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Posted: 04/10/2014

City of Spokane, WA
Planning and Development

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Historic Preservation Officer
Professional Opportunity
Spokane, WA
$$66,419.28 - $81,599.04/year

The employee in this position performs independent supervisory and professional work in the administration of the Landmarks Commission and Historic Preservation functions. Employee is required to independently analyze facts and to use innovation and creativity in determining the proper course of action.  The purpose of this position is to provide oversight and coordinate activities of the city-county historic preservation program, including the program budget.  Duties require independent judgment and action within city policies in work programming, budgeting, resource and personnel management and public policy.   Requires facilitation and supervisory skills as well as technical competence in historic preservation and adaptive reuse.  Employee serves in the capacity of Historic Preservation Officer for the City of Spokane and Spokane County.

 Qualifications include any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities would be qualifying.  Generally this will include:

 Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelors degree in architectural history, architecture or related field with emphasis in historic preservation, AND at least three (3) years experience in historic preservation, urban and regional planning or community development.  Preference will be given to a Masters Degree in historic preservation, architecture, or related field.

 A valid driver's license or otherwise demonstrated ability to get to and from multiple work locations as required



OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and City of Spokane Exempt Application to be considered for this position. More information and a link to the Exempt Application are available from the City's website at www.spokanecity.org/jobs
Dan Daling
Phone: 509-625-6367
Fax: 509-625-6379
City of Spokane HR
808 W Spokane Falls Blvd, 4th Floor
Spokane, WA 99201

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