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Posted: 01/19/2016

Employer
City of Binghamton
Department of Planning, Housing & Community Development

Distinguishing Features Of The Class: This is a specialized professional planning position with primary work assignments focused on the areas of historic preservation, neighborhood planning and urban design. In addition to these responsibilities, the incumbent performs general professional planning duties in the office and in the field. General direction and project assignments are received from the Director of Planning, Housing and Community Development. The details of the work are independently planned and carried to completion. Work is performed independently with other planners both as support and lead staff. Supervision may be exercised over consultants, interns, and student assistants. Does related work as required. Typical Work Activities: Develops and administers the work plan for the City’s historic preservation program, including regulatory, planning, educational and training functions; Provides technical assistance and administrative support to the Commission on Architecture and Urban Design (CAUD), including designation and design review as set forth in the CAUD manual and the state and federal standards; Provides technical assistance to owners of historic and architecturally significant properties; Provides technical assistance to the Planning, Housing and Community Development Department and other City offices with required state and federal project reviews, state and local environmental reviews and with the prevention treatment of historic and architecturally significant City facilities; Creates/maintains a data base of all properties within the city designated within the City historic districts and listed on the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places; Maintains and updates official maps of local historic districts; Prepares annual report of historic preservation activities as required by the New York State Certified Local Government Program and works with the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) on ongoing projects; Acts as the City’s representative at meetings with federal and state officials on design and implementation of the City’s historic preservation programs and projects; Coordinates and conducts neighborhood based participatory planning process and supervises preparation of neighborhood plans; Serves as liaison to City Hall for neighborhood groups with projects and activities such as playground improvements, development of recreational facilities, protection of neighborhood character and neighborhood stabilization; Acts as lead or support staff for City projects pertaining to land use, housing, accessibility, urban design and other areas of planning, including coordination with other departments, boards, committees and agencies; Researches, prepares applications and administers state, federal and regional grants; Serves on Susquehanna Heritage Area commission as assigned; Performs miscellaneous office work and maintains records of work activities.


Position
Historic Preservation & Neighborhood Planner
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
Binghamton, NY
Uni
Details
$37,000 - $41,000
 

Minimum Qualifications:

Either:
a) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Masters Degree in Historic Preservation which shall include or be supplemented by coursework in City or Regional Planning or an allied field with similar course curriculum; or
b) Graduation from regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Masters Degree in City or Regional Planning or an allied field with similar course curriculum, which shall include or be supplemented by coursework related to Historic Preservation; or
c) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelors Degree in City or Regional Planning, Architecture, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Public Administration or an allied field with similar course curriculum and three (3) years of full-time paid experience (or its part-time and/or volunteer equivalent) in a municipal planning which shall have included extensive work in the field of historic preservation; or
d) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelors Degree in Historic Preservation and three (3) years of full-time paid experience (or its part-time and/or volunteer equivalent) in municipal planning; or
e) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelors Degree which shall include or be supplemented by coursework in Historic Preservation, and five (5) years of full-time paid experience (or its part-time and/or volunteer equivalent) in municipal planning; or
f) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelors Degree with shall include or be supplemented by coursework in City or Regional Planning, and five (5) years of full-time paid experience (or its part-time and/or volunteer equivalent) in municipal planning which shall have included extensive work in the field of historic preservation; or
g) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of A through F.


The City of Binghamton is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to workforce diversification. All new hires are required to pass a pre-employment drug test as a condition of employment. City of Binghamton residency is required at time of appointment; however, if there are no qualified applicants who live in the city, waivers may be requested.
OPen until
05/31/2016

How to apply
To apply for this posting please send a Cover Letter and Resume to Patricia Keppler at: pakeppler@cityofbinghamton.com
Patricia Keppler
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