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Posted: 10/16/2018

City of Sanford
Development Services

Known as the "Historic Waterfront Gateway City," Sanford sits on the southern shore of Lake Monroe at the head of navigation on the St. Johns River. Sanford is home to Seminole State College of Florida and the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens. Its downtown attracts tourists with shops, restaurants, a marina, and a lakefront walking trail. The Orlando Sanford International Airport, which is in the heart of the town, functions as the secondary commercial airport for international and domestic carriers in the Orlando metropolitan area. The city's RiverWalk trail is a bike/walk/run trail that was completed in 2004. The ten-foot wide paved walkway spans a distance of several miles in Sanford's downtown area along the waterfront of Lake Monroe. Phase 2, which adds over 3000 feet to the trail, was completed in 2014. Phase 3 is expected to be complete by 2020. The city completed multimillion dollar streetscapes of 1st Street and Sanford Avenue in its historic downtown, using brick pavers, creating wider sidewalks, and adding trees, flowers, and benches. Sanford is connected to the central Florida commuter railway SunRail, with the station 2 miles from the downtown. To support green initiatives, Sanford has added five electric car charging stations. The city is proposing to replace streetlamp bulbs with LED lights. In 2012, the city launched the "Imagine Sanford" initiative, which asks all Sanford residents to get involved in city planning by submitting and voting on improvement ideas via the city's Imagine Sanford website.[16] The city of Sanford also launched a redesigned city government website in 2018.

Historic Preservation Planner
Professional Opportunity
Sanford, FL
$45,009 to $73,113
Open Until


Work Objective


Under direction of the Development Services Manager, the purpose of the position is to interpret and implement land use regulations, codes and ordinances for the planning and development of the City.  The Historic Preservation Planner provides professional planning implementation skills, judgment, knowledge and technical skills relative to the Citys Historic Preservation objectives.  Work requires considerable independent judgment and initiative in combining a broad scope of historic preservation and professional planning knowledge and analytical judgments in order to resolve a variety of complex, technical problems.


The position serves as liaison to the Historic Preservation Board (HPB) in the processing of Certificates of Appropriateness (COA) along with associated applications and permits. Additional applications include processing of projects relative to the historic districts, within the historic districts or with historic significance from inception of project through completion. This includes land use actions as they tract through various boards including Development Review, Planning and Zoning and City Commission.  In addition, the position is regularly responsible for special projects including, but not limited to, production of preservation-related educational brochures and documents; identification, research, and documentation of historic properties; preparing preservation-related presentations, project related presentations and general public speaking.  The Historic Preservation Planner assists other City departments by serving on various committees and working towards common goals which goals will potentially include a wide array of planning projects and programs. The qualified candidate must have excellent communication and collaboration skills and be efficient in responding to inquiry requests from internal and external customers, verbally and in writing.  




Job Responsibilities


  • Interprets Land Development Regulations and assists individuals in meeting those regulations.

  • Collaborates to update and creates zoning, historic preservation, land development regulations, codes and guidelines.

  • Assists the general public and other Departments 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 Land Development Regulations and ordinances, and planning-related state, regional and federal statutes and codes.

  • Responsible for preparing the Historic Preservation Board (HPB) agendas, technical staff reports, and giving public presentations for all associated applications, including writing technical reviews and recommendations for site improvements, exterior alterations, and landmark applications for affected properties.

  • Responsible for preparing staff reports and associated presentations for other boards and Commissions with a focus on projects relative to the historic districts, within the historic districts or with historic significance from inception of project through completion. This includes but is not limited to Development Review, Planning and Zoning, Public Art and City Commission relative to any project assigned.

  • Read, analyze and interpret construction plans such as site plans and architectural plans through processing of HPB applications and reviewing building permits for compliance with the HPB approval and all other Land Development 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.

  • Conduct community-wide training and awareness activities on historic preservation issues.

  • Compile monthly reports for permit activities associated with the local historic preservation district and contrib

How to apply
Applications may be filed online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sanford Application may be completed at our office online via our Human Resources computer kiosk.
Katrina Jackson
Phone: 407-688-5134
300 N. Park Avenue
Sanford, FL 32771

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