety of audiences on historic preservation and cultural resources issues

  • Bachelor's Degree in Archaeology, Architecture, Historic Preservation, Public History, Planning or a closely related field
  • Three years of relevant-level experience in historic preservation or cultural resource management projects which provides knowledge of the principles, laws, and procedures for appropriate treatment of historic buildings, archaeological sites, and other cultural resources
  • Valid driver's license

    Preferred Qualifications include:
  • Master's or Doctorate Degree in a related field
  • Experience with evaluation, documentation, repair, restoration, and rehabilitation of historic buildings in the southwestern United States
  • Knowledge of historical architecture
  • Grant writing experience

    August 11 - September 3, 2012

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How to apply
In order to apply, you must register to apply online if you have not already done so. If you are new to the City of Tucson job site, an online guide is available by clicking on "Employment Application Frequently Asked Questions" on the main employment page.
Jolene Hansen
Phone: (520) 837-4175

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