🔗Historic Preservation Specialist 2
Website City of Paterson, NJ
The City of Paterson, NJ is a dynamic urban environment with an exceptional history and architectural legacy. Founded by Alexander Hamilton in 1792, it is also home to NJ's only urban national park. As New Jersey's third largest city, Paterson is extremely diverse and fast-paced. Paterson's Division of Historic Preservation is a unique municipal agency within the state of NJ with a 30+ year legacy. The division handles historic preservation review both administratively and through the Paterson Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) among other duties related to the City's four historic districts and individual landmarks. Working in the HP Division offers immersion into every aspect of historic preservation practice, administration of municipal government regulatory framework, office management and working directly with a variety of community stakeholders, professionals and applicants. The projects are rich, challenging and rewarding.
Duties: This is a growth-oriented junior leadership position focused on taking responsibility for HPC design and planning review applications, preparation of staff reports, conduct site visits, meet with applicants, lead public meetings, and execute special research assignments and grant projects to advance the mission of the HPC. Administrative duties include correspondence, record keeping, filing, billing, reviewing applications, preparing mailings, coordination of activities, meetings, and all aspects of office management. Requires full time, in person/35 hrs. week plus occasional after-hours meetings paid as flex time. There is no work from home option. Occasional use of personal vehicle for site visits.
Essential Skills: Strong computer literacy, focused on the Microsoft Word Suite, Adobe software, and Windows OS; Strong office management and organizational skills; data management; high level verbal and written communication; ability to work independently on several projects at once; successfully work under deadlines; knowledge of historic research techniques.
Desirable Skills: ability to evaluate applications based on guidelines and standards; ability to read architectural plans and maps; knowledge of digital photography, scanning and printing; ability to prepare and run public meetings; prepare and deliver public presentations.