CITY OF BOSTON EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Job ID # 2016-11441
POSITION TITLE: Architect
Works under Executive Director of the Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) and Director of Design Review as part of the preservation staff.
Assists applicants to achieve solutions that comply with regulatory guidelines & satisfy applicants' needs.
Provides historic district commissions and staff with professional review of proposed and in-process design, construction, and alteration projects for historic districts and individual Landmarks.
Serves as professional staff to BLC Design Review Committee advising on quality & appropriateness of submissions in accord with legislation and policies.
Provides guidance at hearings, inter-agency, and public meetings.
Prepares project review correspondence. Develops design review guidelines for proposed individual Landmarks and historic districts.
Conducts Article 85 Demolition Delay reviews.
Oversees and/or conducts project reviews under state and federal preservation and environmental regulations and local legislation such as zoning.
Participates in outreach activities such as workshops.
EXPERIENCE: At least 3 years of comparable experience in related areas, such as historic project design review and/or historic architectural design. Registered Architect in MA preferred. A Bachelor of Architecture Degree is strongly preferred and may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience. A Master of Architecture Degree may be substituted for the required experience.
SKILLS REQUIRED: Familiarity with historic building styles, types, designs and materials. Ability to review plans and proposals to ensure compliance with applicable guidelines and regulatory mandates. Ability to communicate architectural and preservation concepts and to work with commissioners, developers, design and construction professionals, property owners, staff of the Environment Department. Ability to exercise good judgement and focus on detail as required by the job. Facility with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite. Ability to photograph building conditions. Business writing skills.
BOSTON RESIDENCY REQUIRED
Nonunion/MO-9 - Salary Range: $61,850.14 to $84,185.38 - Hours per week: 35
Open until filled