Topic ID #35004 - posted 2/18/2015 1:50 AM

Intern - Historic Preservation - Fort Collins, CO

Jennifer Palmer

POSITION TITLE:  INTERN - Historic Preservation   (Hourly)
REQUISITION #:  req196 
HOURLY RATE:   $18.50 - 18.50 per hour (based on relevant experience)
SELECTION PROCESS:  Application deadline is 3:00 p.m. MT on 3/6/2015.
You will receive an email acknowledgment when you have successfully submitted an application. Your completed application will be forwarded to the hiring manager. You will be notified if you are selected for further testing or interviews. Please keep your contact information up-to-date. The status of your application will be updated in your applicant profile. Post-offer drug test required.
SUMMARY:  Provides research, data collection, public communications, 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. 
Researches and writes Landmark nominations.  
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. 
Prepares and monitors statistical tabulations, maps, computations, charts, reports and graphs to illustrate planning studies in areas such as population, transportation, housing, traffic, land use, zoning, historic preservation, and public utilities.   
Update and maintain web pages. 
Assists in coordination of meetings with the public, Boards and Commissions, Council, and task forces; supplies graphics and other informational needs.   
May prepare communication work products such as: public involvement plans, websites, presentations,
workshop/public meeting coordination, major document production, displays, newsletters, newspaper inserts/ads and flyers.   
May provide copy writing, editing, layout, and design services.   
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
QUALIFICATIONS:  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the necessary functions of this position.  
Familiarity with historic architecture and the application of the Secretary of Interior’s Treatments.
Experience with historic property inventory, survey, and designation processes.
Knowledge of City codes, systems and plans related to historic preservation and urban planning.
Strong skills in graphics, photo editing, GIS, spreadsheet, database, digital document layout, presentation and word processing software.
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.
Excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills.
Basic math skills.
Photography and graphics knowledge and skills.
Ability to take a project/duty from concept to a finished product.
May require knowledge of Geographical Information Systems.  
May require knowledge of print/layout procedures.
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.
LANGUAGE SKILLS:  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
REASONING ABILITY:  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 
WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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