Location: Fort Worth, TX


Salary: $53,843 - $69,996 annual compensation

Closing: Tuesday, September 27, 2022

The City of Fort Worth is the 13th largest city in the U.S. and the fastest-growing among large cities. Fort Worth has received multiple accolades, including number one Downtown (Livability), and the second-best City in the nation for Job Seekers (Forbes). Our employees serve the needs of over 900,000 residents. We are seeking individuals with a passion for Preservation and Urban Design, and also reflective of our values of accountability, ethical behavior, mutual respect, embracing diversity, continuous improvement, and exceptional customer service. Historic Preservation and Urban Design play a major role in the growth and development of Fort Worth due to the high market demand for rehabilitated historic residential and commercial properties and the desire for human-scale buildings and engaging public spaces. Fort Worth has also seen the increased economic impact from heritage and cultural tourism in districts such as the Stockyards, Magnolia Avenue, and the Near Southside.

A Planner position is available with the City of Fort Worth Development Services Department. The primary purpose of this position is to assist with administering Historic Preservation and/or Urban Design in Fort Worth.

Job Responsibilities

  • Planning for public engagement events and education campaigns.
  • Update historic resource surveys, assist in the preparation of ordinance amendments, pursue new designations, or update district standards and guidelines as needed.
  • Evaluate applications for alterations or new construction development, and facilitate development in historic, design, and form-based code districts.
  • Assist in the administration of the Historic and Cultural Landmarks Commission (HCLC), the Urban Design Commission (UDC), or other Boards and Commissions in the Division.
  • Prepare clear and concise staff reports and summarize complex subject matters, as well as present design cases at board and commission meetings.
  • Interpret and explain City planning and design policies and procedures to internal and external customers.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Historic Preservation, Urban Design, Planning, Architecture, Public Administration, or a related field from an accredited university
  • Two years of experience in planning, urban design, research and statistical analysis, or related field
  • Valid Driving License

Preferred Qualifications

  • Methods, principles, and practices of historic preservation, form-based codes, or urban infill development.
  • Architectural styles, forms, development periods, and ability to recognize and describe character-defining features.
  • Site planning and architectural design techniques and methods.
  • Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations applicable to historic preservation and urban design.
  • Microsoft Office skills, Adobe Create Suite Skills, and Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping skills
  • Public participation processes, public approval processes, policy creation, and implementation process.
  • Development processes including but not limited to permitting processes, design standards and guidelines, and review process for design projects. Strong communication skills, both verbal and writing, and the ability to work closely with clients.
  • Spanish speaking skills

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