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Posted: 01/12/2018

Employer
City of Houston
Planning and Development


Position
Assistant Planner
18813
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
Houston, TX
Details
 

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The City of Houston Planning & Development Department is looking for a professional to fill an entry level planner position within the City of Houston's Historic Preservation Office.
 
The Assistant Planner position will coordinate and conduct technical reviews, research and analyze planning data for activities relating to the Historic Preservation Ordinance. Planning activities include but are not limited to certificates of appropriateness, landmark designations, historic districts, design guidelines, historic tax exemptions, technical assistance and consultation, and educational outreach.
 
General Responsibilities:

  • Reviews, or assists in reviewing, development proposals of limited complexity for compliance with applicable regulations
  • Provides technical assistance and professional support in the administration of specific planning programs, regulations, or ordinances.
  • Performs routine administrative tasks in designated planning program areas; including data entry, file management, and responding to customer inquiries.
  • Researches and compiles information on a variety of planning issues from multiple sources.
  • Prepares maps and other graphical representations of data of varying complexity.
  • Works closely with the public on basic planning programs, requirements, or ordinances.


WORKING CONDITIONS
The position occasionally requires stooping or bending. Occasional very light lifting, such as three or four reams of papers or books (up to 20 pounds or an equivalent weight) may be required. There are occasional minor discomforts from exposure to less-than-optimal temperature and air conditions.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS 
Requires a Bachelor's degree in Urban Planning, Transportation Planning, Civil Engineering, Geography, Public Policy or an equivalent in-depth specialized training program that is directly related to the type of work being performed (Historic Preservation)
 
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
No Experience Required.

MINIMUM LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
None

PREFERENCES

PREFERENCES

Knowledge of Historic Preservation principles and practices; Excellent written & verbal communication skills; Strong attention to detail; Proficient in Microsoft Office; Demonstrated time management & organizational skills; Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills; Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines; Adapts well to changes; Demonstrated success working with diverse clientele. A valid driver's license and compliance with the City of Houston's policy on driving (AP 2-2).

 
**Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

SELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED    
None
 
SAFETY IMPACT POSITION          
YES -  this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.
 
SALARY INFORMATION              
Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.  The salary range for this position is:

 Pay Grade 15

OPen until
01/19/2018

How to apply
APPLICATION PROCEDURES Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during posting opening and closing dates shown. Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov. To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm. For application status inquires please contact 832-393-0051. Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process. All new and rehire must pass a per-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information. If you need special service or accommodations, please call TTY 7-1-1. EEO Equal Employment Opportunity The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.
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