Historic Preservation Planner-Wilmington, NC- 6.24.20

Name of Employer: City of Wilmington
Employer Website: www.wilmingtonnc.gov
Job City: Wilmington
State: NC
Job title: Historic Preservation Planner

Job Details / Description:


Implement design standards and land development code by issuing certificates for projects by meeting with applicants and reviewing applications, preparing reports, making site visits, drafting orders, preparing agenda items, developing and presenting information to commission members, acting as liaison to applicants, managing demolition by neglect cases, and maintaining records of information.

Follow projects to completion by interacting with code enforcement staff and reviewing code enforcement activities, communicating with related departments, working with legal staff, and interacting with property owners.

Manage grant activities by working with historic preservation offices and councils; ensuring compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations; reviewing new projects and demolitions; and preparing and delivering documentation for requests or reviews.

Coordinate tax credit and historic landmark designations by meeting with individuals, reviewing tax credit applications, ensuring designations meet all regulations and policies, including site plan review and certificates of appropriateness, presenting applications to the historic preservation commission and city council, reviewing and submitting pay requests, and working with owners.

Manage long-range planning efforts by maintaining historic district inventories, implementing the city’s comprehensive plan, preparing applications for new historic districts or expansions of existing districts, developing applicable small-area plans, and other related policies and plans.

Represent the department by responding to requests for service and research; collaborating with employees and the public; presenting information to commissions, boards and the public; and making site visits.
Salary: $51,168.00 – $63,960.00 Annually

Job Candidate Qualifications:




At least three years related professional experience with a bachelor’s degree or higher in historic preservation, architectural history, public history, or related field. preferred qualifications: 5 years experience with a master’s degree in historic preservation or related field; excellent writing skills; some experience with zoning, land use, urban planning, Section 106 review, building materials conservation, archival research, and preservation advocacy; ability to reach architectural drawings; working knowledge of GIS and SketchUp or other design software.

How to Apply:


Apply online at www.wilmingtonnc.gov/jobs



Posted on

June 24, 2020

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