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Posted: 10/27/2015

City of Boston
Environment Dept. - Boston Landmarks Commission

The City of Boston's history is one of revolution and urban transformation - and today it ranks among the nation's top forward-thinking cities. The Boston Landmarks Commission is the municipal preservation agency for Boston's historic buildings, places, and neighborhoods and is under the umbrella of the Environment, Energy and Open Space Cabinet, which preserves and enhances the resources of our built and natural environment, promotes affordable, efficient, reliable and safe energy systems, and provides clean, green, safe and accessible open space for residents and visitors. The Environment Department maintains Boston's wealth of historic sites, buildings, landscapes, and waterways through protective designation and review processes.

Preservation Planner
Professional Opportunity
Boston, MA

Brief Job Description (essential functions of the position): 

Works in the Environment Dept. under the supervision of the Exec. Director of the Boston Landmarks commission as part of the preservation staff.  Performs duties of staff administration for three historic districts (or otherwise as designated) in assisting historic district commissions with design review.  Includes processing applications, preparing agendas & mailings, conducting staff reviews, preparing decision letters, and administering violations.  Assists in implementing citywide programs with the Landmarks Commission.  Responsible for drafting, coordinating, and posting updated web content related to local historic districts.  Participates in outreach and public information, planning for the city's preservation agency, and coordination with other agencies and organizations, and performs other duties as necessary as part of the preservation staff. 

Minimum Entrance Requirements: 

Applicant must have at least 3 years experience in the area of preservation management. Strong organization skills, communication skills, and writing skills required. Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite required. Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite and GIS preferred. Familiarity with preservation programs and regulations and with administrative law is desirable.  M.A. or partial completion of graduate degree in Preservation Studies, Fine Arts, Architecture, or a related field may be substituted for experience.  B.A. in same fields may be substituted for two years experience. 



Union/Salary Plan/Grade:   Nonunion/MO-6 

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
Register and apply online - http://Cityofboston.gov/jobs
Rosanne Foley
Phone: 6176353850
1 City Hall Square
Room 709
Boston, MA 02201

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