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Posted: 07/12/2018


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 after designation. The agency is comprised of a panel of 11 commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor and supported by a staff of approximately 80 preservationists, researchers, architects, historians, attorneys, archaeologists, and administrative employees. There are more than 36,000 designated buildings and sites in New York City, most of which are located in 144 historic districts and in all five boroughs. Working at the Landmarks Preservation Commission provides a great opportunity to cultivate intellectual inspiration and professional development.

Professional Opportunity
New York, NY
$Minimum $52,046; Minimum with 2 years C
Open Until


LPC seeks a Data and GIS Analyst in the agencys Research Department, to coordinate GIS and geospatial data analysis projects for the agency. GIS, data creation and analysis are increasingly important tools for the LPC. The agency has recently undertaken major projects that rely on this work, such as the historic district data project, Discover New York City Landmarks web map, and the Permit Application Finder web map.    


Reporting to the Director of Special Projects and Strategic Planning, the Data and GIS Analyst is responsible for oversight of all Research Department databases and mapping projects as well as analysis of the information contained. The Data Analyst will also work closely with staff from multiple departments on a variety of agency initiatives and special projects. While focusing on technical database management, GIS mapping, and data analysis, the position also offers the opportunity to participate in and lead initiatives in cross-department and agency-wide projects. The Data and GIS Analyst will also serve as LPCs Open Data Coordinator, managing LPCs open data and coordinating with other agencies.




Responsibilities include but are not limited to:


  • Database management, including acquiring data from primary or secondary data sources and maintaining the database/ data systems;

  • Manage and grow the agencys web maps, including Discover New York City Landmarks web map, and the Permit Application Finder web map.

  • Work in close consultation with the Chief Information Officer to coordinate data issues within the LCP and with other agencies;

  • Analysis of the data in the Research Department databases, including cross-analysis with data from other City agencies;

  • Interpreting data and analyzing results using statistical techniques to construct new reports and enhance existing reports;

  • Resolving land use, boundary, and mapping questions pertaining to landmark designation;

  • Evaluating and recommending new software and applications to be used in the agencys surveys and research initiatives;

  • Initiate independent projects related to the agencys research and mapping efforts;

  • Work closely with DoITT and other City agencies on information-sharing and mapping initiatives;

  • Manage the development, maintenance, and distribution to external audiences of all Research Department databases; 

How to apply
Please submit resume and cover letter to: NYC Careers at https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/ City employees must apply via Employee Self Service, under Recruiting Activities/Careers/136-2019-351595 While we appreciate every applicant's interest, only those under consideration will be contacted. The Landmarks Preservation Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you were educated in a foreign school, you must be able to submit with your resume an evaluation of your foreign education from an approved organization. Final appointment is subject to approval by the Office of Management and Budget.

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