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PAY RANGE: EP 19


HISTORIC PRESERVATION PLANNER 1

 

 

 

GENERAL DEFINITION

 

This is planning and research work in the field of historic preservation. An employee in this class participates in design reviews of applications to the Philadelphia Historical Commission to alter, add to, and demolish historic buildings, structures, sites, and objects and the construction of new buildings in historic districts. Work includes historic site surveys, identifying cultural resources eligible for National and Philadelphia Registers, performing research, and preparing appropriate nomination forms. An employee in this class helps advise property owners and community leaders on historic preservation methods, techniques, and tax incentives. Work includes consulting with city agencies and others on compliance with federal, state and local legislation. Participating in education programs on historic preservation and the history of Philadelphia is a significant aspect of the work. Work is performed under the supervision of the Historic Preservation Director.

 

ALLOCATING FACTORS: (The following conditions must be met for a position to

be allocated to this class.)

 

1.    Employees in this class must perform planning and research work in the field of historic preservation.

2.    Employees in this class participate in design review of applications to the Philadelphia Historical Commission to alter, add to, and demolish historic buildings, structures, sites, and objects and the construction of new buildings in historic districts.

 

TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)

 

Participates in comprehensive historic site surveys within the City of Philadelphia to identify buildings, structures, sites, objects and districts eligible for the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places and the National Register of Historic Places; undertakes research in primary and secondary sources in various repositories on the history of historically-significant cultural resources, communities, events, and areas in† the City; advises property owners, civic associations, and preservation advocates; prepares nomination forms for the Philadelphia and National Registers.

Participates in giving advice to property owners and their representatives including architects, engineers, contractors, and attorneys about appropriate historic restoration and renovation techniques and methods including but not limited to masonry repair, window and door replacement, woodwork and trim restoration, and roofing replacement.

Reviews applications to determine if they are appropriate from a historic preservation perspective and fall within or exceed the staffís authority to approve; presents applications to the Philadelphia Historical Commission and its advisory committees; documents, implements, and enforces the Commissionís decisions.

Reviews nominations submitted to the Philadelphia Historical Commission for correctness and completeness; notifies property owners of impending reviews of nominations; administers review of nominations; maintains the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places.

Participates in advising property owners and others on historic preservation incentive programs such as the federal historic preservation tax credit program and the local historic home repair program.

Maintains the Philadelphia Historical Commissionís extensive archive of photographs, architectural plans, maps, and books; assists researchers using the Commissionís archive.

Consults with higher level Historic Preservation Planners, the Historic Preservation Director, City agencies, and others when making decisions based on compliance with federal, state and local historic preservation legislation, as needed; participates in federal Section 106 reviews.

Participates in advising neighborhood organizations on historic preservation in community planning.

Participates in education programs on historic preservation and the history of Philadelphia.

Performs related work as required.

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

 

Participates in comprehensive historic site surveys within the City of Philadelphia to identify buildings, structures, sites, objects and districts eligible for the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places and the National Register of Historic Places; undertakes research in primary and secondary sources in various repositories on the history of historically-significant cultural resources, communities, events, and areas in† the City; advises property owners, civic associations, and preservation advocates; prepares nomination forms for the Philadelphia and National Registers.

Participates in giving advice to property owners and their representatives including architects, engineers, contractors, and attorneys about appropriate historic restoration and renovation techniques and methods including but not limited to masonry repair, window and door replacement, woodwork and trim restoration, and roofing replacement.

Reviews applications to determine if they are appropriate from a historic preservation perspective and fall within or exceed the staffís authority to approve; presents applications to the Philadelphia Historical Commission and its advisory committees; documents, implements, and enforces the Commissionís decisions.

Reviews nominations submitted to the Philadelphia Historical Commission for correctness and completeness; notifies property owners of impending reviews of nominations; administers review of nominations; maintains the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places.

Participates in advising property owners and others on historic preservation incentive programs such as the federal historic preservation tax credit program and the local historic home repair program.

Maintains the Philadelphia Historical Commissionís extensive archive of photographs, architectural plans, maps, and books; assists researchers using the Commissionís archive.

Consults with higher level Historic Preservation Planners, the Historic Preservation Director, City agencies, and others when making decisions based on compliance with federal, state and local historic preservation legislation, as needed; participates in federal Section 106 reviews.

Participates in advising neighborhood organizations on historic preservation in community planning.

Participates in education programs on historic preservation and the history of Philadelphia.

Performs related work as required.

 

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE (The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on 11/13.)

 

EDUCATION:

 

Completion of a master's degree in historic preservation at an accredited college or university or completion of a master's degree at an accredited college or university in American studies, architecture, architectural history, city planning, history, public history, urban affairs and public policy, urban planning, or urban studies with a concentration or certificate in historic preservation.

 

PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS

 

Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.

 

Class Established: CSC - 12/06; Ad. Board Ė 4/07

Latest Spec. Revision: CSC - 10/13; Ad. Board Ė 11/13

 

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