Preservation Job Board

(IA) Design Specialist 

02-24-2020 16:04

Deadline: Mar 15, 2020
Offered By (Name of Organization): Iowa Economic Development Authority
Location (City, State): Des Moines, IA 50315
Type: Full-Time
Salary: Range: $53,580.80 - $83,075.20
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Please include a brief (1-2 paragraph) description of the position: The Design Specialist is responsible for providing downtown design assistance in Main Street Communities with a special focus on the preservation and rehabilitation of historic buildings.

General Duties:

  • Meet with property/business owners and develop written and graphic recommendations for improvement of downtown buildings.
  • Provide training and guidance on downtown design issues such as public improvements, signage, building rehabilitation, upper floor conversion, green initiatives, visual merchandising and financial incentives.
  • Provide design and generalist assistance to non-Main Street communities on visits where a team approach is necessary.
  • Assist with team projects such as technical assistance initiatives, trainings and grant review as needed.
Extensive travel throughout Iowa is required.

The ideal candidate will exemplify our agency’s core values. Direct experience and knowledge of the Main Street Program, historic preservation practices, building construction methods preferred.

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