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Posted: 06/19/2015

City of Albany

Planner (Historic Preservation & Neighborhood) Development and Plannin
Professional Opportunity
Albany, NY

The Department of Development and Planning has one (1) vacancy for the position of Planner (Historic Preservation & Neighborhood) at a rate of $42,821/year @ 37.5 hours/week.

Applicants must meet the requirements as outlined in the attached job description. This position is a competitive class Civil Service position that may be filled on a provisional basis pending the outcome of the Civil Service examination.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THIS CLASS: This is a specialized professional planning position with primary work assignments focused in the areas of historic preservation and neighborhood planning. In addition to these responsibilities, the incumbent performs general professional planning duties in the office and in the field. General direction and project assignments are received from the Director of Planning. The details of the work are independently planned and carried to completion. Work is performed independently with other planners both as support and lead staff. Supervision may be exercised over consultants, interns and student assistants.


Develops and administers the work plan for the Citys historic preservation program, including regulatory, planning, educational and training functions;

Assists other staff or takes the primary responsibility as needed in providing technical assistance and administrative support to the Historic Resource Commission (HRC) including designation and staff review as set forth in Chapter 42, Part 4 of the City of Albany Code as well as other applicable sections and state and federal standards;

Provides technical assistance to owners of historic and architecturally significant properties;

Provides technical assistance to the Department of Development and Planning, Albany Community Development Agency, Capitalize Albany and other City departments with required state and federal project reviews, state and local environmental reviews and with the treatment of historic and architecturally significant City facilities;

Creates and maintains a database of all properties within the city designated within the Citys local historic districts and listed on the New York State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) on ongoing projects;

Acts as the Citys representative at meetings with federal and state officials on design and implementation of the Citys historic preservation programs and projects;

Coordinates and conducts neighborhood based participatory planning process and supervises preparation of neighborhood plans;

Researches, prepares applications and administers state, federal and regional grants related to historic preservation;

Performs miscellaneous office work and maintains records of work activities;

Performs related work as required.


Good knowledge of personal computers and office equipment;

Working knowledge of the purposes, principles, terminology and practices employed in municipal and community planning;

Working knowledge of local land use controls and zoning administration;

Working knowledge of the principles and practices of drafting, mapping and graphic visual methods as applied to community planning and development review;

Ability to understand complex oral and written directions;

Ability to get along well with others;

Ability to communicate and deal effectively with others;


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How to apply
Anyone who is interested in applying for this job should submit a resume AND application to the Department of Human Resources, City Hall, Room 301, Albany, NY 12207 to be received in the office no later than 5:00 p.m. Friday, June 26, 2015.
Miriam Dixon
Phone: 5184342261
24 Eagle St
Albany, NY 12207

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