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The City of Riverside Historic Preservation program was established in 1968, making it one of the oldest programs in the State of California. Since that time the program has grown to include an ongoing process to survey, record and designate historic resources, an award-winning historic resources inventory database, historic district design guidelines, educational programs, and a historic preservation plan. For over 50 years, the commitment and participation of the City, community organizations, business leaders and homeowners has ensured the success of Riverside's preservation program. The California State Office of Historic Preservation has recognized the program with its designation of Riverside as a Certified Local Government (CLG). This distinction ensures that the City's preservation program meets all state and federal standards.
Assistant Planner – This is the entry level professional classification in the Planning Series. Assistant Planner performs semi-professional level work in the field of historic preservation and urban planning. Typical work responsibilities include case writing, analysis, and public information, requiring the application of fundamental planning principles. Assignments are of moderate difficulty and within the design and procedural framework established by higher level management staff; however, as experience is acquired, the employee performs with substantial independence.
Associate Planner – This is the journey level professional class in the Planning Series. Work involves more complex duties and increasing responsibility for the application of professional knowledge and skills to various municipal historic preservation, planning, and zoning issues. Responsibilities include the preparation of specific reports and plans with opportunity for independent judgment in planning work details and making technical determinations. The Associate Planner provides general guidance and direction to Assistant Planners, Planning Technicians and other administrative support staff.