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.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
· 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.