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Posted: 08/19/2014

NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission

The Landmarks Preservation Commission is the New York City agency that is responsible for identifying and designating the City's landmarks and the buildings in the City's historic districts. The Commission also regulates changes to designated buildings. The agency consists of eleven Commissioners and a full-time staff. The Landmarks Preservation Commission was established in 1965 when Mayor Robert Wagner signed the local law creating the Commission and giving it its power. The Landmarks Law was enacted in response to New Yorkers' growing concern that important physical elements of the City's history were being lost despite the fact that these buildings could be reused. Events like the demolition of the architecturally distinguished Pennsylvania Station in 1963 increased public awareness of the need to protect the city's architectural, historical, and cultural heritage.

Landmarks Preservationist
Professional Opportunity
New York, NY

Applicants for this position must have taken the April, 2014 New York City civil service exam for the Landmarks Preservationist title.


Under the supervision of the Director and Deputy Director of Preservation, reviews applications to restore, rehabilitate, or alter individual landmarks and properties in historic districts.  Consults with owners and architects, conducts site visits, makes presentations to Commission at public hearings and public meetings, prepares and issues permits for changes that the Commission has found to be appropriate.  Provides technical assistance to owners.  Other duties and special projects in various departments as assigned.

The position requires excellent communication and customer service skills.

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How to apply
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: 1. A Masters Degree in historic preservation, architectural history, art history, architecture, or American history, and one year of full-time satisfactory experience working in the field of preservation, restoration, or conservation of historic structures; or conducting research in architectural or art history, or working as an architect or architectural assistant; or teaching at the college level in any of the fields described in (a); or 2. A Bachelors of Arts Degree with specialization in one of the fields listed above, and two years of full-time related experience; or 3. Education and/or experience equivalent to 1 & 2 above. The Landmarks Preservation Commission will only respond to qualified candidates. Applicants for this position must have taken the April, 2014 civil service exam for the Landmarks Preservationist title. Please submit resume and cover letter to: NYC Careers at https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/ While we appreciate every applicant's interest, only those under consideration will be contacted.
Margaret McMahon
1 Centre Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10007

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