Applying To: Cultural Resources Director

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Dear applicants, in order to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Recruitment and Examination Section is suspending all written tests, performance tests and oral interviews until further notice. These examination components are being replaced with experience and training evaluations, which do not require physical contact. Please fully describe all of your qualifying education, training and experience on your applications. Thank you. The safety of all of our staff and applicants is our priority as we continue with our efforts to conduct merit based testing for staffing the City's Civil Service.


  • Minimum: $72,202.00
  • Maximum: $113,282.00

Nature of Work

Incumbent in this position reports to the Planning and Urban Design Agency Director and is responsible for managing and administering architectural and urban design review and preservation for the Cultural Resources Office. The Office is responsible for the following: designation of historic districts and landmarks, providing regulation of construction, alteration and demolition in historic districts and of landmarks; providing design review of construction in certain public places and of public property, and for staffing the Preservation Board.

For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Cultural Resources Director

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Urban Design, Historic Preservation, or a related field; plus five years of professional experience in historic/architectural preservation, urban design, or a related field that includes at least two years in a management capacity. OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Documentation of academic credentials must be submitted upon request.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:  Extensive knowledge of the historic preservation field and ability to understand and communicate position on complex preservation issues, including community development, planning, neighborhood/downtown revitalization, business and/or real estate development.

When completing the application, please be as thorough as possible when describing your experience, training and education relating to this position. Your experience and training will be used to determine whether you meet the entrance requirements for this position and to compute your Experience and Training evaluation. Applicants must provide explanation for all changes in employment and any gaps in their employment history on the application. Incomplete and/or carelessly completed applications will not be considered.  Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed application.

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE POINTS: To be eligible for veteran's preference points, the applicant must submit a copy of his/her DD 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with the Employment Application.  The Director of Personnel may, in his discretion, accept alternate documentation.

LAST DATE FOR FILING APPLICATION:  Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to fill the anticipated vacancies.  Please submit application as soon as possible.  Applications can be submitted on the Internet.

Examination Components and Their Weights

  • Experience and Training: 100%

O.C. 3251
May 17, 2021

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