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Posted: 11/21/2011

The Mannik & Smith Group, Inc.

As a full service engineering and environmental science firm, MSG provides consulting services to private and governmental clientele which often begins with project concept planning and proceeds through the research of funding sources, environmental consulting and engineering, assistance with real estate acquisition, preparation of grant applications, project design, preparation of contract documents, assistance with bidding and selection of contractors, concluding with construction management and construction observation services. The company’s core service areas include civil and geotechnical engineering, environmental services, surveying and construction support.

Architectural Historian
Professional Opportunity
Detroit, MI

The Detroit office of the Mannik and Smith Group, Inc. (MSG) is seeking a qualified architectural historian meeting the requirements of 36 CFR Part 61 for the position of Historic District Commission (HDC) staff, a contracted position with the City of Detroits Planning & Development Department.  Applicants must hold a masters degree in historic preservation or closely related field. 


The responsibilities of the job include: permit application reviews in locally designated historic districts with residents, contractors or other city staff; fieldwork to identify compliance with the Detroit historic district ordinance; demolition by neglect monitoring; and monthly commission meetings. Applicants must be able to meet deadlines, write technical reports with architectural descriptions, review work specifications and apply the Secretary of the Interior Standards for Rehabilitation, prepare monthly reports, and perform data entry and project tracking. Preferred candidates will be familiar with Microsoft programs, Adobe Acrobat, digital photography and photo software, and will have a working knowledge of the Section 106 process.


The position is based in the Cadillac Tower in downtown Detroit. Rate of pay is negotiable based on qualifications.  The cost of parking is reimbursed and a company vehicle is provided for fieldwork.  Other benefits of employment include personal time off, 7 ˝ paid holidays, and medical and dental insurance, which is available with a partial contribution by the employee.  Benefits begin the first of the month following completion of one calendar month of employment.  Employee will be eligible for the 401K plan after six months of employment, in accordance with the 401K plan requirements.

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How to apply
Resumes can be mailed or faxed to: Rachel Gregg The Mannik & Smith Group, Inc. 1800 Indian Wood Circle Maumee, OH 43537 419/891-1595 (fax) Or e-mail resumes to hr@manniksmithgroup.com EOE
Rachel Gregg
Phone: 419-891-2222
Fax: 419-891-1595
1800 Indian Wood Circle
Maumee, OH 43537

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