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Posted: 04/19/2017

City of Charlotte
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department

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Historic District Commission Intern
Internship Opportunity
Charlotte, NC

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Assists planning staff in the Charlotte Historic Districts Program with research and field surveys within our 6 local historic districts. The goal is the creation of a data table with site specific criteria for historically significant properties. May also be involved in supporting project planning associated with planning studies and reports, including area studies, corridor plans, redevelopment plans and streetscape design as part of the Planning team.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must be enrolled in a graduate program and a student in good academic standing. Preference for students enrolled in a program leading to a degree in Architecture, Historic Preservation, Urban Design or Urban Planning. No previous office experience required. Experience working collaboratively in a project team environment with planning scale and site plan scale projects is highly desired. To perform this job successfully, an individual should have expert knowledge of GIS/ArcView and Office Suite software. Experience with design software such as Google SketchUp Pro, Adobe Creative Suite software, AutoCAD or other design software is desirable. 

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How to apply
Applications must be submitted online. If you need assistance completing your online application, you are welcome to visit the City of Charlotte Human Resources Department lobby where we have workstations available. Our office is located at 700 East 4th Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), excluding official City holidays. We recommend that you call for an appointment at (704) 336-2285 or you may email a question to CityHrJobPostingsNotify@ci.charlotte.nc.us. Conditions of Employment: The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check. Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports. Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments. Some positions may require the ability to obtain a City Driving Permit. Candidates may also be required to pass a physical examination, polygraph exam, other skill evaluations and background check screens. The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
John Howard
Phone: 704-336-5994
600 East Fourth Street
8th Floor
Charlotte, NC 28202

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