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Posted: 08/14/2015

City of San Antonio
Office of Historic Preservation

The Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) protects the historical, cultural, architectural, and archaeological resources that make San Antonio unique. This office promotes preservation through the creation of local historic districts and local individual landmarks. Along with the Historic and Design Review Commission (HDRC), the OHP oversees a design review process for exterior alterations to historic landmarks and districts, properties within the RIO districts (spanning the San Antonio River), public properties, and public art to ensure that modifications and changes are appropriate for historic resources. The Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) protects the historical, cultural, architectural, and archaeological resources that make San Antonio unique. The OHP is also committed to historic preservation outreach and education and has established a Preservation Academy to host lectures, workshops, and events promoting historic preservation to the community. They offered Window Restoration Workshops, a Homeowner’s Fair, and many other activities to share information about caring for historic resources.

Planner (Historic and Design Review)
Professional Opportunity
San Antonio, TX
Under general direction, is responsible for coordination of Historic and Design Review Commission (HDRC) cases, recommendations and meetings. Position is also responsible for administration of public education initiatives and for research and other special projects. May exercise functional supervision over assigned staff.


Essential Job Functions:
  • Researches, collects, analyzes, and interprets data and summarizes data into report form.
  • Responds to department requests for information, as well as from the general public.
  • Coordinates administration of HDRC cases, case recommendations, meeting agendas, packets, HDRC sub-committee and on-site meetings as needed.
  • Manages projects to completion with supervision.
  • Provides excellent customer service.
  • Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.
Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university.
  • One (1) year of planning experience.
  • Valid Texas Driver's License.
  • Use of your own personal vehicle may at times be required and proof of Liability Insurance will be required.
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Planning, Public Administration, Urban Studies, Historic Preservation, Architecture or a related field.
  • Architecture, urban design, historic preservation or architectural history training or experience.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State and Local laws, regulations and ordinances pertaining to historic preservation.
  • Knowledge of preservation/conservation technology; ability to offer technical assistance to applicants and to students participating in hands-on preservation training.
  • Experience with customer service.
  • Ability to read architectural drawings.
  • Physical requirements include occasional lifting/carrying of 25 pounds.
OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
For more information regarding the position, visit the City of San Antonio’s employment website at the following link for a complete job description and to submit your application: http://www.sanantonio.gov/HR/CareerCenter.aspx
Rita Aguilar

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