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The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) is currently hiring for the following positions:

Iowa Downtown Resource Center Design Specialist

The Iowa Downtown Resource Center of the Iowa Economic Development Authority has an opening for a Design Specialist.  This position is responsible for providing downtown design assistance in Main Street communities with a special focus on the preservation and rehabilitation of historic buildings. This position will meet with property/business owners and develop written and graphic recommendations for maintenance and rehabilitation of downtown buildings.  The position will also 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 and design management. The position is also be responsible for implementing and sometimes managing grant programs related to downtown design and will work with team members on design recommendations for communities statewide.  Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major coursework in architecture, design, interior design, historic preservation, economic development or community development or an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting one year of the required experience for each year (thirty semester or equivalent hours) of the required education required. Direct experience and knowledge of the Main Street Program, at least 5 years experience working with building and or business owners on design schematics preferred and highly desired.   Position will be housed in Des Moines, Iowa.  Extensive travel throughout Iowa is required.  Salary range is $62,067.20 - $95,680.00.  Submit resume by November 22, 2019 to

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