Pay Range 18 Breakdown

Hourly (40 hrs.)$20.7418$31.1126
Hourly (42 hrs.)$19.7541$29.6311
Hourly (56 hrs.)$14.8155$22.2233

Preservation Planner

Range: $43,142.87 - $64,714.30 (18)
Position Number: 02442

JOB SUMMARY:  This position performs technical duties in support of historic preservation efforts in the community for the Planning Division of Planning & Development Services.
Administers historic preservation ordinance.
Responds to inquiries, meets with, and advises owners, developers, contractors, and prospective buyers regarding the historic nature of specific properties, proposed projects, Certificates of Appropriateness (COA), policies and procedures.
Conducts training sessions for commission members.
Maintains case files and records.
Prepares yearly reports to maintain Certified Local Government status.
Trains Planner as back-up staff.
Prepares revisions and recommendations to ordinances, Commission Guidelines, Rules of Procedure and policies.
Reviews and processes applications for COA:
Prepares legal ads as needed.
Prepares case write-ups and supporting documentation.
Prepares necessary graphic displays and PowerPoint presentations for public hearings.
Prepares mailing of adjoining property owner notice.
Uploads case information to website for public access.
Presents cases to the HPC and other boards as necessary.
Channel 8 “Historically Speaking” – research, prepare, document, interview and help edit programs for public viewing.
Tours – plan, arrange, prepare tour guide and map (including design, layout and printing) for annual Christmas Tour of Old & Historic Homes and other tours as requested.
Provides restoration technique information to owners and contractors.
Coordinates hands-on preservation workshops.
Provides historical presentations to groups on request.
Prepares and presents displays, slide presentations, and other photographic resources.
Prepares special maps and graphics as needed.
Photographs and catalogs historic resources.
Prepare photographic and architectural documentation of properties scheduled for demolition.
Manages various city archives.
Coordinates with other groups to promote ownership and rehabilitation in the historic neighborhoods (Preservation of Wilson, neighborhood associations, etc.).
Coordinates with other groups interested in local history (Wilson County Historical Association, Oliver Nestus Freeman Round House, Wilson County Genealogical Society, etc.).
Serves on Technical Review Committee as needed.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of city planning and historic preservation.
Knowledge of building construction, codes, and historic building techniques.
Skill in public speaking and public relations.
Skill in oral and written communication.
Skill in photography and archival management.
Skill in use of computers, including database management, graphics programs, layout and design.
Knowledge of GIS applications, including ArcView, ArcMap, and ArcInfo.
Knowledge of department and city policies and procedures and federal, state, and local codes, laws and regulations.
Knowledge of research methodology and standard statistical procedures.
Skill in the operation of standard office equipment.
Skill in planning, organization, and decision making.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:  The Chief Planner assigns work in terms of general instructions.  The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.
GUIDELINES:  Guidelines include department standard operating procedures, zoning ordinances (including the historic preservation ordinance), North Carolina General Statutes, HPC Guidelines, the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation, the city’s Growth & Comprehensive Plans, and relevant city, state, and federal codes, laws, and regulations.  These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.
COMPLEXITY: The work consists of varied administrative and technical duties.
SCOPE AND EFFECT: The purpose of this position is to perform technical planning duties to ensure quality rehabilitation and restoration in historic neighborhoods in the city.  Successful performance facilitates and promotes neighborhood revitalization.
PERSONAL CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically with property owners and prospective buyers of properties in the historic neighborhoods, contractors, developers, other city employees, elected officials, vendors, consultants, attorneys, and the general public.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, provide services, and negotiate or settle matters.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table, or while intermittently sitting, standing, or walking.  The employee occasionally lifts light objects, and must distinguish between shades of color.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work is typically performed in an office and outdoors, and occasionally in cold or inclement weather. Site visits at properties needing rehabilitation and restoration are typical.
SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY: Training of a planning staff member as back-up in preparation and presentation of cases.
Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a bachelor's degree in planning, historic preservation, architecture, architectural history, construction, archaeology or related fields.
Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years experience or service.
Possession of, or ability to readily obtain, a valid driver's license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
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