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🔗Historic District/Planning, Zoning/Grant Administrator

  • Full Time
  • Eureka Springs, AR, USA
  • Applications have closed
  • Department: Historic District/Planning Commission
  • Salary ($): $31,200-$36,920
  • Job Summary: Responsible for administering regulations of Historic District Commission and Planning and Zoning Commission, administer and coordinates grants for the city, and oversee CLG (Certified Local Government) program and grants.
  • Job Qualifications:

    1)  Communications
    a)  speaks effectively to a public forum;
    b)  communicates accurately and effectively, both orally and in writing; and
    c)   utilizes graphics and photography when appropriate to enhance clarity of communications.

    2)  Public Relations
    a)  gets along well and deals fairly with diverse individuals and groups; and
    b)  engenders positive understanding of the historic district with the residents and property owners

    3)  Planning
    a)  grasps the “big picture” and divides it into manageable components; and
    b)  utilizes principles and practices of urban and land use planning, zoning and design, in fulfilling duties.

    4)  Organization
    a)   sets priorities;
    b)  organizes and delegates tasks for efficiency and effectiveness; and
    c)  works well with others in a team.

    5)  Technical
    a)  assembles, analyzes, and interprets technical data, land use and zoning ordinances, legal documents, maps, surveys, site plans, and architectural drawings; and
    b)  utilizes technical data to enhance the work of HDC and prepares clear, concise narrative and technical reports and recommendations.

    6)  Problem Solving
    a)  addresses problems appropriately and constructively; and
    b)  mediates disputes to an appropriate and acceptable resolution.

    7)  Technology
    Utilizes computers and other technology for work efficiency and enhancement


    Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) or equivalent from four-year college or university; five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • How to Apply:

    Applicants who are interested in applying should send their resume, cover letter, and contact information to

  • Job benefits: Medical,Retirement contribution, vacation.
  • Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • Contact Name: Jerry King
  • Application Email:
  • Application Phone #: 479-253-9703
  • Application Address: 45 S. Main, Eureka Springs, AR 72632

Website City of Eureka Springs

include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

1.       Coordinate CLG program

2.       Provide staff for HDC and planning commission.

a)  Answers questions and provides information to citizens, developers, architects/engineers regarding the HDC and Planning Ordinances and procedures for obtaining permits, variances and design review permits

b)  Conducts pre-application conferences, reviews applications to ensure required information is included; contacts applicants to obtain additional information if required.

c)  Visits and reviews each application site to determine potential problems or conflicts, and inspects each site after work is completed to check compliance.

d)  Compiles applicant’s materials required for proper consideration of each application which may include project narrative, land surveys, legal descriptions, site plans, and architectural drawings; and prepares preliminary materials for distribution to HDC and Planning Commissions.

e)  Analyzes applications and research information such as property history, immediate area history, and neighborhood impact and submits comprehensive report on each application with staff recommendations to commissions.

f)  Attends related public hearing meetings and or workshops, HDC and Planning Commission meetings to present reports, make recommendations, answer questions, and provide technical information; and testifies in court cases as required.

g)  Conducts periodic drive-through inspections of the HDC/Zoning area to ensure that compliance with the ordinances being maintained; responds to and deals with complaints; and works with the building official to enforces the ordinance through communication, or legal action when necessary.

h)  Works with HDC and Planning Chairpersons to establish procedures for coordinating the Planning and Zoning Master Plan with city, county, state and other area planning agencies; and for setting priorities and methods for continuing and updating the Master Planning process.

3.       Research, write and assist with grants and maintain records for all city grants as required.

4.       Serve as liaison between City of Eureka Springs and local community groups.

5)  Seeks to increase knowledge of:

a)   principles and practices of urban and land use planning and zoning, urban design, and historic preservation;

b)  applicable laws and legal requirements in land use planning, zoning and maintaining historic districts;

c)  experiences and practices of zoning districts in other communities.

d)  advancements in technology applicable to the HDC and Planning.

e)  the history ofHDC and Planning; and

f)  Attends workshops and seminars for professional growth and development.

6)   Performs related responsibilities as required or assigned by the Mayor.

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