The City of Austins Historic Preservation Office is building a team to identify potential historic buildings, sites, and districts across Austin as part of a historic building scan. This is a singular opportunity to collect data on historic-age buildings at an unprecedented scale in Austin we anticipate surveying approximately 54,000 buildings across the city to help direct current and future planning and preservation efforts.
Planner I duties will chiefly consist of fieldwork, including classifying building type, architectural style, and historic integrity for buildings that are 45 or more years old, using smartphones and/or tablets and web-based survey tools. Training will be provided, and staff will work in teams. This is a great opportunity to gain or expand fieldwork experience with a groundbreaking project. This is a full-time temporary position anticipated to begin on or around June 4, 2018 and will extend for 12 weeks or until work is completed. A start date of June 11 or 18 may be possible.
The ideal candidate will have:
- Knowledge of city practice, policy, and procedures
- Interest in helping to shape Austins built environment through good planning
- Strong teamwork skills
- Ability to interact with the curious public answering basic questions about the scan
POSSIBLE ADDITIONAL DUTIES:
- Conduct historical research at the Austin History Center, other repositories, or online
- Conduct research on heritage tourism or other topics relevant to this project
- Assist with data analysis of scan results