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  • Full Time
  • $80,274 - $104,356 USD / Year
  • Department: Planning
  • Job Summary: This is a professional managerial position that administers and supervises all Historic Architectural Review Commission programs, including the interpretation of all regulations involving the historic zoning districts and historic properties.
  • Job Qualifications:


    Ø  Strong statistical orientation, with database management experience.

    Ø  Knowledge of or ability to quickly learn City licensed software and City mainframe system, GIS as well as software necessary to perform the job.

    Ø  Experience in promoting and maintaining harmonious working relationships with diverse community agencies, groups and advisory boards, Federal, State, County, and City officials, as well as individual members of the general public.

    Ø  The ability to work independently is essential.

    Ø  Ability to read and understand construction plans, including but not limited to site plans, floor plans, floor plans, architectural elevations, sections, mechanical and electrical plans.

    Ø  Ability to read and analyze construction, repair, and restoration techniques and methodology pertaining to historic buildings.

    Ø  Ability to make public presentations, respond to public inquiries and work with property owners, developers and contractors.

    Ø  Demonstrated ability and experience in supervision.

    Ø  Expertise working and administering the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for Historic Rehabilitation and Federal and State legislation regulating historic preservation incentives and activities.

    Ø  Experience and strong ability to incorporate regulations and requirements of the Certified Local Government Program.

    Ø  Knowledge of the requirements for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.  Demonstrated ability in the preparation of such nominations.

    Ø  Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or Design/Architecture required with at least two years of experience in the historic architectural preservation field to include architectural design and modifications, construction materials decay, and construction principles.   Masters in Historic Preservation, Regional or Urban planning, preferred.

    Ø  Must meet professional qualification standards for U.S. National Park Service as well as State of Florida Certified Local Government Program.

    Ø  Must have two or more years of work-related supervisory experience.

    Ø  Possess and maintain a valid Florida Operator’s license.

  • How to Apply:

    You will find the application on the City website –

    From there you can read the full job description, complete the application and sign the job description.  Those can be faxed or emailed.


  • Job benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Pension, Paid time off, Paid Holidays, Flex spending, Retirement
  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: ENVIRONMENT:  Air-Conditioned office and outside in all weather conditions.
  • Application Email:
  • Application URL:
  • Application Fax #: (305) 809-3719
  • Application Address: 1300 White Street Key West, FL 33040

Website City of Key West

Welcome to Key West, a captivating island paradise where a set of core values at the heart of our identity shape our vibrant city. Community: Key West is more than just a place; it's a close-knit community that cares for one another. Our residents are the beating heart of Key West. We foster a strong sense of belonging and support, valuing the bonds that connect us all. We build a resilient community that cares for its members through collaboration, engagement, and active participation. Inclusiveness and Diversity: We celebrate the uniqueness of every individual and embrace the spirit of "One Human Family." Key West is where people from diverse backgrounds come together, fostering an inclusive community that thrives on acceptance, respect, and unity. Honoring Our Past, Embracing Our Future: Key West cherishes its rich heritage, evident in our architecture, cultural traditions, and historical landmarks.


Ø  Identifies, prepares and submits grant applications for Federal and State funding programs related to preservation and redevelopment activities.

Ø  Administers and provides all necessary coordination with Federal and State officials for the Certified Local Government Program.

Ø  Administers, develops, updates and implements policies of comprehensive preservation planning, ordinances, guidelines, and special regulations affecting historic buildings, sites and districts.

Ø  Manages and coordinates short-and-long term planning process and architectural preservation design for city projects proposed within the historic district, including community outreach, analysis, meeting facilitation and design procurement.

Ø  Oversees and promotes public education, awareness and appreciation of historic, architectural and archaeological resources.

Ø  Supervises and provides full staff support to the Historical Architectural Review Commission, oversees the preparation of HARC agendas and minutes on a timely basis.

Ø  Provides staff representation and assistance to redevelopment and related advisory boards and agencies.

Ø  Coordinates and interprets preservation and redevelopment activities involving historic properties or properties within the historic zoning districts with the departments of Building, Code Enforcement, Engineering and other city departments.

