Design Review and Historic Preservation Planning Manager
City of Boise
April 16, 2018
$75,000 - $88,000
Full Time - Experienced
The City of Boise offers a singular opportunity to lead one of the most challenging and rewarding planning disciplines, focused on facilitating innovative and responsive architecture, sustainable landscaping, and continued integration of valuable historic structures and neighborhoods into Boise's evolving urban environment. We're looking for a talented Design Review and Historic Preservation Planning Manager to join our collaborative, citizen-focused team of professionals in the Planning and Development Services Department, where we are actively engaged in making Boise the most livable City in the country. Based on the skills and qualifications of the successful candidate, the City offers between $75,000 - $88,000 as a starting annual salary and amazing benefits to support the other important parts of your life. Come see what the City of Boise has to offer!
This position develops and manages planning projects from inception to successful completion, and prepares and implements policy initiatives. Conducts research, and performs design reviews and historic preservation, urban design, zoning and general plans relating to architecture, landscape, preservation, and land use standards required by local and state law. Supervises professional staff, manages consultants, and provides professional guidance and support to Committees, Commissions and Council. Work requires considerable independent judgment and is performed under general direction.
Applications must include a current resume and cover letter to be considered. If available, please provide a current portfolio.
Analyzes, prepares and presents information regarding complex development applications, appeals, ordinance amendments and guiding documents to the Design Review Committee, Historic Preservation Commission, Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council. Reviews and makes recommendations to the Historic Preservation Commission regarding historic preservation overlay zoning applications. Performs site inspections to ensure zoning compliance for occupancy of structures. Evaluates and makes recommendations and/or decisions on proposed changes for historic preservation-zoned properties. Determines the completion of work, and assists with the issuance of bond approval to allow for temporary occupancy of structure. Communicates with applicants, public, agencies and management regarding applications and processes in oral and written form. Works with individuals and groups to facilitate outreach, educate and foster compliance gain with ordinance requirements which can be mutually beneficial to the applicant, public, and the City. (30%)
Monitors the maintenance of record keeping for all files ensuring all information is accurate, current and available to the public and other review agencies. Applies for, monitors and coordinates grants received for timely fulfillment and reporting to the grant agency. Supervisory responsibilities including oversight of Supervises subordinate professional and support staff including scheduling and assigning work, providing direction, setting project priorities, reviewing and approving work products ensuring their compliance with state and local laws. Conducts public meetings and hearings and represents the City in public and official meetings with other City departments, agencies and citizen groups. Attends various training seminars, conferences and meetings as required. Prepares reports and presents them to the various planning Commissions and City Council. (25%)
Obtains tracks and executes grants for historic preservation projects. Oversees the administration of these projects including budgeting, preparation of financial reports and project accounting as well as supervision of the project carried out by the City staff or through external consultant/contractor arrangement. (10%)
Works with administration on fee schedules, modification to division policy, procedures and processes working towards accurate, reliable and efficient review of applications. Participates with special groups such as the Development Services Advisory Committee (DSAC), Ordinance Review Committee (ORC), and other project groups. Participates in the development of comprehensive planning policy, ordinance amendments, specific area plans and neighborhood planning providing direction with regards to design and historic preservation. Provides recommendations to the Planning Director on project and administrative processes. (10%)
Prepares and monitors the notice requirements for Design Review and Historic Preservation including the writing of legal notification for publication in the local paper, radius notices for mailing to affected owners and residents, transmittal documentation to City and outside review agencies, hearing notification, and action letters. (10%)
Supervisory responsibilities: Employees in this position are authorized to recommend and/or effect the full range of duties (with appropriate managerial review), including hiring, performance evaluations, transferring, promoting, assigning of significant duties, rewarding, disciplining and terminating employment; exercise independent judgment to direct others work and have the authority to take corrective action; and, utilize people skills to communicate, motivate and direct or oversee a person, group, department, or organization. (15%)
Performs other duties as assigned. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time. Total Percentage = 100%
Required Knowledge, Experience, And Training
Requires education and/or experience to attain the following:
Must have a Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Urban or City Planning, Historic Preservation, Landscape Architecture, or design or related field.
Five years of professional level experience in areas of land use entitlement process, municipal planning, urban design, redevelopment, historic preservation, economic development or zoning including two years in a management or supervisory capacity, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
Advanced knowledge of principles, practices and techniques of historic preservation and urban planning, environmental planning and urban design, and economic development or land use; laws, codes and other regulations pertinent to planning, zoning and community development; principles and practices of project management, including developing project schedules, work plans, and budget preparation and administration; research methodology and statistical analysis and computer software applications related to the work.
Knowledge of community and public relations. Demonstrated skill in understanding, navigating and using good judgment with regard to media relations and public presentations; effective supervision principles and practices. Ability to develop and organize public contact programs; gather and analyze program information; effectively promote and manage multiple projects and events with ever-changing priorities; interpret and apply federal, state and local regulations, policies, and procedures; respond effectively to a rapidly changing work environment; express ideas clearly and concisely; exercise tact and diplomacy in dealing with difficult and sensitive issues and situations; problem solve and partner with citizens, community groups, departments and other agencies; display an attitude of cooperation and work harmoniously with all levels of City employees, elected officials, the general public; business and community leaders, and other organizations.
Working knowledge of principles and practices of public administration, including purchasing, contracting and maintenance of public records; principles and practices of public outreach and involvement; and principles and practices of effective management and supervision.
Ability to organize multiple and on-going projects, set priorities, meet critical deadlines, and follow up on assignments with minimum direction; recognize and analyze potential environmental and policy impacts, develop planning policies and implementation strategies; translate goals and objectives into workable plans, programs, and activities; lead professional and technical personnel on projects; provide technical advice to subordinate personnel in solving difficult assignments; display an attitude of cooperation and work harmoniously with all levels of City employees, special interest groups, the general public and other organizations; persuade, negotiate, and develop alternatives and resolve conflict among competing interests; effectively represent the department and the City in meetings with governmental agencies, community groups, and various businesses, professional, and regulatory organizations and in meetings with individuals; communicate clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing; make presentations before large and small groups; prepare clear, concise, and accurate reports, correspondence, and policy documents; organize and lead meetings to facilitate public participation; complete assignments in a timely fashion; understand and comply with all rules, policies and regulations; maintain prompt and regular attendance; perform all essential and marginal functions as assigned by an authorized employee, supervisor and/or manager with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Individuals must be capable of operating vehicles safely and have an acceptable driving record.
Preferred Knowledge, Experience, And Training Master's degree in Architecture, Master's degree in Urban or City Planning, Historic Preservation, Landscape Architecture, or design related field. Six years professional planning experience of which three or more years in a supervisory capacity, working with governmental or private non-profit boards or commissions. Familiarity with construction site practices and design methodology. Possess Certification from American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).
Prefers: Architect's License and or Licensed Landscape Architecture.
Licensing And Other Requirements Valid driver's license.
Special Requirements All applicants must be able to successfully pass City of Boise background check processes which include reference checks and criminal history checks.
Applicants must be able to pass, or have:
Driving Record Check
Internal Number: 04638
About City of Boise
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