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Historic Preservation PlannerCITY OF IOWA CITY - Job Description Job Class #15-06 FLSA Non-Exempt Civil Service Identification Position Title: Historic Preservation Planner Department: Neighborhood & Development Services Division: Development Services Supervisor: Senior Planner Job Summary Under direction provides staff support for the Historic Preservation Commission. Works on a wide variety of historic preservation projects ranging from review of building projects to nominations to the National Register of Historic Places. Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities Assists owners of historic buildings and contractors with renovation plans and drawings. Provides information and advice about the historic preservation guidelines and the historic review process via appointments, phone calls and walk-in visits. Prepares and presents written and oral reports and recommendations to the Historic Preservation Commission. Researches building products to verify that they meet historic preservation standards. Produces an annual awards program at which outstanding historic preservation projects are recognized. Assists the Historic Preservation Commission in the identification and designation of conservation districts, historic districts and local landmarks. Applies for and manages grants to fund historic preservation projects, such as nominations to the National Register of Historic Places. Prepares agenda packets for monthly Historic Preservation Commission meetings. Maintains and updates historic preservation pages on Facebook and the City’s website. Manages Historic Preservation Fund Program which provides loans and grants for repair of historic properties. Assists in training and supervising Hourly Student Intern. Conducts self in a manner which promotes and supports diversity and inclusivity in the workplace and community. Job Class #15-06 Development Services Page 2 Updated 6/6/2017 Performs all other related duties as assigned. Physical and Environmental Conditions The physical demands and work environment conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job and are encountered while performing those essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear and to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to walk; reach with hands and arms; and stoop or kneel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Minimum Education, Experience and Certification Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Planning or a related field from an educational institution accredited by a DOE recognized accreditation body required. Considerable experience in evaluation and/or implementing historic preservation projects required. Or equivalent combination of education and experience. Valid driver’s license with satisfactory driving record required. Must be 18 years of age per Iowa Code 92.8. Must pass criminal background check. Preferred Education, Experience and Certification Master's degree from an educational institution accredited by a DOE recognized accreditation body preferred. Three years’ experience preferred. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of historic preservation principles and practices including the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for the Rehabilitation. Skills in customer service necessary to work with property owners, contractors, designers and historic preservation commissioners. Skills in written and oral communications. Ability to work with design software. Ability to read and interpret drawings and documents. Ability to conceive and sketch design solutions. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position.