UMMARY: Manages Historic Preservation programs, including long range and special projects; design review, demolition review and development review; federal, state and local financial incentive programs; and outreach, education and awareness. Responsible for the implementation and oversight of plans, programs, policies and strategies. Facilitates Section 106 reviews, and serves as resource person for City staff and citizens. Supervisory responsibilities for staff, interns, volunteers and professional consultants.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following duties and responsibilities are illustrative of the primary functions of this position and are not intended to be all inclusive.
- Proactively prevents problems and solves issues that arise by providing accurate and timely information to citizens, management and staff.
- Identifies and analyzes opportunities and issues, evaluates options, and determines the best course of action.
- Serves as an information resource to elected officials, City boards and commissions, City staff, developers, civic groups and citizens regarding City policies, programs and procedures.
- Effectively represents the City's positions and interests to the boards and commissions, staff and citizens of other Colorado communities, and to federal and state agencies.
- Assists in the division-wide strategic planning efforts; formulates policy and develops plans, programs, and strategies for adoption by Council, boards and commissions, and management.
- Responsible for developing and recommending programmatic code and policy changes to the City Council, Landmark Preservation Commission, Planning and Zoning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, and to stakeholder groups and community organizations.
- Responsible for researching existing conditions and industry best practices.
- May compile and analyze data on historical, economic, environmental, social, and physical factors affecting historic resources and prepares or requisitions graphic and narrative reports on data.
- Responsible for visioning and community outreach.
- Facilitates and/or participates in neighborhood meetings, open houses, and other public forums regarding development proposals, survey projects, capital projects, and special projects.
- Reviews development and building permit applications for compliance with the Municipal Code and the Land Use Code regulations, and for adherence to the Citys adopted principals and policies.
- Responsible for maintaining the City's Certified Local Government (CLG) status and overseeing the administration of all CLG responsibilities.
- Coordinates the review of projects affecting State and National Register properties with appropriate governmental officials.
- Oversees the preparation and processing of applications for Fort Collins Landmark designation; assists property owners with the preparations of State and National Register nominations.
- Manages, administers and monitors financial incentive programs, including a thorough understanding of the funding requirements and regulations unique to each program; and overseeing and verifying compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
- Assists the Division Manager with development and tracking of the division budget; extensive financial management for grants, loans, and other financial programs.
- Works with the Division Manager in the development of the Community Development and Neighborhood Services (CDNS) Department bi-annual budget, preparing offers and qualitatively and quantitatively substantiating the Divisions services and requirements to justify requests.
- Prepares and delivers presentations to citizens, developers, committees, City boards and commissions and the City Council.
- Evaluates and comments upon all development proposals affecting historic resources for compliance with City codes, policies and regulations.
- Prepares staff reports and recommendations, and presents these to staff, boards and commissions and Council.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Oversees and directs the work of classified, hourly, and contractual employees; interns and volunteers; and professional consultants.