Ø  Extensive experience working hands-on with architects, engineers, contractors and owners in design strategies, architectural modifications, construction material decay, historic preservation methodologies, and construction technics to fulfill an applicant’s goals while meeting historic architectural preservation regulations.

Ø  Provides technical assistance to City agencies, developers, designers and property owners concerning appropriate changes, restoration or modification of properties within the historic district.

Ø  Organizes and prepares agendas and minutes for special HARC workshops as required.

Ø  Administers, interprets, and maintains database management of ongoing projects and the Historic Architectural Survey.

Ø  Supervises and executes Certificates of Appropriateness approved administratively and oversees the compliance review for construction permit process specific to historic preservation regulations.

Ø  Administers, interprets and explains HARC regulations and ordinances to customers.

Ø  Keeps appropriate records and files on permits and plans for HARC.

Ø  Supervises, develops and provides all required reporting pertaining to historic preservation efforts.


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.

Eligible NCPE interns who successfully complete their internships may count their position towards earning a Public Land Corps (PLC) Non-Competitive Hiring Authority certificate. To be eligible to earn a PLC certificate, an intern must be 30 years old or younger (or 35 if a veteran). Once earned, the PLC hiring authority certificate may be used to apply for eligible Federal temporary, term, or permanent positions. Successful completion of a NCPE internship does not guarantee Federal employment. Contact for more details.


To be eligible, applicants must be at least 18 years old, currently enrolled in a degree-seeking academic program at the college level (or recently graduated within the past 12 months), and be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. Interns are not eligible to work more than 1200 hours total in the program; previous interns must stay within this overall limit. The length of an internship can vary from 10 to 30 weeks if full time (40 hours per week) or longer if on a part-time schedule. If selected, the exact starting date will be determined by you and the NPS supervisor. The stipend rate is $17.00 per hour unless otherwise listed.

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.

The National Council requires all interns working in-person at Federal facilities and/or with Federal employees receive the Covid-19 vaccination. Please be advised that you may also be required to wear a mask, depending on the protocols adopted by your work site. Also be aware that, due to Government-wide security requirements, a background check will be required if you are selected for a position. This will include providing information about recent housing and employment history. The position supervisor will have more information about these requirements and procedures at the time of hiring. You may direct any questions to NCPE's Internship Program Director, Julee Johnson, at

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.

How to Apply

You may review NCPE's internship opportunities anytime without registering. Use the search function to find listings by location, keyword, or area of interest/category. Once you identify one or more positions of interest, there is a 3-step application process.

Step 1: Click on the Apply for Job button, then select Universal Application. Click on Register to create a User Account, which requires a username and email. A link will be sent to you from to create a password. We suggest that you add this email to your safe senders list so you don't miss receiving this important link. You will be instructed to Log In to Preservenet using your username or email and password, which will take you back to the Universal Application.

Step 2: The Universal Application is required to apply for all NCPE internships. You fill out this form only once. In addition to contact information, educational status, work history, and experience, it requires two attachments: (1) the 2 most recent years of academic transcripts. These may be unofficial transcripts if official versions are unavailable. A PDF is preferred, labeled Your Your Last Name_Your First Name_Transcript. (2) a resume or CV (curriculum vitae). Please limit to a maximum of 4 pages; 2 pages are preferred. A PDF is preferred but jpg, png, doc, or docx file types are accepted. Label Your Last Name_Your First Name_Resume. This form may be saved as a draft and completed later. Use the link provided to return to the form.

Step 3: Once you submit the Universal Application, you may browse and apply for NCPE internships using the link provided. Complete the application process by clicking on the Apply for job button found at each internship listing and upload the required Essay. Use the essay to explain why you are applying for an internship, including how your interest areas will benefit the National Park Service (NPS) and how the internship will further your studies and career goals. Be as specific as possible; there is a 400-word maximum length. Submit the essay to finish the application for that position. You may apply for a maximum of 6 internships during an application round; there is no limit at other times of the year. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!

Once the deadline for submission has passed, NPS supervisors will review the applications and may contact candidates for a phone interview. Candidates who are not selected will be notified. Please allow about 4 weeks after the deadline before inquiring about the status of your application.

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