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Historic Preservationist Job Opening, City of Madison (Madison, IN)
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Contributed By: Nicole Schell
Email The Author: nschell@madison-in.gov
Website: http://www.madison-in.gov

Salary and Benefits:
Salary will be dependent upon qualifications. Health insurance, life insurance, PERF, holiday, vacation, personal and sick time.

Job Summary:
The Historic Preservationist will report directly to the Director of Planning and manages the City of Madison Historic Preservation Program, maintains the existing historic district, and works across all City departments and with the local community to maximize preservation benefits and resources.

Duties/Responsibilities/Skills:

  • Manage day-to-day activities for the City of Madison Historic District Board of Review (HDBR) and attend their meetings.
  • Prepare reports and recommendations to the HDBR and city council on historic preservation issues or COA applications.
  • Assist the public with questions regarding the process and applications for Certificates of Appropriateness (COA).
  • Conduct regular site visits and inspect work for compliance with COAs.
  • Manage the Certified Local Government program and complete the annual report.
  • Research and identify national best practices around historic preservation programs.
  • Identify and pursue funding opportunities for plans, surveys, and other programs to strengthen the City's historic preservation program.
  • Build partnerships with preservation organizations and agencies to coordinate preservation activities.
  • Manage education and outreach efforts to raise the level of public awareness of historic preservation.
  • Assist Director of Planning on city planning efforts that deal with historic preservation.
  • Assist Director of Planning on administering grants which deal with historic preservation including PACE.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Mayor or Director of Planning.

Required Skills/Abilities:
Knowledge of:

  • principles and practices of historic preservation programs, City policies/ordinances, City zoning codes, urban planning, and design principles.
  • federal, state, and local laws and standards pertaining to historic preservation.
  • funding sources for historic preservation.
  • research techniques and report writing.

Ability to:

  • develop policy and initiate ideas and recommendations to City agencies and the HDBR.
  • perform research, write reports, and make effective oral presentations.
    work cooperatively with other City employees and the public.
  • communicate verbally with customers, clients, or the public in face-to-face one-on-one settings, in group settings, by written means, or by telephone.
  • produce written documents with clearly organized thoughts using proper sentence construction, punctuation, and grammar.
  • establish and maintain effective working relationships with management, staff, and the general public.

Experience and Education:

  • Any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Historic Preservation, Architecture, Urban Planning, or a related field.  Considerable (3 - 5 years) progressively responsible experience in promoting historic preservation programs to protect cultural resources.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to sit, stand or walk for long periods of time and be able to lift up to 25 pounds


Salary Range:
$30,000 to $55,000

 Equal Opportunity Employer/ADA

The City of Madison is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, or any other category protected by law. Further, the city will comply with all legal requirements related to affirmative action, and the employment of the handicapped, and veterans.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Madison will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Submit Resume & Cover Letter To:
Jenna Armstrong, Human Resource Generalist: jarmstrong@madison-in.gov

 


Posted: September 25, 2023
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