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Posted: 10/24/2012

City of Geneva
Community Development Department

CITY OF GENEVA 22 South First Street Geneva, Illinois 60134 Employment Opportunity Preservation Planner Part-Time Position (20 hours/week) – Hourly Wage Range: $29.74/hour to $41.92/hour (starting wage to $33.00/hour DOQ/E) Historic city of 21,495 located 40 miles west of Chicago along the scenic Fox River is seeking a highly motivated and qualified preservation planner to conduct historic preservation permit application review and related preservation program activities.

Preservation Planner
Professional Opportunity
Geneva, IL
$29.74-$33.00 hourly

Responsibilities include collecting and analyzing historic preservation data; conducting  historic site/structure surveys; preparing landmark nominations; formulating preservation policies and plans; serving as staff liaison to the historic preservation commission; reviewing building permits within the historic district; providing design guidance to building permit applicants; conducting public information programs; and grant writing.   

Requires a bachelors degree in historic preservation, preservation planning, architectural history, urban planning, land use planning or closely related field (masters degree preferred), and a minimum of 2 years of municipal experience in historic preservation, or an equivalent combination of experience and education leading to an ability to fulfill the responsibilities of this position.  

Requires ability to maintain effective working relationships with residents, property owners, architects, contractors, developers, city advisory commissions and city staff. A thorough understanding of the principles and practices of historic preservation, urban planning, and zoning regulation is required.  Computer proficiency in basic computer software and effective written and verbal communication skills are a must.   


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How to apply
To apply send completed job application with a minimum of three professional references and cover letter to: Lisa Jepson, Human Resources Manager, City of Geneva, 22 S. First Street, Geneva, Illinois 60134 by no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, November 19, 2012. Applications are available at www.geneva.il.us. Please contact Human Resources at 630-232-0867 or via e mail at ljepson@geneva.il.us for further information. The City of Geneva is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Lisa Jepson
Phone: 6302320867
22 S First Street
Geneva, IL 60134

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