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🔗Landmark Design Review Supervisor

  • Full Time
  • Denver, CO
  • $105,000-120,000/year, based on experience and education USD / Year
  • February 12, 2023
  • Department: Landmark Preservation
  • Job Summary: The City and County of Denver is seeking a highly motivated, creative, and accomplished preservation professional with expertise in preservation design review and enforcement for our Landmark Design Review Supervisor position.
  • Job Qualifications:

    Our ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications, skills, and experience:

    • Experience in historic preservation planning or architecture, especially with a focus on design review work, including strong familiarity with design guidelines, design compatibility, architectural styles or building materials, and enforcement efforts
    • Demonstrated commitment to prioritizing equity principles in preservation and in the workplace
    • Experience in leading, coaching, motivating, and inspiring a team
    • Political savvy
    • Strong, creative problem-solving skills
    • Excellent strategic communication skills
    • Ability to manage time and workload effectively which includes planning, organizing, and prioritizing with attention to details as well as the big picture
    • Reliability, dependability, and ability to maintain confidentiality
    • Experience that demonstrates a multi-disciplinary approach to preservation regulations and policy development
    • Public speaking and presentation skills a plus

    Minimum qualifications:

    • Education requirement: Bachelor’s Degree in Historic Preservation, Architecture,  City or Regional Planning, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, Public Administration, or a related degree
    • Experience Requirement: Seven (7) years of professional preservation or architectural design experience
    • Education/Experience Equivalency: One (1) year of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of post-high school education
    • Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements

    To be considered for this position, you must include the following on your job application (upload the attachment(s) to the Resume/CV section on the My Experience tab):

    • Resume
    • Cover Letter (strongly preferred)
  • How to Apply:

    To read more about the position and to apply, click here.

  • Application URL:

Website City and County of Denver

The Landmark Design Review Supervisor will work on preservation design review projects and assist with developing regulatory updates for the Landmark work program. This position will inspire, innovate, and mentor the Landmark design review team. Our goal is to continually evolve our efforts around all aspects of preservation work and strengthen our already strong position as a national leader in historic preservation. As a result, we need a forward-thinking, innovative, well-organized leader with experience navigating competing internal and external demands to supervise our Landmark design review team.

As the Landmark Design Review Supervisor, your duties will include the following:

  • Directly supervise a team of six to eight planners, which includes: supporting professional development and training, overseeing schedules and workloads, setting goals and evaluating performance, and recruiting and retaining staff.
  • Sustaining and celebrating a workplace culture built on the twin pillars of meaningful work and supportive camaraderie
  • Frequently interact with the Landmark Manager to set work program goals and priorities, determine resource needs to accomplish work program objectives, inform budget decisions, and recommend processes, procedures, and policy improvements.
  • Collaborating with the Landmark Manager and other supervisors to accomplish the Landmark design review work program, including monitoring project intake, making assignments, balancing workloads, and coordinating with other planning and development processes
  • Guiding Landmark design review projects as a subject matter expert by providing leadership and instruction to planners and reviewing work products
  • Provide creative solutions to design problems, technical preservation recommendations, enforcement solutions, and other design review expertise
  • Guide preservation-related matters to stakeholders such as neighborhood organizations, City Council, commissions, and regional, state, and national preservation agencies
  • NCPE Internships: Eligibility & How to Apply


    All NCPE interns received an hourly stipend, the rate is listed at each position description. Additionally, interns receive paid time off (PTO), paid Federal holidays if working full-time, and access to NCPE's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for career and personal counseling, coaching, and referrals. Project sites may also offer a housing allowance and/or commuting stipend; this information is also listed in the description or offered during the interview.

    As an organization operating under Public Land Corps Act (PLC) authority, many NCPE positions qualify the intern for Federal Hiring Preference if (1) they complete a minimum of 640 hours at one or more qualifying conservation project(s); (2) are between the ages of 16 and 30 years (35 if a veteran); and (3) apply for a Federal position at USAJOBS with PLC noted in the announcement within two years of completing the internship. Find out more about this hiring preference during the interview or contact for details.


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    The successful candidate is responsible for finding and paying for travel to and housing at the internship location; some exceptions apply. The supervising office may be able to assist in locating housing but it is ultimately up to the individual accepting the internship to find accommodation.

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