🔗Historic Preservation Specialist 2
Website CITY OF PATERSON
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.
This is a growth-oriented, junior leadership position focused on taking responsibility for HPC design and planning review applications, preparing staff reports, conducting site visits, meeting with applicants, leading public meetings, and executing 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, coordinating activities, meetings, and all aspects of office management. Requires full-time, in-person/35 hrs. per week plus occasional after-hours meetings paid as flex time. There is NO work-from-home option. Occasional use of personal vehicles 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: the 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; and preparation and delivery of public presentations.