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Job title: Main Street Coordinator/Historic Preservation Officer
Job location: Huntsville, TX 77340 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted: 12/17/13
Job type: Full-Time

Job Classification

Job Category:Administrative

Job Description

Job description:
The objective of the Main Street Coordinator/Historic Preservation Officer (HPO) is to facilitate the creation of an inviting and historic downtown area and other historic places that serve as the center of economic, cultural and social activity for the City of Huntsville’s residents and visitors. Specific duties include: planning promotional events and creating promotional materials for the downtown area; meeting with prospective, new and current downtown business owners; coordinating efforts between the downtown businesses and other agencies such as the Texas Historical Commission; coordinating and developing work plans for interns; and researching and writing grant proposals for downtown improvements. Under the direction of the Director of Community and Economic Development, the position will also be responsible for implementation of city’s Preservation Ordinance and for coordinating the city’s preservation activities with those of state and federal agencies and with local, state, and national nonprofit preservation organizations.

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential functions satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required at the time of hire or for the continuation of employment.

- Bachelor’s degree in Business/Marketing, Urban Planning, Historic Preservation, or Public Administration preferred.
- Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in City government, i.e. downtown redevelopment, planning, historic preservation, and/or public relations preferred.
- Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in preservation and/or promotional activities.
- Valid Texas Class C Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record.
- Experience with the Microsoft Office suite.
- Website development and maintenance preferred.
- A combination of education and experience will be considered.

- Ability to cooperate with staff and the public in a professional manner.
- Ability to use office machines such as computers, fax machines, etc.
- Ability to design and produce marketing materials in a variety of formats.
- Ability to comprehend and retain City and state policies and legislation i.e., City ordinances, procedure manuals, Code of Ordinance and office procedures.

- Ability to communicate effectively with other members of the staff, supervisor, and the public in both written and verbal form.

- Ability to calculate basic mathematical calculations, (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, without the aid of a calculator).

- Ability to define problems and deal with a variety of situations.
- Ability to think quickly, use tact and diplomacy in dealing with stressful situations.
- Ability to use good judgement and effectively solve problems.
- Ability to plan work and establish priorities.


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