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Posted: 01/10/2019

City of Harrisburg
Bureau of Planning

Historic Preservation Specialist/Archivist
Professional Opportunity
Harrisburg, PA
Open Until
Until Filled

The City of Harrisburg is accepting applications for the position of Historic Preservation Specialist/Archivist in the Department of Engineering and Development, Bureau of Planning. This management position is responsible for the administration of the Citys historic architectural resources, enforcement of historic district regulations in the Citys Municipal Historic Districts and Architectural Conservation Overlay Districts, management of Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) applications through the Harrisburg Architectural Review Board (HARB) review process, review and updating of the Historic District Design Guidelines and other relevant documentation, and assisting the pubic with questions regarding the regulations and processes of historic districts. Additionally, the archivist will also review and coordinate the management of the Citys archives for their relocation from the Honorable Eugenia Smith Family Life Center in Reservoir Park to the proposed State Archives facility. This position works closely with the Bureau of Codes regarding enforcement and interpretation of state and local ordinances. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Director of Planning. This position is a management, FLSA exempt position.


Qualified candidates will possess a bachelors degree in Historic Preservation Planning or a related field (such as Urban Planning) plus two years of full-time professional planning experience or a Masters degree in Historic Preservation Planning or a related field (such as Urban Planning) and one year of full-time professional planning experience. Previous experience with design review in local historic districts is preferred. Two years of experience in a municipal planning office is preferred. Other equivalent combinations of experience and training which provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities will also be considered. A valid Pennsylvania Drivers License, Class C, or equivalent is required.


For additional information about this opportunity, please visit the Citys website (www.harrisburgpa.gov/careers).


The City of Harrisburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Eric Papenfuse, Mayor

How to apply
The City intends to fill this position as soon as possible. It will remain open until filled. If interested, please submit a cover letter, your resume, three employment references and salary history.
Sarah Fedor
Phone: (717) 255-6475
10 N Second Street, Suite 406
Harrisburg, PA 17101

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