The City of Tacoma is recruiting for a part-time Program Development Specialist to support the Historic Preservation Officer and Landmarks Preservation Commission. Duties of this position will include scheduling, project review, and technical analysis for the Landmarks Commission; assisting applicants with the review process; assist with public meeting planning and coordination for new historic districts; conduct maintenance of historic preservation public information programs, including website maintenance, publications, historic database improvement, and program literature updates; provide pro-tem support to the Historic Preservation Officer; respond to public inquiries regarding the program and City landmarks; respond to special research requests. This position conducts site and field visits as needed. This is a part-time position with pro-rated benefits.
Bachelors Degree in business, public administration or related field and two years experience in business, international affairs, banking, finance or community and economic development.
Desired Qualifications: Bachelors Degree with a focus on historic preservation, urban planning, public administration, archaeology or related field and a minimum of five years of experience in historic preservation and/or community/neighborhood planning. Experience working in a political environment and having familiarity with the application of local and federal historic preservation standards for rehabilitation projects is highly desired.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Valid Washington Driver's License.
All interested individuals should attach a resume and cover letter that includes major responsibilities and accomplishments related to the position, along with a DD-214 proof of military discharge form, if applicable.
Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their supplemental question responses scored. Each applicant's responses will be evaluated on the basis of information provided; the evaluation committee will not have access to the application form, therefore it is the responsibility of the applicant to give complete, accurate and honest responses. Providing false information will result in disqualification.
Appointment is subject to passing a background check. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to Human Resources at 253.591.5400.