Monday, January 16, 2012

Job Oppty: Preservation Planner, Leesburg

From the Virginia Association of Counties job list:

"SALARY: $55,390-$92,969 DOQ/DOE (+) benefits. (pop. 43,303). Founded in 1758, Leesburg has two historic districts and several Civil War sites. Serves as town's historic preservation officer and reports to the zoning administrator within the Planning and Zoning Department. Reqs. BA/BS (master's preferred) in historic or preservation planning; architectural history, urban planning, design, or related field; 5 yrs. progressively responsible preservation planning exper.; OR equiv. comb. of educ. and relevant exper. Prefer preservation planning exper. in local govt.; understanding of local, state and federal preservation laws and programs. Primary responsibilities: Managing town's preservation program by preparing staff reports and presenting recommendations to the Board of Architectural Review on certificate of appropriateness in the Historic Districts; providing technical preservation and design expertise to the public and town personnel; serving as the town's liaison on Certified Local Government administration and researching grant opportunities; maintaining the design guidelines for the Historic Districts; contributing to team efforts to maintain and update the Zoning Ordinance with respect to preservation and design; and assist the public on preservation and design issues. Reqs. knowledge of architectural history, construction techniques and materials; ability to read architectural and building plans; exceptional report writing and presentation skills; knowledge and ability to write and interpret design guidelines and zoning regulations; ability to communicate design concepts in non-technical terms; positive problem-solving and customer service attitude; and good project management skills. To apply, go to: Deadline: Feb. 3. EOE"

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