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The Capitol Zoning District (CZD) Planning & Preservation Director is responsible for managing the agency’s preservation activities and operations; disseminating technical information, and monitoring

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Occasional overtime and after hours work may be required.

Typical Functions:

Maintains regular contact with district residents and property owners through surveys, meetings, and publications. Answers questions and disseminates technical information to citizens, developers, engineers, architects, and other individuals regarding CZD ordinances and procedures for obtaining permits. Conducts pre-application conferences with applicants, reviews and analyzes applications, issues permits, seeks to resolve potential problems or conflicts, compiles materials required for review by the CZDC, writes comprehensive reports on each application, develops agendas for and attends all CZDC and advisory committee meetings, ensures public notices are sent out, prepares monthly activity reports for the Commission, and testifies in court cases, as required. Works in coordination with the City of Little Rock planning, zoning, and permit offices. Maintains all property inventory records and property database and insures that the historical records of the work of the CZDC are maintained. Handles complaints or violations of the CZD ordinance and master plan. Conducts periodic drive-through inspections of the CZD to ensure that compliance with the ordinance is being maintained. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of urban planning, architecture, and historic preservation. Ability to analyze and interpret technical data, maps, surveys, site plans and architectural drawings. Ability to network with diverse groups and individuals. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing. Ability to manage the CZD property database.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in urban planning, historic preservation, architecture, or a related field; plus four years of experience in urban planning, zoning, or a related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

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