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🔗Senior Planner – Preservation and Design

  • Full Time
  • Fort Worth, TX, USA
  • Department: Development Services - Preservation and Design Section
  • Salary ($): $62,451 - $81,187
  • Job Summary: This position is a hybrid of historic preservation and urban design.
  • Job Qualifications:

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Urban Planning or Design, Public Administration, Urban Geography or related field
    • Five (5) years of work experience in planning, urban design, workforce development or related field
    • Valid Driver’s License

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Historic Preservation and experience design overlays, form based codes, and urban design
    • Experience facilitating and reviewing development proposals/projects in design based districts requiring urban design/design and/or architectural review
    • Bilingual English/Spanish skills are highly desirable
    •  GIS and Adobe Creative Suite skills are highly desirable
    • Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • How to Apply:

    Apply online at the link provided below.

  • Application URL:

Website City Of Fort Worth

The City of Fort Worth is the 13th largest city in the U.S. and the fastest-growing among large cities. Fort Worth has received multiple accolades, including number one Downtown (Livability), and the second-best City in the nation for Job Seekers (Forbes). Our employees serve the needs of over 900,000 residents. We are seeking individuals that reflect our values of exceptional customer experience, mutual respect, embracing our diversity, continuous improvement, ethical behavior, and accountability

A Sr. Planner job is available with the City of Fort Worth Development Services Department. The City is a leader in historic preservation and urban design in the State of Texas. With 13 historic districts and over 7,000 individually designated properties, Fort Worth has the largest collection of historically designated properties in the state. A staff of six administers a variety of design districts which have been recognized at the regional and national level. As the central city continues to redevelop, so will the demand for additional design districts.

The PRIMARY purpose of this position is to assist with administration of Historic Preservation in Fort Worth.  This consists of outreach and education, evaluating applications for alterations and new construction, updating of historic district standards and guidelines, Section 106 reviews, reviewing plans and facilitating development in historic districts.

The SECONDARY purpose of this position is to provide as needed assistance for the Downtown Design Review Board, Urban Design Commission, and management of key design related projects.

The Sr. Planner- Preservation and Design responsibilities include:

  • Administer a Historic Preservation program
  • Create and re-write historic district standards and guidelines
  • Interpret planning, design, and zoning activities to commissions, boards, developers and the public
  • Interpret and explain City planning and design policies and procedures
    Read construction drawings (utilizing architectural and engineering scale as indicated), including architectural, electrical, mechanical, landscape and detail/specification sheets
  • Create a drawing using either Adobe Creative Suite or hand illustration
  • Methods, principles, and practices of historic preservation, city planning, and urban design
  • Site planning and architectural design techniques and methods
  • Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations applicable to historic preservation
  • Public participation processes, public approval processes, policy creation and implementation process
  • Development process including but not limited to permitting process, design standards and guidelines, and review process for design projects

Conditions of Employment

Candidates who do not meet the Education requirement, may be considered if they have more relevant work experience than the position requires. Those selected for employment will be required to pass Pre-Employment checks depending on the position requirements. Those could include, but are not limited to: criminal background check, drug screen, education verification, etc. Criminal convictions will be considered on a case by case basis. Employees are paid by direct deposit only. Equal Opportunity Employer

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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 National Park Service (NPS) 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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    Please note that interns are not NCPE or NPS employees. Stipends are academic awards and taxes are not withheld, nor are social security contributions made on your behalf. These funds may be taxable, however, so consult a tax preparation professional if you have questions.

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