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Historic Preservation Planner (Planner II) Relevant Educational Qualifications Job

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Under the general direction of the Planning Director, performs reviews of current planning projects, manages special planning programs, and conducts land use studies with a primary focus on Historic Districts and Design Guidelines. Provides information to the public regarding planning, zoning, annexation, site plans, conditional uses, and land use. Assists the activities of the City Council, Planning Commission, Historic Preservation Board, and Board of Adjustment on planning and zoning issues. Provides over-the-counter assistance to members of the public and conducts planning and zoning research for city officials and the public.


*Essential functions of the job

Responsible for the detailed preparation of reports and presentations to the Planning Commission, Historic Preservation Board, Board of Adjustment, City Council, and other organizations as assigned.

Performs technical analysis for complex planning projects, including environmental studies, and provides technical assistance pertaining to land use and planning issues to department supervisors.

Manages Historic District Grant program administration and policy coordination.

Coordinates Historic District Design Guidelines code amendments and oversees the creation of the Design Guidelines Handbook document for the 2019 code update, including photographs, illustrations, project examples, etc.

Coordinates with the Planning Director and City Attorney regarding noticing requirements, findings, and taking analysis, Land Management Code amendments, planning recommendations, and other land use ordinances.

Monitors the implementation of ordinances pertaining to historic preservation. Maintains records regarding the progress of projects, daily activity log, and other pertinent records or reports.

Maintains a thorough understanding of the City's Land Management Code and General Plan and updates the Land Management Code and /or General Plan as directed by the department supervisor.

Conducts Historic District Design Reviews, Conditional Use Permit (CUP) reviews and analysis, reviews of Subdivisions/Plats, and other planning projects as assigned. May assist with Master Planned Developments (MPDs) under the direction of the Planning Director or their designee.

Coordinates with constituents and stakeholders as necessary on issues of neighborhood and community concerns.

Coordinates with other departments within the City in order to obtain and/or provide technical information and recommendations relating to specific projects and programs requiring interdepartmental cooperation.

Performs research and prepares written and graphic material necessary for special planning studies and ordinance revision.

Participates in Permitted Use, Conditional Use, and Master Planned Development project evaluation across departments as necessary.

Reviews and evaluates plans for proposed signage, including area, materials, colors, compatibility, and attachments.

Performs plan checks on all submitted building plans for compliance with design, lot size, setback, and other code requirements.

Acts as the Staff Liaison with the Historic Preservation Board, Utah State Preservation Office, the Design Review Team (DRT) weekly meetings, and Historic Preservation consultants and contractors.

Performs other duties as assigned or directed.


  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of City planning, Historic Preservation, and standards include the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Skilled in planning, zoning, and subdivision law, theory, and application
  • Working knowledge of designated Historic Districts
  • Familiarity with Historic Preservation Guidelines
  • Ability to participate in the compilation, analysis, and preparation of planning related, technical, and statistical reports and data
  • Knowledge of the nomenclature, symbols, techniques, and mathematics used in maps and considerable knowledge of research methodology and statistics
  • Skilled in interpersonal communications
  • Ability and experience in project management
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a self-managed team environment



  • Bachelor's degree in Planning, Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Historic Preservation, Public Administration, or a related field and three years of progressively responsible planning experience; or Master's Degree in Historic Preservation, Planning, Architecture, or a related field and two years of responsible planning experience.
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office software, including Vizio or approved equivalent
  • Ability to obtain City NIMS certifications
  • 2+ years of planning experience in a municipal organization or private sector with similar responsibilities.


  • Experience working with designated historic districts Master's Degree in Planning, Historic Preservation, Architecture, or related field.
  • Computer literacy in BlueBeam, GIS, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch-Up, or similar
  • Demonstrated experience in historic district design and review of historic preservation projects.
  • Experience in resort town planning and zoning
  • Demonstrated graphic skills
  • Experience in public speaking, social media use for municipalities
  • Experience with affordable/attainable housing projects
  • Experience with sustainable town planning


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk and hear.
  • The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle or operate objects, controls, or tools.
  • Must be able to reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop and kneel.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 20 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


  • Work is performed primarily in a climate-controlled office setting. May involved extended periods of sitting, typing on a keyboard, and using a telephone among other office equipment including copier, fax, etc.
  • Some work is performed in vehicles and outdoor settings, in all weather conditions including extreme temperature extremes.
  • Considerable exposure to stressful situations
  • May require small amounts of travel to and from meetings, training, and conferences.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to low.
  • Regular non-traditional working hours will include evening and may include weekend meetings.

The physical demands and work environments described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Accommodations will be examined on a case-by-case basis.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required by personnel so classified.

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Company Description
We appreciate your interest in applying to work for the greatest resort town in the world!Park City seeks motivated and talented candidates to match our core values: Integrity, Respect, Engagement, Accountability, Communication, and Humor. We strive to create a fun and challenging workplace where employees can develop professionally and enjoy a quintessential and historic mountain town. We look forward to your application.