Historic Preservation Officer

City of Las Vegas - Planning Department
Las Vegas, NV
United States
$49,576.02 - $57,000.06 Annually

FILING DEADLINE: April 3, 2019 at 11:59 PM Pacific

Please submit a cover letter and a detailed resume along with your completed application.

Performs a wide variety of complex and specialized duties in support of the City's historic preservation program, the Historic Preservation Commission, and the Commission for the Las Vegas Centennial.  Responsible for developing and administering policies and procedures for the protection of cultural, historical and archeologically significant landmarks, districts, sites, buildings, structures and objects and ensuring that City activities and programs comply with state and federal regulations and guidelines to maintain the City's good standing as a Certified Local Government.  Participates in the review of projects proceeding through the City's development review process that involve landmark buildings or buildings within historic districts or projects with historic preservation issues and develops strategies to preserve the structures.  Serves as Secretary to the Historic Preservation Commission and works with state, regional and national historic preservation entities to further historic preservation in the City of Las Vegas.

This position is grant funded, and the length of the assignment is depended on funding availability. 

The selection process will consist of a review of all applications and resumes with only the most qualified participating in an interview. Final candidate selection will include hiring interview (if applicable). Any individual offered employment will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test and complete background check. Some positions may require preliminary background checks.

Salary will be dependent on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. This is an Appointive (Non-Civil Service) position.

Distinguishing Characteristics
This is a classification that requires a broad professional background and technical expertise in the specialized area of historic preservation.   Positions at this level are distinguished from other classifications by the considerable use of independent and analytical judgement to evaluate the effects of proposed actions on historic properties and districts, and to resolve a variety of complex and technical problems.  Employees at this level oversee and administer grants to recipients, manage the work of consultants involved in Historic Preservation projects, and coordinate and support consultation with Nevada's State Historic Preservation Office.        

Supervision Received and Exercised
Receives general direction from management staff.
May exercise functional and technical supervision over professional, technical, and clerical staff.


Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in historic preservation, architecture, planning, urban design or a similar field.  A Master's degree may substitute for two (2) years of experience.

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major in historic preservation, urban planning, architecture, archeology, urban design or a field related to the essential functions.  A Master's degree in historic preservation or a related field is preferred.


Published on:
February 27, 2019 - 4:00pm
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