Knowledge, skills, and Abilities
General knowledge of city planning principles and governance
General knowledge of architecture, especially historic architecture
Basic knowledge of historic preservation principles and governance
Learning city codes and ordinances, functions and operations of municipal government, and state land use laws required within six months.
Basic knowledge of GIS Mapping
Skills and Abilities
Skill with standard office computer software and working knowledge of ArcGIS required; some proficiency with Adobe, AutoCAD, and SketchUp software preferred.
A strong work ethic, initiative, dependability, and desire to learn a broad spectrum of tasks in a fast-paced work environment are vital traits.
Excellent writing skills necessary – including proper grammar, spelling, and use of English in speaking and writing.
General math skills, ability to read maps and understand development plans expected.
Ability to work well in a team environment and build good working relationships with City staff
Ability to make decisions within specified time limits and meet specified and required deadlines
Ability to communicate effectively and calmly with residents, developers, elected and appointed officials; maintaining composure in heated situations
Ability to maintain confidentiality and work independently
Willingness to follow department and City policies and procedures
Tools and Equipment Used
General office equipment – computer, copier, telephones, etc.
Physical Demands - Limited
Work Environment - Primarily Indoors