Historic Preservation Planner I Job at City of Phoenix – 4.2 Phoenix, AZ

The Historic Preservation Planner I is responsible for assisting the Historic Preservation Office by perfoming administrative duties for the design review counter and interpreting and applying Secretary of Interior Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, the city’s General Design Guidelines for Historic Properties, and the city’s Certificate of No Effect policy. Duties include processing design review applications in consultation with customers, researching historic properties, reviewing and approving plans, and entering data into the permitting system. The Historic Preservation Planner I also processes demolition plan reviews for properties in the city that are 50 years of age or older and meet specified criteria. Duties include property research and evaluation of property significance and integrity, and recommendations about the eligibility of properties for listing on the historic property register.


Ability to provide an excellent customer service interaction.

Ability to multitask (i.e. handling significant problems and tasks which come up simultaneously and/or unexpectedly with strict deadlines).

Ability to explain technical details in a nontechnical manner.


$51,771.20 – $78,769.60 annually. Candidates may be hired up to $78,769.60 depending upon qualifications.


A comprehensive benefits package is offered which includes traditional pension with employer and employee contributions; choice of medical HMO, PPO, or HSA/HDHP plan; wellness incentive of up to $720 annually; dental; vision; life insurance; long-term disability; 401(a) and 457 plans; medical enrollment includes a monthly $150 City contribution to a Post-Employment Health Plan; bus/light rail pass; tuition reimbursement program; paid time off includes 11.5 paid holidays, 12 vacation days, and 15 sick days and personal leave days.

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Bachelor’s degree in city or urban planning, landscape architecture, engineering, architecture, political science, or a related field

One year of planning experience

Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted

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The minimum qualifications listed above, plus:
Experience with Historic Preservation planning.

Experience maintaining a geodatabase of eligible properties for the Historic Property Register.

Experience with the Secretary of Interior Standards and the General Design Guidelines for Historic Properties.

Ability to communicate in Spanish language is preferred.

Experience applying local, state and federal requirements and regulations related to zoning and building codes.

Experience creating maps using GIS and AutoCAD software including digitizing and data manipulation procedures for geographic information systems.

Some positions require the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid driver’s license, and have an acceptable driving record.


Recruitment closes December 6, 2021. All materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. on this date.


Apply online by completing the required information and attaching, as one document, your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. Only the highest qualified may be posted to the eligible to hire list. The results of the resume screening process will be sent to your primary email address.


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Company: City of Phoenix – 4.2

Company Location:  Phoenix, AZ

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