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Posted: 11/27/2015

Employer
City and County of Denver
Community Planning/Development (CPD)

At Community Planning and Development we envision, enable and ensure a better Denver. Denver's Community Planning and Development Department is responsible for visionary city planning and ensuring that all buildings are safe. Community Planning and Development plays a role in growing our world-class city, while keeping its beloved features intact. From the skyscrapers of the central business district; to the walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods of Stapleton; to the charming Victorian effects of the Baker district, the staff at Community Planning and Development works to make Denver a great place to live, work and play. The Department's three primary functions are planning, permitting and inspections. Denver's Community Planning and Development Department plays a role in growing our world-class city, while keeping its beloved features intact. Our Landmark Preservation team is essential to that mission. Our Landmark Team has the unique opportunity to influence all as aspects of planning and development in our city. They set preservation policy, implement through new or amended regulations, provide design review, and engage as needed on inspections and enforcement cases. Learn more about the Landmark Preservation program at www.DenverGov.org/Landmark Interested? At the City and County of Denver and CPD you can apply your expertise and contribute directly to the community. Please review the required qualifications and submit your application/resume for consideration by visiting https://goo.gl/2rv708


Position
Associate City Planner - Landmark Preservation
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
Denver, CO
Details
$58,850.00 - $94,160.00 Annually
 

The City and County of Denver is seeking a highly motivated and creative individual with city planning and Landmark Preservation experience to join our team within the Planning Services section of the Community Planning and Development Department as an Associate City Planner. The position will offer the opportunity to join the Landmark Preservation team and participate in a variety of exciting and complex initiatives.
 
Responsibilties:

The Associate City Planner Landmark Preservation will provide support to a diverse range of initiatives under the purview of the Landmark Preservation work program. For example:
 

  • Assist citizens' and owners' efforts to designate historic properties as Denver Landmarks and local historic districts. We also review nominations for listing Denver properties on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Survey and document the city's built heritage to document and convey information to the public on our past and to encourage preservation of valued historic buildings and areas.
  • Perform design review of proposed exterior alterations, additions and demolitions to properties listed as individual Denver Landmarks or located within local historic districts in order to ensure that these projects preserve properties' key historic character-defining features and qualities.
  • Perform demolition review of applications both in historically designated and undesignated areas of Denver as a safeguard to protect our community's unique historical identity.
  • Present cases and provide staff support to the Landmark Preservation Commission and Lower Downtown Design Review Board.
  • Process applications for state income tax credits, helping historic property owners recoup 20 percent of qualified rehabilitation costs.
  • General support for various project meetings and presentations such as preparing draft text, maps, graphics, presentations; preparation and support for internal and external stakeholder work sessions; support to website, social media and other project communication methods.
Qualifications:

Education Requirement:
Bachelor of Arts Degree in City or Regional Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, or a directly related degree.

Experience Requirement:
One year of professional city planning, regional planning, or experience creating, drawing and rendering urban design plans and concepts. 

Education/Experience Equivalency:

A Master's Degree in City or Regional Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, or a directly related degree may be substituted for the experience requirement.  

A combination of appropriate education and experience may be substituted for the minimum education and experience requirements. 

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Degree and/or Certification in Historic Preservation 
  • One year experience in Historic Preservation
Licensure and/or Certification: Class R Driver's License at the time of application.
 
 
Background Check / Drug Testing:  Candidates must pass a criminal background check, 10 year employment verification and education verification.  Additional checks such as credit and drug testing may be required.

Probationary Period: The successful candidate will be required to complete a minimum six month probationary period (benefits will be active during this time) prior to attaining C complete a series of internal training classes which may include supervisory training based on the specific role.
BB/AM

 
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Plans (multiple programs)
  • Paid Time Off (combined vacation/sick leave)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Retirement (Pension Plan & 457 Deferred Comp Plan)
  • Flex Spending Account
  • RTD EcoPass Discounts
  • Life Insurance; Short-term and Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Domestic Partner Programs
  • Wellness Center
 
OPen until
12/15/2015

How to apply
Interested? At the City and County of Denver and CPD you can apply your expertise and contribute directly to the community. Please review the required qualifications and submit your application/resume for consideration by visiting https://goo.gl/2rv708.
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