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🔗Preservation Planner

  • Full Time
  • Erie, PA
  • 40000 USD / Year
  • November 30, 2023
  • Department: Human Resources
  • Job Summary: The City of Erie’s Preservation Planner is a dynamic position that will require a uniquely talented individual to help the City build a new preservation program from the ground up.
  • Job Qualifications:


    Education: Bachelor’s degree in historic preservation, architectural history, public history, historic preservation planning, or another related field of study.

    Experience: At least one year of relevant experience in historic preservation or related field.

    Applicants need to meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards for Archeology and Historic Preservation

    Applicant shall show competency and experience with working with other CLG communities, capable of maintaining required reporting and other requirements of the CLG certification including: historic resource surveys, community engagement, upholding the performance standards of the all programmatic requirements.

    Other Requirements: Valid Driver’s License.

    Must possess good oral and written communication skills

    Ability to use Arc GIS or equivalent software is preferred

    An ideal candidate for the position will have a demonstrated understanding of Pennsylvania Municipal Planning Code as related to land use and development issues. The ability to write effectively and speak clearly and respectfully to a broad spectrum of community interests and to represent the City at public meetings is also important.


  • How to Apply:

    Go to the Link below to Apply or search “City of Erie” on Indeed jobs.


  • Job benefits: Health, vision, and dental insurance, pension plan, paid time off, life insurance, optional 457b deferred compensation plan
  • Contact Name: Laney Douglas
  • Application Email:
  • Application URL:
  • Application Phone #: 8148701244
  • Application Address: 626 State St. Erie, PA 16501

Website City of Erie

City of Erie Municipality

The Preservation Planner will support the historic preservation program and is expected to:

  1. . Represent the department by responding to requests for service and research; collaborating with employees and the public; presenting information to commissions, boards and the public; and making site visits.
  2. Follow projects to completion by interacting with code enforcement staff and reviewing code enforcement activities, communicating with related departments, working with legal staff, and interacting with property owners.
  3. Issue certificates for projects by meeting with applicants and reviewing applications, preparing reports, making site visits, drafting orders, preparing agenda items, developing and presenting information to commission members, acting as liaison to applicants, and maintaining records of information.
  4. Support the work of the Historic Review Commission (HRC) by assisting with their annual work plan, completing items for their review, managing meetings, and performing all related tasks associated with the work of the HRC and the city of Erie.
  5. Act as the community liaison with regard to preservation efforts, education and training to residents, neighborhood groups and outside agencies.
  6. Prepares annual reports and manages the City’s Certified Local Government status
  7. Prepares grant and other funding requests to further the mission of the City of Erie’s preservation program.
  8. Other duties as assigned.


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