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Posted: 09/14/2018

City of San Antonio Office of Historic Preservation

The Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) protects the historic, cultural, architectural, and archaeological resources that make San Antonio unique. Our office promotes preservation through the creation of local historic districts and local individual landmarks. Along with the Historic and Design Review Commission (HDRC), the OHP oversees a design review process for exterior alterations to historic landmarks and districts, properties within the RIO districts (spanning the San Antonio River), public properties, and public art to ensure that modifications and changes are appropriate for historic resources. We coordinate with other City departments to comply with required environmental review processes to protect historic resources.

Historic Preservation Specialist (Design Review)
Professional Opportunity
San Antonio, TX
$39,189.02 - $58,783.92 Annually
Open Until

Job Summary

Under general direction, is responsible for services related to design review, assisting customers, and coordinating Historic and Design Review Commission (HRDC) cases. Responsible for administration of public education initiatives, performing research, and working on special projects. May exercise functional supervision over assigned staff.

Essential Job Functions


  • Researches, collects, analyzes, and interprets data and summarizes data into report form.
  • Responds to department requests for information, as well as from the general public.
  • Administration of HDRC cases, case recommendations, meeting agendas, packets, HDRC sub-committee and on-site meetings as needed.
  • Plans and coordinates special events and educational outreach programs.
  • Manages projects to completion with supervision.
  • Provides excellent customer service.
  • Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.


Job Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • One (1) year of experience in urban planning, historic preservation, customer service, or related field.
  • This position requires a valid Class "C" Texas Driver's License OR valid driver's license from another state with the ability to obtain a valid Class "C" Texas Driver's License within 30 days of becoming a Texas resident.  Use of your own personal vehicle may at time be required and proof of Liability Insurance will be required.
  • Any applicant selected for this position must have a background check completed with results satisfactory to the City of San Antonio and successfully complete the City of San Antonio's Cash-Handling Certification Training.


  • Master's degree in Historic Preservation, Architecture, or a related field.
  • Experience in the treatment of historic properties.

How to apply
Apply online via the link in this post.

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