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🔗Historic Preservationist II

  • Full Time
  • St. Petersburg, FL
  • 59405 - 95763 USD / Year
  • December 30, 2022
  • Department: Urban Planning and Historic Preservation
  • Job Qualifications:

    Minimum Qualifications. Applicants must:

    ·  Possess a valid Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in historic preservation, architectural history, preservation planning, or a related field.

    ·  Have progressive experience in cultural resource planning and management.

    · Have experience in historic preservation planning in a municipal agency or private sector business.

    ·  Have considerable knowledge of architectural history and American architectural styles, building techniques, building materials, and associated historic preservation procedures.

    ·  Have considerable knowledge of the theories, principles, and best practices of historic preservation, planning, and research techniques at a municipal level.

    ·  Be able to collect and analyze historic preservation data and prepare detailed plans and reports, formulate effective plans for historic preservation, effectively manage simultaneous projects, conduct preservation planning studies, and analyze and formulate recommendations.

    ·  Possess the presentation and communication skills necessary to lead, educate, and collaborate.

    Desirable Qualifications. Preferred applicants:

    ·  Possess a Master’s Degree in historic preservation.

    ·  Have experience in historic site surveys and procedures to nominate properties to the National Register of Historic Places.

    ·  Are familiar with the National Register criteria, the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines, and the Federal Section 106 review process.

    ·  Have experience with financial incentives, including grants and other related tools.

    ·  Are familiar with the practical application of zoning in preservation.

    ·  Are able to elicit and articulate community values as they relate to the historical landmarks.

    ·  Are able to consult with Registered Professional Archaeologists, as needed.

    ·  Have experience with emerging software, website, and social media tools.

  • How to Apply:


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    demotion, the most qualified applicants will be selected to continue in the hiring process.  At this point, any prior criminal records will be verified.  A prior criminal record will not necessarily disqualify a selected applicant from employment.

    The City of St. Petersburg is committed to a Drug Free Workplace and compliance with the Department of Transportation (DOT) drug testing rules.  Applicants may be required to successfully complete pre-employment drug testing and/or medical exams.

    Apply online at – Select Apply for Jobs/Register/View Job Postings.  City employees must use the Current City Employee link or use a City computer to access iRecruitment Employee Candidate.  The City of St. Petersburg is committed to affirmative action and equal opportunity employment, and encourages individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply for posted positions.  In accordance with Chapter 295 of the Florida Statutes, qualified servicemembers/veterans and the spouses/family members of certain servicemembers/veterans receive preference/priority in employment.  Eligible applicants are responsible to apply for Veterans’ Preference at the time of submission of any job application.  Reasonable accommodations may be made for qualified individuals with disabilities to apply, interview for positions, and to perform essential job functions.

  • Job benefits: Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Pension or 401a, Deferred Compensation, Wellness Clinic, Vacation Leave, Sick Time
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City of St. Petersburg

This is technical and creative work operating across traditional government, business, and social networks while researching, developing, and maintaining the diverse elements of a comprehensive and successful historic preservation program.  Work involves ensuring procedural due process and compliance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations and codes; administration of Certificates of Appropriateness for local landmarks and properties within local historic districts; preparation of training and other information tools; assistance with financial incentives, including grants and the execution of local ad valorem tax exemptions for historic preservation; assistance with preparing nominations to the National Register and processing of Local Landmark designation applications; assistance with researching and updating Florida Master Site File forms, Signs of Historic Significance, and Legacy Businesses; assistance with Traditional Streetscapes; and assistance with other general research; and the execution of special projects relating to historic preservation and heritage tourism. (

Work requires the exercise of considerable independent judgment, initiative, ingenuity, and tact; maintaining knowledge of emerging trends concerning historic preservation; and extensive, productive interaction with City officials, other government agencies, the historic preservation commission, historic preservation, and tourist organizations and facilities, property owners, and developers. The Historic Preservationist II will work with a wonderful collection of historic resources dating from the early to mid-20th century and have the inspiring natural beauty, appealing climate, and charming tradition of the Florida Gulf Coast’s premier urban community.

Salary:  $59,405 – $95,763

Close Date:  12-30-2022 (11:59 PM)

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    As an organization operating under Public Land Corps Act (PLC) authority, many NCPE positions qualify the intern for Federal Hiring Preference if (1) they complete a minimum of 640 hours at one or more qualifying conservation project(s); (2) are between the ages of 16 and 30 years (35 if a veteran); and (3) apply for a Federal position at USAJOBS with PLC noted in the announcement within two years of completing the internship. Find out more about this hiring preference during the interview or contact for details.


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