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Posted: 06/29/2016

Sustainable Development

The City of Fort Lauderdale is seeking dynamic and goal-driven employees. Employees that are motivated to take on today's greatest challenges and rewards in the field of local public service. Employees who are passionate about making a difference and achieving our mission: We Build Community, in a fast-paced organization that operates by vision, strategy, and action. Would you fit in? Apply now. The position will serve in the role of Liaison to the City's Historic Preservation Board ("HPB"), and serve as the initial contact for items associated with Historic Preservation. This work will include coordinating HPB tasks, applications with Historic Preservation Consultant and issuance of Certificate of Appropriateness ("COA"), along with technical assistance to property owners. The role will also assist in implementing the long-term goals and objectives of the City regarding Historic Preservation. This includes, but is not limited to coordinating face-to-face dialog with neighbors submitting or inquiring about building permits within a Historic District or Locally Designated Landmarks. The individual will work on associated Historic Preservation matters and help facilitate updates, input of Master Plans regarding Historic Preservation and using professional preservation principles, practices and techniques to a wide variety of routine and moderately advanced Historic Preservation projects. Other core responsibilities: •Implement the Historic Preservation Ordinance including: review applications for Certificates of Appropriateness (COA), conduct research and write reports, manage and provide staff support to the HPB and City Commission, and make recommendations and/or decisions as needed; •Work closely with City staff, appropriate State and Federal Agencies, and community groups in planning activities by providing information and technical assistance regarding historic preservation, historic tax credits, National Register, Federal Regulations and Secretary of Interior Standards for Rehabilitation; complete status reports for the SHPO and maintain the City of Fort Lauderdale program status as a Certified Local Government ("CLG") including completion and review of local historical/architectural surveys and completion and review of National Register evaluations and nominations, as well as attracting and administering grants. This job classification is included within the bargaining unit represented by Federation of Public Employees and therefore is subject to the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Federation of Public Employees.

Professional Opportunity
$63,689.60 - 89,980.80
  1. Have successfully graduated from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Urban Planning, Architecture/Architectural History, Historic Preservation, or Public Administration, or a closely related field.
  2. Have at least four (4) years of Increasingly responsible professional experience in Urban Planning, Urban Design, Community Development, Historic Preservation, Architecture, Architectural History or in an area which included broad range planning, program planning and policy development.  Some supervisory experience or training is required.  Additional qualifying experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the educational requirement.
  3. A Master's Degree in urban planning, architecture, historic preservation, public administration, or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the experience requirement.
  4. American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification or registration as an Architect is desirable.
Preferred Experience:
  • Expertise in establishing and applying programs, processes and standards for designation and review of Landmark structures and districts, including knowledge of architecture, landscapes, preservation technology, local, state and Federal criteria, including tax credits and Section 106 review;
  • Excellent research, writing, editing, and photographic abilities; and,
  • Experience with building research, and knowledge of architectural styles, forms, and periods of development.
OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
PLEASE APPLY ON http://fortlauderdale.gov/departments/human-resources/employment-with-the-city-of-fort-lauderdale/current-job-opportunities
Jerese Isaac
Phone: 954-828-6378

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