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Posted: 06/22/2018

Landmarks Preservation Commission
Enforcement Department

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 landmark properties in New York City, most of which are located in 142 historic districts and historic district extensions in all five boroughs. The total number of protected sites also includes 1,412 individual landmarks, 120 interior landmarks, and 11 scenic landmarks.

Professional Opportunity
New York City, NY
$$ 35,683.00 - $ 41,036.00
Open Until
Job Description
This job involves supporting the work of the agency through records access and the Enforcement Department, and requires extensive public contact.
Act as Records Access Officer, under the direction of the agency FOIL Officer, processing requests for information by logging in requests, identifying responsive agency records, retrieving electronic, MP3, video and paper files, including rolls of architectural plans, from on-site and off-site locations; setting up appointments with the public to review files, making and arranging for copies, and refiling all documents.
Assist with enforcement activities, including answering public inquiries, providing guidance on how to correct violations, providing requested documents, and working on special enforcement projects as needed under the supervision of the Commissions Director of Enforcement and Compliance Officers;
Research records of the Department of Finance, Department of Buildings, and other records such as historic photographs and permit histories;
Assist with general office clerical tasks such as scanning, mailings, filing, and data entry as needed.

Minimum Qual Requirements
Qualification Requirements
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.

Preferred Skills
(1) Strong customer service skills, experience interacting with the public
(2) Excellent organizational skills and ability to keep track of and follow up with tasks
(3) Excellent verbal and written communication skills
(4) Experience with legal document production, especially FOIL procedures
(5) Knowledge of NYC Open Records or other records access system
(6) Ability to work effectively as part of a team
(7) Experience using Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel, and scanning documents and photographs
(8) Interest in and understanding of buildings and architectural plans.

How to apply
Please submit resume and cover letter to: NYC Careers at https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/
Lily Fan
Phone: 212-669-7952
1 Centre Street
New York, NY 10007

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