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Posted: 02/27/2019


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.

Research Department Associate
136-2019- 384698
Professional Opportunity
New York, NY
Minimum $37,217; Maximum $42,799
Open Until




Under the supervision of the Director and Deputy Director of Research, the Research Associate provides administrative support for the Landmarks Preservation Commissions Research Department and all steps of the  designation process, including:




  • Coordinating required administrative actions for public hearings and public meetings, notifying property owners and public officials via mail and email, creating agendas and posting legal notices, preparing agendas, printing and compiling meeting materials;  

  • Attending public hearings and meetings, operating recording equipment, preparing meeting notes, and compiling public hearing comments and testimony;

  • Preparing and arranging distribution of all post-hearing notification documents regarding LPC designations to owners, political representatives, and relevant agencies;

  • Processing notification of designation with other agencies and the Department of Finance;

  • Supporting the Research Department responses to inquiries from the public, including entering information into databases and developing calendars and timelines for responses;

  • Maintaining research department files and filing systems.




1. High school graduation or equivalent and three years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to duties described above; or


2. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" above.








The Ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:


  • Highly proficient in Microsoft products (Outlook, Word, Access, Excel). Comfortable working with Adobe PDF documents (creating and editing).

  • Experience with data entry and data management 

  • Experience with mailings, including certified mail

  • Demonstrated experience in accurate and comprehensive file organization and maintenance

  • Good verbal and written communication skills, ability to communicate professionally with members of the public, and the offices of government agencies and elected officials.

  • Highly organized with attention to detail

  • Ability to meet legally mandated deadlines.


How 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/136-2019- 384698 While we appreciate every applicant's interest, only those under consideration will be contacted. Candidates who have passed exam 8040 for the Civil Service title of Research Assistant are encouraged to apply. Final appointment is subject to approval by the Office of Management and Budget. If you were educated in a foreign school, you must be able to submit an evaluation of your foreign education from an approved organization. The Landmarks Preservation Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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