Planner III, Historic Preservation, Planning & Building Department, City of Oakland, California

Job Title: Planner III, Historic Preservation

Department: Planning & Building Department

Agency: City of Oakland

Salary: $84,702.60 – $104,001.60 Annually

Job Description: The City of Oakland is currently recruiting to fill one Planner III, Historic Preservation vacancy within the Planning and Building Department. The ideal candidate is a highly motivated professional with the ability to work effectively with City staff, appointed and elected officials, and a racially and culturally diverse community of public stakeholders. The Planner III, Historic Preservation serves as staff to the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board; conducts technical analyses of historic buildings for proposed demolition or alteration; prepares mandated documents for landmark designation; administers preservation incentives and regulations under the Historic Preservation Element of the Oakland General Plan; conducts and/or advises on design, development, and environmental review; prepares federal and state grant applications for historical and architectural surveys; conducts field surveys and historical research; makes presentations to various groups; may supervise assigned staff, and performs related duties as assigned. This is an advanced journey-level classification. Incumbents perform major projects with little supervision. This classification differs from the higher level Planner IV in that Planner III, Historic Preservation performs less complex or difficult tasks and may supervise assigned staff or a small work unit. Incumbents receive direction from a Planner IV, Planner V or a division manager and may provide lead direction to supervision of interns, volunteer staff, consultants, and assigned professional, technical, or clerical staff. Oakland is a racially, ethnically, linguistically, and economically diverse community, and the City of Oakland welcomes candidates with diverse and multicultural skill sets. The Bureau of Planning supports the mission of the City of Oakland to transform practices in City government to promote racial equity in government and the community we serve.

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Hiring Contact: Human Resources Department, 510-238-3112

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