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Posted: 11/25/2015

Department of Planning and Development
Bureau of Zoning and Land Use; Historic Preservation Division

Under direction, the CITY PLANNER III will be a project manager for Chicago Landmark designations, including research and writing of designation reports, communicating with stakeholders, and guiding the designation project through legally-mandated steps with fixed timelines. The City Planner III will also assist DPD staff in evaluation of historic properties, and fulfill Section 106 duties as required of a Certified Local Government.

City Planner III
Professional Opportunity
Chicago, IL


  • Project management of landmark designations, including guiding the project through legally mandated steps with fixed timelines, communication with stakeholders, mailings, conducting public hearings.
  • Research topics in architectural history and City of Chicago history using archives, libraries and online sources.
  • Write about architecture and architectural history, including: building and area descriptions, historic types and styles of architecture, important architects and engineers, historic contexts and patterns of historic urban development.
  • Write about broad aspects of history including: aspects of social, economic and cultural history: narration of historic events, historic biography.
  • Make presentations at both internal and public meetings, including to the Commission on Chicago Landmarks and City Council Committee.
  • Conduct surveys and evaluate historic districts or historic building types.
  • Evaluate physical integrity and alterations to buildings using knowledge of historic building materials, assemblies and methods of construction.
  • Represent the City of Chicago as a consulting party in Section 106 reviews in complex undertakings.  Perform routine Section 106 reviews where Programmatic Agreements are in place.
  • Respond to general inquiries from the public by phone and email.
  • Hire, train and supervise interns.

Minimum Requirements

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in Urban Planning, Transportation Planning, Environmental Planning or a directly related field, supplemented by two years of planning experience.

Preference will be given to candidates possessing the following:

  • Master's degree in Architectural History, Public History, History, Historic Preservation or a directly related field.
  • Work in Architectural History, Historic Preservation or Urban History or a directly related field.
  • Proficiency with MS software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher).
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How to apply
Application accepted through December 7, 2015 at www.cityofchicago.org/CAREERS

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