Landmark Design Review Supervisor - Community Planning and Development
City and County of Denver
Location: Denver, Colorado
Type: Full Time
Based on education and experience
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: R0052021
Are you an experienced preservation professional that is passionate about preserving the historic, architectural and cultural character of Denver? Do you enjoy providing excellent customer service to guide customers through changes to designated properties, and improving design review processes? Are you looking to join a team that is fun, dedicated, and passionate about the work we do? The City and County of Denver’s Community Planning and Development Department (CPD) is seeking a highly motivated, creative, and accomplished preservation professional with expertise in preservation design review and enforcement for our Landmark Design Review Supervisor position. We offer work/life balance, unmatched benefits, and a pension plan for life! Apply today!
Landmark Preservation is a vital and integrated component of Community Planning and Development and the Planning Services team. Denver’s landmark structures and historic districts enhance the city’s unique identity, quality of life, and economic vitality.
BUILDING COMMUNITY: Denver Community Planning and Development is responsible for visionary city planning and ensuring safe, responsible, sustainable building. CPD regulates planning, zoning, development, and maintenance of private property in Denver. We're working hard to make Denver a great place to live, work and play! Visit DenverGov.org/CPD.
The Landmark Design Review Supervisor will work on preservation design review projects and assist with the development of regulatory updates for the Landmark work program. This position will be responsible for inspiring, innovating, and mentoring the Landmark design review team. Our goal is to continually evolve our efforts around all aspects of preservation work and strengthen our already strong position as a national leader in historic preservation. As a result, we need a forward-thinking, innovative, well-organized leader with experience navigating competing internal and external demands to supervise our Landmark design review team.
Schedule – Hybrid, at least three days in office per week. 9/80 flex option after completion of six month probation.
As the Landmark Design Review Supervisor your duties will include:
· Directly supervising a team of six to eight planners, which includes: supporting professional development and training, overseeing schedules and workloads, setting goals and evaluating performance, and recruiting and retaining staff
Sustaining and celebrating a workplace culture built on the twin pillars of meaningful work and supportive camaraderie
Frequently interacting with the Landmark Manager to set work program goals and priorities, determine resource needs to accomplish work program objectives and to inform budget decisions, and to recommend improvements in processes, procedures, and policies
Collaborating with the Landmark Manager other supervisors to accomplish the Landmark design review work program including monitoring project intake, making assignments, balancing workloads, and coordinating with other planning and development processes
Guiding Landmark design review projects as a subject matter expert by providing leadership and instruction to planners and reviewing work products
· Provide creative solutions to design problems, technical preservation recommendations, enforcement solutions, and other design review expertise
· Provide guidance on preservation related matters to stakeholders such as neighborhood organizations, City Council, commissions, and regional, state, and national preservation agencies
Our ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications, skills, and experience:
· Experience in historic preservation planning or architecture, especially with a focus on design review work, including strong familiarity with design guidelines, design compatibility, architectural styles or building materials, and enforcement efforts
· Demonstrated commitment to prioritizing equity principles in preservation and in the workplace
· Experience in leading, coaching, motivating, and inspiring a team
· Political savvy
· Strong, creative problem-solving skills
· Excellent strategic communication skills
· Ability to manage time and workload effectively which includes planning, organizing, and prioritizing with attention to details as well as the big picture
· Reliability, dependability, and ability to maintain confidentiality
· Experience that demonstrates a multi-disciplinary approach to preservation regulations and policy development
· Public speaking and presentation skills a plus
We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:
· Education requirement: Bachelor’s Degree in Historic Preservation, Architecture, City or Regional Planning, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, Public Administration, or a related degree
· Experience Requirement: Seven (7) years of professional preservation or architectural design experience
· Education/Experience Equivalency: One (1) year of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of post-high school education
· Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements
Denver is the nation's top place to live, work, and play, and we need the best people working for the residents of Denver. People who want to make a difference; people who want to give back; people who want to be at the heart of this city and have a hand in creating our future. Equity, diversity and inclusion are cornerstones of our values at the City and County of Denver. We celebrate uniqueness and strive to be a world-class city where everyone matters. Join us! Be a part of the city that you love. #WhereDenverWorks