URBAN PLANNER II – DSD Historic Preservation S125

City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
March 8, 2023
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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The Development Services Department's Urban Design and Planning Division is seeking an Urban Planner II - Historical Preservation

Are you interested in the preservation of historical buildings? If you answered yes, this might be the position for you!

The Urban Planner II - Historic Preservation coordinates and administers the Historic Preservation program, working as part of a team under the direction of a Principal Urban Planner. This will involve managing the application process, educating the public/applicants, providing excellent customer care by addressing questions and concerns from the public, and assisting applicants through the review process,. They will also assist with memo writing, coordinating a variety of administrative support functions, and performing some general planning work as well.

The City offers a wide variety of benefits to employees. In addition to the competitive benefits package and salary, the City participates in the Florida Retirement System (FRS) which offers an investment option and a pension option and requires a 3% contribution from employees. New hires are automatically enrolled in FRS.

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  • The Urban Planner II - Historic Preservation position assists with the coordination with the Historic Preservation Board by providing support to daily operations of the Historic Preservation program;
  • Provides exceptional customer service in a manner consistent with adopted policies, regulations, and procedures. Serves as a process expert to customers.
  • Provides information, guidance, and advice to applicants and the public in response to inquiries regarding historic preservation, land use, zoning, platting, development applications, and other planning matters;
  • Receives, reviews for completion, and processes certificates of appropriateness and development applications including evaluation of alterations to historic properties, site plans, subdivision plats, rezoning applications, right-of-way vacations and other land development proposals;
  • Ensures applications conform with the City's Historic Preservation Design Guidelines, development code, master plans, planning principles and the Comprehensive Plan; which requires a thorough review of applications and reviewing plans and architectural drawings to ensure the project description is correct and applications are complete;
  • Prepares written recommendations; writes memorandums; makes case presentations;
  • Conducts field surveys to assess context of historic districts, historic landmarks, and development projects, may perform analysis on housing, business, commercial, and industrial development to assist with studies and staff report analysis;
  • Conducts studies; develops various maps, graphics, text, and illustrative materials used in reports and presentations with the aid of applicable computer software applications;
  • Assists in the preparation of associated community outreach efforts, work products, and presentations;
  • Assists with collecting, assembling, summarizing, and analyzing basic data involved in planning, such as land use, population, economic characteristics, traffic, services, historic preservation, land development, and other factors pertinent to a master planning or a comprehensive planning program;
  • May represent the Department in an advisory capacity at neighborhood, city departments and outside agency meetings and meetings of boards, committees, and the City Commission;
  • Maintains specialized knowledge and expertise of the Historic Preservation program;
  • Assists with research and development of special projects;
  • Performs related work as required including regular planning assignments.

NOTE: The duties of this position will include all duties set forth in the official job description.

This job classification is included within the bargaining unit represented by Federation of Public Employees and therefore is subject to the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Federation of Public Employees.
Bachelor's Degree in urban planning, architecture, public policy, or related area of study Three (3) years of related experience. Additional qualifying experience or completion of coursework at an accredited college or university in a job related field, may substitute on a year-for-year basis for one year of the required experience or education. Preferences: American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification and/or registration as an Architect.

Special Requirements:

Non-Essential Employees will not be required to work during a declared emergency but may be required to work in some capacity after the declared emergency. The employee's Department Head will determine when the employee will be required to work.
Depending on the number of applicants and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: Evaluation of Training and Experience, Oral Interview, Written Examination, or other assessment method. Applicants must attain a minimum score of 70 in each part of the examination in order to qualify. All successful applicants may be required to take a medical examination and/or pass a drug screening prior to appointment.

An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes. To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers AND the City of Fort Lauderdale's veteran's preference claim form ( J-204) .

The City of Fort Lauderdale offers a comprehensive benefits package to all regular full-time employees including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and short-term disability insurance.

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Closing Date/Time: 3/20/2023 11:59 PM Eastern

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