City of Tucson

HISTORIC PRESERVATION PRINCIPAL PLANNER (#2616)

$28.21-$50.14 Hourly / $58,676.80-$104,291.20 Yearly
Salary Grade: 817


General Description

Promotes the historic preservation program, and administers City policies for the protection of cultural resources. Ensures that City activities comply with cultural resource laws and regulations. Provides information and technical assistance to personnel, elected officials, property owners and the general public.

Essential Functions

Supervises and coordinates the equivalent of two or more fulltime employees and all assigned work in a unit ensuring timely and quality activities to respond to the needs of the City, community, department, and unit.

Assists with the implementation, evaluation and interpretation of department policies, projects and procedures.

Manages, coordinates, and determines priorities of work load, monitoring levels of resources, establishing time lines, assigning work, monitoring progress, recommending changes and suggestions, writing, reviewing and editing reports prepared by staff, and approving completed projects and reports.

Implements controls for appropriate unit staffing and effectiveness by participating in the recruitment and hiring of employees, making recommendations on employee discipline, and other human resources issues, evaluating and managing employee performance, discussing and identifying personnel issues and facilitating resolutions, promoting positive morale in the unit, ensuring staff is trained appropriately for maximum performance, and providing leadership and guidance.

Ensures that City activities comply with cultural resource laws and regulations by reviewing City capital projects, rezoning cases, real estate transactions and federally funded activities, negotiating various agreements, training City personnel in assessing historical and cultural impacts and developing policies and procedures for compliance review.

Develops, administers, reviews and revises City policies and procedures for the protection of cultural resources by developing and implementing policies in collaboration with various departments, coordinating public reviews of policies, presenting to elected officials, overseeing consultant contracts, coordinating with state and federal agencies and participating with other departments on neighborhood development projects.

Provides information and technical assistance to personnel, elected officials, property owners and the general public by responding to requests for information, developing and delivering training seminars, making presentations, assembling relevant books and materials and overseeing the development of the website.

Writes and administers grants and assists property owners and developers in the use of preservation incentives by developing grant funded projects and activities, writing and administering grants and providing information on incentives.

Participates with other City departments on neighborhood development projects by serving on interdepartmental teams and assisting neighborhood associations and developers.

Promotes the historic preservation program by making presentations to local businesses, service groups and at conferences, writing articles and appearing on radio and television.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 3 years of experience in promoting historic preservation programs to protect cultural resources

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

None

Other Information

FLSA Status: Exempt

Occupational Group Code: 18

Occupational Group Description: Planning

EEO Job Category Code: B

EEO Job Category Description: Professional

Organizational Level: Lead

NCCI: 8810

Bargaining Unit: No Representative

Driving Requirements

The following information pertains to driving requirements for this classification with the City of Tucson. Under "Driving Level" None, Secondary or Primary, refers to the driving responsibility as it relates to the essential functions of the classification. License Type, is just that, the type of Arizona Driving License required for the classification. If the position requires a Commercial Drivers License (CDL), the endorsements will be listed under "Endorsements." Under Safety Sensitive a "Yes" means employees with this classification are subject to pre-employment and random drug testing. License Type A,B,C,D,or M may require the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid license and have an acceptable driving record. Use of a personal vehicle for City business will be prohibited if the employee is not authorized to drive a City vehicle or if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage. Exceptions to classification driving requirement's may exist based on position.

Driving Level: Secondary

License Type: Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver 

CDL Endorsements: None

Safety Sensitive: No

Job Description Disclaimer

This description is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty. They are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.

CLASS: 2616; EST: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM; REV: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM;