GIS and Data Analyst, Landmarks Preservationist

  • NYC LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Jul 12, 2018
Full time Information Technology Telecommunications

Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION
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.

The Position
LPC seeks a Data and GIS Analyst in the agency's 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 LPC's Open Data Coordinator, managing LPC's 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 agency's 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 agency's surveys and research initiatives;
•Initiate independent projects related to the agency's 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;
•Development of digital media projects using Research department data and maps, including story maps and other interactive features.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Education and Experience Requirements: By the last day of the Application Period you must have:
1. A master's degree from an accredited college or university, accredited by regional, national, professional or specialized agencies recognized as accrediting bodies by the U.S. Secretary of Education and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) with a major in historic preservation, architectural history, art history, architecture or American history; and one year of full-time satisfactory experience working in the fields of preservation, restoration or conservation of historic structures; or conducting research in architectural or art history, or
working as an architect or architectural assistant; or teaching college level courses in historic preservation, architectural history, art history, architecture or American history; or
2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, accredited by regional, national, professional or specialized agencies recognized as accrediting bodies by the U.S. Secretary of Education and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) with a major in historic preservation, architectural history, art history, architecture or American history; and two years of full-time satisfactory experience as described in "1" above; or
3. Education and/or experience equivalent to "1" or "2" above. Graduate study in any of the majors listed in "1" above can be substituted for up to one year of required experience on the basis that 30 graduate credits is equivalent to 1 year of experience. However, all candidates must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, accredited by regional, national, professional or specialized agencies recognized as accrediting bodies by the U.S. Secretary of Education and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) with a major in any of the fields listed in "1" above, and one year of full-time satisfactory experience as described in "1" above.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will have experience in the following:

•A minimum of two years GIS and database experience, including the creation of Access queries and forms;
•Strong technical experience with the full Esri desktop suite (ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ArcGIS Pro);
•Demonstrated expertise in using ArcGIS Online for open data, building web mapping applications, story maps, and mobile data collection;
•Experience in or familiarity with land use issues, preservation, and planning in New York City and of the PLUTO dataset preferred;
•Experience using relational database systems including Access, SQL and Oracle;
•Working knowledge of Python, HTML and Javascript programming languages;
•Excellent writing, editing, and oral communication skills;
•A strong track record as an implementer who thrives on managing a variety of key initiatives concurrently;
•Highly collaborative style, high energy, maturity, and leadership;
•Self-starter, ability to work independently.

The Landmarks Preservation Commission will only respond to qualified candidates.
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 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.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please submit resume and cover letter to:

City employees must apply via Employee Self Service, under Recruiting Activities/Careers/-351595