This is technical and creative work operating across traditional government, business, and social networks while researching, developing, and maintaining the diverse elements of a comprehensive and successful historic preservation program. Work involves ensuring procedural due process and compliance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations and codes; administration of Certificates of Appropriateness for local landmarks and properties within local historic districts; preparation of training and other information tools; assistance with financial incentives, including grants and the execution of local ad valorem tax exemptions for historic preservation; assistance with preparing nominations to the National Register and processing of Local Landmark designation applications; assistance with researching and updating Florida Master Site File forms; assistance with other general research; and the execution of special projects relating to historic preservation and heritage tourism.
Work requires the exercise of considerable independent judgment, initiative, ingenuity and tact; maintaining knowledge of emerging trends concerning historic preservation; and extensive, productive interaction with City officials, other government agencies, the historic preservation commission, historic preservation and tourist organizations and facilities, property owners, and developers. The Historic Preservationist II will work with a wonderful collection of historic resources dating from the early to mid-20th century; and will experience the inspiring natural beauty, appealing climate and charming tradition of the Florida Gulf Coasts premier urban community.
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Qualified applicants must have graduated from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in historic preservation, architectural history, preservation planning, or a related field; must have progressive experience in cultural resource planning and management accompanied by experience in historic preservation planning in a municipal agency or private sector business; must have considerable knowledge of architectural history and American architectural styles, building techniques, building materials and associated historic preservation procedures; must have considerable knowledge of the theories, principles, and best practices of historic preservation, planning and research techniques at a municipal level; must be able to collect and analyze historic preservation data, prepare detailed plans and reports, formulate effective plans for historic preservation, effectively manage simultaneous projects, conduct preservation planning studies, and formulate recommendations; and must possess the presentation and communication skills necessary to lead, educate, and collaborate (essential). Preferred applicants possess a Masters Degree in historic preservation; have experience in historic site survey and procedures to nominate properties to the National Register of Historic Places; are familiar with the National Register criteria, the Secretary of the Interiors Standards and Guidelines, and the Federal Section 106 review process; have experience with financial incentives, including grants and other related tools; are familiar with the practical application of zoning in preservation; are able to elicit and articulate community values as they relate to the historic landmarks; are able to consult with Registered Professional Archaeologists, as needed; and have experience with emerging software, Website and social media tools (desirable).