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Posted: 05/13/2015

City of Fort Collins
Historic Preservation Division

Historic Preservation Specialist
Requisition #: req323
Professional Opportunity
Fort Collins, CO
$18.50 hour with benefits

SUMMARY: Provides research, data collection, public communications, web page support, technical support and other activities in support of the departmental work group.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following duties and responsibilities are illustrative of the primary functions of this position and are not intended to be all inclusive:

Conducts field work, including: historic property survey (intensive and abbreviated levels), photographic documentation, and project inspection and evaluation.

Updates and maintains web pages.

Researches and writes Landmark nominations.

Prepares and monitors statistical tabulations, maps, computations, charts, reports and graphs to illustrate studies in areas such as population, transportation, housing, traffic, land use, and zoning.

Prepares communication work products, such as: public involvement plans, websites, presentations, workshop/public meeting coordination, major document production, displays, newsletters, newspaper inserts/ads and flyers.

Assists in coordination of meetings with the public, Boards and Commissions, Council, and task forces; supplies graphics and other informational needs.

Participates as a team member on professional planning projects; assists with special projects as assigned.

Researches, evaluates, verifies and presents background information and data pertaining to projects.

May provide copy writing, editing, layout, and design services.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Graduate degree in historic preservation, urban planning, architectural history, history, or closely related field; or a bachelor's degree in historic preservation, architectural history, history, urban planning, or closely related field plus at least one year of full-time experience.


Familiarity with historic architecture and the application of the Secretary of Interiors Treatments.

Strong skills in graphics, photo editing, GIS, spreadsheet, database, digital document layout, presentation and word processing software.

Experience with historic property inventory, survey, and designation processes.

Knowledge of city codes, systems and plans related to historic preservation and urban planning; ability to read and understand site plans and related architectural drawings and documents.

Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; and to convey technical information in a clear, concise manner to various audiences.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, City Council, City Boards and Commissions, and the public.

Ability to attend meetings and perform other duties on evenings and weekends.

Photography and graphics knowledge and skills; basic math skills.

Ability to take a project/duty from concept to a finished product.

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How to apply
Please apply at http://www.fcgov.com/jobs/ If you have questions, please contact recruitment@fcgov.com or contact kmcwilliams@fcgov.com. Drug test required.
Karen McWilliams
Phone: 970-224-6078
Fax: 970-224-6134
281 North College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80525

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