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Posted: 08/14/2017

City of St. Augustine
Planning and Building

Historic Preservation Planner
Professional Opportunity
St. Augustine, FL

Job Description The Historic Preservation Planner provides professional planning implementation skills, judgment, knowledge and technical skills relative to the Citys Historic Preservation Program and Historic Preservation Master plan including community based planning initiatives, zoning, comprehensive planning, land use and development regulations, special studies, forecasting and related activities. The position serves as assistant liaison to the Historic Architectural Review Board (HARB) in the processing of associated applications and permits. Work involves coordinating with other Department staff, personnel within the City, and the public/citizens. This position is overseen by the Historic Preservation Officer as directed by the Director, Planning and Building. Job Responsibilities Responsible for preparing the HARB agendas, technical staff reports, and giving public presentations for all associated applications, including writing technical reviews and recommendations for demolitions, site improvements, exterior alterations, tax exemption applications, and landmark applications for affected properties. Read and interpret constructions plans such as site plans and architectural plans through processing of HARB applications and reviewing building permits for compliance with the HARB approval and/or associated design regulations. Responds to public inquiries regarding compliance with historic preservation regulations, available incentives, and provide technical references for historic building rehabilitations. Conduct or participate in site visits, inspections, and meetings with applicants and citizens. Accurately completes Florida Master Site File forms with supporting maps and photographs when required for mitigation. Compile monthly report for permit activities associated with the local historic preservation districts, design overlays, and demolitions and contribute to annual reporting required for the Certified Local Government program.

Responsible for completion of assigned projects in relation to the Historic Preservation Master Plan, including historical research, architectural surveys, neighborhood character assessments, drafting ordinances, grants, developing public information materials for print and digital distribution, and preservation awards and special programs. Interprets land development regulations, such as the sign, landscape and conservation zone ordinances, and assists individuals in meeting development regulations. Updates and creates zoning, historic preservation, land development regulations, codes and guidelines. Assists with designs for City landscape, open space and public use projects and provides City staff and Citizen Advisory Boards with advice and recommendations related to these projects. Assists the general public and other Divisions with the City's long range planning, neighborhood planning, and building permit process. Assists in informing the general public, City departments/divisions and City officials with interpretation of the rules and regulations of the City's zoning, landscape, sign and conservation zone development codes and ordinances, and planning-related state, regional and federal statutes and codes. Accomplishes other tasks as required. Education, Training and Experience Bachelor of Art or Science degree in Historic Preservation or a Public Administration, Urban/Regional Planning, History, or Architecture degree with a certificate in Historic Preservation. Two years of intern, volunteer, or work experience in planning, zoning, land use or historic preservation, required. Public sector experience, preferred. Masters degree in Historic Preservation is preferred. Knowledge of historic architectural styles and building methods, research tools, the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for Rehabilitation and the National Register criteria, required. Experience managing and prioritizing routine, specialized, and complex assignments and the ability to successfully convey concepts and recommendations to a wide audience through excellent writing and presentation skills. Proficiency in standard MS Office software and working familiarity with GIS and/or design software. Valid Florida Driver's License Classification: E . Physical Demands The physical demands representative of those that must be met to perform the essential functions of this job. This position is active and requires standing, walking, bending, and crouching throughout the day and working outdoors in all weather conditions. Requires the frequent use of hands and arms to operate computer including keyboard and mouse and perform filing duties. The employee is regularly required to communicate and exchange information courteously, effectively, and promptly with the public and City staff. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift and move files and office supplies up to 25 pounds. 

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How to apply
The City of St. Augustine is an Equal Opportunity Employer (m/f/d/v). All positions require a background check and physical, and designated positions require a drug screen. All job listings remain open until filled, unless otherwise noted. Current job openings may be cablecast on Government TV (Comcast, Channel 3) and may also be published in the Sunday edition of The St. Augustine Record. Applications are only accepted for positions that are listed. A resume may not be substituted for an application; however, you may attach a resume to provide supporting documentation of your work history. Applications need to be fully completed; please do not write “see resume." Incomplete applications will not be considered for employment. Only those candidates matching the qualifications and selected to be interviewed will be contacted. Any open Full-time, Part-time/Contract, Fire Department or Police Department positions will be posted online on the Employment page, or the Civil Service Employment page. The application for Police Department employees and Communications Operators is different from the standard City application. Regardless of the position, however, you will need to save your completed application to your computer, cloud, or other active device. You can then sign and email the application as an attachment pdf file to apply@citystaug.com. You also have the option of printing the completed form and mailing it through the U.S. Postal Service, or hand delivering it to the Human Resources Department. For mailed applications, send to: Human Resources Division St. Augustine City Hall 75 King Street (Lobby D, 2nd Floor) P.O. Box 210 St. Augustine, FL 32085 Fax: 904.825.1008 Office Hours: Monday through Friday from 7:30am – 5:00pm, except holidays. If you prefer to personally deliver your application to City Hall, please enter through “Lobby D,” and proceed to the 2nd floor. For scanned/email applications, send your email to apply@citystaug.com. For additional information on jobs currently open at the City of St. Augustine, you may contact Human Resources directly at 904.825.1013 or send an email.

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