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Posted: 01/06/2015

City of Covington, Kentucky
Department of Development

Historic Preservation and Planning Specialist
Professional Opportunity
Covington, KY
$ $51,863.00 - $57,050.00 DOQ

Responsible for providing technical assistance to citizens, property owners, businesses and tenants interested in rehabilitating and preserving historic buildings within the City of Covington. Responsible for documenting and protecting Covingtons historic buildings and resources. Provide for public education and serve as general advocate for historic preservation.  Monitor rehabilitation projects that involve federal funds.  Administer the Citys Historic Preservation Overlay Zones and Design Guidelines.  Provide staff support to the Urban Design Review Board. Serve as back-up to the Citys Zoning Administrator and provide technical expertise related to planning initiatives and projects. Utilize and maintain Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data related to historic resources. This position will report to the Community Services Manager.

  • Use design guidelines to review proposed work to historic sites.
  • Administer the Section 106 Compliance Requirements relating to the Citys federally funded programs and maintain a working Programmatic Agreement with the SHPO and ACHP
  • Administer the Certified Local Government program for the City and provide the required documentation and complete necessary programming to remain an eligible certified program
  • Provide assistance to individuals who are interested in rehabilitating and preserving historic buildings, such as selecting appropriate exterior paint colors, windows, doors and other building elements.
  • Provide guidance and assistance to individuals and businesses interested in rehabilitating and preserving historic buildings on state and local regulations such as the Citys Zoning Ordinance, State Building Code, Plumbing Code, etc. Review applications for exterior work in Historic Preservation Overlay Zones and Chapter 99 Development Plan areas, and issue permits (Certificate of Appropriateness).
  • Review applications and prepare staff reports for Design Waivers for applicable zones.
  • Prepare staff reports and presentations for monthly Urban Design Review Board meetings.
  • Update and initiate new Historic Resource Surveys.
  • Prepare nominations for the National Register of Historic Places
  • Review projects receiving federal funds for compliance with the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for Rehabilitation.
  • Follow up on site, on a case-by-case basis to insure that the work is being performed as approved.  Coordinate with Code Enforcement as necessary.
  • Apply for and administer federal and state grants.
  • Administer Historic Plaque Program.
  • Coordinate Historic Highway Marker program.
  • Organize annual Historic Preservation Awards for the city.
  • Provide information and advice on federal and state Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit programs.
  • Participate as a consulting party representative in large-scale Section 106 Reviews.
  • Assemble and maintain all necessary files as required by state and federal regulations.
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How to apply
Online application must be submitted. Resumes will not be accepted without an On-Line Application

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