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🔗Planner III and Senior Planner

  • Full Time
  • Austin, TX
  • Planner III: $28.85 – $36.06 Planner Sr.: $31.81 – $39.76 USD / Hour
  • Department: Planning department
  • Job Summary: We seek motivated individuals to lead various historic preservation projects as part of a talented team of historic planners. The positions offer the opportunity to gain real-world experience in a multitude of historic projects at various scales.
  • Job Qualifications:

    Planner III

    Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college with major coursework in Planning, Geography, Social Science, Landscape Architecture, or a planning related field, plus three (3) years of experience in planning related work.

    Twelve (12) semester hours of relevant graduate college course work may substitute for six (6) months of required experience with a maximum substitution of two (2) years.

    Experience in planning related work may substitute for the education up to the maximum of four (4) years.

  • How to Apply:

    https://www.austincityjobs.org/postings/117174

  • Job benefits: https://www.austintexas.gov/department/active-employee-benefits
  • Contact Name: Miranda Arrington
  • Application Address: 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Drive, Austin, Texas

Website City of Austin

The Historic Preservation Office (HPO) is a Division in the Planning Department. HPO encourages the preservation of Austin’s historic buildings, structures, sites, and districts; promotes awareness of our cultural and architectural heritage; and helps shape a more sustainable, equitable, and livable city in collaboration with other City departments and community partners. The Historic Preservation Office coordinates designation of historic landmarks and districts in Austin. The office coordinates review of applications for historic zoning with the Historic Landmark Commission, and Austin City Council makes final decisions on these designations. The HPO team reviews proposed work to locally designated historic properties, work within National Register historic districts, and demolition and relocation permits for historic-age properties.

Planner III

1. Researches information as requested and/or needed. Analyzes data to discover patterns and/or discrepancies.
2. Writes information reports. Writes/drafts legal documents, i.e. contracts, regulations, ordinance amendments, resolutions, etc.
3. Answers citizen questions and provide assistance. Speaks as City representative before boards, commissions, public groups, etc.
4. Reviews plats and site plans for compliance with policy codes, ordinances, standards, etc. Reviews traffic impact analyses.
5. Provides technical advice and assistance to citizens, contractors, departments, management, etc. Coordinates meetings between consultants, public, etc. and city staff. Coordinates division/section activities with other divisions/sections.
6, Interprets/explains/enforces city policies and procedures, building/land development codes specifications, ordinances, etc.
6. Conducts field checks to verify correctness of data. Reviews and evaluates various reports and studies. Maintain project files and records.
7. Develops short/long range plans.
8. Seeks/evaluates/recommends purchase of city property. Monitor contract expenditures.
9. Plans and develops survey instruments, i.e. questionnaires, rating scales, etc., and methodology for use.
10. Utilizes and modifies computer models and statistical packages for planning application.