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Posted: 05/03/2016

New York CIty Landmarks Preservation Commission

The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is the largest municipal preservation agency in the nation. It is responsible for protecting New York City's architecturally, historically, and culturally significant buildings and sites by granting them landmark or historic district status, and regulating them once they're designated. The agency is comprised of a panel of 11 commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor and supported by a staff of approximately 67 preservationists, researchers, architects, historians, attorneys, archaeologists and administrative employees. There are more than 35,000 landmark properties in New York City, most of which are located in 138 historic districts and historic district extensions in all five boroughs. The total number of protected sites also includes 1,355 individual landmarks, 117 interior landmarks and 10 scenic landmarks.

Urban Archaeologist
Professional Opportunity
New York City, NY
$26.04- $40.82 (hourly)
Under the supervision of the Director of Archaeology, the part-time Urban Archaeologist will assist with:
Reviewing archaeological reports, scopes of work, and environmental review documents
Maintaining the Archaeological Collections Website- including adding new projects
Assisting scholars in accessing data and opening the repository for them
Assisting with public inquires for information
Minimum Qual Requirements
General Statement of Duties and Responsibilities
Under direction, with broad latitude for the exercise of independent judgment, initiative and decision, is responsible for the formulation and implementation of methodologies to identify, evaluate, catalog and protect archeological sites and artifacts relating to the city's past and present, for the establishment of the data retrieval system and for the conception, development and management of major related programs; performs related duties.

Qualification Requirements
1. A masters degree from an accredited university in anthropology, American History or American Studies, with a minimum of 24 graduate credits in anthropological archeology plus a minimum of 16 weeks supervised training in basic archeological field research. All candidates must also have at least one year of full-time paid experience directly related to the duties of the position; or

2. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" above.
Preferred Skills
Cultural Resource Management experience;
Curation experience;
Experience with database maintenance and management;
Excellent writing and oral communication skills;
Excellent organizational skills;
Strong customer service approach.

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How to apply
To Apply Please submit resume and cover letter to: NYC Careers at https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/ Current City employees must apply through Employee Self Service (ESS) at http://cityshare.nycnet/ess, under Recruiting Activities/Careers/136-2016-xxxx While we appreciate every applicant's interest, only those under consideration will be contacted. If you were educated in a foreign school, you must be able to submit an evaluation of your foreign education from an approved organization. Final appointment is subject to approval by the Office of Management and Budget. Residency Requirement New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.
1 Centre St, 9th Fl
New York, NY 11201

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