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Posted: 07/05/2012

Boston Landmarks Commission

The Boston Landmarks Commission is the municipal preservation agency for Boston's historic buildings, places, and neighborhoods.

Professional Opportunity
Boston, MA

Works in the Environment Department under Executive Director of the Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) as part of the preservation staff.  Assists applicants to achieve solutions that comply with regulatory guidelines & satisfy applicant's needs.  Provides the preservation staff with professional review of proposed and in-process design, construction, and alteration projects for historic districts and individual Landmarks.  Serves as professional staff to BLC Design Review Committee advising on quality & appropriateness of submissions in accord with legislation and policies.  Provides guidance at BLC hearings and at inter-agency and public meetings.  Prepares project review correspondence.  Develops design review guidelines for proposed individual Landmarks and historic districts.  Conducts Article 85 Demolition Delay reviews.  Oversees and/or conducts project reviews under state and federal preservation and environmental regulations and local legislation such as zoning.  Participates in outreach activities such as workshops.  Performs other tasks for the Environment Department as necessary. 

Minimum Entrance Qualifications: 

EXPERIENCE:  At least 3 years of comparable experience in related areas, such as historic architectural design.  Registered Architect in MA. 

SKILLS REQUIRED:  Familiarity with historic building styles, types, designs and materials.  Ability to review plans and proposals to ensure compliance with applicable guidelines and regulatory mandates.  Ability to communicate architectural and preservation concepts and to work with commissioners, developers, design and construction professionals, property owners, staff of the Environment Department.  Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.  Facility with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite.  Ability to photograph building conditions.  Business writing skills. 

EDUCATION:   Bachelor of Architecture Degree is strongly preferred and may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience.  A  Master of Architecture Degree may be substituted for the required experience. 



Union/Salary Plan/Grade:  Nonunion/MO-9 
Hours per week:  35 
Please refer to the Salary Information section on the Boston Career Center site for more information on compensation.  For each Salary Plan, salaries are listed by Grade and Step.

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Applicants must apply online at: https://recruit.cityofboston.gov:8443/psc/prdcg/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=343266&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1&
Ellen Lipsey

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