Experience: †1 year of experience working in historic preservation planning or related field, such as preparation of technical reports, historic research, architectural history, office administration and/or other professional experience related to the urban planning, archaeology, history or architecture fields.
Education:††† Graduation from an accredited college or† university with a MINIMUM of a Bachelor's degree in Historic Preservation, History, Anthropology, Architecture, Architectural History or Archaeology, or in a related field with significant course work in one of the above-named fields (college transcript and diploma must be submitted). A Masters degree in Historic Preservation, American Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Architectural History, or History may be substituted for the required experience, and is preferable to a BA.
License:† A valid Drivers License is required.
Duties:† Assist the Director of the Division of Historic Preservation / Executive Director of the City of Paterson Historic Preservation Commission in the day to day administration of the Division / Commissions responsibilities and office management.
Duties include, among others as assigned:
Research for design reviews, draft staff reports and local historic register nominations, conduct site visits, meet with applicants, attend meetings and carry out special research assignments.† Administrative duties include office correspondence, record keeping, filing and billing, reviewing applications, preparing mailings, coordination of activities, meetings, and ongoing special projects.† Also maintains and updates a small library and electronic data collections.
Skills: Strong computer literacy, focused on the Microsoft Word Suite, Adobe Acrobat and other design software, and Windows OS.† Strong office management and organization; data management; high level verbal and written technical communication; evaluate applications based on guidelines and standards; ability to work independently on several projects at once is essential; ability to read architectural plans and maps; some knowledge of digital photography, scanning and printing; successfully work under deadlines; prepare and deliver public presentations; knowledge of historic research techniques.