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Posted: 05/16/2018

City of Austin
Planning and Zoning

Planner I
Professional Opportunity
Austin, TX
$18.83-$23.42 per hour
Open Until

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

- 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

How to apply
https://www.austincityjobs.org/postings/67220 Please note the short application window - the deadline to apply is May 24, 2018.
Cara Bertron

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