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Posted: 10/27/2016

City of Austin, Texas
Planning and Zoning Department

Senior planner - Historic Preservation
COA075742 -
Professional Opportunity
Austin, TX
$25.80 - $33.43 per hour

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
1 .Coordinates division/section activities with other division/sections.
2. Researches information as requested and or needed. Reviews analyzed data to discover patterns and/or discrepancies.
3. Assists in developing operating procedures. Assists in developing division/section budget.
4. Assists in developing and evaluating plans, criteria, etc for a variety of projects, programs, and activities.
5. Investigates consumer/citizen complaint to determine validity. Speaks as City representative before public groups.
6. Reviews complex plats and site plans for compliance with policy codes, ordinances, standards, etc.
7. Answers more complex citizen questions and provide assistance.
8. Interprets/explains/enforces City policies & procedures, building/land development codes, specifications, ordinances, etc.
9 .Attends City Council, board, and etc meetings to provide technical advice and assistance. Coordinates activities of various boards, committees, etc.
10. Writes informational reports. Writes/draft legal documents, i.e., contracts, regulations, ordinance amendments, resolutions, etc.
11 .Develops, utilizes, and modifies complex transportation planning models. Reviews complex traffic impact analyses.
Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:
Perform as Lead Case Manager. May coordinate the activities of other planners.

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
Knowledge of the principles of community and urban planning.
Knowledge of federal and state laws relating to planning and urban development.
Knowledge of city practice, policy and procedures.
Skill in oral and written communication.
Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
Skill in data analysis and problem solving.
Skill in planning and organizing.
Skill in using computers and related software.
Ability to make formal presentations of program and/or project recommendations.
Ability to work under the pressures of rigid and/or short work cycle.
Ability to maintain confidentially.
Ability to develop and implement long-range plans.
Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other city employees and the public.

Minimum qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with major coursework in Planning, Geography, Social Science, Landscape Architecture, or a planning related field, plus five (5) years of planning related work.

Twelve (12) semester hours of relevant graduate college course work may substitute for six (6) months of required experience with a maximum substitution of two (2) years.

Experience in planning, related work may substitute for one the education up to the maximum of four (4) years.
Licenses or Certifications:

Preferred qualifications:

Graduate degree from a Historic Preservation Program.
Detailed knowledge of Historic Preservation practices.
Experience with presentations to stakeholders.


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How to apply
When completing the City of Austin employment application: •Please be sure to detail on the application all previous employment that you wish to be considered as part of your qualifications. •A detailed, complete employment application is required. It helps us to better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position. Be sure to provide job title and employment dates for all jobs you wish to be considered. •A résumé is required, but will not substitute for a complete employment application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please include contact information from previous employers. •A cover letter is also required. In the cover letter candidates should describe, in concise detail, their interest in this position and highlight any prior experience that is relevant to this position. https://www.austincityjobs.org/postings/56473
Jerry Rusthoven
Phone: 512-974-3207
P.O. Box 1088
Austin, TX 78767

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