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Posted: 01/11/2019

City of Ypsilanti
Community and Economic Development

Preservation Planner
Professional Opportunity
Ypsilanti, MI
Open Until


  • Conducts research for the department in various assigned topics such as grants, economic trends and demographics
  • Assists in the preparation and implementation of the master plan, zoning changes, citizens' petitions and related land use proposals; revises the various maps of the City; reviews topographical and site location plans
  • Collects Historic District applications, assembles agenda and minutes from Historic District Commission (HDC) meetings and provides technical staff support to the Commission.
  • Responds and resolves violations of the City Historic District Ordinance and Zoning Ordinance
  • Responds to request for assistance or information from residents, developers, or builders; prepares and disseminates correspondence to the public
  • Assists with the City's Geographic Information System (GIS) and mapping projects
  • Promotes city development programs through various promotional programs; coordinates various projects that are assigned to meet specific departmental goals and objectives
  • Prepares meeting agendas, technical and compliance requirements
  • Investigates land use and zoning violations; citizens' complaints; inspects property and facilities
  • Prepares and maintains necessary project records and reports
  • Assists in the preparation of various grant and loan programs; assists in monitoring programs for technical compliance
  • Assists in public and meeting presentations
  • Coordinates activities with appropriate departments
  • May exercise supervision over support staff, part-time or temporary employees, interns, and contractors.
  • Performs related work within the general knowledge, skills and abilities set forth


 A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Historic Preservation , Urban Planning or related field, or any combination of experience and training that would provide the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of historic preservation  
  •  Knowledge of the principles and practices of professional planning
  • Knowledge of a computer for word-processing, spreadsheets, and GIS applications
  • Ability to compile and analyze statistical and technical data and make recommendations based on the facts
  • Ability to communicate technical data to a wide variety of people in a variety of settings and formats
  • Ability to master technical compliance restrictions
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and in oral presentations
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, subordinates, coworkers and the public


 The ideal candidate would meet the requirements of 36 CFR 61 from the National Parks Service.            

How to apply
Please apply using the link.

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