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🔗Historic Preservation Planner

Website Town of Telluride

The Town of Telluride is hiring a Historic Preservation Planner, I or II DOQ.

Full-Time Year Round.

  • Historic Preservation Planner I
  • FLSA Status: Non Exempt
  • Grade: 50
  • Salary Range: $ 61,736 – $86,431 DOQ


  • Historic Preservation Planner II
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Grade: 65
  • Salary Range: $74,701 – $104,581 DOQ

The Town of Telluride offers a benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, life, long-term disability, telemedicine, employee assistance program, retirement plan with Employer match, paid time off, sick leave, ten(10) paid holidays, and a wellness benefit/merchant ski pass! Visit the Town’s Employee Benefits webpage for more information. A housing opportunity for this position may be available.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Historic Preservation Planner I Full Job Description (PDF)

Historic Preservation Planner II Full Job Description (PDF)

Preservation Planning

  • Review architectural plans for compliance with Town policy and planning principles
  • Evaluate proposals and applications for compliance with the Land Use Code, Design
  • Guidelines, and Master Plan
  • Process applications for Certificates of Appropriateness
  • Monitor projects for compliance with approved HARC plans

Boards and Commissions

  • Attend Historic Architectural Review Commission meetings
  • Prepare reports and recommendations for development applications; make oral presentations
  • Provide technical support to HARC members


  • Respond to historic preservation inquiries from staff, project applicants, consultants and the public
  • Assist with the preparation for HARC meetings and meeting packets


  • Participate in Town sponsored cybersecurity trainings
  • Work safely to prevent at fault accidents

Minimum Qualifications
Historic Preservation I: Bachelor’s degree in historic preservation, land use planning, architecture, or related field; zero (0) to three (3) years of experience in public historic preservation or planning experience; or any equivalent training, education or experience, preferred.

Historic Preservation II: Bachelor’s degree in historic preservation, land use planning, architecture, or related field; Masters degree in historic preservation preferred; at least three (3) years of experience in public historic preservation or planning experience required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required
Knowledge of: Telluride’s Land Use Code, Design Guidelines and Standards for Building in Telluride; Secretary of Interior’s Standards; Architectural history; Design Guidelines; historic building practices; planning practices.

Skill in: interpreting technical drawings, construction plans, schematics, topographic maps, and floor plans; problem solving; negotiating and resolving differences; responding to technical inquires from staff, project applicants, consultants, and the public; critical thinking; written and oral communication; organization and prioritizing.

Environmental Factors
Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment and in and around the Town’s buildings and facilities. Varying exposure to outdoor elements and adverse weather. Some evening work required.

Physical Factors
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is often required to sit for extended periods of time, frequent walking; may occasionally be required to lift and/or move items weighing up to twenty (20) pounds.